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Dottie Tamai, Mother of the Tamai Family, Has Passed Away.

October 5, 2022
Dottie Tamai, Mother of the Tamai Family, Has Passed Away.

  In loving memory of Mrs. Dottie Marie Tamai, who passed away due to cancer and other complications on Wednesday…

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THIS SUNDAY! – USJF Webinar with Olympic and World Championship Medalist Jim Bregman (10th degree – Judan), 4PM Eastern

September 9, 2022
THIS SUNDAY! – USJF Webinar with Olympic and World Championship Medalist Jim Bregman (10th degree – Judan), 4PM Eastern

The first and arguably the best-known American judo icon, Jim Bregman has devoted his life to the sport as a competitor, teacher, and administrator.   Bregman was a member of the USA’s first Olympic judo team and Bronze medal winner, a World Championship medalist, and Pan American and Maccabiah champion.…

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SAVE THE DATE! Shufu Judo Yudanshakai James Takemori Clinic Series featuring Kevin Asano October 22, 2022

August 22, 2022
SAVE THE DATE! Shufu Judo Yudanshakai James Takemori Clinic Series featuring Kevin Asano October 22, 2022

See details in the event calendar to the left.    

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Results of Shufu Semiannual Promotional Examinations – North and Central Regions

August 20, 2022

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A Message to Shufu BOE Members from Kevin Tamai Regarding Saturday’s Shufu North Promotional

August 19, 2022
A Message to Shufu BOE Members from Kevin Tamai Regarding Saturday’s Shufu North Promotional

Shufu BOE members:   Below is the link for the BOE meeting for Shufu North this Saturday. (tomorrow)   All are welcome to join in.   There are two kyu rank promotions and one dan promotion.   There will be 5 BOE examiners onsite for this event.   Each of you…

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A Special Message from Kevin Tamai, Chairman of the Shufu Board of Examiners, on the Occasion of the Shufu Fall Promotional

August 14, 2022
A Special Message from Kevin Tamai, Chairman of the Shufu Board of Examiners, on the Occasion of the Shufu Fall Promotional

Saturday, August 13, 2022   Today was a big Shufu Judo day. We had rank promotions, our Board of Directors meeting, our Board of Examiners meeting and a wonderful tribute to celebrate the life of our past president and friend, Sensei John Morrisson.   I would like to thank everyone…

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Results of the 2022 Shufu Fall Promotional

August 14, 2022

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

August 12, 2022

  Agendas, Reports, Financials Board of Directors – 9AM Eastern Board of Examiners – 11AM Eastern Celebration of Life for John Morrisson – 1 PM Eastern

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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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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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APRIL 2022

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/

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.