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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…

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2019 Shufu Open Championships Celebrates Its Legends and Results

October 11, 2019
2019 Shufu Open Championships Celebrates Its Legends and Results

By Kevin Tamai   Congratulations to all of the judoka who were able to attend and participated in the Shufu Open Judo Championships on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville Maryland. This year we honored some of the past legends of Shufu who helped form…

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Special Message from Chair, Board of Examiners, Regarding Shufu Fall Promotional

October 1, 2019

  To: Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Community.  From: Miki Takemori, Chair of Shufu Board of Examiners    The Shufu Executive Committee has completed the flyer and sanctioning for the Fall Promotional on Sunday, November 10th at “The Compound” in Silver Spring, MD.   The initial deadline for  Dan Promotion (Form 20)…

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2019 Faye Allen Draws Clinicians and Participants from across the US

September 22, 2019
2019 Faye Allen Draws Clinicians and Participants from across the US

  by Chuck Medani   On a beautiful late summer’s day, kata luminaries from across the country joined those from Maryland at the Edgewood Arts Center in Washington D.C. for the annual Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Clinic.     Judges and attendees came from upstate New York, Philadelphia,…

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Shufu Kata Players Win at the 2019 Pan American Championships

June 17, 2019
Shufu Kata Players Win at the 2019 Pan American Championships

   by Rob Gouthro   The Pan American Judo Championships were held this year in Lima, Peru from April 24th to April 27th.  Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti took home the Gold medal in the Mixed Goshin Jutusu category and the Gold medal in the Mixed Kime no Kata category. …

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Liberty Bell XXXII

May 7, 2019
Liberty Bell XXXII

    by Chuck Medani and Connie Halporn   The 32nd annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic was held on April 27-28 at the Asplundh Field House of the Bryn Athyn College in Northeast Philadelphia.   Over 500 competitors came from across the country and Canada to vie for the honor…

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Tico Ojito Competes in FIGHT-2-Win Competition at UMBC

April 25, 2019
Tico Ojito Competes in FIGHT-2-Win Competition at UMBC

  Ernesto “Tico” Ojito, long-time Shufu member and 2013 US Mens National Judo Champion at 55 kg, broke new ground in his first appearance at the Fight-2-Win event held last Saturday, April 20th at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Event Center in Catonsville, Maryland.   Fight-2-Win Promotions, based…

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2019 Spring Promotional Results

April 8, 2019
2019 Spring Promotional Results

Meet the New Shodans !           Congratulations from Miki Takemori, Chair, and from the entire Shufu Board of Examiners to all of the participants in the 2019 Shufu Spring Promotional.    

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Roy Nanjo’s Photos from the USNA Dick Hugh Competitor/Referee Clinic and the 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial

April 6, 2019
Roy Nanjo’s Photos from the USNA Dick Hugh Competitor/Referee Clinic and the 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial

  Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 1 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 2 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 3 Dick Hugh’s USNA Referee/Competitor Gallery 4 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 1 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 2 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 3 2019 Ken Tamai Memorial Gallery 4

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New 2019 IJF Kata Judges Guidelines Published

March 12, 2019

Direct from the 2019 National Kata Conference, courtesy of Diane Tamai Jackson: Click Here  

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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 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/