Masked Sensei 7 with Morgan Girardeau on Saturday December 5th 2020

November 20, 2020

Kokushi Midwest Judo Presents

The 7th Masked Sensei Clinic Featuring

Morgan Girardeau


Author of Judo World Tour – The Globe Trotting Judoka


Saturday December 5th, 2020


Armed with his judogi, iphone and passport, Morgan backpacked around the world (41 countries) to practice judo in as many dojos possible to explore the meaning of mutual welfare and benefit. This journey took him two years to complete and he had the support of the IJF. He’ll share stories, photos and videos of his adventure.


Registration is available through the Masked Sensei button at .  If you enter the coupon code SHAREJUDO at checkout, the clinic is free. Optional donation amounts are available.   The Zoom link goes out 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.

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.