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Kevin Asano To Attend Liberty Bell

March 23, 2015
Kevin Asano To Attend Liberty Bell

Kevin Asano, President of the United States Judo Federation (USJF), will be in attendance at the 28th Annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic this Saturday, March 28th, in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, just north of Philadelphia.   Asano, an Olympic Silver Medalist and World Championship Bronze Medalist, will travel from his home…

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Kime No Kata Clinic a Success, and Fun, Too!

March 10, 2015
Kime No Kata Clinic a Success, and Fun, Too!

  March 7, 2015 Thirty-five judokas gathered at DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, MD today to benefit from the knowledge, experience, and teaching skill of Noboru Saito, the guest clinician for the 2015 Shufu Kime no Kata clinic.   Kevin Tamai, the clinic organizer, and Diane Tamai Jackson, Shufu’s Chairman…

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2015 Virginia Open Photos

February 24, 2015
2015 Virginia Open Photos

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Barb Shimizu Leads 2015 Shufu Referee Clinic

February 10, 2015
Barb Shimizu Leads 2015 Shufu Referee Clinic

  On Saturday, February 7th, DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland was the site of the 30th annual Shufu Rules Clinic (formerly the Shufu Referees Clinic).  This event, considered one of the most important of the year, was founded by former Olympic Referee Gail Spadin in 1986, and has been…

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2015 Maryland Open Results

January 19, 2015
2015 Maryland Open Results

Roy Nanjo’s Photos: Gallery 1   Gallery 2   Gallery 3

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Bobby Donaldson Earns International Judo Referee Certification

January 11, 2015
Bobby Donaldson Earns International Judo Referee Certification

The first thing you notice about Bobby Donaldson is that he is an imposing figure.  At 6’4” and 240 pounds, he could easily be the object of most attention when he walks onto a judo mat.   But Donaldson, who recently earned his IJF-B Continental Referee status, knows that his…

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2014 Shufu Open Results and Pictures

December 1, 2014
2014 Shufu Open Results and Pictures

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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.