Please take a few minutes to send a get-well card to John Anderson

January 30, 2017


As I announced at the Shufu Rules Clinic on Sunday, Sensei John Anderson has been taken ill and is in a rehabilitation facility near Baltimore._MG_8271_1 copy


John has been a sensei to many of us and an important part of the region’s judo development over many years.


I ask that each of us consider sending John a note or a card letting him know that we are thinking of him and to remind him that he is still an honored and respected member of our judo family.


A family member checks his mail daily, and will bring your cards and letters to him.


John’s address is 8405 Downey Dale Drive, Randallstown, MD 21133.


Thanks for taking a bit of your time to send John your reminder of friendship and gift of encouragement as he recovers.


Chuck Medani



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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.