Archive for August, 2014

Current IJF Rules 2014 – 2016

August 24, 2014

IJFClick here for the current and latest IJF rules.

Konan Fall Promotional Testing – East Lansing MI – September 21

August 20, 2014

konan-logo3DATE:           Sunday, September 21, 2014


  • Registration 12:30 PM -1:00 PM
  • Exam & Kata Certification Testing – 1:00 PM – 300 PM


  • Rank Testing: $10.00
  • USJF Kata Testing and Certification: $20.00


Michigan State University
393 Chestnut
Intramural Rec Sport-West
East Lansing MI  48824

Click here for participant registration form

Reminder – MJDA 2014 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 17, 2014

August 13, 2014

Reminder about this weekend’s event.  Please consider attending or contributing.

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 17, 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 and reservation form  click here or contact Mr. Noboru Saito by e-mail (click here) or telephone (248) 585-7982.

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USA JUDO COACHING CERTIFICATION Clinic – Chu To BU Judo, Avon OH – August 23

August 11, 2014

USA Judo Logo Vertical 2009 RChu To Bu BRASASATURDAY AUGUST 23, 2014 –  12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Coach Certification Clinic will be held @ Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo Jiu Jitsu & MMA.  Paul Jordan and Lorey Edwards both USA Judo International Coaches along with special guest 8X US & Japan Olympic Wrestling Coach, Mr. Tadaaki Hatta. We will be certifying Club, State, Regional and National Coaches.

Successful completion of this clinic will satisfy the requirements for Coach Certification as well as maintenance of expired Coach Certifications.  Letters of Completion will be distributed at the end of the clinic.

Eligibility: All participants must be members of the USJA, USJF or USA Judo

Fees: $35 per person payable to “Chu To Bu/Brasa”

The cost for obtaining Coaching Certificate from USA Judo is $70 subtract $20 if you do not need an ID card.  An ID card is required for coaching mat side.

Location: Chu To Bu/Brasa 1384 Lear Industrial Parkway, Avon, Oh. 44011

Click here for the full flier.

SOCIAL MEDIA TAKEOVER – A day in the life of Kayla Harrison

August 5, 2014

From USA-Judo:

In our effort to provide our members with as much insight and benefits as possible, USA Judo announces a media takeover in the hands of history-maker, Kayla Harrison on Thursday, August 7.

This is your opportunity to share, reminisce and interact directly with our Olympic gold medalist. Ask away and step into the shoes of one of the world’s top athletes and know what it is to be a leading member of Team USA!

Please follow us on twitter @USAJudo and Instagram @usajudoofficial to participate in this live Q&A with Kayla Harrison.

Thanks to Konan from UH for Judo in Africa Donations

August 4, 2014

Former Konan Member, S. Taniguchi, writes in thanks for Konan donations to the University of Hawaii Judo Club’s Judo in Africa Program in response to a post on the Konan website in February.


Dear Judoka, Supporters, and Fans,

Judo Team at the University of Hawaii sent Judo-gis and Judo textbooks to Rwanda in support of the Judo development in Africa on July 2014. On behalf of the Judo Team at the University of Hawaii, we would like to recognize and thank following individuals, clubs, and organizations for supporting our program (Alphabetical order). Thank you very much!

Mr. P.Catlos
Mr. D.Flagg
Ms. J.Giurad
Mr. T.Gomez
Mr. T.Kamioka
Ms. K.Nishina
Mr. R.Nozaki
Mr. J.Hirano
Mr. R.Sanchez
Mr. N.Saito
Mr. T.Sheehan
Mr. S.Taniguchi
Mr. G.Tashombe
Mr. K.Watkins

Konan Yudanshakai
Michigan Judo Development Association (MJDA)
Michigan State University Judo Club
Judo Affiliates of Michigan
Judoka network at the University of Michigan
Judo Team at the University of Hawaii
Saito-Wee Dojo
YMCA-Ann Arbor
United States Judo Association
United States Judo Federation
USA Judo

S. Taniguchi
Judo Team at the Univeristy of Hawaii
Head Coach and Director of Judo for Africa Program

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