Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
48 Greene Avenue, Sayville, New York 11782
Office: (631) 589-3202 - Fax: (631) 589-1419 - E-Mail:
Rev. Brian Noack, Pastor

Erin Schneemann 


Sempai Erin Schneemann, Sankyu, USJA

Sempai Erin Marie Schneemann started her Judo journey in 1996 at Post/Crew 1882 BSA Judo-Kai under the direction of Sensei Walter Ing and Sensei Clifford Wolff. She was an all around athlete during her high school days involved in Track, Volleyball, and Cheerleading. As an avid dancer, she was trained at Releve' Dance Centre, and she was even a junior instructor there.  A musician, she was a flautist who received several awards. Theater was also a big part of her school years and had many parts on stage and behind the scenes. She was quite involved as a mentor for the “HUGS” program, a peer leadership program.

Her Judo times were packed with local and state tournaments, Nassau PAL scrimmages, and tourments, the Nakabayashi Memorial tourments, Liberty bell, and many more. Often times she would take 2nd or 3rd place. She excelled in teaching and providing demonstrations to the younger students. In a summer Judo program with the inner city children she was an instructor under Sensei George Pasiuk. At the International YMCA Judo camp for several years she also became a junior counselor. There she enjoyed world class Judo instruction from many high-ranking Judo greats. She was tested for advancement by Olympian Celita Shultz, and promoted by Olympian George Harris. She progressed through the junior USJA ranks from May 1997, through December of 1998. Eventually she attainted the Sankyu Senior 3rd degree brown belt in June of 2002.   Erin left judo to attend college, but during her school breaks she would often return to play hard with other returning college students. Work then took a forefront and additional schooling in the Paralegal field. Currently she works locally as an administrative assistant. She has recently returned to Judo as a Sempai with Judo Dojo Yukidaruma.  She hopes to again try to return to competition. However, at this time NON-JUDO related orthopedic problem has kept her off the Tatami. She holds a background clearance in child protection and hopes to be trained in USJA coaching in the spring.

If you would like to contact Sempai Erin she can be reached at 631-793-2830 or





Sempai “C” Thomas Crescenzo, Sankyu, USJA

Sempai Thomas Crescenzo started Judo as an adult in the summer of 2004. He is a longtime resident of Bay Shore, NY and was involved with Bay Shore/ Brightwaters Rescue Ambulance as an EMT for many years. In 2004, he joined Post/Crew 1882 BSA Judo-Kai under the direction of Sensei Walter Ing and Sensei Clifford Wolff. In Sept of 2004, he was promoted to Rokkyu (Yellow belt), followed by a promotion to Yonkyu (Green Belt) in April 2006.  Two years later in December of 2008, he was promoted to Sankyu (Brown belt). Sempai Tom joined Judo Dojo Yukidaruma and is been a vital member since 2011.

Tom has been actively involved in Boy Scout Troop 153, which meets at United Methodist Church in Bay Shore, along with his son, Kyle since 2003.   He is a trained adult scout leader who is involved in planning and supervising troop activities, which include camping, hiking and community service projects. Tom is currently certified in First Aid and CPR.

He is employed as a Quality Assurance Manger for a manufacturer of aviation parts for the aerospace industry