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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…

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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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Important Message from Shufu Board of Examiners Chair Miki Takemori

August 11, 2018

In the process of changing Shufu Promotional guidelines to the USJF standards, it was discovered that the USJF standards contain inconsistencies, repetitions and/or forgotten techniques.  The USJF Board of Examiner (Mac Takeda) and USJF Promotional Chair (Hayward Nishioka) were contacted to get some clarification.   The USJF promotional guidelines have…

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Non-Competitor Inter-Club Workout at Steel Judo – followed by PIZZA !!

August 10, 2018
Non-Competitor Inter-Club Workout at Steel Judo – followed by PIZZA !!

  SteelJudo is going to hold a non-competitor inter-club workout on Saturday, August 11, from 12:30 to 2:30 with pizza afterwards at Tony’s Pizza in Manassas, same place as last time.   Where: SteelJudo When: August 11 @ 12:30 – 2:30pm Who: non-competitive judoka and newbies Ages: 4 -12 Cost: Signed…

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Jim Bregman Awarded Rank of Judan

July 16, 2018
Jim Bregman Awarded Rank of Judan

July 6th, 2018 Grand Rapids, Michigan   Today at the USJF/USJA grassroots Junior, Youth, Team, & Kata National Championships, living legend Jim Bregman was presented with the rank of Judan (10th Dan) by the United States Judo Association.   In very gracious remarks, Bregman Sensei publicly thanked several people –…

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Another Date to SAVE: November 4th for the Shufu Fall Promotional

June 29, 2018

The 2018 Shufu Fall Promotional will be held at Sport Judo in Springfield, VA on Sunday, November 4th. More information will be forthcoming.

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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/