Archive for August, 2011

Reminder – Mike Eldred Clinic – September 17 & 18

August 31, 2011

Reminder:  On September 17 & 18. Konan Judo Association is hosting a clinic featuring -73 kg. Olympic hopeful Mike Eldred.

Since attendance is limited, please register in advance. Click here for the registration form and flier.

Also, to speed registration on the day of the clinic, the expectation is everybody comes with a filled in form and waiver and all we need to do is collect fee and check registration card.

Thanks in advance
Steve DeRaedt
248 709 9330

Kayla Harrison Takes Bronze At World Championships

August 27, 2011

From USA Judo – August 26, 2011 – Team USA’s Kayla Harrison today achieved a rarity, taking Bronze in Paris to medal for the second year in a row at the World Championships.

“I am so proud of Kayla’s performance today,” said Jimmy Pedro, two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist and Team USA’s coach in Paris. “It is extremely difficult in the sport of judo to repeat as World Champion, but despite the pressure she fought amazingly. There’s no doubt she’s emotionally and psychologically ready to win the Olympics. In fact, this Bronze will just make her hungry to prove herself as the world’s best in London.”

Click here for the full story

Kayla Harrison Wins Bronze!

August 27, 2011

Kayla Harrison wins Bronze at the World Championships in Paris, France.

To view the brackets, click HERE.

Additional details to follow.

USA Judo – Kayla Harrison in Semi Finals at World Championships

August 26, 2011

Kayla Harrison to compete against Audrey Tcheumeo, France in semi finals at World Championships in Paris, France!

Follow Kayla at or watch at Semi final competition begins at 9:30am EST today

Workout of the Week – Episode #1: Push Up Medley

August 26, 2011

From Maximized Living, USA-Judo sponsor:

ESPN3 to webcast World Championship Medal Rounds LIVE from Paris, FRANCE

August 24, 2011

August 23 – From USA-Judo – ESPN3 is streaming medal rounds of the IJF World Championships LIVE from Paris on the Internet, giving judo fans another way to catch their favorite fighters battling up the podium. Click HERE.

Start watching today, Wednesday, with USA Judo athletes Angelica Delgado, 52 kg, Natalie Lafon, 52 kg, Marti Malloy, 57 kg, Hana Carmichael, 57 kg, Michael Eldred, 73 kg, and Nick Delpopolo, 73 kg, slated for mats bright and early. Medal rounds are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Paris time, 9:30 a.m. on the East Coast.

This and the Olympics are the apex of judo and this year the Worlds have attracted more competitors than perhaps ever before, making it one of the toughest tournaments in history.

Action started today in Paris and runs through Sunday, August 28 with daily competition scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Paris time – that’s 3 a.m. on the East Coast.

Click here for full story and more information


August 23, 2011

The 2011 World Championships are now being aired on ESPN 3. Competition will be covered by ESPN 3 on all days starting today. Medal matches are currently being broadcast at


Date Change – Konan Joint Workout

August 23, 2011

NOTE: The October Konan Joint Workout date is changed from October 8 to October 22.

Click here for details.

Reminder – MJDA Throw-a-thon – August 28

August 21, 2011

REMINDER – Next Sunday, August 28, a “throw-a-thon” fund-raising event will be held for young judoka.  Please consider supporting this event by sponsoring a young person, or attending as a volunteer uke.

For details, click here.

Video – Kosei Inoue VS Keiji Suzuki – Uchi Mata

August 20, 2011


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