DAN RANK APPLICANTS READ THIS NOW! An Important Message About the Upcoming Promotional from the Shufu President and the Chair of the Board of Examiners

July 12, 2022

Attention Shufu Sensei and Judoka The deadline for initial submission of documents for the Shufu Central Promotional is this Thursday, July 14th at midnight for Dan applicants.  Please get your Form 20 (can be a draft) to Karen Whilden, Shufu Rank Registration Chair at Shufurankreg@gmail.com .  The online registration will be available soon. Please check the Shufu website for the information. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!  

Miki Takemori, President of Shufu Yudanshakai

Kevin Tamai, Chairman of the Shufu Board of Examiners

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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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.