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Zoom Links, Agendas, Reports, Financials for Shufu BOD, BOE Meetings, John Morrisson Celebration of Life for Saturday, August 13

August 12, 2022

  Agendas, Reports, Financials   ZOOM Links: Board of Directors – 9AM Eastern Board of Examiners – 11AM Eastern Celebration…

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Shufu Promotional, with BOD/BOE Meetings THIS WEEKEND! Check the Calendar on Left Column. AND August SHINBUN is here – Check Right Column

August 3, 2022

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Candidates for Promotion – Online registration available now. Check the Calendar on the left side of this page.

July 22, 2022

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DAN RANK APPLICANTS READ THIS NOW! An Important Message About the Upcoming Promotional from the Shufu President and the Chair of the Board of Examiners

July 12, 2022

Attention Shufu Sensei and Judoka The deadline for initial submission of documents for the Shufu Central Promotional is this Thursday, July 14th at midnight for Dan applicants.  Please get your Form 20 (can be a draft) to Karen Whilden, Shufu Rank Registration Chair at .  The online registration will…

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John Morrisson, Past President of Shufu Yudanshakai, 1936 – 2022

July 7, 2022

John Morrisson, Past President of Shufu , has passed away. Please see the July SHINBUN for tribute.

THIS WEEKEND! 2022 Arlington Junior Novice Tournament

June 23, 2022


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Shufu Fall 2022 Promotional – Save the Dates

June 19, 2022

Shufu Judoka – The Shufu Executive Committee is planning to have the Shufu Promotional/Shufu Board of Directors and Shufu Board of Examiners meeting on the weekend of August 13, 2022.  The specifics of where and if it will be on Saturday or Sunday are still being worked out.   Deadlines for…

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USJF Webinar with Olympian and Olympic IJF-A Referee Hector Estevez THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12th at 4PM Eastern

June 10, 2022
USJF Webinar with Olympian and Olympic IJF-A Referee Hector Estevez THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 12th at 4PM Eastern

Make sure you preregister HERE Few American judoka can claim careers comparable to that of Hector Estevez.  His incredible record of competition, from its beginnings in Cuba all the way to earning his place as an Olympian, has been followed by an equally impressive rise through the top ranks of international refereeing to be…

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It Keeps Getting Bigger and Better – The Shufu Shinbun

April 23, 2022
It Keeps Getting Bigger and Better – The Shufu Shinbun

The June edition of the Shinbun is here, with even more new information including upcoming events, news from the senior nationals, new posts on the USJF website, news from the USJF BOE and BOD, upcoming seminars, the SC championships THIS WEEKEND, club updates, a new USJF Hall of Fame inductee,…

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USJF Webinar with IJF-A Referee Janet Johnson This Sunday, April 10th at 4PM Eastern

April 6, 2022

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Shufu Shinbun is BACK !

This newsletter is presented in memory of Malcolm Hodges who was a dedicated Shufu and Washington Judo Club member for many years and wrote and was the editor of the monthly Shufu Shinbun newsletter.



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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

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:

Hilaire Notewo Seeking Donations for Judo Programs in the Ivory Coast, Needs Gis and Equipment

Longtime Shufu Judo member Hilaire Notewo is planning to relocate to Côte D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Africa in late November/December. He will be supporting judo programs, but equipment (esp. judo uniforms) are difficult to come by.  Hilaire is looking for gently used judo gis and other equipment.  Hilaire will also be visiting and donating goods to orphanages.  Should you have gently used shoes, clothes for teenagers, youths, and toddlers, kindly make them available to Hilaire.

If you would like to donate to this effort, you can send your donation to the following address:

Hilaire Notewo

7401 New Hampshire Ave. #1003

Takoma Park, MD  20912

Or contact him via his email address: 202 945 3781.