About Us

The Hudson Judo Yudanshakai (HJY) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization founded in 1961.  HJY member clubs are located generally in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania areas.  Our mission is to promote the growth and development of the Olympic Sport of Judo, through financial support, competitions, clinics and seminars held throughout the year.  We encourage you to check our list of Dojo page, and choose a practice facility convenient to your home, office or school.

As a charter member of the United States Judo Federation, HJY 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 certification.  HJY and USJF rank requirements are among the most stringent in the United States.  As a result, HJY ranks continue to be held in the highest regard internationally.  Other benefits include: USJF national membership, access to Coach Certification and Referee Development Programs, financial assistance, and much more.  All club instructors, coaches, local and regional referees are required to have criminal background checks on file, be certified on Safe Sport training, as established by the United States Olympic Organization’s Safe Sport Training Program, and have completed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports training developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

HJY members have excelled in regional, state, national and international competition, producing many state and national champions, and several Olympians. If you or your club would like to join, contact Lillian Tom, HJY Registration Chairperson.

Please add your name and email address to our list by entering your information on the side bar so that we can keep you informed of tournaments, clinics, workouts and meetings, as they are frequently added to our Calendar. Also, hit the Facebook icon on this page and keep up to date on our Hudson Judo Facebook Fan Page.

3 weeks ago

Hudson Judo Yudanshakai

Travis Stevens, U.S. Judo Athlete
I don't do videos like this that often but thats how excited I am! I have always loved competing at the NY Open. It's such a great event so to be asked to coach is such an honor! I'm looking forward to putting on my suit and coaching the NYAC Judo Team as they compete against other teams from around the world. If you're in NY or the surrounding area make sure you get tickets for this event. New York Open Judo Championship
Buy Tickets: www.NYOpenjudo.com
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These judoka participated in the Project 2024 Judo Seminar hosted by Jimmy Pedro, Jr. and Travis Stevens.
Group photo was taken February 2, 2019 at the new HCST facility in Secaucus, NJ.
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Join us on December 29, 2018 for a banquet with judo friends! Enjoy the food and the company as we work to benefit athletes and officials.

This is an HAF activity and will count towards HAF awards.

RSVP to TeachMunoz@aol.com by December 15, 2018.
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