2012 Faye Allen Event a Success

September 26, 2012
Participants at the 2012 Faye Allen Kata Championships and Clinic

On a beautiful early Autumn day, the 2012 Faye Allen Kata Competition and Clinic was held in at the Kennedy Recreation Center in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 22.  Attended by kata enthusiasts from around the Middle Atlantic region, teams competed during the mid-morning hours, and then participated in a Nage-No-Kata clinic conducted by Senseis Edwin and Jim Takemori for the rest of the morning and afternoon.

Several national kata champion judokas assisted the Takemoris, including Karen Whilden, Diane Jackson, Karl Tamai, and Fran Vall.

Terence McPartland, the tournament director, expressed great satisfaction in the turnout, which was much greater this year than in the past; he is looking forward to the coming year, anticipating even more participation in the kata divisions of major tournaments throughout the region and at the national championships, to be held in Virginia Beach in 2013.

Kata teams should remember that kata divisions will be part of the upcoming Takemori Open on October 13th, and at the Shufu Open on November 17th.



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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.