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2016 Shufu Fall Promotionals Results

February 18, 2017

      Click Here For a Complete Listing of Promotions From Fall 2012 to the Present

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Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

January 30, 2017
Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

  As I announced at the Shufu Rules Clinic on Sunday, Sensei John Anderson has been taken ill and is in a rehabilitation facility near Baltimore.   John has been a sensei to many of us and an important part of the region’s judo development over many years.   I…

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Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

January 23, 2017
Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

  The 32nd annual Shufu Rules Clinic is coming up on Sunday, January 29th!   Roy Englert will be leading the seminar for the 21st time, and has built it into the most regularly conducted and annually anticipated clinic in the 60+ year history of Shufu Yudanshakai.   The rules…

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Kayla Harrison Draws 150 at First Takemori Clinic

January 14, 2017
Kayla Harrison Draws 150 at First Takemori Clinic

  The first James H. Takemori Memorial Clinic was held on December 4th at Sport Judo in Northern Springfield, VA.   Kayla Harrison, 26 years old, World Judo Champion in 2010 and a double Gold Medal Olympic Champion (2012 and 2016), was the first clinician in what is expected to…

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Shufu Fall Promotionals

November 24, 2016
Shufu Fall Promotionals

                      The Shufu Fall Promotional is coming up on Saturday, December 10th, less than three weeks away!   Registration is ONLINE ONLY, so tell all of your judo colleagues and students to check out the flyer below and plan to…

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Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

November 17, 2016
Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

  By Diane Tamai Jackson, Wayne Lifshitz and Monty Rahmon Burton Photos Courtesy of Rob Gouthro   The World Kata Judo Championships returned to Malta this year.  Eighty-eight pairs from over 20 countries competed in five katas. At Worlds this year, the competition was at the highest level we’ve seen…

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Kayla Harrison Comes to Sport Judo on December 4th as First Takemori Memorial Clinician

November 13, 2016

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Lifshitz, Burton Chosen for Kata World Championships in Malta

September 18, 2016
Lifshitz, Burton Chosen for Kata World Championships in Malta

                —————————————————————————- Duo Brings Uncommon Level of Athleticism, Knowledge of Martial Arts to Judo and Kata   Several weeks ago, in mid-August, judo life was simpler for Wayne Lifshitz and Monty Burton, two Shodans (1st degree black belts) from the NIH Judo Club…

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Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

September 3, 2016
Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

Note: Competitor Teams MUST pre-register. Clinic participants may register onsite (but why wait?)   Register Here.   The Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament has been a Shufu Yudanshakai tradition for many years. On September 23rd and 24th, DC Judo will host the 2016 event in Washington DC at the Edgewood…

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Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

August 5, 2016
Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

    Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away in the evening of Friday July 29 , 2016. He was 85 years old and died of heart failure at Howard University hospital with Janet, his beloved wife of 57 years, nearby.   As a Kodokan 8th dan, Mr. Miyazaki was a leading…

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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/