Archive for October, 2014

2014 Great Lakes Open Results

October 26, 2014

MJDAClick here for the results of last weekend’s Great Lakes Open: 2014 GLO Results

Thanks to all the participants and volunteers:

  • Referees
  • Scorekeepers and Table Workers
  • JudoCARE System tech support, especially Daniel Lee-sensei
  • Tohkon Judo Academy for providing mats
  • Neil Simon and  Registration Table Workers
  • Tessa Murray and her many assistant cooks for the fine food

Proceeds to support Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

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Passing of Y. Yonezuka-sensei

October 20, 2014

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of American judo great, Y. Yonezuka-sensei, after a period of illness.

His obituary is below and his biography can be found on the Cranford Judo and Karate website:

Yoshisada Yonezuka Founded Cranford Judo and Karate Center, Olympic coach  – Yoshisada Yonezuka, 77, of Cranford, N.J., passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Hackensack University Medical Center.

Friends are invited to visit from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Dooley Funeral Home, 218 North Ave. West in Cranford, N.J.

Born in Japan, Mr. Yonezuka lived in the United Sates since 1960. A prominent member of the martial arts community, he founded the Cranford Judo and Karate Center 50 years ago. In 1988, and again in 1992, Mr. Yonezuka was the head coach of the U.S. Olympic Judo Team.  Click here for a list of some of his well-known students. He was a graduate of Nihon University, and had been an officer in many Judo organizations, including serving as the President of the USJF.

Surviving are a son, Nicolas Yonezuka (Denise); a daughter, Natacha Yonezuka-Gullo (Geoffrey); four beloved grandchildren, Sophia, Nicolas, Jack, and Kenji; two sisters, Teruko and Nabuko; two brothers, Yoshi and Masato; and his former wife, Anastasia Yonezuka. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Yoshisada Yonezuka Memorial Fund, 107 South Ave., Cranford, N.J. 07016. – Click here for more information.

GLO Pre-Registration Reminder – Today – October 12

October 12, 2014

mjdalogoReminder:  Save money and help us plan the tournament – preregister for the upcoming 40th Annual  Great Lakes Open Judo Tournament today.  You can always register at the door, but why pay more?

This year the GLO will use the new JudoCARE Video System, introducing it to the mid-west.

Click here for registration information.

Proceeds to support Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

GLO Pre-Registration Reminder – October 12

October 6, 2014

mjdalogoReminder:  Save money and help us plan the tournament – preregister for the upcoming 40th Annual  Great Lakes Open Judo Tournament.

Click here for registration information.

Proceeds to support Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.


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