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Shufu Reaps Gold, Silver at Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana

May 2, 2016
Shufu Reaps Gold, Silver at Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana

  Congratulations to the USA national kata judo team for their accomplishments at the Pan Am Judo Championships in Havana Cuba…

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Catholic University Hosts Shufu Spring Promotionals May 21st

April 27, 2016
Catholic University Hosts Shufu Spring Promotionals May 21st

  After an unexpected delay, the Shufu Spring Promotional date has been set as Saturday, May 21st, 2016.  The Shufu spring meetings will be held that morning as usual, followed by the examination and competition among candidates for promotion.   NOTE THE CHANGE IN SITE !   The Promotional will…

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Shufu Triumphs at 2016 National Championships

April 24, 2016
Shufu Triumphs at 2016 National Championships

  Competitors representing Shufu Yudanshakai  rolled through the national judo championships on April 9th and 10th, held at the Irving (Texas) Convention Center, sweeping up gold, silver, bronze, and high placings in the kata and shiai (combat) categories.   These outstanding performances were led by Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson,…

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IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

March 1, 2016
IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

  Dear Kata enthusiasts -   On March 19 - 20, DC Judo will host a kata clinic on IJF evaluation criteria and hold a kata judge examination.  Eiko Shepherd will be the main clinician.   March 19: 2:00p – 5:00p – classroom clinic, but a few people please bring a gi. March 20: 9:00a…

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Gaiv Tata Accepts Position of Shufu Tournament Recorder

February 28, 2016
Gaiv Tata Accepts Position of Shufu Tournament Recorder

Gaiv Tata, a sandan from Michael and Sharon Landstreet’s Arlington Judo Club, has accepted the position of Tournament Recorder for Shufu Yudanshakai.   The Shufu Tournament Recorder is responsible for recording tournament points which are used in the assessment of senior promotions.  These points vary according to the competitors’ ranks…

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Over 60 Attendees Listen, Watch, and Learn at the 2016 Shufu Rules Clinic at Georgetown University

February 6, 2016
Over 60 Attendees Listen, Watch, and Learn at the 2016 Shufu Rules Clinic at Georgetown University

  The 31st annual Shufu Rules Clinic was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  The Washington Judo Club’s dojo in the Yates Field House afforded plenty of room for a full-sized mat and a lecture area, accommodating more than 60 judokas from scattered points…

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2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

January 28, 2016
2016 Maryland Open Results, Brackets, and Photos

    Roy Nanjo’s Photos Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3

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A Message from Sensei Eiko Shepherd

January 9, 2016
A Message from Sensei Eiko Shepherd

Dear Friends,   For the past 15 years, the annual USJF National Kata Conference has provided the unique opportunity for judoka from around the United States to learn and practice all seven kata,and to keep up to date with any relevant changes. With the recent updates that the IJF Kata…

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Shufu Kata Instructors Teach Clinic on IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria in Seattle

December 11, 2015
Shufu Kata Instructors Teach Clinic on IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria in Seattle

By Diane Tamai Jackson Shufu Kata Chair   On November 5th and 6th, Karen Whilden and I presented a clinic on the International Judo Federation (IJF) Kata judging evaluation criteria during the USJF meetings in Seattle, Washington.  This clinic was the next step in a series to support the US…

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2015 Shufu Fall Promotionals – Results and Photos

November 28, 2015
2015 Shufu Fall Promotionals – Results and Photos

      Roy Nanjo was really busy – here are LOTS of his photos for your enjoyment: Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3 Gallery 4 Gallery 5  

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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/