Country's biggest judo tournament

June 06, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
One of the biggest youth sports events in the country is coming to South Florida this summer. The 37th United States Judo Association Junior Nationals is scheduled for July 15-16, 2006, at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

The tournament host is Tomodachi Judo Club of Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Fla.

Judo is one of the most popular participant sports worldwide, second only to soccer. About 800 competitors are expected from around the United States and abroad for this big South Florida tournament.

Any coverage you could provide would be appreciated, both during the tournament and in advance of the event. Members of the media are encouraged to attend a Tomodachi class Monday and Thursday in Boynton Beach and Wednesday and Saturday in Boca Raton. You are welcome to walk around, talk to the judo players, take pictures and even get on the mat yourself.

If you would like a press pass for the Junior Nationals, or if you have any questions, please call Tomodachi club president Mike Szrejter at 561-496-7000, 561-704-3414 or visit