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Important Message about Promotional Standards for Shufu Spring Promotional on April 7th – ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN !!

February 13, 2019

  from Miki Takemori, Chair of the Shufu Board of Examiners   To Shufu Yudanshakai Clubs, Sensei and Judoka:  …

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Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal – the HOPAD Judo Club and a Special Honor

November 27, 2018
Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal – the HOPAD Judo Club and a Special Honor

  It’s early on October 24, 2018. Very early; much earlier than I normally do judo, by like 13 hours. I’m in a cab, well more like a tiny circus car that can fit two tiny people, and I’m with Sensei Manoj headed to the outskirts of Katmandu to an…

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Results of 2018 Shufu Fall Promotionals

November 4, 2018

 

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Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal for World Judo Day

October 31, 2018
Wayne Lifshitz in Nepal for World Judo Day

by Wayne Lifshitz Special Commentator assigned to Nepal   It’s World Judo Day 2018, Dr. Kano’s birthday and I’m in Kathmandu, Nepal for a few weeks for work. To start I must thank Sensei Binod Raj Sainju from College Park Judo Club who with a couple of phone calls and…

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3 U.S. Kata Teams Reach Finals in Kata World Championships

October 23, 2018
3 U.S. Kata Teams Reach Finals in Kata World Championships

  Three Kata Teams placed highly in the 2018 IJF Kata World Championships held in Cancun, Mexico on October 15 – 16, the USA’s best-ever results at Kata’s premier event.   The Shufu group of Karl Tamai and Diane Tamai Jackson placed  6th in Ju no Kata, and Rob Gouthro…

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Shufu’s International Kata Team Members Heading for the World Championships in Cancun, Mexico

October 11, 2018
Shufu’s International Kata Team Members Heading for the World Championships in Cancun, Mexico

Photo courtesy of Wayne Lifshitz   Six of Shufu’s kata athletes will be competing in the Kata World Championships, to be held in Cancun, Mexico on October 15 – 16.   The Shufu International Kata Team of Diane Tamai Jackson and Karl Tamai (Ju no Kata), Rob Gouthro and Lisa…

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Online Registration now available for 2018 Shufu Fall Promotional on November 4th.

October 5, 2018

  Click Here for Event Announcement and link to Online Registration

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Sensei Mark Smith

September 15, 2018
Sensei Mark Smith

  “Sad News. We are broken hearted.”   by Kevin Tamai   We have lost a dear friend, coach, sensei, mentor and so much more. Sensei Mark Smith passed from this world on Wednesday night at the Anne Arundel Medical Center. He was surrounded by his family.   Mark has…

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DEADLINE REMINDER FOR CANDIDATES FOR ALL BLACKBELT RANKS!!! Important OCTOBER 5th DEADLINE

September 13, 2018

  Important Message from the President, the Chair of the Board of Examiners, and the Incoming Rank Registration Chair of Shufu Yudanshakai   Shufu will hold its semi-annual centralized promotional at Sport Judo on Sunday, November 4.   For some time, it has been a requirement for Dan-grade promotions (all…

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Diane Tamai Jackson Elected Secretary of USJF

August 29, 2018

  On August 15, 2018, Diane Tamai Jackson was elected as the secretary of the national USJF Board of Directors.   As secretary, she joins the other elected officers as a member of the USJF executive committee, charged with directing the USJF between the semiannual meetings of the Board.  …

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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/