Konan Rank Evaluation Shiai

December 7, 2018 by

This event will be held January 20th 2019 in East Lansing. It is a great opportunity to test yourself against other players and possibly be recommended for promotion. 

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Upcoming Events

July 16, 2017 by

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

Konan Rank Evaluation Shiai 012019 Rank Evaluation Flyer

Konan Judo Association Championships 022419 Konan Championships

2019 Michigan Open Judo Championships 040719 MI Open Flyer

Akiya Judo Championships 050419 AKIYA TOURNAMENT FLYER

Check again soon for more upcoming events.

Judo Event Calendars:

MJDA 2018 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 13, 2018 by

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.  If you can not attend, please consider a donation.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 19, 2018. 10 am.

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

Everyone wins a prize!

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

Please shop and support MJDA: 

Konan 2018 Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH – August 26

August 12, 2018 by

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, August 26, 2018

TIMES:

Registration 12:30 PM -1:00 PM
Training and Review – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Kata Certification Testing – 3:00 – 4:00 PM

COSTS:

Workshop – $20.00
USJF Kata Testing and Certification  – $20.00

LOCATION: Black Swamp Judo Club. 2564 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, OH 43537

CLINICIANS:

  • Mrs. Frances Glaze, Rokudan, Chair of the Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mr. Don Flagg, Rokudan,  Vice-Chair of the Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mr. Tom Sheehan, Rokudan, Promotion Committee Chair, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • )ther members of the Konan Promotion Committee.

Candidates will review for their Kata and Go Kyo no Waza. We strongly suggest you prepare for the promotion test at the promotional clinic. Those that want to be certified in a Kata must fill out application form plus a $20.00 testing fee that goes to USJF. You must notify Mrs. Glaze that you are planning to test for Kata certification prior to the beginning of the clinic. Only USJF members may be evaluated for promotion and certification.

  • Candidates must have already submitted their Form 20 to Mr. Tom Sheehan,  Promotion Committee Chair and to Mrs. Frances Glaze, Chair Konan Board of Examiners.
  • Candidates without a  current  (4 years old or less) Background Check,  must have already submitted a Background Check to the USJF National Office.
  • A current (less than two years old) SafeSport Training and CDC Head’s Up Training Certificates must also be provided.
  • Candidates must a valid USJF Coaching or Teaching certificate.

The Registration Form and Waiver for the Clinic will be available at the Clinic.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

ELIGIBILITY: All participants must present a valid U.S.J.I., U.S.J.F. or U.S.J.A card at the workshop site. If
you cannot produce a card, in order to participate, you will need to purchase a membership on site. Foreign
contestants must have the proper ID from their home country.

Reminder – Jack Hatton / Harun Bogdanic Clinic – July 5 & July 7

June 30, 2018 by

Just a reminder – this Thursday and Saturday at the USJF/USJA Junior Nationals in Grand Rapids MI.  Two day clinic – attend one or both days.  Click here for the flier and registration form.

Questions? Click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic.

 

Special Clinic – Traditions of the Kodokan- July 6, Grand Rapids MI

June 25, 2018 by

On Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids MI, host hotel for the 2018 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals, there will be a unique judo opportunity:

Lecture and on-mat sessions to learn about the traditions, rituals, and concepts of Kano Sensei’s development of Judo from a very special guest clinician and lecturer: Sensei Susumu Takahashi, Professor and Managing Director of Daito Bunka University, 7th Dan, Kodokan Instructor, IJF International World Referee.

Click here for the full brochure and registration form.

***Please be sure to bring a white judo-gi to the clinic.

Sponsored by the USJF Referee Development and Certification Committee (RDCS)

For more information: E-mail Calvin Terada, Chair, USJF-RDCS.

 

2018 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals – Pre-Registration Deadline

June 17, 2018 by

Just a reminder:  the pre-registration deadline for the Junior Nationals in Grand Rapids is this Friday, June 22.  Pre-register and save money!

Click here for the registration web page.

Passing of Vigil Goodwine – sensei

April 29, 2018 by

As many of you know, Virgil Goodwine recently passed away.  Virgil obtained the rank of Rokudan.  He was student under George Funakoshi Ohio State University.  When George retired Virgil took over as head instructor at OSU.  He was a national competitor for many years in the plus 100 Kg.  He was also a Konan Ohio Vice President in the 1980s.  He will be missed by many he was always smiling and laughing and had a good time with anyone he was with.  His obituary is below.

Tom Sheehan


Virgil B. GOODWINE ObituaryGOODWINE, Virgil B. 60, of Springfield, Ohio passed away April 24, 2018. He was born February 19, 1958 the son of Marion N. and Marian (Anderson) Goodwine. Virgil is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He retired from the State of Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. Virgil is survived by his devoted wife, Rita Cecil Goodwine; daughter, Chrisondra Goodwine; sons, Virgil Goodwine II and Julian (Brooke) Goodwine; siblings, Ava, Donna and Van and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is Monday, April 30, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. In St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements by the Robert C. Henry-Clark Funeral Home. www.robertchenryfuneralhome.com

MJDA 2018 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 19, 2018

April 27, 2018 by

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 19, 2018. 10 am.

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

Everyone wins a prize!

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

Please shop and support MJDA: 

2018 AKIYA JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP SHIAI and KATA COMPETITION

March 5, 2018 by

SIGN UP NOW!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

HOSTED BY: Mideast Cudell Judo Club. Click here to e-mail or phone (216) 287-0795 or (216) 961-9441

SANCTIONED BY: United States Judo Federation – Sanction Number: 18-05-01

LOCATION: Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Blvd.,  Cleveland OH 44102

NEW SIMPLE ONLINE OR EMAIL PREREGISTRATION PROCESS—SAVE $10! NO PENALTY IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND! SO SIGN UP NOW!

Preregister via email or online and pay at the door and save $10.00! All we need for online registration is your info, we will collect the money on the day of the tournament. This will speed up pool assignments on the day of the tournament.  There is no penalty if you decide to withdraw so there is no reason not to register now!

To preregister  click here to go to the tournament web site and follow the instructions.

Email and online registration closes at 11:59 PM May 2, 2018

Click here for the mail-in Flyer : 2018 AKIYA TOURNAMENT Flyer

Passing of Bill Clark-sensei

February 13, 2018 by

William (“Bi;;”) Archie Clark, age 77 years, passed away Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence in Essexville, Michigan.

He was born on July 30, 1940 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of the late William E. and Phyllis (Fellows) Clark.

Bill was united in marriage to Rosalind Barnett on September 24, 1960 and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1996.

He was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

Bill was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 324 for more than 50 years. He worked with his father at Clark Contracting for 40 years. In the winter months he was a substitute teacher with the Essexville and Bay City Public Schools where he was known as “Sarge”.

Bill was also a very passionate member of the US Judo Federation where he attained his Black Belt 7th Degree.  Bill was a regular competitor in Michigan judo tournaments for many decades, known to all for his love of judo.

Surviving family include his children, Kathryn Clark, William (Brenda) Clark, Krista Kloha and Matthew Clark; grandchildren, Gabrielle (Steven), Griffin, William, Brittany, Eric (Hannah), Sarah (Brian), Christopher, Kevin (Ashley), Alyssa and Caitlin; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Clark; brothers-in-law, Lindsey Spurlock and William (Sherry) Barnett; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jim) McDonald and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Bud Barnett and sisters-in-law, JoAnne Clark and Janice Spurlock.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Bay City MI. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the church. Private burial will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to wishes of the family.


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