2018 – Joshi Camp with Guest Instructor Megumi Tachimoto


Sensei Eiko Shepherd
Sensei Eiko Shepherd

Eiko Saito Shepherd (8th 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

2018 Joshi Judo Camp Guest Instructor

Megumi Tachimoto

Megumi Tachimoto

  • 2015 World Championships, Silver Medalist
  • 4 time World Champion Silver & Bronze Medalist