USJF Dojo Re-Opening Interactive Workshop This Saturday, May 1, at 6 PM Eastern

April 29, 2021

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2 Special Conferences From The USJF This Weekend: Judo and Mental Health, and The Business of Judo Session #2: The Business Plan

April 16, 2021

  This weekend will see two special conferences, especially for dojo owners and senseis:   On Saturday April 17th, at…

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Message From Mitchell Palacio – President of USJF

April 4, 2021
Message From Mitchell Palacio – President of USJF

  “USJF Dojo: Re-start of Judo”   On Sunday, April 11, at 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Eastern), I will host the…

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Special Teleconference: The Business of Judo – (Re)Opening a Club

March 18, 2021

  Zoom Link:   “The Business of Judo”   Zoom Link:              …

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Shufu Promotions

March 11, 2021

  The following is a special announcement from Miki Takemori, Chairperson of the Shufu Board of Examiners:   In January…

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Spring 2021 Shufu Promotion For Dan Ranks

January 17, 2021

Shufu Judo Yudanshakai presents the Spring 2021 Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Senior Promotional for Dan Ranks On March 6, 2021, the…

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Shufu Board of Directors and Board of Examiners Meetings This Saturday, January 9th

January 7, 2021

  The Shufu Board of Directors are scheduled to meet this Saturday, January 9th, from 10 am until 12 noon. …

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New USJF COVID Guidance Published

January 6, 2021

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2019-2020 USJF Athlete-Scholar Of The Year Scholarship Invitation and Application

December 30, 2020

  Scholarship recipients of $1,000, $750, and $500 awards for 2021 will be selected by the Athlete-Scholar of the Year…

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Dick Hugh Elected to USJF Hall of Fame; Ken Tamai Honored With USJF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

December 15, 2020
Dick Hugh Elected to USJF Hall of Fame; Ken Tamai Honored With USJF’s Lifetime Achievement Award

                            Two longtime pillars of Shufu Judo…

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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.