Save The Date – Shufu Promotional

January 10, 2023


A message from Miki Takemori, President of Shufu Yudanshakai:


Attention Shufu Yudanshakai:


The Shufu Executive Committee is working towards having the Shufu Central Promotional, Board of Directors and Board of Examiners meeting on the weekend of February 25-26 in the DC Metro area.  Particulars of place and time will be announced as soon as possible.


The important dates to remember are:


Initial Form 20 for Dan ranks must be submitted by January 25th -> final by February  11th


Kyu ranks must submit registration by February 11th.


Sensei, please prepare your lists of students that you wish to be tested for promotion.

(Form at


Information will be out soon.


Thank you for your continued support of Shufu Judo.


Miki Takemori

President of Shufu Yudanshakai.

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.