Archive for October, 2011

Justin Flores Clinic – Avon OH – November 4 and 5

October 31, 2011

Chu-to-Bu Judo-Jujitsu proudly presents Justin Flores, 2x US World Judo Team member and Olympic alternate.

Justin will be conductiing a two-day worshop covering kids judo, competitive judo and applications of judo in no-gi grappling,  jusitsu and MMA.

Click here to get the flier: November 4 & 5, 2011 Justin Flores Clinic

Paul Jordan
(440) 937-6622
(440) 315-1358


Team USA Catches Three Bronze Medals On Last Day of PanAm Games

October 30, 2011

FromUSA Judo:

October 29, 2011 – Team USA added three more bronze medals to their collection on the last day of an extremely successful Pan American Games in Guadalajara.

Angelica Delgado, 52 kg (Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center, Coral Springs, FL), Aaron Kunihiro, 60 kg (Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.) and Angela Woosley, 48 kg (Jason Morris Judo Center, Glenville, NY) each took a bronze today.

The US judoka are now headed home with one gold, one silver and six bronze. “I am really pleased with the success of our team,” said Jhonny Prado, head coach of USA Judo’s team for the Pan American Games.

USA Judo’s CEO Jose H. Rodriguez described the Games as a huge success. “USA Judo thanks the Mexican people for their energy and hospitality. The crowds were amazing, the venue fantastic.”

Click Here for Full Article

Team USA’s Kayla Harrison Takes GOLD at PanAm Games

October 29, 2011

News from USA Judo:

October 27, 2011 – Team USA’s Kayla Harrison once again demonstrated to the world that she is a champion of champions, besting rivals to take the gold medal in Guadalajara today at the Pan American Games.

Click here to read the full story

Konan Welcomes Woody’s Dojo

October 28, 2011

Konan Judo Association welcomes new member club, Woody’s Dojo of Rockton IL. Click here for more information about Woody’s or contact by e-mail.

Workout of the Week – Episode #7: Medicine Ball

October 27, 2011

From Maximized Living, USA-Judo sponsor:

Learn about the Positive Coaching Alliance

October 26, 2011

At the spring 2011 USJF Committee Meetings, the USJF Board of Examiners recommended that USJF Coaches and Teachers obtain the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Gold Coach Certification.  This motion was seconded by Konan BoE representative Tom Sheehan.

The PCA Double-Gold program is a nationally recognized coaching program the emphasizes character development and life-lessons from sport. At the same time,  by moving away from a “win-at-all-costs” approach,  PCA trained coaches have been highly successful competitive athletes and teams.

At the upcoming meeting on October 29, the  Konan Board of Governors will be considering establishing financial assistance for coaches and teachers seeking PCA certification.

Follow the links below to learn more about the PCA Double Gold Coaching Program:

The Power of Positive Coaching  – NY Times Article about PCA

Positive Coaching Alliance Home Page

PCA Tools for Coaches

To express your opinion to the Konan Board of Governors, click here.

2011 Ontario Youth International Judo Tournament

October 25, 2011
Judo OntarioThis is a large two-day tournament with challenging competition for the experienced youth player in IJF U13, U15, U17 and U20 categories. Consult your sensei before registering.

2011 Ontario Youth International Open and Ontario International Open Announcement pdf

Click here for the full registration package.

Event Date(s): November 12, 2011 to November 13, 2011

Saturday:12:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday:12:00 am to 12:00 am
Event Type: Provincial / Judo Ontario
Sanction Status: Sanctioned

Event Location:

Heart Lake Secondary School / Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre HLSS
296 Contestoga Drive Brampton, Ontario,

2011 Fall MJDA Throw-a-thon Report

October 24, 2011

Video Still by Ken Tashiro

Recently Michigan Judo Development Asscoiation hosted a fund-rasing Throw-a-thon at Saito Dojo.

The purpose was to raise funds to assit youth judoka in travel and other expenses related to their training and judo. especially in support of the local youth scheduled to go to the 2011 Sanix Team Tournament. Click here for a photo slide show.

This was a fun event (at least for the toris) and raised over $2000.  A big thank you to all who gave their time and energy in support of the local members of the Sanix travel team ) Daniela and Gabriela Gomez, Andrew Buckley, Ryan Osborn and Nick Joseph).  To further support these young people, Throw-athon T-shirts are available for $7.00 each, with proceeds goign to the Sanix team.  Please click here to e-mail Mr. Noboru Saito to get your T-shirt.

2011 MJDA Throw-a-thon Photo Gallery

October 24, 2011

Thanks to Ken Tashiro for video stills. For full story, click here.

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USJF National Development Conference, Seattle WA

October 23, 2011

USJF is hosting a National Development Conference this year, in conjunction with the Continental Crown Judo Tournament and the USJF Fall Committee Meetings.

The Conference will feature USJF Coaching and Teaching clinics.  This conference is a first and the hope is to build this to be an annual opportuity for concentrated judo education.

For details, click here or contact Robert Fukuda, Executive Director of the USJF

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