Appeal for Gerard Cadet, Compound Sensei

July 15, 2023

Sensei Gerard Cadet

On behalf of the team at The Compound in Silver Spring, MD, we are reaching out for our Judo Sensei, Gerard Cadet.


Upon returning from an International Judo tournament in El Salvador in late-June, Sensei Gerard experienced several severe illnesses. Fortunately, Sensei Gerard was able to recognize the signs of these conditions and his wife immediately sought help. Doctors at the hospital credit Gerard for his quick thinking which enabled them to confirm that he was in need of immediate medical attention.


While Sensei Gerard was able to get the help he needed, he is currently without full use of his body. Needless to say, he is currently enrolled in a Rehabilitation Program to get back to 100%. We know that as an active and dedicated Judoka, he will be fighting with all of his strength to get back to the mats.


The challenge that Sensei Gerard is facing is that he is without any financial help at the moment. His disability paperwork has yet to come in so that he can start receiving some financial assistance while he is out of work. Even then, the systems and processes could take weeks, if not months, to start providing financial aid.


We are asking that the martial arts community, fellow fathers, and otherwise anyone else that can – please help Sensei Gerard, his wife Rebecca, and his son Maxwell focus on health by alleviating the mental and emotional stress of finances while he is in recovery.


Click HERE to assist Sensei Gerard Cadet and his family during his recovery.

At a date to be determined soon (as of July 12, 2023), The Compound will be hosting a day of Judo Clinics, taking donations from the Judo Community that he has dedicated his life toward serving and promoting. This clinic will be Judo-politics free. The only thing that matters is coming together as one community to help one of our own Judokas recover.


Pow J. Srikachorn (mobile)


p: 202-735-4249

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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.