IJF Kata Evaluation Criteria Clinic and Kata Judge Evaluation

March 1, 2016


faye allen tournamentDear Kata enthusiasts –


On March 19 – 20, DC Judo will host a kata clinic on IJF evaluation criteria and hold a kata judge examination.  Eiko Shepherd will be the main clinician.


March 19: 2:00p – 5:00p – classroom clinic, but a few people please bring a gi.

March 20: 9:00a – 12:00 – mat time for practical judge examinations and Q&As on IJF criteria, time permitting.


As you many of you know, at the Senior Nationals this year, the kata competition will use the US Standard with the IJF evaluation criteria.  Judges will use the US score sheets. Next year, at the Senior Nationals, judges will apply the full IJF system: Kodokan standard with IJF evaluation criteria and score sheets.


Please save the date and join us for this timely clinic. The flyer will follow soon.

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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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.