Archive for December, 2013

USA Judo Holiday Membership Special

December 30, 2013
Celebrating the Holidays–Join or Renew at a discount!
Join or renew your USA Judo membership through December 31, 2013 at a discounted rate.  Renewals for $45.00 and new members for $30.00 for both on line and mail in forms.   Be sure to select “membership renewal special or new member special” in the membership type drop down box.
Click here to visit the USA Jud0 to renew or join

Holiday Book Auctions Deadline – Tomorrow – Sunday, December 19

December 28, 2013

auctionTwo charity judo book auctions end tomorrow. Please considering bidding on some of these fine books and supporting judo:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Movie on PBS Tonight

December 23, 2013

Not judo, but close. Excellent documentary on PBS tonight at 10pm. Click here for your local channel and schedule.


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Happy Holidays from the North (Canada)

December 20, 2013

Here, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, is a short documentary, Judoka, about Canadian Doug Rogers, silver medalist in the heavy-weight division of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

At 6-foot 3 inches, Rogers  was truly the giant of Canadian judo.  Leaving Canada for Japan in 1960 at age 19, Rogers was not only a student of judo but, becoming fluent in Japanese, he also absorbed Japanese culture, learning well:

After Roger’s Olympic final, in which he was defeated by the great Isao Inokuma by split decision after a 15 minute match, Rogers had this to say:  It was a good decision… he attacked more than I did. He’s very strong and very experienced. With more training perhaps I can do better.

Check out the excellent randori sequence at 9:58 of the full film:  Click here for the full film,  Judoka by Josef Reeve, National Film Board of Canada

New IJF Gi Regulations – Local Effective Date TBD

December 17, 2013


2014 Gi Rules

Click here for full details.

Konan and JAM Spring 2014 Event Fliers

December 16, 2013

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Click on the links below for the event fliers and registration forms:

Sunday, January 19, 2014: Konan Spring Promotional Clinic, Toledo OH

Sunday, January 26, 2014: Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament, East Lansing MI

Sunday, February 16, 2014: Konan Spring Promotional Testing, Ft. Wayne IN

Sunday, February 23, 2014: Konan Invitational Tournament, East Lansing MI

Sunday, March 16, 2014: Michigan Open State Championships, East Lansing MI

Saturday, March 29, 2014: Ohio Judo Championships, Bluffton OH

Chu To Bu Hosts Marti Malloy!

December 9, 2013

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Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo Jiu Jitsu & MMA,  Avon OH, was proud to host an event on November 15 & 16, which showcased the talents of 2012 USA Judo Olympian Marti Malloy.

Marti won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and continued her success at The 2013 World Championships in Brazil with a silver medal finish.

The Athletes enjoyed a treat as Marti shared the exact world class techniques that brought her huge success in London and Rio. Her instruction was amazing and knowledge captivated and inspired kids to adults and novice to advanced players.  The students engaged in a guided practice session as well as showing their newly acquired skills to the group.

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Marti Malloy did a question and answer session with the athletes.  She shared stories of how she began in the sport of judo to how it felt to compete in the Olympics!  Marti took pictures, signed autographs and even let the kids wear her Olympic and World medals.

Everyone in attendance had a GREAT experience.

Paul Jordan
Head Sensei
Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo Jiu Jitsu & MMA

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MJDA Holiday Book Auction – Rare Judo Books – Update

December 8, 2013


Click here for an update of the current bids.  Note that six books are offered now – see the updated slide show below.  But standby… there may be more soon,

Please help support the work of Michigan Judo Development Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the sport of judo, and make another judoka happy this holiday season.

Due to the generous donation by Mr. Keith Sheppard, a former student of Saito-sensei, the following six collectible books are available for purchase by auction, with bidding ending December 29, 2013.

Click here to submit bids to Mr. Gerald Wee by e-mail.

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2013 Grand Slam Team Invitational – Grand Rapids MI

December 7, 2013

Hi All,

Hope you all can make Saturday, December 28, 2013 for the Grand Slam Team Invitational in Grand Rapids MI at the Godai Judo Kroc Center (click here for a map). We are limited to 8 male and 8 female teams so you will want to get your spot right away.

Click here for more information: 2013 Grand Slam Team Invitational Flyer


  1. Four Person Male Teams and Three person Female Teams
  2. Current IJF Rules
  3. 4 Minute Match Times
  4. Open weight and rank. Not winner stay.
  5. Most individual wins totaled to win team match
  6. There will be Hikiwake if and individual match ends in a tie.
  7. 1st Team Tie Breaker – Point System 10 Ippon,, 7 Wazari, 5 Yuko, 2 Shito
  8. 2nd Team Tie Breaker – Hikiwake match will fight in Golden Score match
  9. 3rd Team Tie Breaker – A single lottery chosen player from each team compete a second time.


Please plan to attend with your team a holiday potluck banquet at the home of Jim Murray, 5091 Streamside Ct., Rockford, MI 49341 immediately following the conclusion of the event.

Jim Murray
President Konan Judo Association
Ph: 616-293-1568

Video – Gokyo no Waza – The Throws of Judo – on new Saito Dojo Website

December 6, 2013

Click on the logo below to visit the new Saito Dojo website and see video of all the throws of judo.  Thanks to Saito student Robin Hernandez for building the new site.

Saito Judo Karate

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