Local and National Events

Brad Bolen Clinic @ Liberty Bell Judo
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

I hope everyone is having a great summer. In an effort to continue to grow judo in the area Liberty Bell Judo & El Idrissi Judo will be sponsoring a clinic by Brad Bolen on September 7th from 12-3. The clinic is for advanced teenagers and adults and will be at Liberty Bell Judo (260 Geiger Road Philadelphia, PA 19115).

We are not currently doing much advertising on Social Media instead we are messaging clubs in the area to provide the information. If you or any of your students would like to attend or you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

Some of Brads credentials are:

  • 3X Pan Am Medalist (Gold in 2010)
  • 9X World Cup Medalist
  • 5X World Team Member,
  • 6X National Champion

We hope some of you can join us in learning some great judo.



Judo training and coaching clinic @ Sport Judo
Sep 15 all-day

Learn Judo featuring Legendary Olympians and Coaches James Bregman, Patrick Burris, Jason Morris and David Williams teaching Competitive Skills and Training Methods
(Please see individual biographies below)
Sanction number: pending

Date: Sunday, September 15th
Site: Sport Judo, 5405-A Port Royal Rd, Springfield, VA 22151. 703-407-1691
Schedule: Registration 8:30-9 am
Clinic to begin at 9 am
Break for lunch: ~ 12:30-1:15 Lunch will be provided
Clinic resumes at 1:15 and goes to ~ 4-4:30.

Fee: $50, Checks to Shufu Judo Yudanshakai or cash.

There are additional fees for USJA and USA Judo Coaches Certification. See attached form for USJA Coach Certification. Go to the following to download the USA Judo Coaching Certification Form:…/USA%20Judo%20Coach%20Certificati…
Contact: Rob Reilly,, Clinic Coordinator

James Bregman – originally started at Washington Judo Club but went on to train in Tokyo, Japan. He practiced at Meiji University, the Kodokan, and the Tokyo Police Academy. He was a member of the first US Olympic Judo team, which competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and he won a Bronze medal. The following year, he was again a Bronze medalist
in the World Championships in São Paulo, Brazil. In 1965, Jim was the Gold medalist in the Maccabiah Games and the Pan-American Games. Bregman Sensei also served as United States Judo Association (USJA) President on 3 different occasions.

Patrick Burris – 1972 & 1976 Olympic Judo Teams, 5 – time Senior National Champion, Founder/Director of USA Judo Stars Foundation and present USA Judo Coach Education and Certification Program Director.

Jason Morris – USA Olympian in 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000, Olympic Judo Silver medalist in 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Olympic coach at 2008 Beijing Olympics. Jason has had numerous athletes from Jason Morris Judo Center in the World Championships and the Olympics.

David Williams – IJF A referee (recently has refereed on the International circuit), International judo competitor, USA Judo World Team member 1993, International Coach, former Athlete Representative to the USA Judo Board of Directors.

Cooperation Among Different Organizations – This event is sponsored by Shufu Judo Yudanshakai and United States Judo Federation, and also features prominent leaders from USA Judo and the United States Judo






Eastern Shore Tournament
Sep 21 all-day
Hold the Date – Faye Allen on September 21, 2019
Sep 21 all-day
Ocean State International Judo Tournament @ Providence Career & Technology Center
Sep 21 all-day
Shufu Legends Shiai and Kata Tournament @ DeMatha
Oct 5 all-day

A shiai and kata competition honoring the many Legends of Shufu.

New England Judo Championships
Oct 26 all-day
Shufu Fall Promotional and Board of Directors Meeting @ The Compound
Nov 10 all-day

Sunday, November 10th – Save the Date!

Flyer Coming Soon

Samurai Slam Judo Tournament
Nov 16 all-day

Save the Date – our next installment of the Samurai Slam is coming on November 16th, 2019 in beautiful Charleston, SC [aka Shufu South].

Updates to follow.

We look forward to seeing you at the tournament!

Dallas Invitational @ Irving Convention Center
Nov 23 all-day

Dallas Invitationsl

President’s Cup @ Irving Convention Center
Nov 24 all-day

Annual President’s Cup Judo Tournament

2019 USJA-USJF Winter Nationals @ Felix Event Center, Azusa Pacific University
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

This premier event is held each December in sunny Southern California at Azusa Pacific University’s Felix Event Center outside of Los Angeles. It was created and is hosted by Goltz Judo and is endorsed by the USJA/USJF Grassroots Judo™ alliance . You can expect to see over 800 competitors from all over the country as well as different parts of the world such as Europe, Asia, South America, even a team from Tahiti! In addition to the national tournament for all age groups and skill levels, clinics are held on coaching, refereeing, kata, and anything pertaining to the study of judo.

James Takemori Memorial Clinic with Sir Neil Adams
Jan 5 all-day
2020 Youth National Judo Championships @ Salt Palace
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day

The 2020 edition of the Youth National Championships will be hled in Salt Lake City, UT on March 28-29.

USA Judo Senior National Championships
May 16 – May 17 all-day

Save the Date: USA Judo’s Senior Nationals will be held in Daytona Beach, FL May 16th and 17th of 2020.

USJF-USJA Judo Summer Nationals
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day

Ft. Lauderdale, FL will host the USJA-USJF Judo Summer Nationals on July 16-19, a grassroots judo competition – Save the Dates!

A three day Training Camp will follow from July 20-22.

32nd U.S. Open Judo Championships
Jul 23 – Jul 26 all-day

The 32nd annual U.S. Open Junior and Senior International Judo Championships will be hosted by Gerry Navarro in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The tournament will be followed by a three-day training camp.


Save the Dates!

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: