Lifetime Achievement of Saito Sensei to be Honored by USA Judo


The life and work of Mr. Noboru Saito  will be honored by USA Judo at the annual Night of Champions on April 19th in the Grand Ballroom of the Irving Convention Center. Mr. Saito has not only been a local leader within Konan and JAM and mentor to countless area judoka – He has also been a leader at the highest levels of American judo, serving as the President of the USJF and then (and currently) a Director of USA Judo, representing referees.

The Night of Champions will feature a sit-down dinner, guest speaker, silent auction and program highlighting the honorees. The event is scheduled to coincide with USA Judo’s Senior National Championships.

This is the second year of the event, designed to honor the leaders and supporters of our great sport with Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 19th, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Grand Ballroom of the Irving Convention Center. Tickets are $100.  Please consider attending this event to personally thank Mr. Saito for his great and lengthy contribution to American judo.

For reservations and more information, click here to contact Sherrie Wilson at USA Judo.

Noboru Saito biography from USA Judo:

Mr. Saito is a member of the USA Judo Board of Directors and past president of the U.S. Judo Federation. His positive, professional leadership as an administrator has been invaluable to the sport. And, like many great leaders, Mr. Saito promotes the sport at many levels. He is the chief instructor of Saito Judo, a premier club in the Midwest, located at the Birmingham YMCA north of Detroit. He is also one of the most experienced, most highly regarded referees in the nation, having officiated at the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2001 and 2003 World Championships. His career in the sport began with a notable record in Japan with multiple All Japan High School Championships.

One Response to “Lifetime Achievement of Saito Sensei to be Honored by USA Judo”

  1. Mike, Ryan and Terry Cummins Says:

    Congratulations, Mr. Saito! It’s well deserved.

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