Local and National Events

2019 Shufu Spring Promotional on Sunday, April 7th at Sport Judo @ Sport Judo
Apr 7 all-day

Registration is now closed


Registration is now closed

2019 Pedro’s Judo Challenge @ St. John's Preparatory High School
Apr 13 all-day
2019 Liberty Bell Judo Classic @ Academy of New Church Field House
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Important Notes

1. Liberty Bell Classic is now back to 2 DAYS:

Saturday:   Veterans and Senior

Sunday:     Juniors and Youth

2. Junior and Youth divisions are now based on Year of Birth NOT Age

3. New Hotel – contact information in the application

4. We have added a separate Brown belt division for Senior Men

Per USA Judo sanction no chokes or arm bars will be allowed in Senior Novice divisions and this allows another option for competitors (See Page 2 Rules Section Bullet 2 for information)


ONLINE Registration


2019 LBC Application


ONLINE Registration

2019 Spring Central Virginia Judo Promotional Event @ Gracie Charlottesville Dojo
May 18 all-day
USJF Teachers Institute: Teacher and Assistant Teacher Certification Course @ Pure Performance Martial Arts Center
May 19 all-day
2019 Senior Nationals
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day
2019 Shufu/USJF Self Defense Certification and Re-Certification Clinic @ Pure Performance Martial Arts Center
Jun 9 all-day


For those planning to attend the Self Defense Certification clinic at Pure Performance Rockville, please confirm via email with Eric Spears that you will be attending at: dericspears@gmail,com.


On June 9th or before please bring hard copies of the completed Application and waiver, CDC, Safesport, CPR/First aid and current background check verification, as well as any documentation of self defense courses you have taken or given.


Please also bring a check made out to Shufu for $50 for the clinic plus the appropriate certification cost for the teacher level you are going for.


Prior to attending the clinic please go to and watch videos 1,2 and 5.


No judo gi is required at this event.


Thank you


Eric Spears






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Celita Schutz East Coast Championships @ Monsignor Farell High School
Jun 9 all-day

2018IJF Rules will govern, except (1) no armlocks will be allowed in the 13-14divisions (2) matside coaching will be allowed in all divisions and (3) players will be allowed to change gisto conform to the rules , without being penalized.Modified Double Elimination for all pools except 3 & 4 playerpools will fight Round Robin.No chokes for 12 and under. No armbars for ANYnovice categories. Current IJF medical rules(no examination except for blood or grave injury) will apply to all divisions.All female contestants are required to wear a plain white tee shirt or leotard to compete!All contestants, including juniors must bring at least one white gi. A player called towhite side must wear a white gi, or forfeit-no exceptions. Blue judo gis are to be worn on blue side ONLY, but are not required. Players may bring their own blue belt to be worn instead.Tournament Director(s) reservethe right to make changes as needed.

Greatest Camp on Earth
Jun 20 – Jun 23 all-day

Three days of Judo taught by US and International Judo Olympians and World Champions! This year’s headliners include 4x Judo Olympian Taigo Camilo (Brazil), 2x Judo Olympian Lynne Roethke (USA), Kata World Champions Jeff Giunta and Heiko Rommelman (USA), European Military Champion Nick Lowe (GB), and several other International-level competitors.

This Camp/Clinic is for all levels and ages of judoka – all clinicians will spend time with kids and adults alike.

Please see the website: for more details.

Summer Slam Judo Championships
Jun 23 all-day

Judo tournament hosted by Tony Camal and Hudson Yudanshakai in Paterson, NJ

USA Judo Coach’s Certification Clinic @ Sport Judo
Jun 23 all-day

Please Note:


There is a change in the deadline for preregistration. Please have your paperwork postmarked by Friday June 14, 2019. 


Note there will be both preregistration and on-site registration.  Please bring your required copies of certifications as mentioned in the flyer with you to the clinic. Do not email them to Michael Landstreet.




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Junior Olympic National and International Championships
Jun 28 – Jun 30 all-day
2019 USJA/USJF Summer Nationals @ Wagner College
Jul 6 – Jul 7 all-day

2019 Summer Nationals in Staten Island NY , is dedicated to bringing the premiere summer judo tournament where players from all over the United States compete to be the best in their category.  United States Judo Association and United States Judo Federations are working together to make this the best national judo tournament coming to New York City!  Players from USJA, USJF and US Judo with US citizenship, green card or approved Visas are eligible to participate.  Categories are offered for Juniors, Seniors and Veterans.  Novice (white to orange belt) divisions are available for every Junior weight class. While Novice (white to green belt) divisions are available for every Senior and Veteran weight class.  Participate as a competitor, referee, volunteer or spectator for this spectacular event!

2019 Bay State Games, Judo Tournament @ UMass Boston
Jul 14 all-day
Nutmeg State Games @ New Britain High School
Jul 20 all-day
Pre Worlds Training Camp 2019
Jul 22 – Jul 27 all-day
2019 USA Judo US Open Judo Championships @ Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center
Jul 26 – Jul 28 all-day

Compete in a 3-day International-level Judo tournament in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Divisions include PeeWee, Bantam, Intermediate, Juvenile, Cadet, Seniors, and Veterans.

See website for details on registration and more…

2019 States Games of America Nationals at Liberty University @ Liberty University
Aug 3 all-day

The State Games of America is an Olympic-style event featuring competition between State Games medal winners (gold, silver, bronze) from across the nation. There are currently 30 states conducting or organizing statewide sports festivals known as State Games.

Virginia Amateur Sports, Liberty University, The City of Lynchburg and the Virginia Commonwealth Games will host the State Games of America. The 2019 State Games of America in Lynchburg is expected to attract 14,000 competitors. Most recently, the largest State Games of America was held in Lincoln, NE with over 15,000 total participants.

The National Congress of State Games (NCSG) is a membership organization comprised of 30 Summer State Games and 10 Winter State Games organizations and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Multi Sport Organizational Council.  The mission of the NCSG is to support State Games member organizations in the promotion of health, fitness and character building through multi-sport competitions and physical activities.

Learn more at


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Don’t let your skills deteriorate while you’re watching old Twilight Zone reruns during the shutdown!  Check out this first list of videos that can help keep your technique sharp and your body fit.



Twilight Zone Reruns

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: