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John Anderson

admin - March 16, 2017
To the judo family I have just received the news that John Anderson passed away at about 6 AM Eastern time this morning. John was a founder of Shufu Yudanshakai, and a true sensei to many of us for decades. I will transmit additional information about further arrangements as I receive them ...more
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Joe Nakano Sensei

admin - February 09, 2017
Vaughn Imada writing on behalf of the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club We are saddened to inform you that Joe Nakano Sensei from the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club passed away January 7, 2017. Joe Nakano Sensei was born September 2, 1928 and has been a loyal and dedicated member of the San Jose ...more
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Chuck Neuendorf

admin - October 30, 2016
It is with a heavy heart than I inform you that Colonel Charles (Chuck) A. Neuendorf, USAF (RET), USJF Rokudan, has passed away. Chuck was born in April 1929 in Ohio. Chuck started judo while stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, during the 1960s. From 1969 until 1997 he was a ...more
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Remembering Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

admin - August 08, 2016
By Rachel Friedrich and Tad Nalls Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away in the evening of Friday the July 29, 2016. He was 85 years old and died of heart failure at Howard University hospital with Janet, his beloved wife of 57 years, nearby. photo from Shufu website As a Kodokan 8th dan, Mr. ...more
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Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki has passed away

admin - August 06, 2016
Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away a few days ago. He had been the captain of the Keio University Judo team, and a three-time winner of the Outstanding Athlete of the All Japan Championships. photo from Shufu website Read more about Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazakimore
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Death of Takeda Sensei

admin - June 05, 2016
It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Mr. Jeffrey Takeda passed away suddenly earlier today. Takeda Sensei was the Head Instructor for the West Clovis Judo Club and also the President of Chuka Judo Yudanshakai. He also served as the Chairperson for the USJF Athlete-Scholar of ...more
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Dr. Bruce Edward Wilson M.D.

admin - April 27, 2016
At the age 65, Bruce Edward Wilson passed away peacefully at Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday February 4, 2016 after a 20 year struggle with Parkinson's disease. Bruce dedicated his life to helping children as a pediatrician. A proud graduate of Michigan State University, he went on to study ...more
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Obituary for Lowell Slaven

admin - April 27, 2016
Here is a link to the obituary for Lowell Slaven.more
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Alan Shiosaki Obituary

admin - November 16, 2015
Alan Shiosaki, the middle brother to Ed and Milton Shiosaki, passed away on Nov 8, 2015 after a long illness. Alan was once a member of the old time "Gardena Valley YMCA Judo Club" in Gardena during his teen years, Alan was a great judo player and traveled to many judo events, all over the ...more
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Obituary of Jack Kiyoto Tono

admin - November 15, 2015
Jack Kiyoto Tono, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully at home in Thornton, CO. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 94. Born and raised in California, he and his family were forced to relocate from the San Jose area and interned at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during WWII ...more
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