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US Senior Nationals POSTPONED

March 28, 2020

  USA Judo’s Senior Nationals, originally scheduled for May 16th – 17th in Daytona Beach, Florida HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

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April 19th Shufu Promotional, Board of Directors Meeting POSTPONED

March 18, 2020

  To All Judoka:   The Shufu Promotional, along with the semiannual Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2020, has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak.   More information will be available as the situation evolves.    

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LIBERTY BELL JUDO CLASSIC POSTPONED

March 15, 2020

An important announcement from Adam Moyerman, Co-Director of the Liberty Bell:   All, In light of COVID19, the 2020 Liberty Bell Judo Classic will be POSTPONED.   Kristin (El Idrissi, tournament co-director) and I are working to determine a later date to hold the tournament and will provide updates as…

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Coronavirus – Important Message for ALL Judoka

March 6, 2020
Coronavirus – Important Message for ALL Judoka

To all members of the judo community:   By now we are all aware of the Coronavirus outbreak worldwide. Judo practitioners are especially encouraged to keep themselves informed in light of the close physical contact that is the nature of our sport.   The disease (COVID-19) caused by the Coronavirus…

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Dr. Gregory Moore Expands Understanding of IJF/IBSA Rules of Competition at Shufu Rules Clinic

February 16, 2020
Dr. Gregory Moore Expands Understanding of IJF/IBSA Rules of Competition at Shufu Rules Clinic

  On a clear, chilly day in mid-February, 35 participants from 15 clubs in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Massachusetts gathered at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD for the 35th annual Shufu Rules Clinic.   The Rules Clinic, led for the first 11 years by Olympic referee Gaile Spadin,…

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Request to Shufu Clubs and Members:

February 6, 2020

The Shufu Executive Committee wishes to extend an invitation to clubs to host one of the following events to prepare candidates for future Shufu promotionals:   Teacher’s Certification Kata Clinics Kata Teacher’s and Judge’s Certification Coach’s Certification Self-Defense Certification.   Please contact Eric Spears, at dericspears@gmail.com   Thank you for…

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Neil Adams Wows Nearly 100 Attendees at Fourth Takemori Memorial Clinic

January 16, 2020
Neil Adams Wows Nearly 100 Attendees at Fourth Takemori Memorial Clinic

by Chuck Medani   Ninety-five judo athletes, coaches, teachers, and enthusiasts from as far away as Boston, Florida, and Chicago gathered at Georgetown University’s Yates Fieldhouse on Sunday, January 5th to attend the Fourth Annual James H. Takemori Memorial Clinic.   Anticipation was at a high level for this year’s…

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The New Shodans Have Arrived!!!

November 10, 2019
The New Shodans Have Arrived!!!

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Agenda, Minutes, and Reports for Fall 2019 BOD Meeting

November 9, 2019

Agenda, Minutes, and Reports for Fall 2019 BOD Meeting

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Olympians’ Clinic a Unique Gathering – and a Huge Success

October 14, 2019
Olympians’ Clinic a Unique Gathering – and a Huge Success

  by Chuck Medani   Nearly 60 judokas, from novices to 7th and 8th degree black belts, gathered at Sport Judo on September 15th in Springfield, Virginia for what was billed as the “can’t-miss clinic of the year”.   They were not disappointed.   James Bregman, one of the four…

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JUDO-AT-HOME Videos

Don’t let your skills deteriorate while you’re watching old Twilight Zone reruns during the shutdown!  Check out this first list of videos that can help keep your technique sharp and your body fit.

Judo-at-Home

 

Twilight Zone Reruns

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 https://athletesafety.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/