Archive for May, 2013

Online Deadline for JO Championships – This Monday

May 31, 2013

2013 JO Deadline


June Judo Calendar

May 30, 2013

Here are a few of the events scheduled for June:

Saturday, June 1 2013: 2013 Tohkon Classic, Oak Lawn IL

Saturday, June 8, 2013: 2013 North Coast Judo Championships, Lorain OH

Sunday, June 16, 2013: Koshiki no Kata Clinic, Perrysburg OH

Saturday, June 22, 2013: Meijer State Games of Michigan Judo, Rockford MI

June 28 & 30, 2013: USA Judo Junior Olympics, Irving TX

18th Annual Tohkon Classic – This Saturday, June 1

May 29, 2013

TohkonHelp support our Chicago USJF neighbors by attending this Saturday’s Tohkon Classic Junior, Senior and Master Shiai and Kata Judo Tournament as a contestant, official or spectator. Weigh in either Friday night or Saturday morning.

Oak Lawn Community Pavillion
9401 Oak Park Avenue
Oak Lawn IL 60453

Click here for full flier and information.

Video – World Judo Masters Tyumen 2013 -81kg SCHMITT Alain (FRA) – MAGOMEDOV Sirazhudin (RUS)

May 28, 2013

From Dan Mitoraj, this was voted the best ippon in this past weekend’s World Judo Masters Tournament in Tyumen, Russia:

Students at Norfolk school mix Judaism with judo (at a Konan Club)

May 23, 2013

News about Konan’s newest club, Yeshivas Aish Kodesh Academy Judo Club in Norfolk VA, from the Virginian-Pilot:

By Scott Daugherty
The Virginian-Pilot
© May 11, 2013


Photo by L. Todd Spencer | The Virginian-Pilot

Meet Joshua Edery: The toughest man – or, rather, mensch – in Norfolk.

Three times a week for the past three years, Edery and a half-dozen other students of the Yeshivas Aish Kodesh academy have practiced throwing, wrestling and choking one another as part of one of the school’s more unusual after-school activities: intramural judo.

The academy is a private school for Orthodox Jewish boys. In addition to algebra, government and literature, students study the Talmud, religious ethics and other tenets of their faith – sometimes in the original Hebrew, Aramaic or medieval text. It’s the sort of place young men in yarmulkes and tallit katans – ponchos with specially knotted fringes – debate obscure religious laws involving who’s at fault when a fire kills a goat.

Club members stress that people shouldn’t be surprised that they want to learn judo. There’s nothing in the Talmud that says they can’t defend themselves, they said.

“Obviously, religion is a big part of our lives, but at the end of the day, we are normal kids,” said Edery, an 18-year-old blue belt who won the school’s first “Tough Mensch” tournament in December and hopes to bring home the title again Sunday. “We like to get out and have fun like anyone else.”

Click here for complete article and more photos.

Video – The Controversy – Saito v. Yamashita

May 12, 2013

From Jerry Jackson: You decide…

Reminder – Kime No kata Clinic – May 19

May 11, 2013

Click here for clinic details.

Ohio State Judo Championships – This Saturday

May 10, 2013

OSJILogo002Saturday May 11th, 2013

Click here for full flier.

KATA Starts @ 915 am, SHIAI following KATA

Woodland Mall
1234 N Main St
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402


  • KATA (all) $50.00 per pair (pre registration) for as many KATA as you would like to perform.
  • Shiai $30.00 (pre registration)

Frances Glaze, Tournament Director
Julee Cope, Registration

Referee Clinic – Toldeo OH – May 18

May 9, 2013

Please find attached the updated referee clinic for May 18th. The clinic will be at our dojo located at 5020 Lewis Ave (corner of Lewis and Laskey right next door to Family Dollar Store), Toledo, OH 43612.

The cost of the Clinic is $20 paid to Judan Judo of Toledo, Plus any Referee Certification Fees that will be paid the to the National Organization. Certification will be for USJA, USJF or USA Judo.

The Clinicians will be Neil Simon and Mike Mooney. Please RSVP via Email if you plan on attending.

Hope to see you all there.

Gary L. Monto
American Academy of Martial Arts
Judan Judo of Toledo, Inc.
Head Instructor / Owner
419-726-8388 Office
419-283-6319 Cell

Two Jason Morris Clinics – Grand island NY – May 24 & May 25

May 8, 2013

Am-Can Jason Morris

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