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Over 200 Judoka Compete in Eastern Open

September 22, 2014
Over 200 Judoka Compete in Eastern Open

  by Kevin Tamai   A big thank you and Congratulations to all of the judoka who were able to attend and participated in the Shufu Yudanshakai Eastern Open Judo Championships which was held on Saturday August 30, 2014 at the Greater Grace World Outreach Ministry Gym.  The event was…

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Judo Doubleheader on Saturday, September 27th

September 19, 2014

On Saturday 9/27 DC Judo hosts a doubleheader of Judo events. The Faye Allen Kata Championship will return and will be followed by two kata clinics: Nage No Kata with Edwin Takemori and Goshin Jutsu with Karen Whilden and Diane Jackson. Early that morning, Olympian Rhadi Ferguson will also give…

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Willie Inserra Reaching for the Top

August 15, 2014
Willie Inserra Reaching for the Top

Back in the 1980s, Bill Inserra was the team captain of the Santa Rita High School varsity wrestling team in Tucson, Arizona.  One of his teammates had a judo background, and that’s when Bill realized that judo would give a wrestler extra tools in their wrestling toolbox.   In the…

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From A Free Lesson that was “Lots of Fun” to National Referee

July 23, 2014
From A Free Lesson that was “Lots of Fun” to National Referee

Cheryl Mitchell is an early intervention services coordinator, helping kids achieve their potential by working with families to set up preschool special education and therapeutic services in the Scranton, PA region.   Nine years ago, Cheryl had a free judo lesson with Sensei Fred Murty in Greentown, PA, near Scranton. …

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2014 Capital Grapple Report

June 17, 2014
2014 Capital Grapple Report

Washington, D.C., June 15th, 2014   “I’m six and three-quarters years old!” said Cadence Yu, one of the youngest competitors at the recent Capital Grapple Judo and Brazilian Jujutsu event, held at Trinity Washington University in Washington D.C. Cadence was sitting on the bleachers next to the mat with her…

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Hundreds Participate in Virginia Open; D-Day Combatant Honored

June 10, 2014
Hundreds Participate in Virginia Open; D-Day Combatant Honored

by Michael Landstreet   The 2014 Virginia Open Championships was held on June 7, 2014 at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. 279 Competitors representing 42 clubs were represented with participants coming from Virginia, Maryland, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and…

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Shufu Judoka Earn Honors at National Championships in Reno

May 6, 2014
Shufu Judoka Earn Honors at National Championships in Reno

      By Chuck Medani, for Shufu Judo Yudanshakai (Parts of this article were recently published on the USJF website.) May 3- 4, 2014 On this beautiful weekend in Reno, Nevada, hundreds of judo fighters and kata specialists, from novice through Olympian level, gathered in Reno Nevada for the…

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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.