Archive for September, 2011

Referee Profile: Robert Fukuda

September 28, 2011

USA judo profiles USJF Executive Director, Robert Fukuda

Robert Fukuda remembers the first matches that he refereed at the age of 15 in Hawaii. He’d be on one mat officiating and suddenly hear his name called to fight on another. “Folks were allowed to referee in their judogi back then.”

Not at the World Championships in Paris this year. That was Fukuda’s third time officiating at this pinnacle event, previously working the Worlds in Tokyo last year and Rotterdam in 2009.

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Great Lakes Open Womens’ Team Competition

September 26, 2011

Hi All,

Don’t forget we have a women’s team event for this year’s Great Lakes Open. All it takes is three women to form a team. Hope we have several women’s teams at this year’s event!

Click here for the flyer for this year’s Great Lakes Open to be held Sunday, October 16, 2011, West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Hope to see you all there!

Jim Murray
Godai Judo
Ph: 616-293-1568
E-Mail
Web: Godai Judo, Grand Rapids MI

Workout of the Week – Episode #4: Shin Slaps

September 22, 2011

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Great Lakes Open features Team Competition – Sign Up Now!

September 21, 2011

Hi All,

Don’t forget the team portion of the Great Lakes open. Godai Judo will have a team and I hear Troy may have a team too. That puts out the challenge to Saito Dojo, Southside, Alliance AZO, MSU, EMU and others. Let’s make this year’s team event a good one!

Click here for the flyer for this year’s Great Lakes Open to be held Sunday, October 16, 2011, West Catholic High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

All net proceeds to the benefit of Michigan Judo Development Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, supporting judo.  Click here to learn more about MJDA.  Hope to see you all there!

Jim Murray

Godai Judo
Ph: 616-293-1568
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Travis Stevens takes GOLD At World Cup in Uzbekistan

September 18, 2011

From USA Judo:

September 18, 2011 – Collecting points and training toward the Olympics in London next year, Travis Stevens took a gold medal for Team USA at a World Cup competition over the weekend in Uzbekistan.

Stevens is a favored fighter to win a medal for the US at the Olympics. He won all four matches in the 81kg division to take the World Cup gold at the tournament in Tashkent, the nation’s capital city.

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Reminder – Mike Eldred Clinic This Weekend

September 16, 2011

Improve your judo skills by learning for am elite competitor – Support Olympic hopeful, Mike Eldred, and Konan Judo Asscoiation by attending one or both clinic days this weekend at Saito-dojo at the Birmingham MI YMCA.

Click here for  details and registration form.

Workout of the Week – Episode #3: Power Jump Squats

September 15, 2011

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Team USA Juniors Take Six Medals in Chile At PanAms over Weekend

September 13, 2011

From USA Judo:

September 12, 2011 – Some of the nation’s finest young judoka are headed home from Chile with a fist full of medals from the Pan American Junior and Juvenile Championships this weekend in Santiago, Chile, a major tournament on the march to the Junior World Championships later this year in South Africa.

Taking gold for Team USA were Kyle Taketa, 66 kg, (Taishi Judo Club, Torrance, CA) and Lauren Baez, 57 kg, ( Ki-Itsu-Sai, Florida ).

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Harnes, France International Judo Tournament for Birth years 1996-2000

September 9, 2011
From USA Judo:

This Junior Tournament is offered for the very young ages on Saturday December 10-11, 2011.

The divisions do not match the USA Judo age divisions exactly. This is because France begins the transition to the following year ages in the last quarter of the year prior while USA Judo does not make the change until the new year has arrived. The official age divisions are 1996-1997 and 1998-1999. We have informed France that our division on the young end is 1999-2000 and they have agreed to admit athletes born in 2000 if they wish to compete in the 1998-1999 group.

This event normally has several hundred participants and it is contested over two days, on eight mat areas.

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Workout of the Week – Episode #2: Burpees

September 8, 2011

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