July 22, 2012

Marti Malloy has won the bronze medal in the women’s -57kg category of the 2012 Olympics.  She threw 2008 Olympic champion Giulia Quintavalle of Italy in 2 minutes and 34 seconds of the bronze medal match.


A quote from the IJF report on day 3:

“The second of the female bronze medals went to Marti Malloy, who claimed USA’s first medal of the judo competition. Malloy was a surprise package, who upset the odds in several contests, including an incredible win over the number two seed Telma Monteiro of Portugal in her first fight. She lost out in the semi final to Caprioriu, who threw her with a huge Uranage to score Ippon. In the bronze medal contest she once again proved her calibre in the weight by throwing Quintavalle for Ippon with Ko-uchi-gari. “


IJF Link: Day 3

LA Times: Link

USA Today: Link


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London Olympics Home Page


Check out this IJF website for videos of some of the major players (including our own Kayla Harrison), and vignettes of all the competitors:

Judo Olympians



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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.