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Megumi Tachimoto in Charleston, SC This Saturday

July 18, 2018
Megumi Tachimoto in Charleston, SC This Saturday

    This Saturday we are hosting 5-time world medalist, Megumi Tachimoto, from the Kodokan.  She is doing a throws…

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Jim Bregman Awarded Rank of Judan

July 16, 2018
Jim Bregman Awarded Rank of Judan

July 6th, 2018 Grand Rapids, Michigan   Today at the USJF/USJA grassroots Junior, Youth, Team, & Kata National Championships, living legend Jim Bregman was presented with the rank of Judan (10th Dan) by the United States Judo Association.   In very gracious remarks, Bregman Sensei publicly thanked several people –…

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Another Date to SAVE: November 4th for the Shufu Fall Promotional

June 29, 2018

The 2018 Shufu Fall Promotional will be held at Sport Judo in Springfield, VA on Sunday, November 4th. More information will be forthcoming.

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HOLD THESE DATES !! Faye Allen Kata Competition and Clinic, AND the 3rd Annual James H. Takemori Clinic

June 20, 2018

Mark your calendars right now !   Faye Allen – September 22 at the Edgewood Center in Washington, D.C.   Takemori Clinic – October 27,  with 3-time Olympic Medalist Amarilas Savon at the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland   More information to come.

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WOW !! Shufu International Kata Team Brings Home the Golds. And Silver. And Bronze !!!

April 20, 2018
WOW !!  Shufu International Kata Team Brings Home the Golds.  And Silver.  And Bronze !!!

  Pix and Preliminary report from Karl Tamai and Wayne Lifshitz: Rob and Lisa: 2 Gold: Kime No Kata and Goshin Jutsu – mixed teams   Diane and Karl: Gold in Ju No Kata, Silver in Katame No Kata – mixed teams   Wayne and Monty: Bronze in men’s Ju…

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2018 Shufu Rules Clinic Scores an IPPON!

February 17, 2018
2018 Shufu Rules Clinic Scores an IPPON!

  Georgetown University, February 11   53 coaches, referees, tournament directors, and competitors from as far away as Massachusetts, Connecticut, and South Carolina gathered on Sunday February 11th at the Yates Fieldhouse at Georgetown University for the 33rd annual Shufu Rules Clinic.  The Rules Clinic was originated and led for…

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Sharon Landstreet Selected for IJF World Tour Events, Referees World Championships

February 4, 2018
Sharon Landstreet Selected for IJF World Tour Events, Referees World Championships

For Sharon Landstreet refereeing always felt natural because of her experience as a certified high school softball umpire. After taking up refereeing in Judo she progressed up the referee ladder to National, then Pan American Confederation, and then IJF Continental.   After Sharon earned IJF Continental (IJF-B) she knew she…

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Bobby Donaldson Awarded Top Referee Certification by International Judo Federation

January 27, 2018
Bobby Donaldson Awarded Top Referee Certification by International Judo Federation

  In one of the latest demonstrations of the continuing tradition of top-flight referees developing out of Shufu, Bobby Donaldson of the College Park Judo Club has been awarded the highest of international judo referee certifications, the IJF-A.   In January 2015, this commentator wrote that “Over the years, Senior…

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2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

November 3, 2017
2017 Shufu Fall Promotional Examination

  Shufu’s Fall Promotional will be held on Sunday, November 12th, at Sport Judo in Northern Virginia.   Registration is now closed   The Shufu Promotional is a decades-long tradition, and brings the Shufu folks together twice a year for continued fellowship, the board meeting, and rank testing that has…

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Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

October 21, 2017
Shufu Well-Represented at Kata World Championships

by Karl Tamai/Diane Jackson Two Shufu Yudanshakai teams participated at the 2017 Kata World Championships in Sardinia, Italy.  The Ju no kata team Karl Tamai and Diane Jackson practice at College Park Judo and Hui-O Judo in Maryland. The Kime no Kata team of Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti practice at Samurai Judo in…

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George Balch Scholarship

Reminder to all high school seniors and graduates intending to continue judo and attend college – The application deadline for the 2018 George Balch Scholarship is June 30, 2018. This year, in addition to the four continuing scholarship awardees, the Committee will strive to fund one additional scholarship. Please read the qualifications and application form carefully and be sure to provide the required information.

Balch Scholarship Fund webpage

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/