Archive for April, 2014

Shintaro Nakano (Marti Malloy Coach) Clinic – May 17 – Birmingham MI

April 30, 2014

Shintaro NakanoFeatured Clinician: Shintaro Nakano, Yodan, Current San Jose State University Judo Coach (see background below)

Where: Saito Dojo at Birmingham YMCA, 400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009

When:             Saturday, May 17, 2014

Registration:    12:15pm – 12:45pm

Clinic Start:     1pm to 3:50pm (includes some break time)

Randori:           4pm to 4:45pm

Contact:          Noboru Saito e-mail or call 248-840-0013.

Registration form &  flier: 2014-5-17 Shintaro Nakano Clinic Flyer-1

Requirements:  Need current USJI, USJF, USJA card for each participant and a Waiver and Release of Liability and Agreement to Participate must be completed

Cost:    $30 for Pre-registration (good reason, clinic fee can be refundable),  $40 for on site registration

Coach Nakano’s Judo Achievements:

  • Black Belt 4th Dan
  • Trained Marti Malloy – 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, 2013 Silver Medalist World Championships for USA
  • 1st place 2012 and 2013 National Collegiate Judo Championships
  • 1st place All Japan Industrial Championships – 60 kg. – 2004
  • 1st place Japan National Junior Championships – 60 kg. – 1998 and 1999
  • Japanese National Team – 66 kg. – 2006 to 2008 and 1998 to 2004


April 28, 2014

Upcoming Events

April 27, 2014

Click on links below for details and look on the listed Judo sites for other events:

Saturday, August 16, 2014: Deadline for Form 20 Submission for USJF Promotion

Sunday, August 17, 2014: 2014 MJDA George Balch Memorial Golf Outing

Saturday, August 23, 2014, Chu To Bu Judo Coaching Clinic, Avon OH

Sunday, August 24, 2014: Konan Yudanshakai Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee, OH

Saturday, August 30, 2014: Konan Novice Referee Clinic, Part 3, Maumee OH

Saturday, August 30, 2014: Preregistration Deadline – America’s Cup Judo Tournament

Saturday, September 6, 2014: 2014: America’s Cup Judo Tournament  Pendleton, IN

September 16, 2014: Preregistration Deadline for Rock and Roll Tournament

Saturday, September 20, 2014:  Rock and Roll Capital of the World Tournament, Lodi OH

Sunday, September 21, 2014:  Konan Yudanshakai Fall Promotional, Ft. Wayne, IN

Saturday, October 4, 2014: Asahi Annual Shiai, Kitchener ON

Sunday, October 12, 2014: Preregistration Deadline for Great Lakes Open

Sunday, October 19, 2014: 2014 Great Lakes Open, Grand Rapids MI

Click here for more events

 2014 Pan Americans Recap: WE GOT GOLD!

April 26, 2014

Marti MalloyThe results are in for Team USA at the 2014 Pan Americans in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Olympic medalist, Marti Malloy, won the gold medal in her category.

 Defeating Rafaela Silva, world champion from Brazil, Marti Malloy fought a very strategic encounter. With impeccable tactic and an assertive game plan put together with the help of 4-time Olympian coach Jimmy Pedro, Marti won by shido in the finals against Silva, earning her the number one spot on the podium with the gold!

“Campeonato Panamerican Mayores” in Guayaquil.


April 18, 2014


The last mail in deadline for entry registration is Saturday, April 19.  Envelopes must be postmarked no later than 4/19 to receive the mail in fee.
On line registration is open until Wednesday April 30.

Yoshisada Yonezuka-sensei and MDS

April 5, 2014

From USJF by Naomi Osugi on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Yoshisada Yonezuka is a 2 time US Olympic Judo, and 3 time World Judo coach well known and respected in the community on a national and international level.

Recently diagnosed with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) his family and friends are trying to spread the word about the bone marrow registry for patients like him in need of a transplant.

Learn how you could help Yoshisada or many other patients by signing up for the registry!

Click here to learn more about Yonezuka-sensei’s life and contribution to judo

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