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Grassroots Judo Special Needs Tournament @ Riverside CA (Cancelled)
March 22, 2020
U.S. Special Needs Judo Championships
March 12, 2020
Very Bad News everyone.
We must cancel our Special Needs Coach Level 1 Clinic scheduled for Saturday, 03-21-20
We must also cancel our 2020 U.S. Special Needs Judo Championships scheduled for Sunday, 03-22-20
We have also just learned that the Worlds Special Needs Judo Games in Netherlands has been cancelled as well as the World Deaf Judo Games in France.
Our SN athletes have worked so hard and they definitely were looking forward to these events. Lets support them as best we can during these challenging times.
The Riverside Youth Judo Club has the largest group of Developmentally Disabled Judo students in the United States. Competition rules are a bit different for Special Needs Judo Players so it is important to make certain they have opportunities to compete as well.
In February 2015, the Riverside Youth Judo Club held the first official Special Needs Judo Tournament in the U.S. The event was sanctioned by the USJA and was called the “Yuuki no Shiai” (Contest of Courage). This first Special Needs Judo tournament included 25 Developmentally Disabled competitors and was held inside our Judo Club on two scrimmage mats.
In March 2016, we held the 2nd “Yuuki no Shiai” at the City of Riverside Orangecrest Recreation Center. This USJA sanctioned tournament included 40 Developmentally Disabled Judo competitors and was held on two 8 meter x 8 meter (IJF Standard) mats.
In February 2017, we held the first U.S. Special Needs Judo Championships at Ramona High School in Riverside, CA. This was a nationally sanctioned event with USJA – all IJF Special Needs Judo Rules were followed. This event included over 60 Special Needs judo competitors who competed on three 8 meter x 8 meter (IJF Standard) mats.
In February 2018, we held the 2nd U.S. Special Needs Judo Championships at Ramona High School. The event was nationally sanctioned by USJA and included 100 Special Needs judo competitors from all over California and Texas!
The 2019 U.S. Special Needs Judo Championships was held on March 3rd, 2019!!! Our numbers are increasing each year!!!
We have received significant interests in the event from all over the Country – our goal is to host a Worlds Special Needs Judo Tournament here in the U.S.
Tournament Link: https://www.riversideyouthjudoclub.com/uspecialneedschampionships/