July 2015 NYAC Judo Club Newsletter

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Results of the Grand Prix Budapest, Hungary

                                      

 

 USA Judo’s Jimmy Pedro Selected As Part of Elite Group of Coaches to Discuss Future of Judo 

During the Budapest Grand Prix, USA Judo Coach, Jimmy Pedro, was selected and invited to take part in a discussion about the current IJF rules and their implementation. Jimmy was one of five in an elite group of world judo coaches that included Ezio Gamba (Russia), Kosei Inoue (Japan) Maarten Arens (Holland), and Marko Spittka (Austria). 

“It was a great honor to be invited by Marius Vizer to participate in this working session, it’s a tribute to the success that our athletes are having on the mats and it is an incredible accomplishment for USA Judo to have a table at this meeting” - Jimmy Pedro   

In an effort to make the great sport of judo an even better experience, the coaches met with IJF President Marius Vizer, IJF Sport Directors and IJF Head Referees (Juan Carlos Barcos and Jan Sneider) to further discussions on the topic. Though no major changes were made, they collectively reached a consensus on the importance of clarifying and reinforcing the rules. 

In the sessions, the group of delegates talked about potential changes that would positively affect the future of judo, such as the authority of commissions to make calls that they deem incorrect and the provision of personalized monitors for coaches and referees to guarantee fair play on the mats.

In the sessions, the group of delegates talked about potential changes that would positively affect the future of judo, such as the authority of commissions to make calls that they deem incorrect and the provision of personalized monitors for coaches and referees to guarantee fair play on the mats. 

This was one of the first times that the top level coaches and top referees from around the world collaborated and shared their vision for judo and most likely this will mark the beginning of a new relationship of collaboration between coaches and referees for a better understanding and execution of the sport. 

In the midst of these meetings, Mr. Vizer also met with winner Kayla Harrison. The pair covered general topics like rules, judo’s 
growth and the influence of the sport in Kayla’s future among many other topics. 

"It was a true pleasure to meet with Mr. Vizer and see all that goes on behind the scenes at the IJF office. I am happy to have had such a positive experience here in Budapest both on and off the mat. He was a very gracious host and I left with a lot of positive information about judo and my future in it." - Kayla Harrison 

 

 

 

 

Results of the Pan American Open, San Salvador, El Salvador 

KUNIHIRO, Aaron, -60 kg, 3rd 
JACOBS, Andrew
, -100 kg, 5th
BOLEN, Bradford, -66 kg, 5th
BOUYSSOU, Katelyn, -48 kg, 3rd
MARTIN, Hannah, -63 kg, 7th 

 

Results of the Summer Slam 

Jacobs, Andrew, -100kg, 2nd 

 

  

Upcoming Tournaments and Special Events

Grand Prix Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Date July 3-4 

2015 National Senior Games
Date: July 3-4
Minneapolis, Minnesota
For more information about the 2015 National Senior Games please contact:
Brad Daniels: jaycosurveyor@netscape.net.
260-726-5045
http://www.nsga.com/judo.aspx 

2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada
Date: July 10-14 

European Judo Cup London, Great Britain
Date: July 11-12 

2015 U.S. Open Veterans Judo Championships Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Date: July 17-19
For more information about the 2015 U.S. Open Veterans Judo Championships & Training Camp please contact:
Gerry Navarro: gerrynavarro@aol.com.
786-402-3627
www.judonationals.com 

Grand Slam Tyumen, Russia
Date: July 18-19 

European Judo Cup Sindelfingen, Germany
Date: July 18-19
Seniors Competition Opportunity
For more information about the European Judo Cup please contact:
Denise Thomas: denise.thomas@usajudo.us.
719-866-4730 

Asian Open Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Date: July 25-26 

 

 

Lynn Goldberg, Editor.



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