Archive for June, 2013

Dojo Photo – Oakland University Judo Club

June 30, 2013

Here is a photo from OU Judo on a typical evening workout. Click here to send a picture of your club members and we will post it.  Let’s see who can send the most memorable picture.

2013-06-03 OU Judo


USJF/USJA Junior Nationals – July 5, 6 & 7 – Pittsburgh PA

June 27, 2013

Just a reminder that Friday Walk-in registrations are accepted for the 2013 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals in Pittsburgh PA, July 5, 6 and &.  Walk-in registration is limited to Friday only until 4pm. Click here for details.

This is a great opportunity to attend a nearby national event as a competitor, official or a spectator.

Ashi Waza Critical Under New Rules

June 26, 2013

Contestants are forced into close proximity by the new gripping rules and so ashi-waza has become a key method of attack:

Cat Foot Sweep


June 25, 2013

USA Judo Logo Vertical 2009 RToday, Tuesday, June 25, is the last on line entry deadline for these championships. To register on line, click here.  Be a part of the excitement, register now!

Walk up registration will be available during the check in process in Irving, Texas.

NOTE: the athletes date of birth and U.S. citizenship must be verified in the system prior to registering on line. For verification, scan/email a copy of their birth certificate or picture passport page to or fax to 719-866-4733. Verifications will only be processed during normal business hours, 8am to 4pm MST, Monday through Friday.

Visit the USA Judo website for more information.

Meijer State Games of Michigan Results

June 25, 2013

Click here for the results of the judo competition at the State Games of Michigan held this past Saturday in Grand Rapids.

Reminder – State Games of Michigan – Final Preregistration Deadline – Tuesday, June 18

June 17, 2013

Reminder – Final Preregistration for the State Games of Michigan is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18.

Join the record number of registrants by clicking here to preregister for judo.

Consider attending the Opening Ceremonies spectacle, Friday, June 21, 7:00 pm.

MJDA 2013 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – August 25, 2013

June 14, 2013

Please support Michigan Judo Development Association’s Annual golf fund raiser, held to honor the memory of one of Konan’s giants, Mr. George Balch.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 25, 2011

Rammler Golf Club
38180 Utica Road
Sterling Heights,MI 48312

Proceeds to Benefit:

  • USJF George C. Balch Scholarship Fund
  • Noboru Saito Judo Grant Fund
  • Judo Programs in Michigan – Travel Fund and Seminars

For information click here or contact Mr. Noboru Saito by e-mail (click here) or telephone (248) 585-7982.

Hiroshi Nakamura Instructional Video

June 12, 2013

NakemuraMichigan Judo Development is pleased to offer a new instructional video, published in honor of Nakamura-sensei’s recent promotion to Kudan and his recent award of the prestigious Order of Canada, for his contribution to the development of the sport of judo in Canada and especially in Quebec.

In this instructional video, Nakamura-sensei reviews and explains over a dozen techniques in great detail, demonstrating over a dozen tachi-waza techniques.  This video is a must for all judo instructors and students. Nakamura-sensei was a top competitor in Japan in the early and mid-1960’s after which he came to Canada and quickly established himself as one of the top instructors and coaches in the country. Nakamura -sensei coached five Canadian Olympic teams, guiding Nicholas Gill to Olympic Silver and Bronze. learn from one of the best!

Available for $35 (including shipping) from MJDA.  Please send your check to:

Michigan Judo Development Association
139 Roth Boulevard
Clawson MI 48017

Please indicate “Nakamura Video” on your check. Proceeds to benefit MJDA and to underwrite the production costs of this excellent video.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Noboru Saito

Click here for a brief biography of Nakamura-sensei

Uchimata Demo by Hidehiko Yoshida

June 11, 2013


Reminder – Koshiki no Kata Clinic – June 16

June 10, 2013

Reminder – the next clinic in the Konan Kata series will be held this Sunday, June 16, in Perrysburg OH.  Click here for details.

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