Calendar

Local and National Events

Apr
19
Sun
POSTPONED!! 2020 Shufu Spring Promotional and Board of Directors Meeting has been POSTPONED @ The Compound
Apr 19 all-day

Shufu Spring Promotional and Board of Directors Meeting POSTPONED

 

 

 

May
16
Sat
POSTPONED !! USA Judo Senior National Championships POSTPONED
May 16 – May 17 all-day

USA Judo’s Senior Nationals, originally scheduled for May 16th – 17th in Daytona Beach, Florida HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Jul
16
Thu
CANCELED USJF-USJA Judo Summer Nationals
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day

The USJA-USJF Judo Summer Nationals, originally scheduled for July 16-19 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has been CANCELLED.

Aug
29
Sat
CANCELLED 2020 USA JUDO Youth National Judo Championships @ Salt Palace
Aug 29 – Aug 30 all-day

The 2020 edition of the Youth National Championships, previously rescheduled for August 29-30 in Salt Lake City, UT, has been CANCELLED.

 

Click HERE for additional information.

Oct
23
Fri
CANCELLED: 32nd U.S. Open Judo Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

The 32nd annual U.S. Open Junior and Senior International Judo Championships has been CANCELLED for October 23-25 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

For additional information, Click Here.

 

Save the Dates!

Nov
7
Sat
Zoom Judo Clinic with Amarilis Savon @ Zoom Virtual Clinic
Nov 7 all-day

Kokushi Midwest Judo presents

World Champion and 3-Time Olympic Bronze Medalist

Amarilis Savon

 Leading the 6th Masked Sensei Clinic

REGISTER HERE

 

Nov
14
Sat
Masahiro Takamatsu Zoom Judo Clinic – Next Saturday, November 14th, 2020
Nov 14 all-day

 

Kokushi Midwest Judo presents the

 

Nihon No Sensei Clinic

 

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

featuring

 

World Championships Bronze Medalist

 

MASAHIRO TAKAMATSU

REGISTER HERE NOW

 

SAVE THE DATE – NOVEMBER 14th – Neil Adams, Angelica Delgado, and Tiago Goncalves Hold Veterans Day Virtual Judo Clinic
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Free of Charge !

SAVE THE DATE:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

3 PM – 6 PM Eastern Time

Look for Registration Links Coming Soon.

 

Nov
21
Sat
CANCELLED – National Presidents Cup and Dallas Invitational
Nov 21 – Nov 22 all-day
Dec
5
Sat
Masked Sensei 7 with Morgan Girardeau
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

 

Kokushi Midwest Judo Presents

The 7th Masked Sensei Clinic Featuring

Morgan Girardeau

Author of Judo World Tour – The Globe Trotting Judoka

Saturday December 5th, 2020

 

Armed with his judogi, iphone and passport, Morgan backpacked around the world (41 countries) to practice judo in as many dojos possible to explore the meaning of mutual welfare and benefit. This journey took him two years to complete and he had the support of the IJF. He’ll share stories, photos and videos of his adventure.

Registration is available through the Masked Sensei button at KokushiMidwest.com .  If you enter the coupon code SHAREJUDO at checkout, the clinic is free. Optional donation amounts are available.   The Zoom link goes out 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.

Apr
11
Sun
Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Clinic – Virtual AND In-Person
Apr 11 all-day

 

This is a 6h clinic open to all judoka, beginner to advanced. Juniors with basic falling and rolling skills are welcome as well as adults of any age and skill level. The cost is $50 for the entire day ($30 for just the morning session). This is a fun self-defense kata with broad applicability across many martial arts styles that includes defenses against grabs, strikes, and knife, stick and gun attacks.

 

More information can be found at https://americanjudofoundation.org/clinics/kata-seminar-series.php

Apr
24
Sat
USA Judo Youth National Championships @ The Olympic Oval
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
May
2
Sun
Kime no Kata Clinic
May 2 all-day

Watch This Space for More Information

May
15
Sat
Senior National Championships, Reno, Nevada May 15-16 @ Reno-Sparks Convention Center
May 15 – May 16 all-day
Jun
5
Sat
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!

 

NEW THIS YEAR:

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 www.judoreferee.com to register for the event.

 

3. Player Registration on Smoothcomp.com:  ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY – Deadline is Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021. Registration can be done quickly online through SmoothComp at https://smoothcomp.com/en/event/4642  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!

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Lisa Capriotti

American Judo Foundation

 

Jun
6
Sun
Ju No Kata Seminar
Jun 6 all-day

Watch This Space for More Information

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!

 

ZOOM LINKS:

 

Topic: USJF Coach Conference

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 843 7405 9058

Passcode: USJF

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Jun
18
Fri
Junior Olympics, Winston-Salem, North Carolina June 18-20
Jun 18 – Jun 20 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 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/