This Sunday on ZOOM: Roy Kawaji Talks About How He Created The Biggest USJF Club in the Country

July 8, 2021

“Story of a Successful Dojo”

This Sunday, July 11th, at 4PM Eastern, the USJF continues its series of collaborative presentations and information sharing to maximize your club’s success. Join the Zoom webinar with sensei Roy Kawaji of Portland Judo, who will share his “Story of a Successful Dojo”


Roy guided his USJF club to be the largest in the country in record time, so don’t miss his discussion of his approach to teaching and to judo, and how he attracts and retains members.


You won’t want to miss the latest of these seminars directed at making you a successful club leader and business owner. Sensei Kawaji’s guidance promises to be an indispensable link in your own dojo’s success story.


Topic: Zoom Webinar with Sensei Roy Kawaji – Portland Judo
Time: Jul 11, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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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.