US Teams Competing in Amsterdam at Kata World Championships

September 19, 2015
The US Kata Teams at the Kata World Championships, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Kneeling: Giunta, Capriotti, Rommelmann, Gouthro, Shimizu.  Standing: Tamai, Rooney, Newcomer, Jackson, Lindsey, Bellerud

The US Kata Teams at the Kata World Championships, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kneeling: Giunta, Capriotti, Rommelmann, Gouthro, Shimizu. Standing: Tamai, Rooney, Newcomer, Jackson, Lindsey, Bellerud

 from Diane Tamai Jackson

 

5 Shufu members are representing the USA at the 2015 IJF World Kata Championship this weekend, September 19-20,  in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where more than 100 teams from 30 countries will be vying for the title of World Champion.

 

Karl Tamai, Diane Jackson, Lisa Capriotti, Rob Gouthro, and Doug Newcomer, all US National Champions, will be seeking honors .

 

On Saturday, Karl and Diane compete in Nage, with Doug and Jennifer Lindsey competing in Katame.

 

On Sunday,  Lisa and Rob compete in Kime.

 

Also on Sunday, Jeff Guinta and Heiko Rommelman from New York compete in Goshin, and Jeff Rooney and Blane Bellerud from Oregon compete in Kime.

 

For more information about all these athletes, click here.

 

Kata Team Dinner

Kata Team Dinner

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: hilson79@gmail.com 202 945 3781.

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 https://athletesafety.org/

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: http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/