2 Special Conferences From The USJF This Weekend: Judo and Mental Health, and The Business of Judo Session #2: The Business Plan

April 16, 2021


This weekend will see two special conferences, especially for dojo owners and senseis:


On Saturday April 17th, at 1:30 – 2:30 PM (Eastern): Understanding Depression and What You Can Do

To join by computer:  https://smith.zoom.us/j/94931318426


On Sunday April 18th, at 4:00 – 6:00 PM (Eastern): The Business of Judo Session #2: The Business Plan

To join by computer: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89779699527?pwd=WG80YW8yWXdMaE54VkpOZ1VvZTZIdz09

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/