Barbara Shimizu attended, as the US representative, the 2002 IJF Women's Referee Seminar. The seminar was held in the Dominican Republic. Barb also attended the Benito Juarez Tournament in Mexico City to take her IJF-B examination. All that took the examination passed their tests! Barb is the newest IJF-B rated referee for the United States and she's also the second highest rated referee in the NW Referee area. Congratulations Barbara!
Calvin Terada attended two tournaments in the Dominican Republic (International Dominican Federation Tournament and Carribean Games). This tournament was an examination site for Panamerican Judo Union "C" rated referees. All that took the examination passed their tests. Congratulations Calvin!
The next National Referee examination will be held on November 1-2, 2002 at the Continental Crown Tournament in Spokane, WA. Please remember that all Regional Referees that are interested in taking this examination will be required to (a) at least have one (1) year experience as a Regional Referee and (b) provide a copy of the Regional Referee Certificate to verify certification. For more information regarding the tournament, please contact Sensei Garcia. In addition, the 2003 US High School and Collegiate Nationals will be held in Spokane, Washington. Please contact Sensei Garcia for more information.
All referees, coaches, and instructors received (before the Memorial Day holiday) a copy of the 2002 IJF Referee Training Video from the 2001 World Championships. If you would like a copy of the video, please contact Calvin Terada at email@example.com. The cost of the video is $10.00.