Local and National Events

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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ATJA & ATJF National Championships @ Andrew & Walter Young YMCA
Aug 3 all-day


ATJA & AJJF National Judo Championships


American Judo & Jujitsu Federation


American Traditional Jujutsu Association

Date: August 3, 2019

This is a wonderful event – low stress and high fun – run by sensei Joshua White in Atlanta.

2019 N.E. New England Open Masters Judo Championships @ Tohoku Judo Cllub
Aug 4 all-day

“FUN with FRIENDS” is the alternate name for this event!

2019 New York YMCA Camp @ New York YMCA Camp
Aug 4 – Aug 10 all-day

For over 46 years, the YMCA International Judo Camp offers players of all ranks the opportunity to train and practice under the guidance of an impressive roster of Olympic medalists, world champions and university coaches. These dedicated instructors share with participants the concepts of “the gentle way,” teaching in a safe and encouraging manner. Co-directors George Pasiuk and Sylwester Gawel lead a staff of top competitors and instructors from Asia, Europe, Israel, and North and South America, including Heiko Rommelman, (6th Dan) and Jeff Guinta, (5th Dan). Both are 15 time Over-All National Kata Champions, World Master Kata Champions, and Pan Am gold medalists. This year’s special guest instructor is Lynn Roethke, the first American woman to medal in judo at the Olympic Games, winning a silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

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.



Olympians’ Judo Training and Competitive Techniques @ Sport Judo
Sep 15 all-day

Register onsite this Sunday





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







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: