WOW !! Shufu International Kata Team Brings Home the Golds. And Silver. And Bronze !!!

April 20, 2018

Shufu International Kata Team at the 2018 Pan American Championships in Costa Rica: Karl Tamai, Diane Tamai Jackson, Monty Burton, Wayne Lifshitz, Rob Gouthro, Lisa Capriotti, all rocking their Shufu Team Shirts!


Pix and Preliminary report from Karl Tamai and Wayne Lifshitz:

Rob and Lisa: 2 Gold: Kime No Kata and Goshin Jutsu – mixed teams


Diane and Karl: Gold in Ju No Kata, Silver in Katame No Kata – mixed teams


Wayne and Monty: Bronze in men’s Ju No Kata, also competed in men’s Goshin Jutsu


Largest PJC championship ever with 60 katas performed.

USA Kata Team at the 2018 Pan American Judo Championships in Costa Rica

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.