IJF Referee and Coach Seminar Ft Lauderdale

Jan. 15, 2014, 2:13 p.m. (ET)

USA Judo is hosting a two-day seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, January 17-18, presented by the International Judo Federation on new IJF rules as well as qualifications for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Nearly 30 coaches and 55 referees will be attending with the following coaches from the U.S.:

  • Chris Skelley
  • Eddie Liddie
  • Evelio Garcia
  • Sauveur Soriano
  • Jhonny Prado
  • German Velazco
  • Mike Swain
  • Brett Wolf
  • Richie Moss
  • Jason Morris

U.S. referees attending include:

  • Gary Berliner
  • Joon Chi
  • Hector Estevez
  • Mark Hirota
  • Calving Terada
  • Daniel Israel
  • Sharon Landstreet
  • Karl Tamai
  • Mark Oermann
  • Noboru Saito
  • Raymond Saito
  • Gary Takemoto
  • Robert Fukuda
  • Barbara Shimizu
  • Roy Englert

This is the latest in a series of high-level international events hosted on home turf by USA Judo.