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Capital Grapple Date Changed to Sunday, June 15th at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2014

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2014 Ken Tamai Memorial Judo Championships

March 17, 2014
2014 Ken Tamai Memorial Judo Championships

  By Kevin Tamai   Saturday, March 15, 2014   Congratulations to all of the judoka who were able to attend and participate in the Tenth Annual Ken Tamai Memorial Judo Championships at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville Maryland.   The competition, held to honor the memory of Sensei…

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Clinic Uses Special Methods to Emphasize Dynamics of Katame No Kata

March 3, 2014
Clinic Uses Special Methods to Emphasize Dynamics of Katame No Kata

    by Kevin Tamai and Chuck Medani   The 2014 Katame No Kata clinic was held on Saturday, March 1st, at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville Maryland.  Attended by over 40 judoka from 14 different clubs in the region covering Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South Carolina and Washington…

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2014 Shufu Referees’ Clinic

January 26, 2014
2014 Shufu Referees’ Clinic

  January 25, 2014 Fifty-six referees, coaches, tournament staff, and other judoka from across the eastern seaboard gathered today at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, for the 29th annual Shufu Referee Clinic.  Participants came from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Florida to learn from Dr. Gary…

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2014 Maryland Open Championships

January 21, 2014
2014 Maryland Open Championships

     by Kurt Tamai On Saturday, January 18, 2014 the University of Maryland’s Ritchie Coliseum provided an excellent setting for the 2014 Maryland Open Championships.  The multipurpose athletics facility provided plenty of room for four competition areas with balcony seating for excellent spectator views.  Maryland Judo, Inc. President, Bobby…

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Two Shufu Kata Teams Represent the USA at 2013 World Judo Kata Championships

November 29, 2013
Two Shufu Kata Teams Represent the USA at 2013 World Judo Kata Championships

The 5th World Kata Championships, organized by the International Judo Federation, was held at the Budo Centre in Kyoto City, Japan on October 19thand 20th. Over 200 athletes from 32 countries competed in five katas. The USA kata delegation included seven teams: two from Shufu, two from upstate New York,…

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2013 Shufu Open Championships

November 19, 2013
John Waite takes flight at the hands of his son, Connor, demonstrating Ura Nage during the Nage-No-Kata competitoin

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CAPITAL GRAPPLE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 15th

Details to follow. Keep your eye on the calendar column on the left.

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.