Archive for March, 2014

USJF B.C Dage Travel Grant Deadline

March 24, 2014

New USJF LogoThe latest Dage scholarship application and deadlines

by Leslie Minot on Friday, March 21st, 2014

NEXT DEADLINE: March 28, 2014

The B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant has been established by a generous donation to USJF to support travel for competition or training for up-and-coming USJF athletes.


  • Applications available – NOW
  • Applications due – 3/28/14 for events happening 3/21/14-9/15/14
  • Decisions will be made by 4/14/14 at latest

Applications and supporting materials must be received by 11:59 pm Pacific Time on the due date.

Link to forms here.


2014 Michigan Open Results – Corrected

March 23, 2014

JAM LogoCongratulations to all 143 contestants and thanks to all the many volunteers and referees.

Click here for the results: 2014 Michigan Open Tournament Results

Bobby Lee Clinics in OH and MI – March 21, 22 & 23

March 19, 2014

Help this aspiring young judoka reach his Olympic dream, and learn winning competitive techniques.

Click here for clinic details.

Michigan Open This Sunday

March 11, 2014

JAM LogoMichigan Open Judo Championships for Junior, Senior, Master & Kata competitors are this Sunday at MSU, East Lansing.

Click here for the registration package and full details.

See you there, champ!

42nd Annual AmCan Challenge

March 10, 2014

Click here to visit our website at  for more information and to register.

Congratulations to Dan Gonzalez, Age 7, 1st Place Konan Invitational

March 10, 2014

Dan Gonzalez (age 7) at his first competition at the Konan Invitational. Congratulations to Dan –  first place in the 7 year old boys division

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Call for Agenda Submissions for the 2014 USJF Annual Meeting

March 9, 2014

Dear  Club Head Senseis and individual USJF Members,

As we strive to continue open and inclusive governance of the USJF, I draw your attention to your right to place any matter relating to the business of the USJF before the Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual Meeting, or any other meeting of the Board of Directors (Article IV, Section 9, F of the Bylaws of the USJF).

This is your opportunity to bring your concerns, thoughts and ideas directly to the leadership of the USJF.

If you wish to do so, please send a written notice to me, the Secretary of the USJF (click here) no later than March 17, 2014, if you wish the matter to be brought before the Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual Meeting on May 1, 2014 in Reno NV.

Please indicate the Yudanshakai to which you belong and describe the matter which you wish to place before the Board, providing a specific proposed action that you wish the Board to take. If you are not a delegate to the Annual Meeting, you must obtain the approval of your Yudanshakai for your submission.

As Secretary, I encourage you to consider to consider using this means to participate in the governance of your USJF and to and encourage your fellow USJF members to do so, also. I will welcome all submissions with a prompt reply and do my best guide you through the complete process and ensure that your voice is heard. if you have any questions, please e-mail me or call me at the number below.

Remember, please send your notice to me no later than March 17, 2014 if you wish the matter to be considered at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

If you are so, inclined, please post this Call for Agenda Items on your  Club websites, or distribute on your e-mail lists.

New USJF LogoI thank you for your consideration.


Pete Catlos
United States Judo Federation, Inc.
(810) 300-3639

Amarilis Savon Clinic – Today at Saito-dojo

March 8, 2014

Clinic today at Saito-dojo – registration 12:00 – 12:45, Birmingham Family Y. Click here for details.

2014 Indiana State Judo Championships

March 4, 2014

Judan Judo 2

Preregister online and save money – you will not be charged if you can not make it to the tournament.

DATE:  Saturday, April 26, 2014

HOSTED BY: Judan Judo Club

LOCATION:  Jay County High School, 2072 W SR 67 Portland, IN 47371

HEAD REFEREE: Russ Scherer IJF-A International Referee

HEAD KATA Sensei Eiko Shepherd (7th dan) Chair USJF Kata Committee, Vice Chair USA Judo Kata JUDGE: Committee

REGIONAL REFEREE TEST SITE: Regional referee testing available for pre-registered candidates. Interested candidates must contact Bruce Bender by e-mail or call 765-669-2595 A rules clinic will be held prior to the event. Referees meeting will start at 9:00 am.

Click here for the registration package: 2014 Indiana State Championships flyer

Amarilis Savón, Cuban Olympic Medalist and World Champion Returns to Michigan – Clinic This weekend

March 3, 2014

Michigan Judo Development is pleased to announce that  Amarilis Savón,  one of the best Cuban elite female judo players in recent times is returning to Michigan for a two-day clinic. The clinic will be held this weekend on March 8 and 9 at Saito-dojo at the Birmingham Family Y.

Please consider attending this return engagement with an elite competitor who is not only one of modern judo’s top technicians, but also a superb teacher.

Click here for more information, including the flier and registration form.

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