Archive for December, 2010

Konan Club St. Francis Bushido Competes!

December 11, 2010

Story from the Lakota Country Times.

By Vi Waln Times Editor ST. FRANCIS, SD – Three members of the St. Francis Bushido Dojo competed in the Dynamic Martial Arts Grand Championship Fall Classic Tournament held in Rapid City, SD last month. Each one placed in their respective division.

Brandis Shield Him brought home the first place trophy in the Junior Division. Burt Kills In Water took second place in the heavyweight division. And in the middle weight division Mike Shield Him earned the third place trophy.

The competitors said that practicing Judo at the St. Francis Bushido Dojo every week helped them in the competition. The club is a registered member of the Konan Judo Association, Inc.  The club has been in operation for overa year.

The club is located in a building which formerly housed a daycare center. The building was donated by St.Francis Mission when the organization included health issues on the Rosebud Reservation as an area to address in their strategic plan.

The club members practice two days a week. Practice time is used to work on strengthening the body and mind. Students practice moves and holds on a room-sized mat.  Judo is a sport which requires self-discipline. One must also be physically and mentally fit.

In addition, the virtues of bravery, respect, endurance, honesty, honor, generosity along with loyalty are essential in both the Lakota and Bushido Warrior Codes.  Sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 12 noon. Students practice with great enthusiasm.

Club members include Travis SunBear, Wanbli Sun Bear, Brandis Shield Him, Mike Shield Him, Justus White Horse, Brynn Larvie, Emma Larvie, Sherry Cornelius, Burt Kills In Water, Shaun Turgeon, Monica Benitez, Maggie Mello, Austin Sharpfish, Isadore Sharpfish, Israel Sharpfish, Deja Farmer,  Alana White Quills and Wiyaka Left Hand Bull.

Sensei David Halmi is the instructor. For more information you may call him at 747-2036.


Toshihiko Koga – Opposite Grip Morote Seoinage

December 10, 2010

Mr. Yasuhiro Yamashita Invites Israeli and Palestinian Judoka to Sanix 2010

December 9, 2010

Double-click on the photos to enlarge.

Mr. Yasuhiro Yamashita and Mr. Kosei Inoue visited Israel and the Palestinian territories from July 17 until July 22.

Mr. Yamashita is a legendary Judo-ka who won a gold medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and achieved 203 consecutive victories until his retirement. Mr. Inoue is one of the most accomplished students of Mr. Yamashita. He won a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The visit was co-hosted by the Japan Foundation.

During their stay, Mr. Yamashita and Mr. Inoue gave lectures and trainings to the Israeli and Palestinian Judo-ka as well as a joint training with Israeli and Palestinian youth. They also had meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the arena of sports including Ms. Limor Livnat, Minister of Culture and Sports of Israel, and Dr. Salam Fayyad, Palestinian Prime Minister who is also temporarily supervising the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

As a follow up of this visit, Solidarity of International Judo Education, the non-profitable organization initiated by Mr. Yamashita, will invite Israeli and Palestinian young Judo-ka to the SANIX International Youth Judo Team Tournament held in Fukuoka, Japan in December 2010.

Masahiko Kimura – Judo Techniques

December 8, 2010

2011 Konan Invitational Shiai 02/27/2011

December 2, 2010


DATE: Sunday, February 27, 2010

LOCATION: Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, IM Bldg.-West, Sports Arena


  • Junior & Senior Registration – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Referees’ Meeting – 9:30 AM
  • Shiai – 10:30 AM


  • $30.00 Pre-registration received by February 20, 2011
  • $45.00 On-site registration.
  • Family rate:  1st person $30.00 (or $45.00) and $15.00 for each addional family member.
  • Multiple entries by one person:  $30.00 (or $45.00) for 1st division and $15.00 for each additional division.

Click here for complete flier and registration package: 2011-02-27 Konan Invitational Announcement

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