Upcoming Events – As of August 24, 2016

June 5, 2016 by

Click on links below for details and look on the listed Judo sites for other events:

 

Friday, August 26, 2016:  Deadline for USJF Fall Promotion Form 20

Sunday, August, 28, 2016: 2016 MJDA George Balch Memorial Golf Outing, Sterling Heights MI

Saturday, September 10, 2016: 2016 America’s Cup Judo Tournament, Anderson IN

Sunday, September 11, 2016: 2016 Konan Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH

Saturday, September 17, 2016: 21st Annual Rock N Roll Capital of the World Judo Tournament, Lodi OH

Saturday, September 24, 2016: Shintaro Nakano Clinic, Birmingham MI

Sunday, October 2, 2016: 2016 Konan Fall Promotion Testing, Maumee OH

Saturday, October 8, 2016: 2016 Great Lakes Open Judo Championships, Grand Rapids MI

Sunday, October 9 2016: USJF and USA-Judo Coach Certification Clinic, Grand Rapids MI

October 15 & 16, 2016, Irwin Cohen Memorial Tournament, Franklin Park  IL

Check again soon for more upcoming events.

Judo Event Calendars:

Traffic Warning – Konan Joint Workout at Birmingham Y

August 20, 2016 by

Please note that the Woodward Dream Cruise is today.

Do not attempt to drive up or down Woodward Avenue to get to the Birmingham Y.  It will be congested and impassable from south of I-696 and northward.

Best access may be to approach the Y from the west by taking West Lincoln from Southfield Road to the  Y.

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USJF & USA-Judo Coach Certification Clinic – October 9. 2016

August 16, 2016 by

2016-10-09 Coach Certification Clinic

USJF & USA-Judo Coach Certification Clinic, Sunday, October 9,  2016, Godai Judo Club, Kroc Center, Grand Rapids MI.

 

JAM Konan Summer Junior Joint Workout – August 20 – Birmingham Y, Birmingham MI

August 15, 2016 by

Harun BogdanicThe last of three summer summer joint workouts is scheduled for this Saturday, August 20, at Saito-dojo, Birmingham Y, Birmingham MI.

Time: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm

Click here for the flier and registration forms.

The goal of these joint workouts is to get as many junior/youth competitors together in one place as possible so they can all get mat time with other’s in their skill, weight and age range that they don’t see all the time. This should be a great opportunity to play with other competitors and experience what it will take to play at the national level.

Cost:   Costs will be 10 dollars per person.  In the event that there are multiple club members we will discount each club member $2 per additional member (i.e. cost $8/person)

Training Camp Facilitator:  Harun Bogdanic involved with judo in. Michigan since 2010

  • 2016 US Judo
  • 2016 All-American for Grand Valley State
  • Multiple state and regional tournament winner..
  • IJF Coaching Certification candidate

For more information, click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic.

USA Judo Makes History in Rio

August 14, 2016 by

From USA Judo:

Team USA put on a show in Rio; With a Gold, Silver and a 7th Place win, USA ranked 5th overall at the Judo Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Click here to watch replays of Olympic judo action.

“It’s amazing the success that USA Judo athletes have enjoyed these last two Olympic Games; to finish 5th in the world, beating Brazil in Brazil, as well as Cuba’s well respected Judo program, speaks to the smart planning and return on investment of our National coaches.” – Jose Rodriguez, USA Judo CEO.

The 2016 team represented the United States well, giving their best Olympic performance to date.

“We shocked and impressed the entire world once again with our judo team.” Says Jimmy Pedro. “I didn’t think we would be able to outdo our performance in London. To have two athletes make the finals in the Olympic games in absolutely amazing.”

Head Coach, Jimmy Pedro is pleased with how the team came together in Rio. “They acted as a family. They won together. They lost together. The entire team was competitive in every match. The team put up a good fight. They were courageous and excited to be here. The whole team is happy.” Says Jimmy Pedro.

Jose Rodriguez, who has been CEO at USA Judo for 11 years, is excited with how much the entire team and staff has accomplished the past two quadrennials.

“I want to not only congratulate Kayla, Travis, and their coaches, but each and every one of our athletes whose strong shoulders our Olympic medalist have been carried!” Says Jose Rodriguez. “This is a Team USA Judo success and every member shares in this historic success.”

Not only did the athletes make history with their performance, judo in the United States was represented in the media as never before. For the first time, Judo received LIVE TV coverage.

All Judo competitions were available to watch on NBC live stream. Both Travis Stevens and Kayla Harrison’s matches were broadcasted on LIVE TV on NBC Sports Network and MSNBC.

Additionally, Leo White, USA Judo Coach Director on the Board of Directors, was invited to commentate on NBC Sports Network. See his judo recap story here:http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/leo-white-kayla-harrison-has-historic-day-rio

Overall, this was great success for Judo in the United States. Great work Team USA!

 

Reminder: MJDA 2016 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 14, 2016 by

***Please consider supporting and attending this enjoyable afternoon fundraiser for MJDA.

For information and reservation form  click here or contact Mr. Noboru Saito by e-mail (click here) or telephone (248) 585-7982.


Please support Michigan Judo Development Association’s Annual golf fund raiser, held to honor the memory of one of Konan’s giants, Mr. George Balch.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rammler Golf Club
38180 Utica Road
Sterling Heights,MI 48312

Proceeds to Benefit:

  • USJF George C. Balch Scholarship Fund
  • Noboru Saito Judo Grant Fund
  • Judo Programs in Michigan – Travel Fund and Seminars

For information and reservation form  click here or contact Mr. Noboru Saito by e-mail (click here) or telephone (248) 585-7982.

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Reminder – JAM Konan Summer Junior Joint Workout – August 13 – Alliance AZO, Kalamazoo MI

August 8, 2016 by

Harun Bogdanic*** Reminder – this Saturday  – August 13th.

*** For more information, click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic or call (313) 915-7974.

*** Please be sure to have the standard waiver and the Heads Up waiver signed by your parents if you are a minor.

*** Please be sure to have your sensei (Shodan or higher) sign your standard waiver if you yourself are not Shodan or higher.

The second of three summer summer joint workouts is scheduled for this Saturday, August 13, at Alliance AZO, Kalamazoo MI.

Time: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm

Click here for the flier and registration forms.

The goal of these joint workouts is to get as many junior/youth competitors together in one place as possible so they can all get mat time with other’s in their skill, weight and age range that they don’t see all the time. This should be a great opportunity to play with other competitors and experience what it will take to play at the national level.

Cost:   Costs will be 10 dollars per person.  In the event that there are multiple club members we will discount each club member $2 per additional member (i.e. cost $8/person)

Training Camp Facilitator:  Harun Bogdanic involved with judo in. Michigan since 2010

  • 2016 US Judo
  • 2016 All-American for Grand Valley State
  • Multiple state and regional tournament winner..
  • IJF Coaching Certification candidate

For more information, click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic.

Olympic Judo Schedule – Better Link

August 6, 2016 by

Rio NBCClick here for a better link with a more detailed Olympic Judo schedule.

Click here for live information including Contest Sheets.

Each day will be broken up into two sessions. The first session will feature preliminary matches in both weight classes, all the way up through the quarterfinals. Competition will take place on two mats, and NBCOlympics.com will have dedicated live streams for each mat.

The final block will feature repechage matches, semifinals, Bronze Medal Matches and Gold Medal Matches.

Daily schedule
Prelims: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Finals: 2:30 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. ET

Schedule by weight class & Live stream links

Day 1 (Aug. 6): women’s 48kg, men’s 60kg
Day 1 (Aug. 6): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 2 (Aug. 7): women’s 52kg, men’s 66kg    Angelica Delgado
Day 2 (Aug. 7): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 3 (Aug. 8): women’s 57kg, men’s 73k     Marti Malloy, Nicholas Delpopolo
Day 3 (Aug. 8): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 4 (Aug. 9): women’s 63kg, men’s 81kg    Travis Stevens
Day 4 (Aug. 9): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 5 (Aug. 10): women’s 70kg, men’s 90kg   Colton Brown
Day 5 (Aug. 10): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 6 (Aug. 11): women’s 78kg, men’s 100kg   Kayla Harrison
Day 6 (Aug. 11): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

Day 7 (Aug. 12): women’s 78+kg, men’s 100+kg
Day 7 (Aug. 12): Prelims: Mat 1 | Mat 2 | Medal Matches

 

Olympic Judo Schedule – Starts 9am August 6

August 6, 2016 by

Rio NBCOlympic Judo starts today, August 6, at 9 am.

Click here for the schedule and live streaming.

Click here for a better schedule

Maria Celia Laborde Clinic – Date Correction – August 7

August 5, 2016 by

Please note this date correction:  the Maria Celia Laborde Clinic at the Fight Like a Girl Camp is on Sunday, August 7, not Saturday, August 6, as originally listed.

Clck here for clinic flier and more information.

USJF Promotion Form 20 Deadline – August 26, 2016

August 2, 2016 by

konan-logo3Please note the the deadline for submitting USJF Form 20 Recommendation for Promotion for the Konan Fall Promotion events is August 26.

Please review your Form 20 with your sensei. He or she is familiar with the form and can help you avoid issues or possible rejection of your form.  The submission deadline allows the responsible Promotion Committee members to review your Form 20 and get any necessary additional information or corrections from you before the deadline for submission to USJF.  Please help them help you by submitting your Form 20 as early as you can and no later than the deadline.

Please click here for more information about the Promotion event and requirements.

 


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