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Two New Shodans Lead The List of Shufu Promotions

November 21, 2021
Two New Shodans Lead The List of Shufu Promotions

  The Shufu Board of Examiners met during the October 2nd Promotional and awarded new ranks to the following judoka:…

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THIS SUNDAY: USJF Webinar with YOSH UCHIDA – “Pioneer of American Judo” Sunday, November 21st, at 4 PM Eastern Time

November 17, 2021

Don’t miss this interview with Sensei Uchida, 10th Degree Blackbelt, one of the principal driving forces behind the development of judo in the US.   Join ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9940323868?pwd=QkY4aUFMQ2ZSNnhVTWo2WVA0Q3RSQT09  

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Nick Delpopolo at Sport Judo on Sunday November 14th

November 2, 2021
Nick Delpopolo at Sport Judo on Sunday November 14th

  ]   See Calendar on Left Column for Additional Information (note: not a sanctioned event)

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Compound Challenge THIS SATURDAY October 9th

October 5, 2021

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IMPORTANT CHANGE OF PLANS FOR SATURDAY’S SHUFU PROMOTIONAL

September 30, 2021

  Format Changes for Saturday’s October 2nd Shufu Promotional and BOD/BOE Meetings Agenda        Previous Minutes        Financial Report Athlete Funding   Message from Roy Englert, Jr., Shufu President   In light of the scheduling of Sensei Bill Chaney’s funeral for Saturday afternoon, we are going…

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Sensei Bill Chaney, 1929 – 2021

September 27, 2021
Sensei Bill Chaney, 1929 – 2021

    William Ernest “Bill” Chaney, Jr., 91, a lifelong resident of Dunkirk passed away September 17, 2021. He was born November 13, 1929 in Dunkirk to William Ernest and Ruth M. (Hauser) Chaney. Bill was raised in Dunkirk and joined the United States Air Force on July 9, 1951…

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Shufu Adds To Growing Legacy of National Referees and Kata Judges

September 22, 2021

Reports from Diane Tamai Jackson and Karl Tamai:   Six new National Judges for Koshiki No Kata were certified at the Koshiki No Kata clinic held on August 22 at Sport Judo in Springfield, Virginia (1st 5 from Shufu): Karen Whilden Fran Vall Diane Jackson Karl Tamai Theo Schwalm Tom…

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SPECIAL EVENT 11 AM Eastern This Saturday, September 18th: JIGORO KANO – The Secret Behind the Man (FREE, But Must Register)

September 13, 2021
SPECIAL EVENT 11 AM Eastern This Saturday, September 18th:  JIGORO KANO – The Secret Behind the Man  (FREE, But Must Register)

  Information and Free Registration HERE      

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DEADLINE !! Senior Kyu and Junior Rank Promotion Candidates MUST REGISTER BY THIS SATURDAY, September 18

September 12, 2021

Click HERE to go to Instructions.  Do it now!

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High-Ranking Judoka Attend Shufu Kata Clinic; Dick Hugh Sensei Honored

September 4, 2021
High-Ranking Judoka Attend Shufu Kata Clinic; Dick Hugh Sensei Honored

    by Roy Englert   Have you ever imagined yourself a samurai warrior clad in feudal armor? Perhaps not, but that is exactly what 15 high-ranking judoka were instructed to do on Sunday, August 22, when Dr. Kuniko Takeuchi and Frances Glaze Sensei instructed us on Koshiki No Kata…

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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: hilson79@gmail.com 202 945 3781.

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 https://athletesafety.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/