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Dr. Gregory Moore Expands Understanding of IJF/IBSA Rules of Competition at Shufu Rules Clinic

February 16, 2020
Dr. Gregory Moore Expands Understanding of IJF/IBSA Rules of Competition at Shufu Rules Clinic

  On a clear, chilly day in mid-February, 35 participants from 15 clubs in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Massachusetts…

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Request to Shufu Clubs and Members:

February 6, 2020

The Shufu Executive Committee wishes to extend an invitation to clubs to host one of the following events to prepare candidates for future Shufu promotionals:   Teacher’s Certification Kata Clinics Kata Teacher’s and Judge’s Certification Coach’s Certification Self-Defense Certification.   Please contact Eric Spears, at dericspears@gmail.com   Thank you for…

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Neil Adams Wows Nearly 100 Attendees at Fourth Takemori Memorial Clinic

January 16, 2020
Neil Adams Wows Nearly 100 Attendees at Fourth Takemori Memorial Clinic

by Chuck Medani   Ninety-five judo athletes, coaches, teachers, and enthusiasts from as far away as Boston, Florida, and Chicago gathered at Georgetown University’s Yates Fieldhouse on Sunday, January 5th to attend the Fourth Annual James H. Takemori Memorial Clinic.   Anticipation was at a high level for this year’s…

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The New Shodans Have Arrived!!!

November 10, 2019
The New Shodans Have Arrived!!!

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Agenda, Minutes, and Reports for Fall 2019 BOD Meeting

November 9, 2019

Agenda, Minutes, and Reports for Fall 2019 BOD Meeting

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Olympians’ Clinic a Unique Gathering – and a Huge Success

October 14, 2019
Olympians’ Clinic a Unique Gathering – and a Huge Success

  by Chuck Medani   Nearly 60 judokas, from novices to 7th and 8th degree black belts, gathered at Sport Judo on September 15th in Springfield, Virginia for what was billed as the “can’t-miss clinic of the year”.   They were not disappointed.   James Bregman, one of the four…

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2019 Shufu Open Championships Celebrates Its Legends and Results

October 11, 2019
2019 Shufu Open Championships Celebrates Its Legends and Results

By Kevin Tamai   Congratulations to all of the judoka who were able to attend and participated in the Shufu Open Judo Championships on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville Maryland. This year we honored some of the past legends of Shufu who helped form…

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Special Message from Chair, Board of Examiners, Regarding Shufu Fall Promotional

October 1, 2019

  To: Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Community.  From: Miki Takemori, Chair of Shufu Board of Examiners    The Shufu Executive Committee has completed the flyer and sanctioning for the Fall Promotional on Sunday, November 10th at “The Compound” in Silver Spring, MD.   The initial deadline for  Dan Promotion (Form 20)…

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2019 Faye Allen Draws Clinicians and Participants from across the US

September 22, 2019
2019 Faye Allen Draws Clinicians and Participants from across the US

  by Chuck Medani   On a beautiful late summer’s day, kata luminaries from across the country joined those from Maryland at the Edgewood Arts Center in Washington D.C. for the annual Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Clinic.     Judges and attendees came from upstate New York, Philadelphia,…

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Shufu Kata Players Win at the 2019 Pan American Championships

June 17, 2019
Shufu Kata Players Win at the 2019 Pan American Championships

   by Rob Gouthro   The Pan American Judo Championships were held this year in Lima, Peru from April 24th to April 27th.  Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti took home the Gold medal in the Mixed Goshin Jutusu category and the Gold medal in the Mixed Kime no Kata category. …

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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 https://athletesafety.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/