USA Judo Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Noboru Saito is recognized for being one the most well known national leaders in the sport of judo. His involvement in the sport spans over 50 years. His contributions include serving as a USA Judo Board of Directors Member, the US Judo Federation President and working as Chief Referee at multiple national and international events. His referee accolades include two World Championships and the 2004 Olympic Games. As a former top high school judo competitor inJapan, he currently shares his technical knowledge of judo as the Chief Sensei at Saito Dojo. His vision is for U.S. judo athletes to have the full support required to reach their highest potential.