POSTPONED! Shufu Judo Yudanshakai James Takemori Clinic Series featuring Kevin Asano October 22, 2022

August 22, 2022

Hello judoka  We are saddened to announce that the 2022 Shufu Judo Yudanshakai James Takemori Memorial Clinic series featuring clinician Kevin Asano is being postponed.   Many people did not pre-register and planned to register onsite on Saturday. We do not have a new date yet.  We will work on rescheduling a new date and let you know as soon as we can make that happen.   Thank you for your understanding and continued support of Shufu Judo Yudanshakai events.   If you know of other judoka who were planning on attending please let them know.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you  Kevin Tamai

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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.