Do You Know Any Of These Judoka?

September 23, 2020

Miki Takemori, Chair of the Shufu Board of Examiners, has recently found a number of old USJF and Kodokan rank certificates in the files kept by her father, former BOE Chair Jim Takemori.


USJF certificates

Krzysztof C. Skuza (Shodan) 12/14/99

Krzysztof C. Skuza (Nidan) 12/21/99

James Killgallen (Shodan) 2/10/88

Chaquir Achabar (Shodan) 2/15/85

Daniel Woodhead (Sandan) 9/10/85


Kodokan Certificates

Troy T. Hysmith (Shodan) 1/23/65

Raymond Charles Spink (Shodan) 3/12/66

Jane Morgan (Shodan) 10/16/67

Julie E. Howard (Shodan) 8/1/68

Clarence Ray Vandermark (Shodan) 1/13/57


If you are one of the people listed, or if you know the whereabouts of any of them, please contact Miki at before October 31st after which the certificates will be added to the paper recycling bin.

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