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2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

November 3, 2017
2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

  Shufu’s Fall Promotional will be held on Sunday, November 12th, at Sport Judo in Northern Virginia.   Registration is…

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Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

October 21, 2017
Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

by Karl Tamai/Diane Jackson Two Shufu Yudanshakai teams participated at the 2017 Kata World Championships in Sardinia, Italy.  The Ju no kata team Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson practice at College Park Judo and Hui-O Judo in Maryland. The Kime no Kata team of Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti practice at Samurai Judo in…

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Olympic and Worlds Medalist Marti Malloy is 2017 Takemori Memorial Clinician on December 9th

October 10, 2017

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2017 Faye Allen Kata Championship and Clinic

September 18, 2017
2017 Faye Allen Kata Championship and Clinic

  We have an extraordinary team of clinicians this year – a veritable US Kata all stars.   Senseis Diane Jackson & Karl Tamai will lead a Nage No Kata Clinic while Senseis Lisa Capriotti and Rob Gouthro will lead a parallel clinic in Goshin Jutsu. Two weeks after we…

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Special Meeting of Shufu Blackbelts This Saturday July 29th at College Park

July 25, 2017

To All Shufu Yudansha:   I hope you are planning to come to the Shufu Special Board of Directors Special Meeting this Saturday, July 29th at the College Park Community Center in College Park, MD from 9 AM to 2 PM.  The address is: 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD…

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Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

June 26, 2017
Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

  From Karl Tamai, IJF-A Referee and Head Sensei, College Park Judo Club   Thanks to all for participating in Takemori Sensei’s Referee Clinic on Saturday. It is great to see a strong interest in refereeing from our judoka.   21 people participated in the clinic, provided by clinician Edwin…

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George Kerr, CBE

May 25, 2017
George Kerr, CBE

  Maurice Allan, MBE, Sensei of Sport Judo and who holds the judo rank of Hachican (8th Degree Black Belt), wishes to bring a special publication to the attention of the members of Shufu Yudanshakai.   My Journey to the 10th Dan is the story of George Kerr, the only…

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The Liberty Bell

April 19, 2017
The Liberty Bell

        The 30th annual Liberty Bell Judo Championships were held on Saturday, April 1, at the Asplundh Field House of the Academy of New Church in Bryn Anhyn, PA, northeast of Philadelphia.   A total of 542 registrations made this one of the best-attended Liberty Bell in…

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Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

March 16, 2017
Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

To our judo family:   Sensei John T. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, March 16th, 2017.   John joined the U.S. Navy at 16 for the WWII effort, and started judo in 1946 while stationed in Hawaii.  After being transferred to San Diego, he joined three different clubs so he…

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Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

March 5, 2017
Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

  Kayla’s back!  She’ll be at Maurice Allan’s Sport Judo in Springfield Virginia next Saturday, March 11th, for another clinic.   Those of us who were at her clinic in December were treated to an impressive show of instructional ability, special twists to standard techniques that actually work (and she…

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Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USJF registered clubs. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit. For more information or to take the course, please visit www.safesport.org.

Heads Up concussion training, through the CDC's website, is a requirement for all members of your USJF registered club who function as teachers at any time. Please advise all of your instructors and assistant instructors of this requirement. The training can be accessed at: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/