Archive for August, 2010

2011 USJF / USJA Junior National Championships

August 29, 2010

The second annual USJF / USJA Junior National Championships and Novice Tournament and Kata Competition will be held on July 2 and 3, 2011.  The tournament will be held at the Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio.

The Judo Events will consist of Junior Shiai and Junior Kata.

This tournament is open to all players who possess a valid USJA, USJF, USA Judo membership card or Foreign (proof of membership required).

For details, click here.

Information forms for the Championships and for the Novice Tournament are separate. Competitors are only allowed to participate in on one tournament, not both the Championships and Novice Tournaments.

Stan Sochanek and Grand Rapids Judo Club Make News

August 28, 2010

The  local Grand Rapids Fox TV affiliate did a nice story on Stan Sochanek and the GR Judo Club.

Click the link below to view:

http://www.fox17online.com/videobeta/a9cadcb6-1390-487f-bd66-52c1d43d2795/News/More-Judo-08-24-10

Click here for more on Grand Rapids Judo Club.

In-Chul Cho Video Pre-Sale – Buy Now and Save

August 9, 2010

Photo Courtesy of USJF/Bob Brink

Konan Yudanshakai has produced a video featuring the techniques of Dr. In-Chul Cho, Twice World Champion and Twice Olympic Medalist.

The video features Dr, Cho instructing and demonstrating techniques he shared during his recent visit to the US. The video features a variety if tache-waza and ne-waza techniques, including combinations.

Pre-sale price,  until September 15, is $15 per video, or 2 for $25 to same buyer.  After September, price will be $20 each.

All net proceeds to benefit Konan Yudanshakai and Michigan Judo Development, two of the sponsors of Dr. Cho’s visit.

Contact Steve DeRaedt for further details or send check payable to Konan to:

Steve DeRaedt
5747 Kirkridge Trail, Rochester Hills, MI 48306

Videos will be shipped late September according to the present production schedule.


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