Archive for February, 2012

Konan Coaching Clinic Fee Reduced!

February 29, 2012

Good news: Konan has reduced the fee for the upcoming Coaching Clnic to $30.  This is a great value. Plan to attend and get your certification.

Click Konan USJF Coaching Clinic for the updated flier or here for the full posting.

Konan USJF Coaching Clinic – Saito Dojo – March 10, 2012

February 29, 2012

Featured Clinician: Jerry Wee, 6th Dan

Where: Saito Dojo at Birmingham YMCA, 400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009

When: Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 12:15 pm – 4 00 PM

Requirements: No gi required. Open to current members of the USJF, USJA or USJI.  In order for participants to qualify for a USJF certificate they must:

1. Be a current USJF member and present a current member card.
2. Completely fill out all paperwork
3. Have a current background check within the last four years.
4. Take the online test and pass.
5. The clinic will be for a Bronze level only.

Cost: $30/individual at door (course discount of 10% certified with Positive Coaching Alliance).  Certification fees are $60.00 per person (check made out to USJF): This includes the fees for a certificate and badge.

Send advance registration materials to Jerry Wee 16151 Touraine Drive, Clinton Township, MI 48038 or bring filled out registration  material to the clinic. Please contact Jerry Wee if you are attending at: Phone: (586) 263-4383 or  by email.

Click here for registration package and more information: Konan USJF Coaching Clinic


February 23, 2012

The last mail in deadline for registration is Friday, February 24. Mail in entries must be postmarked by February 24 to receive the discounted fee. Entries should not be mailed after February 24, but rather hand carried to registration on March 9.

Early on line registration also ends on February 24. Late on line registration will be available until March 7. Remember, you must have your U.S. citizenship verified in the database prior to on line registration.

For More Information Click Here

Canadian Invasion Continues – up to 20 more Juniors to play in Konan Invitational

February 22, 2012

News of more Canadian participation:  Rumor has it that Kidokan Judo Club of Brampton Ontario may be bringing as many as 20 junior players to this weekend’s Konan Invitational Tournament.

Click here for registration package.

Tsunami Judo Returns to the Konan Invitational

February 21, 2012

Tsunami Judo Club  of Richmond Hill Ontario (Toronto Area) is returning to the Konan Invitational with a team of 30 novice juniro players, who are registered to play in 40 divisions.

Bring your junior novice players for some fun competition with new players.

Click here for Konan Invitational registration information.

Indiana State Judo Championships – April 28, 2012

February 17, 2012

Once again, Vickie and Brad Daniels of Konan Member Club, Judan Judo of Portland IN  are hosting the Indiana State Open Championships.

Please consider travelling to this tournament – last year approximately 200 Juniors participated.

For full details, click here.

Upcoming Michigan Tournaments

February 16, 2012

Please do your part and prepare in advance for your registration to the upcoming Konan Invitational and MI Open. This makes the checkin and pooling process more expeditious for everyone and makes sure we can keep the tournament on schedule. It will be for everyone “mutual welfare and benefit”!

Print out the required entry forms, fill them out, secure the signatures you need from senseis, parents, and guardians in advance. Check your USJF registration status and you can find a form at, if your registration is outdated.

Bring a white and blue belt as we will not have an inventory for use. If you don’t have one, you can buy one from Kwon that will be on site at this tournament.

2012 Konan Invitational

2012 Michigan Open Judo Championships

Steven DeRaedt
Konan President

Oakland University Judo Club Announces new 2nd Location

February 13, 2012

Oakland University Judo Club has a new 2nd location.

Click here for details including fess and class hours.

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