Archive for July, 2013

Video – Shinjiro Sasaki – Uranage at the Kodokan Cup

July 25, 2013

Not often seen in shiai: uranage. At about 2:50.


Marti Malloy, Olympic Medalist – Clinic Sato-dojo, October 19

July 23, 2013

Save the date – Saturday, October 19 – for a clinic led by Mart Malloy, Olympic Bronxe Medalist in London 2012.  Ms. Malloy is training for the 2016 Olympics where she hope to medal again.

Clinic details and registration form will be posted shortly.

Here is the 2012 Bronze medal match:

Video – Justin Flores – Yoko Tomoe-nage

July 21, 2013

Here is teaching video from Justin Flores showing a Yoko Tomoe-nage similar to the one the Ms. Amarilis Savón Carmenate taught in this Saturday’s clinic (her was in a combination as a second attack following o-uchi-gari).

Thanks to Paul Jordan for this video tip.

Savon Clinic – Day 2 Venue

July 20, 2013

Due to the uncertainty of restoration of electrical power at the Birmingham Family Y, at this time the 2nd day of the Savon Clinic is scheduled for the Macomb Family y, from 12 noon until 2 pm.

Click here for a map or here.

Questions or concerns, please contact Saito-sensei at 248-840-0013.

Check back here Sunday morning for possible further updates.

Savon Clinic – Important Note – Possible Venue Change

July 20, 2013

Message from Saito-sensei:

The Birmingham Family Y, site of today’s Savon Clinic was hit by storm last night and has lost electrical power to building.

I am not sure building will have power back before the clinic time. (1pm on 7/20).

If the power can not be restored in time, then the Clinic site will move to the Macomb Family Y, with the time pushed back  to a 2pm start and 5pm end.

Please call me at 248-840-0013 to find out what is happening with Birmingham Y.

Sorry for this inconvenience.

Noboru Saito

Macomb Y Map

Amarilis Savón Carmenate Clinic Reminder – July 20 & 21

July 16, 2013

Learn from one of the world’s top female judoka – click here for more information.

Konan 2013 Fall Promotional Clinic, Grand Rapids MI

July 12, 2013

Konan LogoDATE: Sunday, September 29, 2013


Registration 12:30 PM -1:00 PM
Training and Review – 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Testing – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM


$20.00 for the workshop
$10.00 for the testing (USJF Members only)
$20.00 optional USJF Kata Certification

LOCATION: Kroc Center, 2500 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids MI 49507

The purpose of this promotional is to help refine candidates and potential candidates for their rank promotion and/or kata certifications.

Click here for details

Tigers Tickets Charity Auction Fund Raiser for MJDA

July 11, 2013

Michigan Judo Development Association is auctioning 6 Infield Box Seat tickets for the September 1 game against the Cleveland Indians.

The seats are in the first two rows of Infield Box section 118 beside the Visitors’ Dugout: Row 1, Seats 1, 2 and 3 and Row 2, Seats 1,2 and 3.

These top-choice Infield Box Seats  are available as a block of 6 seats only.  The Infield Box Seats are sold out for this game, but according to the Tigers’ website the face price per ticket is $60.

Check this page for updates on the highest bid. You can bid as often as you wish.

All proceeds to the benefit of Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization.

Nage-no-kata Clinic – Saito-dojo – Birmingham MI – August 4, 2013

July 10, 2013

MJDAPlease plan on attending this Nage-no-kata clinic with Noboru Saito-sensei, Hachidan, as clinician.  The clinic will focus on the first three sets of throws in the Nage-no-kata.

if you are not eligible for promotion now, this is a great opportunity to do some early preparation for the fall Konan Promotional Clinic.

Date: August 4, 2013


Registration: 11:30 – 12:00 PM
Workshop: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Birmingham YMCA (judo dojo)
400 E. Lincoln
Birmingham, MI 48009
(248) 644-9036

Click here for the full flier and registration form.  Proceeds of the clinic to benefit Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Amarilis Savón Carmenate Clinic Reminder – July 20 & 21

July 9, 2013

Learn from one of the world’s top female judoka – click here for more information.

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