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National Presidents Cup Cancelled

Sept. 15, 2020, 7:37 p.m. (ET)


September 15, 2020

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and, in consideration of the safety of its members, USA Judo has decided to CANCEL the 2020 National President’s Cup Championships originally scheduled to take place November 22, 2020, in Irving, TX. The Dallas Invitational originally scheduled to occur on November 21, 2020, has also been CANCELLED.

Statement from USA Judo CEO, Keith Bryant:

We cannot adequately express the disappointment felt by USA Judo’s Board and Staff to not have been able to host any of our national championships this year. However, the safety of our members will always be USA Judo’s #1 priority. While we are not alone in the limitations imposed on our sport due to COVID, we have seen and heard the challenges being faced by judokas young and old and the dojos where they train. USA Judo encourages the American Judo Family to continue supporting each other during these difficult times and remain healthy, safe and strong. Similar to the judo phrase, “fall down seven times and get up eight”, USA Judo has fallen four times this year by having to cancel all of its national events. However, we know the USA Judo Family is resilient and we look forward to getting back up not only to train and compete again in 2021, but to reconnect as a USA Judo Family. The full 2021 USA Judo National Events Schedule will be released soon.

Refunds will be provided or credit may be applied for future USA Judo National Events and membership fees within one year’s time. USA Judo will honor the registration payment credit to be applied to another USA Judo National Event or Membership through November 30, 2021. Please contact USA Judo’s Corinne Shigemoto ( / 719-201-6176) with whether or not you would like a refund or how you would like to apply your credit. Any registration fees that are not directed to a future event or membership fee by November 20, 2020 will be considered a donation to USA Judo.

If you have additional questions, please contact Corinne Shigemoto, USA Judo’s Director of Membership & Events at or 719-201-6176.

Thank you for your understanding and for your support of USA Judo!

Keith Bryant
CEO/Executive Director



Update September 21, 2020

Further Clarification

We wanted to clarify and expand on our earlier email notice regarding the cancellation of the USA Judo National President's Cup Championships originally scheduled for November 22, 2020 in Irving, Texas.

All events including the Dallas Invitational, USA Judo National President's Cup and USA Judo Senior Nationals, scheduled for November 21 and November 22 have been cancelled. In-person committee meetings are cancelled as well, but please check with your respective committee chair as to whether or not a virtual meeting will be held on those dates or at a different time.