Warrick and Tamai Place at Junior Pan American Championships in Argentina

November 6, 2015
Alex Tamai, at left

Alex Tamai, at left

Rico Warrick, second from right

Rico Warrick, second from right

Shufu competitors Alex Tamai and Jesse “Rico” Warrick of the College Park (Maryland) Judo Club fought their way to the podium in their respective divisions at the Junior Pan American Championships in Argentina, with Tamai winning a Silver medal and Warrick a Bronze.

 

Both boys had been chosen for the international team based on their high national rankings in the United States.

 

Kurt Tamai, the head coach of College Park Judo, accompanied the young competitors and coached them to their success in the tournament.

 

Additional information will be forthcoming.

 

Congratulations to Rico, Alex, and Kurt !

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/