Local and National Events

Junior Olympic National and International Championships
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
2019 USJA/USJF Summer Nationals @ Wagner College
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

2019 Summer Nationals in Staten Island NY , is dedicated to bringing the premiere summer judo tournament where players from all over the United States compete to be the best in their category.  United States Judo Association and United States Judo Federations are working together to make this the best national judo tournament coming to New York City!  Players from USJA, USJF and US Judo with US citizenship, green card or approved Visas are eligible to participate.  Categories are offered for Juniors, Seniors and Veterans.  Novice (white to orange belt) divisions are available for every Junior weight class. While Novice (white to green belt) divisions are available for every Senior and Veteran weight class.  Participate as a competitor, referee, volunteer or spectator for this spectacular event!

2019 Bay State Games, Judo Tournament @ UMass Boston
Jul 14 all-day
2019 USA Judo US Open Judo Championships @ Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

Compete in a 3-day International-level Judo tournament in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Divisions include PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate, Juvenile, Cadet, Seniors, and Veterans.

See website for details on registration and more…

2019 New York YMCA Camp @ New York YMCA Camp
Aug 4 – Aug 10 all-day

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.

Hold the Date – Faye Allen on September 21, 2019
Sep 21 all-day

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

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: