Local and National Events

South Carolina State Judo Championships in Charleston, SC
Jun 5 all-day

Judo Fans:

We are excited to announce this year’s SC State Judo Championships on June 5th!



1. Venue: Low Country Conference Center/Hilton Garden Inn, 406 Sigma Dr, Summerville.  Group Code AJF for $132/night


2. National Referee Evaluation and Testing Event (N1): Regional referees with more than a year experience who meet the requirements are invited to test.  Please contact me or Dana Rucker to get on the testing list.  National referees can use to register for the event.


3. Player Registration on  ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY – Deadline is Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021. Registration can be done quickly online through SmoothComp at  Create a free account to register.  Coaches can create a free account to register their school/club.  This system integrates registration, brackets, and scoreboards with match numbers and real time bracket updates.  It is well worth the small investment in time.


Registration is now OPEN!



Dr. Lisa Capriotti

American Judo Foundation


Ju No Kata Seminar
Jun 6 all-day

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First Virtual Coaches’ Conference @ ZOOM Conference
Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The United States Judo Federation and the USJF Coach Committee are excited to present our first USJF Virtual Coach Conference on Sunday, June 6th at 4 pm Eastern.  All are invited!


In a time of so much change, we want to build connections, encourage continued learning, and support our coaches so you can best support your judoka.


This is open to all current and future USJF certified coaches. There will be a portion at the end of the conference to guide coaches through the process of registering online and starting your certification.


The theme of this conference is “Communicating with the Athlete and Athlete Stress” and we will discuss ways we can address stressful scenarios, support stressed athletes, and implement preventative measures to provide a healthier judo experience.


Join us to network, learn, and continue or start your journey as a United States Judo Federation certified coach!




Topic: USJF Coach Conference

Time: Jun 6, 2021 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Junior Olympics, Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 18-20
Jun 18 – Jun 20 all-day
Summer Judo Training Camp with Brad Bolen @ Charleston, South Carolina
Jul 5 – Jul 9 all-day


This is a great opportunity for juniors to train with other judoka outside their own school in preparation for the US Open later in July.


It is also a great chance for parents to get some much needed vacation time while their kids are training during the day. The cost is $250 for the week.


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Opening Your Dojo Workshop with Roy Kawaji @ ZOOM Link to be provided
Jul 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Five years after opening the Portland Judo Club, Roy Kawaji received the USJF’s award for being the #1 club in the USA for USJF members!


Make sure you attend this seminar and hear Roy talk about his approach to teaching judo, attracting and keeping members, his website, and the traditional and non-traditional methods that have been so effective in building his club.


Roy Kawaji

Save The Date – Koshiki No Kata Clinic
Aug 22 all-day
Save The Date – Takemori Memorial Clinic
Sep 19 all-day
Save The Date – Shufu Promotional and BOD Meeting
Sep 25 all-day
President’s Cup National Championships, Irving, Texas November 21
Nov 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: