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Sensei James Takemori

May 15, 2015
Sensei James Takemori

  Sensei James Takemori passed away this morning after a brief illness.   One of the true icons of judo…

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Team Shufu Successful at U.S. National Championships in Shiai and Kata

May 9, 2015
Team Shufu Successful at U.S. National Championships in Shiai and Kata

by Diane Tamai Jackson   Ten Shufu kata teams brought home six first place, six second place, and six third place honors from the 2015 USA Judo Senior Nationals held on May 2-3, 2015 in Irving, Texas, while on the individual shiai side, Shufu collected two first places and a second to…

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Shufu’s Whilden and Jackson To Join Eiko Shepherd To Lead Scoring Transition Clinic and Judge Examination Clinic at US Nationals This Week

April 28, 2015

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Jackson, Whilden Represent USA at EJU Kata Seminar in Rome

April 22, 2015
Jackson, Whilden Represent USA at EJU Kata Seminar in Rome

  by Diane Tamai Jackson   On March 20 – 21, 2015, Eiko Saito Shepherd, Karen Whilden and Diane Tamai Jackson attended the annual EJU kata judging seminar and examination in Ostia, near Rome, Italy. The training seminar was held in the Italian national judo, karate, and wrestling training center,…

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2015 Liberty Bell A Great Success

April 3, 2015
2015 Liberty Bell A Great Success

  March 28, 2015   On this unseasonably cold and windy day in late March, nearly 400 competitors gathered at the Asplundh Field House in Northeast Philadelphia today for the 28th annual Liberty Bell Judo Classic. Hailing from judo clubs as far away as Colorado, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Massachusetts,…

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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 and Results

February 24, 2015
2015 Virginia Open Photos and Results

Results   Gallery 1 Gallery 2 Gallery 3

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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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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.