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2014 Shufu Open Results and Pictures

December 1, 2014
2014 Shufu Open Results and Pictures

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2014 Shufu Fall Promotional Results

November 13, 2014
2014 Shufu Fall Promotional Results

  Results – Juniors   Results – Seniors     Photos by Roy Nanjo:   Picture Gallery 1   Picture Gallery 2   Picture Gallery 3  

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2014 Takemori Open Championships at DeMatha

October 29, 2014
2014 Takemori Open Championships at DeMatha

  by Kevin Tamai   Shufu Judo Yudanshakai held the 2014 Takemori Open Judo Championships at DeMatha Catholic High School on October 25th in Hyattsville, Maryland.  The event was jointly hosted by Hui-O-Judo Beltsville and the College Park Judo Club.    What is the Takemori Open?   The Outstanding Junior…

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Sensei Yonezuka Dies

October 19, 2014

Sensei Yoshisada Yonezuka passed away yesterday, October 18th, 2014, after a long battle with bone marrow failure.  He was 77.   Sensei Yonezuka was a 1960 graduate of Nihon University, and founded the Cranford Judo Club in Cranford, New Jersey in 1962.   He taught and trained several US Olympians,…

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Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinics combine with Matwork Clinic for a Great Day in D.C.

September 28, 2014
Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinics combine with Matwork Clinic for a Great Day in D.C.

  The 2014 Faye Allen Kata Tournament and clinic, augmented with a special newaza (matwork) clinic given by 2004 Olympian Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, was held on Saturday, September 27th on a beautiful Spring day in Washington, D.C.  Sponsored by D.C. Judo and sanctioned by Shufu Judo Yudanshakai, the event drew…

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Over 200 Judoka Compete in Eastern Open

September 22, 2014
Over 200 Judoka Compete in Eastern Open

  Results   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…

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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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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.