The James H. Takemori Fund


It has been a month since the passing of Jim Takemori, and we have now established a means for those who wish to support his legacy by donating to a special fund that has been set up within Shufu Judo Yudanshakai.

Shufu has been working with the Takemori family to establish the details of the mission of the fund, which will be forthcoming. Be assured that it will give continuing respect and honor to Sensei Takemori, one -of the true icons of American judo who was well-known and held in high esteem by so many judoka over the past decades, and will be consistent with the work ethic and judo principles that so many of us came to know through him.

For donations, please send your check, made out to “Shufu”, and with a note directing the funds to the James H. Takemori Fund, to

    Michael Tad Nalls
    4405 East West Highway, Suite 602
    Bethesda Md 20814

Shufu Judo Yudanshakai is a charitable organization, registered as a 501(c)(3) with the United States IRS.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this information. There have been many inquiries in anticipation of the Takemori Fund, and Shufu and the Takemori family are happy to announce this as a way to honor Jimmy’s memory and tangibly promote the advancement of judo.

With best regards to all in our judo family,

Shufu Judo Yudanshakai
telephone 410-456-9556