Six players from the Washington, D.C. Veteran Administration Medical Center Judo Club participated in the 2013 Takemori Open over the weekend in Maryland. Three athletes won both first and second place in Kata competition, including Claudia Perry, Thomas Huff, and Joe Robinson. Competing in shiai, Jason LeFevers scored three ippons to win second place in the masters division against able-bodied fighters. This veterans club receives support from USA Judo to spread the sport among veterans and soldiers with disabilities.