USJF National Championships

September 2, 2023



United States Judo Federation Fall National Championships


City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California


October 28, 2023

USJF Sanction: Pending






  • Open to members with current membership in either USJF,  USJA or USA Judo.

  • USJF/USJA members get a 10% discount on the entry fee with Coupon code:  USJF10. If you are not a USJF/USJA member using this coupon code, your registration will be removed and you will be required to re-register.

Competition Venue:

  • City College of San Francisco Wellness Center

  • 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco – California 94112

Tournament  Hotel:

  • Embassy Suites, 250 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA. 650-589-3400

Group Room Rate & Reservation Link:

      • Group rate is $179.00 + tax

Group Room Rate Includes:

      • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Value $14.99/day)

      • Complimentary Breakfast and Evening Reception included in rate

Hotel Shuttle Service From/To SFO:

        • Running times are 0500-2400

        • Charge per person each way $10.00

Make reservation & payment through website:

      • You must use the group reservation link to get the group rate:

      • Please make your reservations using the hyperlink below ON or BEFORE 10/1/23

Weigh-In and Check-In:

  • Cadet, IJF Jr. and Senior Championship Categories must weigh in at Host Hotel: From 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Tournament Directors:

  • Ariana Chandra – CCSF Judo Club

  • Torrie Oishi – Taishi Judo Club

Head Referee:

  • Julie Koyama: IJF B, USJF Referee Chairperson

Referee Clinic and Meeting

    • October 27, 2023 – Embassy Suites, 250 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

    • 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


  • Gold (1st), Silver (2nd) and Bronze (3rd) place medals will be awarded in each division.

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.