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2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

January 28, 2016
2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

    Roy Nanjo’s Photos Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3

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A Message from Sensei Eiko Shepherd

January 9, 2016
A Message from Sensei Eiko Shepherd

Dear Friends,   For the past 15 years, the annual USJF National Kata Conference has provided the unique opportunity for judoka from around the United States to learn and practice all seven kata,and to keep up to date with any relevant changes. With the recent updates that the IJF Kata…

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Shufu Kata Instructors Teach Clinic on IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria in Seattle

December 11, 2015
Shufu Kata Instructors Teach Clinic on IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria in Seattle

By Diane Tamai Jackson Shufu Kata Chair   On November 5th and 6th, Karen Whilden and I presented a clinic on the International Judo Federation (IJF) Kata judging evaluation criteria during the USJF meetings in Seattle, Washington.  This clinic was the next step in a series to support the US…

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2015 Shufu Fall Promotionals – Results and Photos

November 28, 2015
2015 Shufu Fall Promotionals – Results and Photos

      Roy Nanjo was really busy – here are LOTS of his photos for your enjoyment: Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4 Gallery 5  

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Warrick and Tamai Place at Junior Pan American Championships in Argentina

November 6, 2015
Warrick and Tamai Place at Junior Pan American Championships in Argentina

Shufu competitors Alex Tamai and Jesse “Rico” Warrick of the College Park (Maryland) Judo Club fought their way to the podium in their respective divisions at the Junior Pan American Championships in Argentina, with Tamai winning a Silver medal and Warrick a Bronze.   Both boys had been chosen for…

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2015 Tamai Memorial Pictures

October 9, 2015
2015 Tamai Memorial Pictures

  Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4

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USA Team Competes at 2015 7th World Kata Championship in Amsterdam

September 23, 2015
USA Team Competes at 2015 7th World Kata Championship in Amsterdam

  by Diane Tamai Jackson   Five US teams competed with over 100 teams from 30 countries at 2015 7th World Kata Championship in Amsterdam.  All but one member was returning team member for the World Championships.   The team included Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson (Nage no kata), Lisa Capriotti…

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US Teams Competing in Amsterdam at Kata World Championships

September 19, 2015
US Teams Competing in Amsterdam at Kata World Championships

 from Diane Tamai Jackson   5 Shufu members are representing the USA at the 2015 IJF World Kata Championship this weekend, September 19-20,  in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where more than 100 teams from 30 countries will be vying for the title of World Champion.   Karl Tamai, Diane Jackson, Lisa…

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2015 Shufu Eastern Open Results and Photos

September 9, 2015
2015 Shufu Eastern Open Results and Photos

Photo Gallery 1 Photo Gallery 2 Photo Gallery 3

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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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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.