Archive for June, 2011

Uchi-mata – Part 2 – Kosei Inoue

June 30, 2011

Refer to technical analysis found here.

Click here for more Inoue Uchi-mata


Toledo USJF Meetings Open to all Members

June 29, 2011

All committee members and other interested USJF members are welcome to attend USJF committee and board meetings.  USJF meetings are open.

This Friday, committee meetings and a Special Board of Directors Meeting will be held in Perrysburg OH.  Please take part in these meetings – learn about your USJF.

For more information and the complete schedule, click here

2011 Michigan State Games Results

June 28, 2011
Congratulations to All the Athletes & Coaches who Competed in the 2nd Annual Meijer State Games of Michigan!MSG logo  See you next year June 22-24, 2012! 
2011 Results
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Volunteers Still Needed – USJF/USJA Junior Nationals

June 28, 2011


Please e-mail Jody Rudner (click here) to volunteer on either Saturday, July 2, or Sunday, July 3.


Reminder – Just 60 Days to George Balch Golf Outing

June 24, 2011

It’s that time of the year to support the George Balch Memorial Fund.

The Golf outing will take place on August 21,st.  The first tee time is 11:00.  Click here to make your reservation.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Neil Simon, Executive Director, MJDA

Busan International High School Team Championships in Korea

June 23, 2011

From Steven DeRaedt, Konan President

Konan has an opportunity through Mr. Joon Chi to have four competitors train and compete at the Busan International High School Team Championships in Korea.

  • 23 July, Saturday, depart  USA
  • 24 July, Sunday evening, arrive Busan
  •  25 July, Monday and 26 July, Tuesday ——-training
  •  27 July, Wednesday ——Competition——–round robin(each group has 5 teams)
  •  28 July, Thursday and 29 July, Friday ——–training, sightseeing and lunch or dinner at US Naval Base.

This competition is for male competitors only with Open weight division and Team Competition.

The organizing Committee will take care of all room and board, tour expenses, eating local restaurants and all domestic ground transportation.

Participants are responsible for international airfare to and from Busan, Korea

The application deadline is 30 June, Thursday.

Interested parties, please contact Mr. Chi by e-mail (click here)  immediately for additional information on costs, dates, and other requirements.

Interested parties should also contact me, Steven DeRaedt,  (click here) as I am investigating the potential for some funding support from Konan.

Steven DeRaedt
Konan Judo Association

Final Pre-registration Deadline for State Games of Michigan

June 21, 2011

Tomorrow, June 22, 2011, is the final pre-registration deadline – your last chance to save money and to qualify for a free T-shirt when you attend the opening ceremonies.

Save money and pre-register now by clicking here.

Throw-a-thon to Support Sanix Team

June 20, 2011

Michigan Judo Development Association is sponsoring a fund raising event to assist a seven member local youth team ranging from the ages of 12 to 14 years old to travel to Japan to participate in training and competition at the Sanix Youth Team Championship event held in Fukuoka, Japan in December 2011.  Click here to learn more about the Sanix tournament.

The United States Judo Federation, through its development fund, has granted the Konan Judo Association $5,000 to assist with this endeavor.

The cost for travel and accommodations is approximately $2000 per player, ($1700 airfare and $300 accommodations). Our goal is to raise $500 per person for a total of $3500 through this fund raising event.

We are asking for a pledge per throw for each of the judo team members. Most kids can perform about 500 throws in two hours. If you pledge as little as $0.10 per throw you will help the future team member collect $50 toward his travel and accommodations.

Please pledge any amount that you can afford to help fulfill this team’s dream. Your contribution to this fund will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under law. Click here for the pledge form: Sanix Support Throw-a-thon

This event will be take place at Birmingham YMCA Judo dojo on Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11am to 1pm.

Thank you very much for your support to our youth development.

MJDA Board of Directors

  • Peter Catlos
  • James Cornforth
  • Don Flagg
  • Timothy Jordan
  • Gerald Wee
  • Noboru Saito, Chairman
Click here to learn more about MJDA.

Michigan State Games Opening Ceremonies Schedule

June 19, 2011
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Final Pre-registration Deadline is June 22.  Click here to pre-register.


Opening Ceremonies Schedule

10:00 AM – 6:30 PM    Athlete Check-In -Get your Gatorade Goody Bag

10:00 AM – 11:00AM   Olympic Day Press Conference

   – Dr. Judi Brown Clarke, Dan Cantillon & Rocky Lane –

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Athletes Pick Up Opening Ceremonies T-Shirt

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Athlete Activities & Fun Zone

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM     Athlete Leadership Summit

6:30 PM                    Gates Open for the General Public Seating

6:30 PM – 6:50 PM     Parade of Athlete Line-Up

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM     Opening Ceremonies

Be sure to get your Opening Ceremonies Tickets Here!
$5 parking after 3:30pm; People ages 10 and up $5 entry fee  

All registered athletes and coaches are free!


New White Gi Rule from IJF

June 18, 2011

News from contributing editor Harun Bogdanic:

IJF CHANGES JUDO SEEDING RULES. NOW ALL TOP SEEDS WILL START IN WHITE: In a circular to all national judo associations the International Judo Federation announced today that the White Judogi will be called first.

Without actually stating the obvious the IJF has signaled that all the top seeds will now be in white judogi… when they start the competition.

This will ensure that champions, such as Teddy Riner pictured, are more likely to be seen on television and in pictures winning in white. Something that it is believed the Japanese have been lobbying for in the past.

Click here to see the IJF Bulletin: WHITE JUDOGI BULLETIN

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