2011 Joshi Camp


Thursday, July 14

3pm – Evening Hotel Check-in
7pm Orientation – Welcome Campers
9:15pm Transport & Laydown Mats
We need help, please! Meet in Hotel Lobby.
Elaine Abad

Friday, July 15

8:45am – 9:00am Opening Ceremony Sensei Fukuda
9:00am – 12:00pm Warm Up Exercise
Katame No Kata
Sensei Shepherd
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 3:30pm Tandoku-Renshu (Solo Exercise) Soko Joshi
3:30pm – 3:40pm Water Break
3:40pm – 5:00pm Tachi-Waza Sensei Tanabe
7:00pm – 9:00pm Kata Certification Test (Optional) USJI-USJF
Sensei Shepherd

Saturday, July 16

8:30am – 11:00am Warm Up Exercise
Ju No Kata
Sensei Fukuda
11:00am – 11:10am Water Break
11:10am – 12:00pm Light Randori Sensei Tanabe
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 3:30pm Tachi-Waza and Ne-Waza Combination Sensei Tanabe
3:30pm – 3:40pm Water Break
3:40pm – 5:00pm Nage No Kata Sensei Monar
5:00pm – 9:00pm Dinner with Campers

Sunday, July 17

8:00am – 10:00am Mini Shiai
Refereeing Practice
Sensei Kitaura
10:00am – 10:10am Water Break
10:10am – 12:00pm Goshin Jitsu Sensei Shepherd
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm – 2:30pm Sensei Tanabe’s Tokui-Waza Sensei Tanabe
2:30pm – 4:00pm Ju No Kata Sensei Fukuda
4:00pm – 5:00pm Fukuda Sensei and Dr. Kano Sensei Fukuda
5:00pm Closing Ceremony



Keiko Fukuda  (Kodokan 9th Dan)

  • Founder  of the Keiko Fukuda Joshi Camp
  • 1990 Recipient Emperor of Japan Distinguished Cultural Award
  • 1990 Recipient USJI Henry Stone Lifetime Contribution to American Judo Award
  • Judo Instructor since 1937 in both Japan and in the United States
  • Technical advisor for US Women’s Judo
  • Guest Instructor in Canada, Australia, France, the Philippines and Norway
  • Granddaughter of Jigoro Kano’s Jujitsu Instructor
  • Author of Born for the Mat
  • Technical Advisor of USJI Kata Judges Certification Subcommittee
  • National Class A Kata Judge
  • Faculty Member USJI National Teacher’s Institute
  • Member USJF Life Member, USJF & USJI Women`s Subcommittee
  • Graduate of Showa Women`s University

Eiko Saito Shepherd (7th Dan)

  • Instructor at Joshi Judo Camp (1990 – Present)
  • Former Instructor Mastudo Police Department
  • Former Instructor  Sothern Illinois University
  • Former Shiai Competitor (First woman to compete with Man at the Kodokan )
  • USA Judo Certified International Coach
  • USA Judo Master Level Class A National Judo Teacher
  • USA Judo National Class A Kata Judge  ( All 7 Katas )
  • USJF Class A  Kata Instructor
  • USJF Kata Chairperson
  • USA Judo Vice Kata Chairperson
  • National Youth Kata Coordinator (1997 -present)
  • 1987 Recipient Ferguson School District Outstanding Contributor to Education Award
  • 1993 Women’s Head Coach for US Olympic Festival
  • 1995 World Bench Press Champion
  • Originally from the Kodokan – Tokyo Japan
  • Judo Instructor St. Louis Jr. College

2011 Joshi Judo Camp Guest Instructor – Yoko Tanabe  (6th Dan)

  • 25 years Judo experience
  • Instructor Japan University
  • Participation at the Olympic Games and medals
    • 1992 Barcelona  Silver medals 72Kg
    • 1996 Atlanta  Silver medals  72Kg
  • Won All–Japan Judo Championships 6 times (1987-1992)
  • World  Championships
    • 1987   Essen – Bronze  -72Kg
    • 1989   Belgrade – Bronze Open
    • 1989   belgraze – Silver -72Kg
    • 1989   Belgrade – Bronze -72Kg
    • 1991   Barcelona – Silver -72Kg
    • 1995   Chiba –  Bronze -72Kg