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USA Stars East is the east coast affiliate of USA Stars Training Center in Moore Oklahoma. This affiliation brings the wisdom and guidance of 2-times Olympian, 7-times national champion, and 1996 Olympic coach Patrick Burris.

Our head Sensei, Ari Miller, brings forty years of experience to USA Stars East. Ari has trained, competed and coached with some of the best coaches and athletes in the country including a decade training and competing for Sensei Burris providing the foundation for the success of the judo program. Ari’s experience is also influenced by Sambo and many years of wrestling, including wrestling for the University of Oklahoma.

No athlete is required to compete and will always be part of the team whether they choose to compete in tournaments or not. 

Jigoro Kano


Jigoro Kano created Judo in 1882, and ran the first dojo in Japan.  


"Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort and Mutual Welfare and Benefit." - Jigoro Kano 


"It is not important to be better than someone else but to be better than yesterday." -Jigoro Kano

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