Shufu Fall 2022 Promotional – Save the Dates

June 19, 2022

Shufu Judoka – The Shufu Executive Committee is planning to have the Shufu Promotional/Shufu Board of Directors and Shufu Board of Examiners meeting on the weekend of August 13, 2022.  The specifics of where and if it will be on Saturday or Sunday are still being worked out.   Deadlines for the August 13th promotional date are the following 

  1. July 13th – Initial Form 20 submission 
  1. July 30th -Final Form 20 with Kata scores, Safe Sport and CDC Heads Up Certification and Background Check completed. (For Nidan and above- CPR and First Aid are also required.) 
  1. Karen Whilden, Shufu Rank Registration Chair ( is already accepting submissions of Form 20s. Contact Karen for assistance with your forms.  

It is possible that the Promotional may be delayed but it would be better to be prepared.

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.