Archive for September, 2012

Great Lakes Open Pre-Registration Deadline – October 8

September 30, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Open

You can save money and help the tournament organizers by pre-registering by October 8.  We are heading towards record participation – please help us to that goal.

All proceeds go to support Michigan Judo Development, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the support of the Olympic sport of judo.

Click here to pre-register now.


Konan Joint Clinic Workout, Findlay OH – January 12, 2013

September 30, 2012

Shojin Judo, Inc., Ameri-Kan Judo, Judan Judo of Indiana, Farmington, Toledo Maumee, Shudokan, & Chu To Bu Judo Clubs are pleased to continue to invite you to our invitational joint clinic and workout. We have a series of mini-workshops taught by black belt clinicians, Kata, and Randori in which we stop action and provide feedback.

Come join us for this fun clinic and workshop. Lunch (Pizza & Drinks) provided as part of the fee.

DATE: Saturday, January 12, 2013

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Findlay Family YMCA
1400 Manor Hill Road
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone 419-422-9922

COST: $15.00

Click here for the full schedule and registration form: January 2013 Konan Joint Workout

Konan Board of Governors Officers Election Results

September 29, 2012

I have been informed by Eric Richards, Konan Secretary concerning the electronic voting tally of the recent election.

I am pleased to announce our new 2012 – 14 Konan Officers:

President: Jim Murray (Godai)*
First VP: Pete Catlos (Macomb Y)*
Second VP: Paul Jordan (Chu To Bu)
Treasurer: Michael Hart (IBR)
Secretary: Eric Richards (Grand Rapids)*

* Designates returning BoG Member

The Chairman of the Board of Examiners remains Mr. Don Flagg (MSU).

The Executive Committee, which conducts the day-to-day business of Konan, is comprised of the elected Officers, the Chairman of the Board of Examiners and the Past-President.

Congrats to them and we appreciate their interest in supporting judo.

This new BoG will transition between now and October 15 and please give them your continued full support and help with volunteering. They will prepare the next 2012/13 operating budget and circulate that for approval in November.

If you have not registered your club with USJF yet, please make that a priority as the old memberships expired last month. Click here to obtain your club registration form.

Thanks and I enjoyed my time working with you as Konan President and look forward to contributing as Past-President.

Steven DeRaedt

Parker Shelton Memorial

September 28, 2012

Sadly, I have been advised that Parker Shelton has passed after battling lung cancer. He appreciated our support during his treatment and please keep him, and his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. We will observe a moment of silence for him at the GLO in recognition of this long dedication to judo in the area.

Click here for an obituary.

Steven DeRaedt

Konan Judo Association

2012 Great Lakes Open Looks to Have Record Numbers

September 24, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Open

Hi All, Hope to see you all at the Great Lakes Open this year! October 14thGrand Rapids Michigan. It looks like we will have a record number of players this year. Get your entries in now as we are only three weeks away!

  • · Juniors
  • · Seniors
  • · Masters
  • · Kata
  • · Team

There will be something judo for everyone this year!  All proceeds to benefit Michigan Judo Development, Inc. , a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to teh the Olympic sport of judo. Jim Jim Murray Godai Judo Ph: 616-293-1568 E-Mail Web: Godai Judo, Grand Rapids MI

USA Judo Club Membership Renewals for 2013 Now Available Online

September 23, 2012

Hey Coaches and Club Senseis:

Time to register your club with USA Judo for 2013.  And if you renew before the year end, you save $10… that’s $50 before December 31 and $60 after.

You will receive a letter in the mail soon, bit don’t wait!  Click here to renew your membership.

Don’t forget to complete the mandatory SafeSport training.

Video – Mysterious Newaza

September 19, 2012

From Steven deRaedt:

USA Judo SafeSport Requirement Update

September 18, 2012

From Corrine Shigemoto, USA-Judo:

At this point, SafeSport certification is only required for the coach registering their club. The USOC has given us a limited quantity of enrollment codes to use at no charge.  I will not have the codes until the beginning of October. They will be handed out in a first come/first serve fashion.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.  Click here to request your SafeSport Training enrollment code

Click here for more information about SafeSport and the new USA Judo Coach requirement.


Corinne Shigemoto
USA Judo
Director, Membership and Event Services

Reminder – Big Judo Weekend in Cleveland

September 18, 2012

Click here for details on this weekend’s  All Women’s Championship and the Rock and Roll Tournament.

Our Site Name is now

September 15, 2012

When you visit the Konan/JAM website, you will see a new url in your browser:  You can use this address to access this website or you can continue to use .

On the other hand will take you to Japan!

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