Archive for March, 2010

Konan’s South Hills Dojo – Pittsburgh PA – Youth Development Program

March 31, 2010

Devante Tiller - Photo Courtesy Andrew Russell | Tribune-Review

Read about Konan’s South Hills Dojo in Pittsburgh and their cooperative program with Allegheny Youth Development by clicking here.

The article features Devante Tiller, a 16 year old competitor on his way up.  Devante recently took bronze at the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships in Spokane, WA.

Best wishes to Devante and Sensei Rick Brown of  South Hills for continued success with the AYD program

2010 Michigan Open Results

March 21, 2010
Thanks to all the volunteers, table workers, registration personnel, kata judges, referees, participants, assistant directors, and especially Mr. Sheehan the the MSU workers who helped make this tournament so successful.

Attached are the results: 2010 Michigan Open Results

Neil Simon, Tournament Director

Konan’s Andrew Buckley Places 3rd – USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships

March 20, 2010

Congratulations to Konan’s Andrew Buckley for a fine performance at last weekend’s the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships. Andrew placed 3rd in the Male Intermediate (born 1998-199) 52kg division.

Nearly 400 athletes competed during in the tournament on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14,  in Spokane, Wash.

A USA Judo Junior Point Tournament, the event included top players from throughout the nation in divisions for 5-19-year-olds.

For full details visit the USA Judo website or get the full report here:  2010 USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships Results.

Congratulations to Andrew, a student at Saito Dojo, in Birmingham MI

Konan’s George Truong – Outstanding Male Competitor – USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships

March 20, 2010

Konan’s George Truong (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Ju Shin Kan) was the Outstanding Male Competitor of the USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships after winning both the Juvenile B (15-16-year-olds) and IJF-Junior (Under-20) 60kg divisions.  A Cadet World Team member as a 55kg player in 2009, Truong was undefeated throughout the day, winning eight straight matches.

Nearly 400 athletes competed during in the tournament on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14,  in Spokane, Wash.

A USA Judo Junior Point Tournament, the event included top players from throughout the nation in divisions for 5-19-year-olds.

Congratulations to George and Paul Truong, Head Sensei at Ju Shin Kan Judo Club.

For full details visit the USA Judo website or get the full report here:  2010 USA Judo Youth and Scholastic National Championships Results.

Konan 2010 Spring Promotional Results

March 10, 2010

Here is an excerpt of the official report of the recent Promotional Clinic. Special thanks to the listed members of the Promotional Committee for generously giving their time to the benefit of the candidates.  Congratulations to the successful candidates!

Report of Konan Promotional Clinic

The Spring Promotional Clinic was held at Michigan State University on March 6, 2010.  Promotional Committee members present included Mr. Thomas Sheehan, Mr. Neil Simon, Mrs. Elizabeth Spaeth, Mr. Jim Murray, Mr. Don Wilson and Mr. Don Flagg, Committee Chair.

The Committee recommends the following individuals for promotion:

Jamie Blake                             Sandan

Daniel Schackmann             Sandan

Danielle Clinton                    Nidan

Stephanie Hawkins             Shodan

Eric Richards                        Shodan

Mr. Richards also passed his evaluation for Nage-No-Kata “C” certification

Respectfully submitted,

Don J. Flagg, Chairman, Konan Board of Examiners

2010 Midwestern Judo Championships Results

March 10, 2010

Visit the USA-Judo website for senior men’s and women’s results.

Michigan Extreme Judo Newsletter – March 7,2010

March 7, 2010

Michigan Extreme Places 2 at the Konan Invitational!

Click here for Full results

  • Congratulations Hunter Kerr 2nd Place
  • Congratulations Chris Kurakazusampson 3rd Place
  • Check out all the results attached!

Michigan Extreme’s Mike Sanders Places Second at Midwest Judo Championships!

  • Congratulations Mike!

Eric Richards promoted to 1st degree Black Belt!

  • Congratulations Eric!

Upcoming Judo Events in the Area

Judo Monday &Wednesday 7-9PM Rockford!

  • Monday & Wednesday: 7:00 – 9:00PM Rockford
    • In case you forgot, directions to the Rockford training site are: 131 north to 10 Mile Road (Exit 97). Go East on 10 Mile to Wolven. Go north on Wolven 1.9 miles and the facility is on the left. (West Side of the Road)  The address is 9901 Wolven NE, Rockford MI 49341
    • REMEMBER SHOW UP WITH A NEW PERSON AND BOTH OF YOUR $10 MAT FEES ARE WAIVED!

Jim Murray

Michigan Extreme Judo

Ph: 616-293-1568

Fax: 616-433-8225

E-Mail: murrayjim@charter.net

www.mixjudo.com

2nd IJF Grand Masters World Judo Championships, Budapest Hungary

March 5, 2010

The 2nd IJF Grand Masters World Judo Championships will be held in  Budapest,  Hungary May 27 – May 30, 2010. This is an open tournament for contestants 30 years of age or older.  For more information click here or visit the new IJF site for Masters: http://www.ijfveterans.com/


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