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Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

August 5, 2016
Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

    Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away in the evening of Friday July 29 , 2016. He was 85 years…

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Sharon Landstreet and Karl Tamai Attain Highest Refereeing Honors from the International Judo Federation

July 28, 2016
Sharon Landstreet and Karl Tamai Attain Highest Refereeing Honors from the International Judo Federation

    In September, 2015, Shufu members Karl Tamai and Sharon Landstreet traveled more than 4,000 miles to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for the three-day South American Championships for one of the most important events of their long judo careers. After many years of study, practice, and officiating at judo competitions…

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Mel Applebaum

June 29, 2016
Mel Applebaum

  Mel Applebaum, longtime competitor, administrator, and referee, and a friend of so many judokas in this country and over the world, passed away this week.   From USA Judo: Mel Appelbaum always greeted everyone with a handshake and a smile. And to the many people worldwide who knew him,…

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Results of 2016 Shufu Spring Promotional

June 6, 2016
Results of 2016 Shufu Spring Promotional

  The 2016 Spring Promotional and Semiannual meeting of the Board of Directors were held on May 21st at Catholic University’s Raymond Dufour Athletic Center.  A good turnout of judokas, from the youngest examinees to the most experienced administrators, attended the event, despite the poor weather conditions and the change…

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Shufu Reaps Gold, Silver at Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana

May 2, 2016
Shufu Reaps Gold, Silver at Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana

  Congratulations to the USA national kata judo team for their accomplishments at the Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana Cuba on April 28, 2016. They were honored with 3 gold medals and 3 silver medals.   Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti won gold in Nage no Kata mixed and Kime…

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Shufu Triumphs at 2016 National Championships

April 24, 2016
Shufu Triumphs at 2016 National Championships

  Competitors representing Shufu Yudanshakai  rolled through the national judo championships on April 9th and 10th, held at the Irving (Texas) Convention Center, sweeping up gold, silver, bronze, and high placings in the kata and shiai (combat) categories.   These outstanding performances were led by Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson,…

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IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

March 1, 2016
IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

  Dear Kata enthusiasts -   On March 19 - 20, DC Judo will host a kata clinic on IJF evaluation criteria and hold a kata judge examination.  Eiko Shepherd will be the main clinician.   March 19: 2:00p – 5:00p – classroom clinic, but a few people please bring a gi. March 20: 9:00a…

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Gaiv Tata Accepts Position of Shufu Tournament Recorder

February 28, 2016
Gaiv Tata Accepts Position of Shufu Tournament Recorder

Gaiv Tata, a sandan from Michael and Sharon Landstreet’s Arlington Judo Club, has accepted the position of Tournament Recorder for Shufu Yudanshakai.   The Shufu Tournament Recorder is responsible for recording tournament points which are used in the assessment of senior promotions.  These points vary according to the competitors’ ranks…

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Over 60 Attendees Listen, Watch, and Learn at the 2016 Shufu Rules Clinic at Georgetown University

February 6, 2016
Over 60 Attendees Listen, Watch, and Learn at the 2016 Shufu Rules Clinic at Georgetown University

  The 31st annual Shufu Rules Clinic was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  The Washington Judo Club’s dojo in the Yates Field House afforded plenty of room for a full-sized mat and a lecture area, accommodating more than 60 judokas from scattered points…

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2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

January 28, 2016
2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

    Roy Nanjo’s Photos Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3

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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/