Archive for March, 2013

Tora Invitational Judo Tournament – April 27, 2013

March 30, 2013

toraClick here for the flier and entry form for the 34th Annual Tora Invitational Judo Tournament

Keiko Fukuda Scholarship Donations

March 29, 2013

From Robert Fukuda, Executive Director of the USJF

Hello Everyone,

 We hope that you are well and enjoying an early Spring…
Time is running out for the fundraiser for Fukuda Sensei’s scholarship. Currently, there is a matching fund raising effort due to the generosity and kindness of Dr. Shelley Fernandez and an anonymous donor.
There is a new news item showing the donations through today and a news story from the Noe Valley Voice.
Thank you for your consideration and helping to sustain Fukuda Sensei’s ideals.

Edmonton International Judo Championship – April 5, 6 & 7

March 28, 2013

Click here for the flier

Judo For Wrestling Clinic – Avon OH – April 6

March 26, 2013

Coach HattaChu-to-Bu Judo-Jujitsu proudly presents Justin Flores, 2x US World Judo Team member, 3x National Judo Chanpion and an Olympic team alternate and Coach Tadaaki Hatta, NCAA Wrestling Champiom, USA Olympic Coach and 2008 USA Wrestling Caoch of the Year

Mr. Flores and Coach Hatta will be conducting a two-day workshop covering appliaction of jud0 techniques and strategies to wrestling.

Click here to get the flier: 2013-04-06 Justin Flores & Coach Hatta Clinic

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

41st Annual AM-CAN Judo Challenge – May 25th & 26th, 2013

March 21, 2013

The AM-CAN International Judo Challenge is a non-profit grass-root’s tournament for amateur Judo. The AM-CAN has provided 40 years of high quality junior, senior and masters competition, national referee certification and Olympian appearances. We are a non-profit tournament that is only made possible by the hard work and dedication of parents, coaches, athletes, officials and our volunteers.

Working together we strive to build a good and strong community through Judo.

Justin Flores Clinic – Avon OH – April 5

March 20, 2013

Justin FloresChu-to-Bu Judo-Jujitsu proudly presents Justin Flores, 2x US World Judo Team member, 3x National Judo Champion and an Olympic team alternate.

Justin will be conducting a two  workshops on Friday April 5 covering competitive judo: one for kids only judo and one for players of all ages.

Click here to get the flier: April 5 Justin Flores Clinic

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

Justin Flores Teaches Yoko-tomoenage

March 19, 2013

Two-time USA World Team Member, Three-time National Champion Justin Flores teaches Yoko-tomoenage.

Chu To Bu West Judo will be hosting Mr. Flores for a competitve judo clinic soon.  Watch for the announcement tomorrow.

2013 Michigan Open Results

March 18, 2013

JAM LogoClick here for the results of Saturday’s Michigan Open State Judo Championships: 2013 Michigan Open Results.

Results are listed by division, by club and there is a medal summary by club.

Congratulations to Tsunami, Alliance AZO and Japanese Martial Arts dojos. first, second and third in the medal counts.

Thanks to Tournament Director and JAM President, Jim Murray of Godai Judo, and all the volunteers who made the tournament possible, especially the referees, including Ed Spike and Bob Sing from Ontario.

2013 PanAmerican Open Results

March 17, 2013

C2013 PanAmslick here to see how Team USA fared.

March 17, 2013 – Team USA gathered two gold, two silver and five bronze medals in a hugely successful showing at the Pan American Open in Uruguay over the weekend, the first major tournament for many of the elite athletes since the historic Olympic Games in London.

Travis Stevens, 81 kg. (NYAC/Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.), and Samantha Bleier, 78 kg. (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO), today capped the weekend tournament by capturing the team’s two gold medals.

Bleier was down by a wazari when she returned with a seoi nage and a pin to win the gold-medal round. Stevens finished his first two challengers with seoi nage. He won his third round on penalties and dominated his last in the final round on the ground for gold.

Kayla Harrison (NYAC/Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.) added the second silver medal for the team, fighting at under 70 kg., one weight division down from where she made history in London at 78 kg by taking the nation’s first Olympic gold medal in the sport. Harrison controlled her first opponent to finish with a pin. She landed her second opponent with a stunning uchimata followed by a pin. She won her third match on penalties but then lost against Colombia’s Yuri Alvear in the final.

Click here to continue reading and get links to photos.

USA Judo Takes Five Medals At Pan American Open

March 17, 2013
2013 PanAmsOlympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Competes Today

From USA-Judo – USA Judo took a silver and four bronze medals yesterday at the Pan American Open in Montevideo, Uruguay, in one of the first big ventures by the U.S. team in the new Olympic quadrennium.

Janine Nakao, 63 kg (Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.) went 3-1 for the day to take the silver. Taking bronze alongside Nakao in that division were Hannah Martin (Jason Morris Judo, Burnt Hills, NY), who defeated Katherine Campos of Brazil in repechage for a spot on the podium, and Alisha Galles (Mojica Judo Club, Lancaster, CA), who bested Columbia’s Diana Velasco in repechage to join her teammates.

Hana Carmichael, 57 kg. (Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.), defeated Great Britain’s Connie Ramsay in repechage, throwing her twice with sode for two yukos to win, going 3-1 for the day to take bronze. Angelica Delgado, 52 kg. (Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center, Coral Springs, FL), defeated Argentina’s Fiorella Garnica in repechage to take bronze.

Competition continues today with Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison and Paralympic Silver Medalist Myles Porter leading the charge. See the brackets at IPPON.ORG and watch live at IPPON.TV.

For a number of the athletes on this large U.S. team, this is their first time back at a major tournament since London, where Team USA made history with Harrison taking the nation’s first gold medal in the sport.

Click here for the full article and the US Team roster.


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