The Hudson Judo Yudanshakai is a nonprofit organization founded in 1961, and was known as the New York Yudanshakai. In June of 1993, we officially became the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai. This is an organization of dojos predominantly in the NY and NJ area. Our goal is to promote the growth and evolution of Judo by offering venues for competition throughout NY and NJ, practice and learning of Judo in a Hudson Judo chartered Dojo throughout our territory. Competitions are scheduled throughout the year, and are offered at various member Dojos and venues. We invite you to check our dojo page and choose a practice facility convenient for you, join our organization and grow the Olympic Sport and martial art of Judo.

As a charter member of the United States Judo Federation, Hudson Yudanshakai has rank promotional authority to award Judo black belts. All dan ranks issued by Hudson are certified by the USJF, and are eligible for Kodokan rank and certification as well. Hudson Judo along with the USJF rank criteria are among the strictest in the US and USJF rank continues to be held in the highest standard.

Hudson members have excelled in competition at the regional, state, and national levels, producing many state and national champions. If your club would like to join the Hudson Judo Yudanshakai, please contact any Billy Martin, Hudson Judo President or any Hudson Judo Officer listed on our officer’s page. Benefits of Hudson Judo include: athlete’s funding with participation, tournament operational guidance, take part in our many clinics and workouts and many more benefits.

Benefits of USJF membership include: National membership, Judo black belt rank certification, coach certification, criminal background checks for all Judo black belt instructors and coaches, national sanctioned events, liability insurance, and more.

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