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2019 States Games of America Nationals at Liberty University
2019 States Games of America Nationals at Liberty University @ Liberty University
Aug 3 all-day
The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. There are currently 30 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games. Virginia Amateur Sports, Liberty University, The City of Lynchburg and the Virginia Commonwealth Games will host the State Games of America. The 2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg is expected to attract 14,000 competitors. Most recently, the largest State Games of America was held in Lincoln, NE with over 15,000 total participants. The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Multi Sport Organizational Council.  The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through multi-sport competitions and physical activities. Learn more at StateGames.org.  
ATJA & ATJF National Championships
ATJA & ATJF National Championships @ Andrew & Walter Young YMCA
Aug 3 all-day
2019 ATJA & AJJF National Judo Championships   American Judo & Jujitsu Federation And American Traditional Jujutsu Association Date: August 3, 2019 This is a wonderful event – low stress and high fun – run by sensei Joshua White in Atlanta.
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2019 N.E. New England Open Masters Judo Championships
2019 N.E. New England Open Masters Judo Championships @ Tohoku Judo Cllub
Aug 4 all-day
“FUN with FRIENDS” is the alternate name for this event!
2019 New York YMCA Camp
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.
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JUDO-AT-HOME Videos

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.

Judo-at-Home

 

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/