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Feb 16, 2013 – Virginia Open Championships

Virginia Judo Inc. in cooperation with Northern Virginia Community College, USA Judo and the Arlington Judo Club will be hosting the 2013 Virginia Open Judo Championships in Annandale, Virginia on February 16, 2013.

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Dec 9, 2012 – Grappler’s Clinic with Nina Cutro-Kelly

I’m with Moxie! and the Baltimore Martial Arts Academy are hosting a clinic with Sambo, Judo, and Wrestling Champion Nina Cutro-Kelly.

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USJF: Keiko Fukuda Sensei Centennial Birthday Fundraising Drive

News from United States Judo Federation

As you may well know, Keiko Fukuda Sensei will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 12, 2013. Dr. Shelley Fernandez and a generous Anonymous Donor has made the following offer to honor Fukuda Sensei’s special birthday and her dedication to Judo through the following fundraising program to add to the Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship fund. Between now and April 12, 2013, donations to the Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship fund of $100 or more will be matched up to a maximum of $100 per donation. The $100 matching donations will be made up to a maximum aggregate total of $3,500 in $100 matching donations by our Anonymous Donor ($2,500) and Dr. Shelley Fernandez ($1,000).

The USJF Endowment Trust Trustees encourage all individuals, Dojos, Yudashakais, business, and any interested parties to make donations during this period to take advantage of the this offer and maximize your gift. Furthermore, the Endowment Trust Trustees encourages others to consider making a similar matching donation pledge to further motivate donors to help perpetuate Fukuda Sensei’s ideals and legacy.

The Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship is a program of the USJF Endowment Trust. All of your donations made to the Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship become a part of it’s corpus/principal and can never be expended in its perpetuity. Thus, your gift/donation to the Keiko Fukuda Judo Scholarship fund is a gift that keeps on giving. Your gift will also add to your donation total towards upgrading your Life Membership or President’s Club Life Membership to the next level! Depending on your tax situation, all or a portion of your donation/gift may be tax-deductible. Please check with your tax professional.

The USJF “Keiko Fukuda Sensei Centennial Birthday Fundraising Drive” form, in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, can be downloaded from Fukuda Sensei Centennial Birthday Fundraising Drive.

Feb 2, 2013 – USJF Referee Clinic

Referee Clinic With Robert Fukuda, IJF A Referee

Hui-O-Judo Beltsville and the Beltsville Academic Center, 4300 Wicomico Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland will host a USJF sanctioned Referee Clinic featuring Robert Fukuda, an IJF A referee, on Saturday, February 2, 2013.

ALL levels of referees should attend this clinic but this event is not only for referees. Understanding the rules of competition, and how they are applied, positively affects play and makes better competitors, teachers, coaches and scorekeepers. The topics covered will include:  rule changes, protocols and signaling, scoring criteria, making the proper call, penalties, close calls for in and out of bounds, and other tricky situations. There will be discussions, video reviews and live mat practice to help you understand the rules completely.

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Belt / Rank Promotions

Rank promotions for members of the Baltimore Judo Club follow USJF guidelines and are conducted by Shufu / Maryland Judo, Inc. 

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USJI Kata Guidelines

The following are official Kata guidelines provided by the USJI Kata Subcommittee for use by members who are interested in learning more about kata, or becoming a Kata judge.

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