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Shufu Fall Promotionals

November 24, 2016
Shufu Fall Promotionals

                      The Shufu Fall Promotional is coming up on Saturday,…

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Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

November 17, 2016
Shufu Players Dominate the USA Team for the 2016 World Kata Judo Championships.

  By Diane Tamai Jackson, Wayne Lifshitz and Monty Rahmon Burton Photos Courtesy of Rob Gouthro   The World Kata Judo Championships returned to Malta this year.  Eighty-eight pairs from over 20 countries competed in five katas. At Worlds this year, the competition was at the highest level we’ve seen…

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Kayla Harrison Comes to Sport Judo on December 4th as First Takemori Memorial Clinician

November 13, 2016

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Lifshitz, Burton Chosen for Kata World Championships in Malta

September 18, 2016
Lifshitz, Burton Chosen for Kata World Championships in Malta

                —————————————————————————- Duo Brings Uncommon Level of Athleticism, Knowledge of Martial Arts to Judo and Kata   Several weeks ago, in mid-August, judo life was simpler for Wayne Lifshitz and Monty Burton, two Shodans (1st degree black belts) from the NIH Judo Club…

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Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

September 3, 2016
Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Clinic 2016

Note: Competitor Teams MUST pre-register. Clinic participants may register onsite (but why wait?)   Register Here.   The Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament has been a Shufu Yudanshakai tradition for many years. On September 23rd and 24th, DC Judo will host the 2016 event in Washington DC at the Edgewood…

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Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

August 5, 2016
Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (1931-2016)

    Sensei Tsuyoshi Miyazaki passed away in the evening of Friday July 29 , 2016. He was 85 years old and died of heart failure at Howard University hospital with Janet, his beloved wife of 57 years, nearby.   As a Kodokan 8th dan, Mr. Miyazaki was a leading…

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Sharon Landstreet and Karl Tamai Attain Highest Refereeing Honors from the International Judo Federation

July 28, 2016
Sharon Landstreet and Karl Tamai Attain Highest Refereeing Honors from the International Judo Federation

    In September, 2015, Shufu members Karl Tamai and Sharon Landstreet traveled more than 4,000 miles to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for the three-day South American Championships for one of the most important events of their long judo careers. After many years of study, practice, and officiating at judo competitions…

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Mel Applebaum

June 29, 2016
Mel Applebaum

  Mel Applebaum, longtime competitor, administrator, and referee, and a friend of so many judokas in this country and over the world, passed away this week.   From USA Judo: Mel Appelbaum always greeted everyone with a handshake and a smile. And to the many people worldwide who knew him,…

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Results of 2016 Shufu Spring Promotional

June 6, 2016
Results of 2016 Shufu Spring Promotional

  The 2016 Spring Promotional and Semiannual meeting of the Board of Directors were held on May 21st at Catholic University’s Raymond Dufour Athletic Center.  A good turnout of judokas, from the youngest examinees to the most experienced administrators, attended the event, despite the poor weather conditions and the change…

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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 on April 28, 2016. They were honored with 3 gold medals and 3 silver medals.   Robert Gouthro and Lisa Capriotti won gold in Nage no Kata mixed and Kime…

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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/