Results of 2016 Shufu Spring Promotional

June 6, 2016



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 of venue for the Promotionals from suburban Maryland to Northeast Washington, D.C.


Check out the results below, and the (once again) great picture galleries provided by Roy Nanjo, Head Sensei at Villanova.



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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

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: