June 2015 NYAC Judo Club Newsletter

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Competition News

Results of the Grand Prix Zagreb, Croatia 

MALLOY, Marti, 57kg, 2nd .



Results of the Grand Slam Baku, Azerbaijan 

Harrison, Kayla, 78kg, 3rd.


Results of the Senior National Championships Irving, Texas  

SENIORS – Male -73 Kg   
, 1st
VENNITTI Anthony, 3rd
WOJTEK Szulinski, 7th 

SENIORS – Male -81 Kg

SENIORS – Male -100 Kg
, 2nd 

SENIORS – Male -Open  
, 3rd  

SENIORS – Female -63kg
NAKAO Janine
, 1st 






Results of the 2015 IBSA World Championships 

In the team competition this past weekend at the IBSA World Games in Seoul, South Korea, the United States men's team won third pace and will bring home the bronze medal. The team went 3-2 against Mongolia in the fight for the bronze with Ron Hawthorne, Dartanyon Crockett, and Myles Porter all winning their matches by ippon. "We had some really tough matches, and a tough loss to Brazil in the semi-finals," said head coach Scott Moore, "we were really proud of how they rebounded to defeat Mongolia and bring home the first IBSA team medal for the US since 1998." 



Results of the World Judo Masters Mohammed VI 2015 

HARRISON, Kayla, 78kg, 1st .


Harrison throws Powell for Ippon the -78kg final! Masters Gold for the Olympic Champion! 

© IJF Media Team - Jack Willingham








In Memorium 

Jimmy Takemori passed away on May 14, 2015. He was a recipient of the New York Open Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Among his many accomplishments, he will be remembered most by his family as a loving husband, father, father in law, and grandfather. 

* 9th Degree Black belt (USJF) – 8th Dan with Kodokan
* Was current head sensei at Washington Judo Club at Georgetown University  


* Henry Stone Award (1975) for significant contribution to the sport of judo
* John Osaka Award (1999) as a referee - for demonstrating integrity and selflessness to further Judo
* Ambassador’s Citation (2002) for promotion of Judo in the US
* Japan’s Emperor of Japan Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays was presented on November 3, 2004 for promoting cultural understanding between Japan and US through Judo.
* Virginia State Lifetime Achievement Award (2006) for years of dedication and devotion to Judo.
* Phyllis Koiwai Memorial Award (2007) to referee who devotes his time to the betterment of Judo.
* Junior US Open Award (2008) for support and contribution throughout the years 



* Jeremy Glick Award (2013) for the demonstration of the spirit of Judo, courage, compassion and character 

* USJF Presidents Award (2011 and 2012) 










Ronda Rousey v. John Walla. Place your bets.









Upcoming Tournaments and Special Events

Queens Judo Championships New York
Date: June 6
For more information about the Queens Judo Championships please contact Sylwester Gawel, 917-539-0369

Summer Slam
Date: June 7
Paterson, New Jersey
For more information about the Summer Slam please contact Anthony Camal tonycamal@optonline.net

Grand Prix Budapest, Hungary
Date: June 13-14 

Celita Schutz East Coast Championships
Date: June 14
For more information about the Celita Schutz please contact Celita Schutz celita@kokushikai.com 201-797-8988
Website: www.kokushikai.com/2015cseastcoastchamp.html 

Grand Prix Budapest, Hungary
Date June 20-21 

Pan American Open, San Salvador, El Salvador
Date: June 27-28 



Lynn Goldberg, Editor.

About the author


Founded in 1868, the New York Athletic Club can boast of a unique history. The Club's founding premise was to bring structure to a sporting environment that was lacking in organization and uniformity of measurement. Quickly, the NYAC organized the first US championships in boxing, wrestling and outdoor track and…

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