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Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

June 26, 2017
Edwin Takemori’s Referee Clinic

  From Karl Tamai, IJF-A Referee and Head Sensei, College Park Judo Club   Thanks to all for participating in…

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George Kerr, CBE

May 25, 2017
George Kerr, CBE

  Maurice Allan, MBE, Sensei of Sport Judo and who holds the judo rank of Hachican (8th Degree Black Belt), wishes to bring a special publication to the attention of the members of Shufu Yudanshakai.   My Journey to the 10th Dan is the story of George Kerr, the only…

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The Liberty Bell

April 19, 2017
The Liberty Bell

        The 30th annual Liberty Bell Judo Championships were held on Saturday, April 1, at the Asplundh Field House of the Academy of New Church in Bryn Anhyn, PA, northeast of Philadelphia.   A total of 542 registrations made this one of the best-attended Liberty Bell in…

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Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

March 16, 2017
Sensei John Anderson Passes Away

To our judo family:   Sensei John T. Anderson passed away on Wednesday, March 16th, 2017.   John joined the U.S. Navy at 16 for the WWII effort, and started judo in 1946 while stationed in Hawaii.  After being transferred to San Diego, he joined three different clubs so he…

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Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

March 5, 2017
Kayla Harrison Returns to Sport Judo Next Weekend

  Kayla’s back!  She’ll be at Maurice Allan’s Sport Judo in Springfield Virginia next Saturday, March 11th, for another clinic.   Those of us who were at her clinic in December were treated to an impressive show of instructional ability, special twists to standard techniques that actually work (and she…

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Rhadi Ferguson Clinic Sunday March 5th at Pure Performance in Rockville

March 1, 2017
Rhadi Ferguson Clinic Sunday March 5th at Pure Performance in Rockville

  Competition Tactics Considering New IJF Rules and Gripping Sequences   Learn how to win against people who should beat you!   2004 Judo Olympian Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D. is also a 3rd degree Black Belt in BJJ, past StrikeForce Combatant, Tactical Consultant to the 2016 Olympic Judo Team and sports…

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Juan Carlos Barcos Talks about the New Rules of Competition at the Paris Grand Slam

February 23, 2017
Juan Carlos Barcos Talks about the New Rules of Competition at the Paris Grand Slam

Paris, February 12, 2017.  Juan Carlos Barcos is the Head Refereeing Director of the International Judo Federation (IJF), and the President of the Spanish Judo Federation.  He started his international refereeing career in Moscow in 1980, and in Rio in 2016 attended his tenth Olympic Games as the Director of…

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2016 Shufu Fall Promotionals Results

February 18, 2017

  Click Here For a Complete Listing of Promotions From Spring 2012 to the Present

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Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

January 30, 2017
Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

  As I announced at the Shufu Rules Clinic on Sunday, Sensei John Anderson has been taken ill and is in a rehabilitation facility near Baltimore.   John has been a sensei to many of us and an important part of the region’s judo development over many years.   I…

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Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

January 23, 2017
Olympic and Worlds Referee Gary Takemoto Coming to Shufu as 2017 Rules Clinic Leader

  The 32nd annual Shufu Rules Clinic is coming up on Sunday, January 29th!   Roy Englert will be leading the seminar for the 21st time, and has built it into the most regularly conducted and annually anticipated clinic in the 60+ year history of Shufu Yudanshakai.   The rules…

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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 www.safesport.org.

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: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/