Shufu T-Shirt Giveaway to USJF Shufu Members!

September 25, 2020

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To each Shufu Yudanshakai member who wishes to have one of the new Shufu Yudanshakai T-shirts, Shufu has decided to give each member a free Shufu T-shirt with one of the Facebook-winning artworks to show our appreciation for your membership and in celebration of our Yudanshakai.



If you have not received your free Shufu T-shirt and would like to have one, please tell your judo instructor the size and type you would prefer and ask them to give Shufu VP Eric Spears the total number of requests. If you are unattached to any club feel free to contact VP Spears directly at (sizes are limited to adult Small to 3X large and some sizes in certain models of T-shirts are no longer available).



Use this as an opportunity to stay connected with your students! We will do our best to match up your requests with our inventory, if you would do your best to get the shirts to our members. This offer is on a first come, first served basis so feel free to contact your students again to keep this moving.


We hope you and your families remain safe during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and keep practicing your solo uchikomi 🙂


Please share this with other Shufu members to ensure that all members know about this free T-shirt offer.


Jita Kyoei
Shufu Yudanshakai Executive Committee

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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.