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2018 Shufu Rules Clinic Scores an IPPON!

February 17, 2018
2018 Shufu Rules Clinic Scores an IPPON!

  Georgetown University, February 11   53 coaches, referees, tournament directors, and competitors from as far away as Massachusetts, Connecticut,…

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Sharon Landstreet Selected for IJF World Tour Events, Referees World Championships

February 4, 2018
Sharon Landstreet Selected for IJF World Tour Events, Referees World Championships

For Sharon Landstreet refereeing always felt natural because of her experience as a certified high school softball umpire. After taking up refereeing in Judo she progressed up the referee ladder to National, then Pan American Confederation, and then IJF Continental.   After Sharon earned IJF Continental (IJF-B) she knew she…

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Bobby Donaldson Awarded Top Referee Certification by International Judo Federation

January 27, 2018
Bobby Donaldson Awarded Top Referee Certification by International Judo Federation

  In one of the latest demonstrations of the continuing tradition of top-flight referees developing out of Shufu, Bobby Donaldson of the College Park Judo Club has been awarded the highest of international judo referee certifications, the IJF-A.   In January 2015, this commentator wrote that “Over the years, Senior…

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2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

November 3, 2017
2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

  Shufu’s Fall Promotional will be held on Sunday, November 12th, at Sport Judo in Northern Virginia.   Registration is now closed   The Shufu Promotional is a decades-long tradition, and brings the Shufu folks together twice a year for continued fellowship, the board meeting, and rank testing that has…

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Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

October 21, 2017
Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

by Karl Tamai/Diane Jackson Two Shufu Yudanshakai teams participated at the 2017 Kata World Championships in Sardinia, Italy.  The Ju no kata team Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson practice at College Park Judo and Hui-O Judo in Maryland. The Kime no Kata team of Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti practice at Samurai Judo in…

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Olympic and Worlds Medalist Marti Malloy is 2017 Takemori Memorial Clinician on December 9th

October 10, 2017

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2017 Faye Allen Kata Championship and Clinic

September 18, 2017
2017 Faye Allen Kata Championship and Clinic

  We have an extraordinary team of clinicians this year – a veritable US Kata all stars.   Senseis Diane Jackson & Karl Tamai will lead a Nage No Kata Clinic while Senseis Lisa Capriotti and Rob Gouthro will lead a parallel clinic in Goshin Jutsu. Two weeks after we…

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Special Meeting of Shufu Blackbelts This Saturday July 29th at College Park

July 25, 2017

To All Shufu Yudansha:   I hope you are planning to come to the Shufu Special Board of Directors Special Meeting this Saturday, July 29th at the College Park Community Center in College Park, MD from 9 AM to 2 PM.  The address is: 5051 Pierce Ave, College Park, MD…

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Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

June 26, 2017
Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

  From Karl Tamai, IJF-A Referee and Head Sensei, College Park Judo Club   Thanks to all for participating in Takemori Sensei’s Referee Clinic on Saturday. It is great to see a strong interest in refereeing from our judoka.   21 people participated in the clinic, provided by clinician Edwin…

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George Kerr, CBE

May 25, 2017
George Kerr, CBE

  Maurice Allan, MBE, Sensei of Sport Judo and who holds the judo rank of Hachican (8th Degree Black Belt), wishes to bring a special publication to the attention of the members of Shufu Yudanshakai.   My Journey to the 10th Dan is the story of George Kerr, the only…

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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/