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Regional Coordinators


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Name Email Location Status
Ruperto Arteaga feef4g@gmail.com,Real.judo.naples@hotmail.com Naples FL Member
Paulo Fernando Augusto sdbjj1@gmail.com San Marcos CA Member
Doug Bedsaul downtownmartialartsacademy@gmail.com Starkville MS Chairman
Alan L. Best senseibest@gmail.com Eugene OR Member
Justin Breese blackbearjudo@gmail.com Ketchikan AK Member
Edgar E. Carol Jr judoed@embarqmail.com Kaufman TX Member
Dr. Ronald Allan Charles ronaldallancharles@msn.com,ronaldallancharles@comcast.net Goose Creek SC Member
George E. Chittenden unitedjujitsu@yahoo.com Oak Ridge TN Member
Marshall R. Coffman mrcoffman1@comcast.net Dunkirk MD Member
Ron Cooley roncooley@cooleylaw.com Hillsborough NC Member
Tom W. Crone tom@tomcrone.com Minneapolis MN Member
Jose Diaz jdiaz1025@gmail.com Naples FL Member
Robert D. Draper rddraperiu1990@gmail.com Castaic CA Member
Thomas R. Gustin thomasgustin219@yahoo.com Racine WI Member
Jeffrey A. Johns Jeff.johns42@yahoo.com Kitanning PA Member
Henry Kaku hkaku@sbcglobal.net Petaluma CA Member
Roger M. Lenfest III derryjudo@comcast.net Derry NH Member
Humberto Lopez Jr h.lopez@msn.com Miami FL Member
Frederick J. Louis zenbeijudoslc@gmail.com Salt Lake City UT Member
Clinton S. Main Main1057@gmail.com Toms River NJ Member
Dave Passoff dpassoff@hotmail.com Great Neck NY Member
Heiko Rommelmann Jr heikojr@yahoo.com Webster NY Member
Alex Rounds alexrounds@flatcat.us URBANA IL IL Member
Brian P. Rowe rowe@etsu.edu Johnson City TN Member
Sergio Sanchez taiotoshi66@yahoo.com Las Vegas NV Member
Gregg R. Trude gtrude@mtech.edu Helena MT Member
Donna C. Turk donnaturk@aol.com Scottsville KY Member
Jovany Varela jovanybjj@gmail.com Gardena CA Member


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Goal/Objective of Regional Coordinators

The goal of these coordinators is to facilitate development of judo on all levels. The regional coordinator should contact and encourage many clubs and individuals to participate and host events aimed at increasing participation (via the USJA) in judo.

Possible duties and activities

1. Soliciting feedback and suggestions from local clubs and judoka:
  • Formally and/or informally survey individual and clubs to identify programming that would best address local interests and needs.
  • Ask for feedback and ideas.
2. Serving as a resource person for his/her area:
  • Forward helpful information to clubs/individuals, such as USJA newsletter and grassroots coaching news.
  • Convey information to clubs/instructors and provide support. Answer questions or help them to find answers to their questions.
  • Direct clubs/individuals to USJA resources, such as the list of available clinicians, coaching resources and marketing materials.
  • Provide sample flyers, forms, "to-do" lists, etc. to assist event hosts.
3. Coordinating USJA Judo events, such as camps, clinics, and exchanges between clubs such as inter dojo workouts in his/her area:
  • Encourage many different clubs to host clinics, camps and exchanges on a regular basis.
  • Help clubs select and/or contact a clinician.
4. Support hosting clubs with arrangements and logistics: setting fees and schedules, getting sanctions, etc.
  • Assist hosting clubs with publicity, including composing a flyer and distributing it through a regional email list.
  • Act as a liaison between potential hosts and potential clinicians once an event is scheduled.
5. Functioning as a liaison between his/her region and the national organization:
  • Be a point of contact should a USJA clinician anticipate traveling to their area and be available to teach.
  • Recommend instructors in their area to be included in the clinicians list.
  • Communicate with national officers and national committee chairs as needed.
6. Promoting publicity for USJA and judo:
  • Write and/or solicit news items and articles from their area for the Growing Judo the USJA's online magazine.
  • Maintain a contact list (email, address and phone) for clubs and individuals in their area and use this to publicize events.

Attention Club Leaders & Coaches

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