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Liberty Bell XXXII

May 7, 2019
Liberty Bell XXXII

    by Chuck Medani and Connie Halporn   The 32nd annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic was held on April…

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Tico Ojito Competes in FIGHT-2-Win Competition at UMBC

April 25, 2019
Tico Ojito Competes in FIGHT-2-Win Competition at UMBC

  Ernesto “Tico” Ojito, long-time Shufu member and 2013 US Mens National Judo Champion at 55 kg, broke new ground in his first appearance at the Fight-2-Win event held last Saturday, April 20th at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Event Center in Catonsville, Maryland.   Fight-2-Win Promotions, based…

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2019 Spring Promotional Results

April 8, 2019
2019 Spring Promotional Results

Meet the New Shodans !           Congratulations from Miki Takemori, Chair, and from the entire Shufu Board of Examiners to all of the participants in the 2019 Shufu Spring Promotional.    

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Roy Nanjo’s Photos from the USNA Dick Hugh Competitor/Referee Clinic and the 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial

April 6, 2019
Roy Nanjo’s Photos from the USNA Dick Hugh Competitor/Referee Clinic and the 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial

  Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 1 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 2 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 3 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 4 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 1 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 2 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 3 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 4

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New 2019 IJF Kata Judges Guidelines Published

March 12, 2019

Direct from the 2019 National Kata Conference, courtesy of Diane Tamai Jackson: Click Here  

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Important Message about Promotional Standards for Shufu Spring Promotional on April 7th

February 13, 2019

  from Miki Takemori, Chair of the Shufu Board of Examiners   To Shufu Yudanshakai Clubs, Sensei and Judoka:   I am writing to update you on the process that is happening with the USJF Promotional Standards.   Just to recap, I am on the Ad Hoc Committee (as a…

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Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal – the HOPAD Judo Club and a Special Honor

November 27, 2018
Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal – the HOPAD Judo Club and a Special Honor

  It’s early on October 24, 2018. Very early; much earlier than I normally do judo, by like 13 hours. I’m in a cab, well more like a tiny circus car that can fit two tiny people, and I’m with Sensei Manoj headed to the outskirts of Katmandu to an…

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Results of 2018 Shufu Fall Promotionals

November 4, 2018

 

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Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal for World Judo Day

October 31, 2018
Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal for World Judo Day

by Wayne Lifshitz Special Commentator assigned to Nepal   It’s World Judo Day 2018, Dr. Kano’s birthday and I’m in Kathmandu, Nepal for a few weeks for work. To start I must thank Sensei Binod Raj Sainju from College Park Judo Club who with a couple of phone calls and…

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3 U.S. Kata Teams Reach Finals in Kata World Championships

October 23, 2018
3 U.S. Kata Teams Reach Finals in Kata World Championships

  Three Kata Teams placed highly in the 2018 IJF Kata World Championships held in Cancun, Mexico on October 15 – 16, the USA’s best-ever results at Kata’s premier event.   The Shufu group of Karl Tamai and Diane Tamai Jackson placed  6th in Ju no Kata, and Rob Gouthro…

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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/