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Kata Clinic and Judging Examination to be held at US Naval Academy on Saturday, August 8th

July 25, 2015

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World Police and Fire Games

July 7, 2015

    Link to Pictures from WPFG   Photos by Daniel Sone

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2015 Takemori Open Results and (LOTS of) Pictures

June 12, 2015
2015 Takemori Open Results and (LOTS of) Pictures

  Results   Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4  

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Travis Stevens Cancels Clinics 4 Days Before Event

June 2, 2015
Travis Stevens Cancels Clinics 4 Days Before Event

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Bad Boy Travis Stevens says Sayonara DC! We got word this afternoon that Travis Stevens is going to Japan rather than visiting the Capital of the US this weekend. Since it’s hard to hold a workshop without the star instructor, we’ll cancel the Travis…

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Sensei James Takemori

May 15, 2015
Sensei James Takemori

  Sensei James Takemori passed away this morning after a brief illness.   One of the true icons of judo in the United States, American-born Sensei Takemori served in World War II in the 442nd infantry.  He was one of the founders of Shufu Yudanshakai and the Judo Black Belt…

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Team Shufu Successful at U.S. National Championships in Shiai and Kata

May 9, 2015
Team Shufu Successful at U.S. National Championships in Shiai and Kata

by Diane Tamai Jackson   Ten Shufu kata teams brought home six first place, six second place, and six third place honors from the 2015 USA Judo Senior Nationals held on May 2-3, 2015 in Irving, Texas, while on the individual shiai side, Shufu collected two first places and a second to…

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Shufu’s Whilden and Jackson To Join Eiko Shepherd To Lead Scoring Transition Clinic and Judge Examination Clinic at US Nationals This Week

April 28, 2015

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Jackson, Whilden Represent USA at EJU Kata Seminar in Rome

April 22, 2015
Jackson, Whilden Represent USA at EJU Kata Seminar in Rome

  by Diane Tamai Jackson   On March 20 – 21, 2015, Eiko Saito Shepherd, Karen Whilden and Diane Tamai Jackson attended the annual EJU kata judging seminar and examination in Ostia, near Rome, Italy. The training seminar was held in the Italian national judo, karate, and wrestling training center,…

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2015 Liberty Bell A Great Success

April 3, 2015
2015 Liberty Bell A Great Success

  March 28, 2015   On this unseasonably cold and windy day in late March, nearly 400 competitors gathered at the Asplundh Field House in Northeast Philadelphia today for the 28th annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic. Hailing from judo clubs as far away as Colorado, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Massachusetts,…

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Kevin Asano To Attend Liberty Bell

March 23, 2015
Kevin Asano To Attend Liberty Bell

Kevin Asano, President of the United States Judo Federation (USJF), will be in attendance at the 28th Annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic this Saturday, March 28th, in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia.   Asano, an Olympic Silver Medalist and World Championship Bronze Medalist, will travel from his home…

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Coach Certification

SafeSport Certification is now required for all USA Coaches.

Effective January 1, satisfactory completion of the SafeSport course is required for all USA Judo member 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.