Local and National Events

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Brad Bolen Clinic 12:00 pm
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. Regards, Adam
Olympians’ Judo Training and Competitive Techniques
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… ication_fillable.pdf 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[...]
2019 Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic
2019 Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic @ Edgewood Arts Center
Sep 21 all-day
2019 Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic @ Edgewood Arts  Center
  Faye Allen Kata Tournament and Kata Judges Clinic 2019 Register here The Faye Allen Memorial Kata Tournament has been a Shufu Yudanshakai tradition for many years. On September 21st, DC Judo will host the 2019 event in Washington DC at the Edgewood Arts Center 3615 8th St NE.  The USJF sanction is #19-09-15. This year we will depart from our traditional instructional focus. The clinic this year will be for Kata Judging. This event is an opportunity for those interested in learning to judge kata, improving their kata judging skills, or for kata competitors looking to better understand what judges look for and how they can improve their competition scores. Shufu Yuidanshakai is blessed with a strong kata community and a rich group of high level competitors and high level judges. Come join us to learn and grow your kata expertise. Saturday  begins with check in at 8:30 AM, warm up at 9:00, and competition starting at 9:30 AM. Clinic will immediately follow competition. Competitors are encouraged to stay for the judging clinic either to improve their judging skills or to give the judges some extra experience. Competitors this is your big chance to see how to improve your scores![...]
Eastern Shore Tournament
Ocean State International Judo Tournament
Ocean State International Judo Tournament @ Providence Career & Technology Center
Sep 21 all-day
Katame-no-kata clinic with Edwin Takemori
Katame-no-kata clinic with Edwin Takemori @ United Martial Arts Academy
Sep 28 all-day
Sensei Edwin Takemori is coming to United Martial Arts Academy in Cary, NC to teach katame-no-kata.


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: