Latest Story

Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

March 16, 2017
Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

To our judo family:   Sensei John T. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, March 16th, 2017.   John joined the…

Read more »

Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

March 5, 2017
Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

  Kayla’s back!  She’ll be at Maurice Allan’s Sport Judo in Springfield Virginia next Saturday, March 11th, for another clinic.   Those of us who were at her clinic in December were treated to an impressive show of instructional ability, special twists to standard techniques that actually work (and she…

Read more »

Rhadi Ferguson Clinic Sunday March 5th at Pure Performance in Rockville

March 1, 2017
Rhadi Ferguson Clinic Sunday March 5th at Pure Performance in Rockville

  Competition Tactics Considering New IJF Rules and Gripping Sequences   Learn how to win against people who should beat you!   2004 Judo Olympian Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D. is also a 3rd degree Black Belt in BJJ, past StrikeForce Combatant, Tactical Consultant to the 2016 Olympic Judo Team and sports…

Read more »

Juan Carlos Barcos Talks about the New Rules of Competition at the Paris Grand Slam

February 23, 2017
Juan Carlos Barcos Talks about the New Rules of Competition at the Paris Grand Slam

Paris, February 12, 2017.  Juan Carlos Barcos is the Head Refereeing Director of the International Judo Federation (IJF), and the President of the Spanish Judo Federation.  He started his international refereeing career in Moscow in 1980, and in Rio in 2016 attended his tenth Olympic Games as the Director of…

Read more »

2016 Shufu Fall Promotionals Results

February 18, 2017

  Click Here For a Complete Listing of Promotions From Spring 2012 to the Present

Read more »

Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

January 30, 2017
Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

  As I announced at the Shufu Rules Clinic on Sunday, Sensei John Anderson has been taken ill and is in a rehabilitation facility near Baltimore.   John has been a sensei to many of us and an important part of the region’s judo development over many years.   I…

Read more »

Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

January 23, 2017
Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

  The 32nd annual Shufu Rules Clinic is coming up on Sunday, January 29th!   Roy Englert will be leading the seminar for the 21st time, and has built it into the most regularly conducted and annually anticipated clinic in the 60+ year history of Shufu Yudanshakai.   The rules…

Read more »

Kayla Harrison Draws 150 at First Takemori Clinic

January 14, 2017
Kayla Harrison Draws 150 at First Takemori Clinic

  The first James H. Takemori Memorial Clinic was held on December 4th at Sport Judo in Northern Springfield, VA.   Kayla Harrison, 26 years old, World Judo Champion in 2010 and a double Gold Medal Olympic Champion (2012 and 2016), was the first clinician in what is expected to…

Read more »

Shufu Fall Promotionals

November 24, 2016
Shufu Fall Promotionals

                      The Shufu Fall Promotional is coming up on Saturday, December 10th, less than three weeks away!   Registration is ONLINE ONLY, so tell all of your judo colleagues and students to check out the flyer below and plan to…

Read more »

Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

November 17, 2016
Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

  By Diane Tamai Jackson, Wayne Lifshitz and Monty Rahmon Burton Photos Courtesy of Rob Gouthro   The World Kata Judo Championships returned to Malta this year.  Eighty-eight pairs from over 20 countries competed in five katas. At Worlds this year, the competition was at the highest level we’ve seen…

Read more »

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/