2019 New York YMCA Camp

June 2, 2019
August 4, 2019 – August 10, 2019 all-day
New York YMCA Camp

For over 46 years, the YMCA International Judo Camp offers players of all ranks the opportunity to train and practice under the guidance of an impressive roster of Olympic medalists, world champions and university coaches. These dedicated instructors share with participants the concepts of “the gentle way,” teaching in a safe and encouraging manner. Co-directors George Pasiuk and Sylwester Gawel lead a staff of top competitors and instructors from Asia, Europe, Israel, and North and South America, including Heiko Rommelman, (6th Dan) and Jeff Guinta, (5th Dan). Both are 15 time Over-All National Kata Champions, World Master Kata Champions, and Pan Am gold medalists. This year’s special guest instructor is Lynn Roethke, the first American woman to medal in judo at the Olympic Games, winning a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.


Don’t let your skills deteriorate while you’re watching old Twilight Zone reruns during the shutdown!  Check out this first list of videos that can help keep your technique sharp and your body fit.



Twilight Zone Reruns

Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USJF registered clubs. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit. For more information or to take the course, please visit https://athletesafety.org/

Heads Up concussion training, through the CDC’s website, is a requirement for all members of your USJF registered club who function as teachers at any time. Please advise all of your instructors and assistant instructors of this requirement. The training can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/