2022 Convention Promotion Announcement

2022 Convention Promotion Announcement

Promotions Congratulations to the following who passed their black belt exams or were elevated in rank at convention: To the Rank of Shodan: Penelope Klein,  a student of Professor Robert Hodgkin from Shin Budo Kai Bobby Wen, a student of Sensei Jerold Kunzman from Kodai No...
Apr 20, 2022
A Tribute to Skip Maxfield

A Tribute to Skip Maxfield

Memorials A Tribute to Skip Maxfield By Sean Hummer The AJJF has lost one of our Ohana, Sensei Skip Maxfield of the Nibukikan dojo in Chico, CA.  He left us Saturday, May 1st at approximately 2pm.  To those of you who never had the good fortune to meet him or know him well, I...
May 15, 2021
Professor Bud Fuller and wife Ella pass

Professor Bud Fuller and wife Ella pass

Memorials After 61 years of marriage, Professor Bud Fuller (84) and his wife, Ella (77), passed away at their home in Grants Pass, OR, within 2 weeks of each other. Both were students of Professor Estes in Chico and had met on the mat at Chico Judo Academy. Their dedication to...
May 16, 2020
Mickey Davenport Passes

Mickey Davenport Passes

Memorials Former AJJF Professor, Mickey Davenport passed away suddenly March 12, 2019 at the age of 86. Professor Davenport held the rank of Godan and was promoted to AJJF Professor in 1966 and left the AJJF in 1969. Professor Davenport started coaching judo in his dojo Capitol...
Mar 18, 2019