Upcoming virtual events

This isn’t judo as normal, but…

Hello Sensei,
I am the chair of the USJF COVID-19 Ad Hoc committee and our committee’s goals are to promote and increase access to quality judo, expand the judo community, and raise funds to support dojos.  We are the coordinators of the 
COVID-19 Support Grant and want to continue to be a resource for our community.  In an effort to fulfill this mission, in the coming weeks, we will be encouraging people to donate for the Open Mat events on our 
community website.  However, our first priority is to provide access to quality judo and
we ask that you share about our event and freely provide the link/password to your membership!  IF you would like to donate to this event, please visit the USJF Community website events page.
Our next event is on Wednesday, Oct 28th at 5:00pm Pacific Time with Arash Soofiani.
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Click to JOIN the Open Mat Zoom Class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87831078868?pwd=Nnk4VFJwQmxXc1A1M3VQS2k2SkNJQT09
Meeting ID: 878 3107 8868
Passcode: USJF


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In addition, below are a couple of upcoming virtual events hosted by our community that we encourage you to attend!
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East Bay Judo Institute is hosting a virtual presentation 
“The Judo Paradox: Reckless Judo or Reckless Teaching?” by Dr. Michel Brousse THIS Sunday, October 18th at 7:00 am Hawaii, 9:00 am Pacific, 12:00 pm Eastern. 
Contact Sensei Sayaka Torra at info@ebji.org to register.

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Kokushi Midwest Judo is hosting a 
Nihon no Sensei clinic with Masahiro Takamatsu on Saturday, November 14th at 5:00 pm Pacific, 7:00 pm Central, 8:00 pm Eastern. 
Click on the link to register: https://sparkpages.io/cart/2/?i=FS6&c=&ocu=
Feel free to post the flyers and share the links with your members!   Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Krista Tsutsui Steele
USJF Social Media & COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee




Latest COVID-19 Guidance from the USJF

I just wanted to update everyone on the latest guidance from the USJF regarding practice.
It looks like the USJF describes 5 phases w/r/t getting back on the mat.
The first time it looks like we can practice is phase 4 according to the USJF.
This looks like it happens when there is no longer any restriction on public gatherings.
So I think this all means it will still be a while before we are back on the mat.
I hope everyone is doing well these days.
Keep working out so you are ready to practice when we can.
The USJF document is here.
I am happy to discuss this with anyone.

Here is the update from the end of August regarding COVID19.
Let me know if I can answer any questions.
latest COVID guidance from the USJF

Cancelled Tournaments & a new Schedule

I hope everyone is staying healthy (and missing judo).
Not surprisingly, some upcoming tournaments have been cancelled.
The list is:
March 20-21, Obukan’s 64th Annual Tournament, postponed
April 18, Budokan Tournament, postponed
April 25, Battle by the Lake, cancelled
May 2, Seattle Dojo, cancelled

Here is an updated schedule of upcoming events.
tournament schedule

2020 WA State Championships

The 2020 Washington State Judo Championships will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. SE, Covington, WA  98042,
presented by Seatte Dojo.  Registration instructions and satellite weigh-in details are here
Registration for shiai and kata competitors is online
exclusively and the deadline is 11:55pm on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 
The registration link is here.

Deadline:  11:55pm, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
If you have registration/weigh-in/shiai questions, please contact Leslie Mizuki-Lo,
watercastle@comcast.net  
If you have kata questions, please contact Karen Nagai,
nagaiky@comcast.net

Here is a link to the latest registration forms which includes the waiver.
2020 WA State Entry Packet(V3)

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