Amer­i­can Judo Or­ga­ni­za­tions Sign Historic Al­liance Agree­ment

Black Belt - - EDITOR'S NOTE - — Gary Goltz

His­tory was made re­cently when the first Amer­i­can -udo Al­liance Agree­ment was signed by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the United States -udo As­so­ci­a­tion, the United States -udo Fed­er­a­tion and United States -udo Inc. The agree­ment paves the way for the three or­ga­ni­za­tions to work to­gether to grow the sport of judo in the United States.

fn ad­di­tion to up­dat­ing agree­ments that were put in place over the yearsI the Amer­i­can gudo Al­liance Agree­ment fo­cuses on the fol­low­ing ini­tia­tivesW

• Re­vis­ing the re­cip­ro­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion agree­ment so that mem­bers of the US-A, US-F and USA -udo can con­tinue to take part in each other’s lo­cal and re­gional events.

• Adding safe­guards and re­quire­ments for in­sur­ance cov­er­age to pro­tect mem­bers and par­tic­i­pantsK

• Pro­vid­ing re­cip­ro­cal recog­ni­tion of coach cer­ti­fi­ca­tionsI as­sum­ing that in­sur­anceI back­ground screen­ings and SafeS­port train­ing have been com­pleted. This will mean that with­out re­gard to any par­tic­u­lar membership af­fil­i­a­tion, coaches will be per­mit­ted to op­er­ate at events sanc­tioned by any of the three or­ga­ni­za­tionsK

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