Calendar

Local and National Events

Feb
5
Sun
Nage-no-kata Clinic at Sport Judo in Springfield, VA @ Sport Judo
Feb 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Feb
18
Sat
32nd Lone Star Classic @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Feb 18 all-day
Feb
25
Sat
Spring 2023 Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Junior and Senior Promotional Examination @ The Compound
Feb 25 all-day

Shufu Judo Yudanshakai

in cooperation with The Compound,

presents the

Spring 2023 Shufu Judo Yudanshakai

Junior and Senior Promotional Examination

Saturday, February 25, 2023

at

The Compound

12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904 (301- 264-8874)

 

United States Judo Federation Sanction #23-02-07

This event is Preregistration Only. There is no onsite registration.

 

Deadline for registration is Thursday, January 26, 2023 for Dan ranks and Saturday, February 11, 2023 for  Junior and Senior Kyu ranks.

 

Eligibility to register for promotion

  1. All judoka must be a current member of the USJF, USJA, or USA Judo.

    (USJF members are eligible to be promoted at this event. USJA or USA Judo members may request to be examined and have their results forwarded to the appropriate organization.)

  2. For Shodan – current year plus one year prior membership in USJF

  3. For Nidan and above – current year plus three years prior membership in USJF

 

Recommending Students for Promotion

Examinees must be recommended for promotion by their instructor.  Examinees should be listed on the JUDOKA RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION form that is submitted by the head instructor from each club to Kevin Tamai, Chair of the Board of Examiners – shufuboechairman.kevin@gmail.com.

 

Promotion Requirements Being Used

The Shufu Board of Examiners has implemented the changeover to the USJF promotional requirements.  The 2023 Shufu Spring Promotional will follow the “2021 Final Handbook Revision with Added Techniques”, available on the Shufu website under Promotions. All ranks within Shufu’s promotion authority are required to do the physical testing, i.e., all ranks through and including Godan.  Rokudan and above are not required to do physical testing; Kata requirements still apply as required for rank sought.

 

Event Schedule

9 – 11 AM          Shufu Board of Directors Meeting (All registered Yudansha [Black Belts] are encouraged to attend but a Zoom connection will be supplied. Contact: shufupresident.miki@gmail.com)

9 AM                 Junior and Senior Check-in

9 – 11 AM          Written exams and testing

11 AM – 1 PM    Board of Examiners meeting

To Follow:  Review of written and technical examinations, Announcement of results

 

Please Note: There will be NO COMPETITION at this promotional event.

 

Shufu will follow USJF Medical Committee and local/state guidelines regarding COVID at the time of the Promotional.

 

Registration and Fees

  1. Deadlines for Registration

    • Thursday, January 26, 2023: Dan Ranks

    • Saturday, February 11, 2023: Senior Kyu and All Juniors

  1. You can now register and pay online HERE

    • Registration Fee (all examinees): $50

    • Additional Fees for Black Belt Ranks only:

      • Shufu Promotion Fee: $15 (paid online with registration fee)

      • [Note: After the promotion: USJF Promotional Fees: $125 for Shodan plus $25 for each rank step above Shodan, plus an additional $25 for Shichidan and Hachidan. (Instructions for how to pay USJF Promotional Fees will be provided after the promotional) Life Members: $0]

    • Waiver (online) can be electronically signed or scanned and sent to shufuboechairman.kevin@gmail.com

 

Accommodations

If you require an accommodation for visual or hearing impairment or other reason, please let us know on the registration form.

 

Documentation and Deadlines

 

Deadlines for Documentation

    • Monday, January 2, 2023:

      • First day documentation may be submitted.

    • Thursday, January 26, 2023:

      • Dan Ranks – initial submission of Form 20

      • Shufu Rank Registration Chair and Chair of the Board of Examiners request that the head instructor from each club submit  JUDOKA RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION FORM by this date to Kevin Tamai, Chair of the Board of Examiners – shufuboechairman.kevin@gmail.com. as it will facilitate the smooth running of the event.

    • Saturday, February 11, 2023:

      • Senior Kyu and All Juniors (please refer to the Shufu Website for current promotional guidelines for requirements of knowledge, kata, and other documents).

      • Dan Ranks – rest of documentation & completed/finalized Form 20.

1. All Dan COMPLETED Documentation Due by Saturday, February 11, 2023

    • Black Belts only: Editable Form 20 (electronic submission only):

      • Submit to Karen Whilden, Rank Registration Chair, at shufurankreg@gmail.com.

      • The Rank Registration Team will work with candidate to identify and cure any problems with the Form 20, with that process to be completed at least 14 days before the promotional, i.e., Saturday, February 11, 2023.

      • If a Form 20 has not been submitted by Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Shufu Board of Examiners (BOE) will table the promotion request until the next promotional.

2. Documentation due by Saturday, February 11, 2023

    • Junior and Senior Kyu Documentation (electronic submission only):

      • Submit scans of documents below to Kevin Tamai at (shufuboechairman.kevin@gmail.com)

      • Membership card

      • Competition results

      • Kata Scores (as required for the rank sought)

        • Contact Rank Registration Chair for accommodations to kata demonstration due to issues of space and safety. Shufu will follow USJF Medical Committee and local/state guidelines regarding COVID at the time of the Promotional.

        • Kata must be judged by a member of the BOE, or a National level or higher certified kata judge or kata instructor in the kata to be tested.

      • Certificates (as required for the rank sought)

    • Black Belt Documentation Requirements (electronic submission only):
      (See Shufu website under Promotion for how to submit each document.)

      • Submit all documentation to Karen Whilden, Rank Registration Chair, at shufurankreg@gmail.com

      • Form 20 – in final, complete, and editable format

      • Membership card

      • Indicate status of a USJF background check (for judoka 18 years of age and older)

        a) Hold a current USJF background check, or

        b) Have recently applied for one, or

        c) Have a USA Judo background check

      • Promotion certificate for current rank

      • Kata Scores (as required for the rank sought)

        • Contact Rank Registration Chair for accommodations to kata demonstration due to issues of space and safety. Shufu will follow USJF Medical Committee and local/state guidelines regarding COVID at the time of the Promotional.

        • Kata must be judged by a member of the BOE, or a national level or higher certified kata judge or kata instructor in the kata to be tested.

      • Safe Sport certificate (for judoka 18 years of age and older)

      • CDC Heads Up certificate or NFHS (National Federation of High School – National Federation of State High School Association) Concussion Training

        • Note: USA Judo does not accept NFHS Concussion Training. Choose CDC Heads up if need to satisfy concussion training for both USA Judo and USJF.

      • For Nidan and above: CPR and First Aid certificate(s)

      • Other certificates (as required to decrease Time-in-Grade for the rank sought for non-competitors)

      • If the Form 20 has not been updated to cure all identified problems, and resubmitted by Saturday, February 11, 2023, the Shufu Board of Examiners will table the promotion request until the next promotional.

 

No documentation will be accepted after Saturday, February 11, 2023.


 

Shufu Board of Directors

Please submit agenda items for the Shufu Board of Directors meeting by Friday, February 10, 2023 to Shufu Secretary Diane Tamai Jackson, at shufuyudanshakai@gmail.com.

 

The Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Board of Directors meeting will begin at 9:00 AM. This meeting is for registered members of Shufu Judo Yudanshakai who hold the current rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) or higher. Please try to be on time for the start of the meeting.

 

A zoom connection will be supplied by contacting: shufupresident.miki@gmail.com

 

Shufu Board of Examiners

The Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Board of Examiners meeting will begin at 11:00 AM. This meeting is for registered BOE members of Shufu Judo Yudanshakai. Please try to be on time for the start of the meeting. It is requested that BOE member arrive early for testing judoka by 9am. We need a minimum of 6 examiners on the mat.

 

A zoom connection will be supplied by contacting: mailto:shufuboechairman.kevin@gmail.com

Mar
4
Sat
SAVE THE DATE – 2023 Novice and Fundamentals Referee Clinic – Saturday, March 4th @ Dawson Terrace Community Center
Mar 4 all-day
Mar
18
Sat
USA Judo Youth National Championships
Mar 18 – Mar 19 all-day
Apr
1
Sat
NCJA Collegiate and High School National Championships
Apr 1 – Apr 2 all-day
Apr
14
Fri
USJF Spring Meetings
Apr 14 – Apr 15 all-day
May
20
Sat
USA Judo Senior National Championships
May 20 – May 21 all-day
Jun
17
Sat
USA Judo Junior Olympic Championships
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day
Jul
8
Sat
USJF- USJA Summer Nationals
Jul 8 – Jul 9 all-day

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.

       SHUFU SHINBUN

 

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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 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.