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Rules Clinic on Saturday, February 7th at DeMatha High in Hyattsville, MD

January 30, 2015
Rules Clinic on Saturday, February 7th at DeMatha High in Hyattsville, MD

  The annual Shufu Rules Clinic (formerly the Shufu Referees’ Clinic) will be held on Saturday, February 7th, at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD.  Featured clinician and IJF-A Referee Barbara Shimizu will have just returned from the IJF’s international referee seminar in Malaga, Spain, and will have the most…

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2015 Maryland Open Results

January 19, 2015
2015 Maryland Open Results

Roy Nanjo’s Photos: Gallery 1   Gallery 2   Gallery 3

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Bobby Donaldson Earns International Judo Referee Certification

January 11, 2015
Bobby Donaldson Earns International Judo Referee Certification

The first thing you notice about Bobby Donaldson is that he is an imposing figure.  At 6’4” and 240 pounds, he could easily be the object of most attention when he walks onto a judo mat.   But Donaldson, who recently earned his IJF-B Continental Referee status, knows that his…

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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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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.