The Light of Kodokan Judo

December 22, 2021
January 16, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Virtual Seminar

to REGISTER, Contact Sayaka Torra at:


Message from Matsumoto Sensei:


“I’ve been happily preparing this upcoming seminar on The Light of Kodokan Judo.

“Our time together will be spent discussing the origins of judo within the context of Japanese history, in order to gain more insights about the ideals and philosophies underlying judo that I had in mind when writing the series on which the seminar is based.

“I look forward very much to sharing with all of you that larger context of history, which many in the judo world are not exposed to. See you all then!”

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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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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.