Archive for January, 2015

Reminder – Konan Rank Evaluation – This Sunday

January 22, 2015

konan-logo3Reminder – This Sunday in East Lansing – 2015 Konan rank Eavluation Tournamnet – Test your skill against rank peers.

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Tohkon Kata Clinic and Competition Training Camps

January 20, 2015

To All Judo Senseis and Fellow Judoka,

Just want to inform you of a couple of events that we have scheduled at Tohkon in the near future. Our Annual Kata Clinic, featuring Sensei Eiko Shepherd, 7th dan, is coming up on February 13 – 15, 2015. The featured Katas this year are Itsutsu No Kata and Koshiki No Kata. Of course on Friday night we are opened to review any Kata you may want to cover.

Our first of three Senior and Masters Training Camps will be held on February 26, 27 & 28, 2015. It’s time to get ready for the National Championships in Irving, TX.

Please see the attached flyers for more details:

Annual Kata Clinic

three Senior and Masters Training Camps

See you all on the mat!!!


TohkonDoug Tono
Tohkon Judo Academy
4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773.784.7766

Reminder – Today is the Deadline for Preregistration for the Konan Rank Evaluation Shia

January 18, 2015

konan-logo3Today is the deadline for preregistration for the 2015 Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament.

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Reminder – Today is the Deadline for Form 20 and Background Check

January 17, 2015

konan-logo3Today is the deadline for Konan Spring Promotion Candidates to submit their Form 20 and Background check application.

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2015 Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament 01/25/2015

January 11, 2015


Sunday, January 25, 2014

LOCATION: Michigan State University, IM West Building, East Lansing MI


Evaluate your skill level against peers at your approximate weight, age and belt level.


  • Registration – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Referees meeting – 11:00 AM
  • Shiai – 12:00 Noon


  • Advanced Registration postmarked by January 18, 2015: $25.00
  • Late registration or registration at the door: $35.00

Click here for full flier and registration packet: 2015-01-25 Rank Evaluation Flyer 102714

Konan 2015 Spring Promotional Clinic, East Lansing MI – February 8

January 8, 2015

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, February 8, 2015


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


Workshop – $20.00
USJF Kata Testing and Certification  – $20.00

LOCATION: Michigan State University IM West, 393 Chestnut, East Lansing MI 48824


  • Mr. Don Flagg, Rokudan, Chair Konan Board of Examiners USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mrs. Frances Glaze, Rokudan, Vise Chair of the Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mr. Tom Sheehan, Rokudan, Konan Promotion Chair, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge
  • Also will be other members of the Konan Promotion Committee.

Candidates will review for their Kata and Go Kyo no Waza. We strongly suggest you prepare for the promotion test at the promotional clinic. Those that want to be certified in a Kata must fill out application form plus a $20.00 testing fee that goes to USJF. You must notify Mr. Flagg that you are planning to test for Kata certification prior to the beginning of the clinic. Only USJF members may be evaluated for promotion and certification.

Candidates must submit their Form 20 to Mr. Tom Sheehan,  Promotion Committee Chair and to Mr. Don Flagg Chair Konan Board of Examiners. for the promotional exam no later than January 17, 2014.  Click here to create an e-mail to attach your completed form to and to send to Mr. Sheehan and Mr. Flagg. Candidates must obtain a Form 20 (Click here for Form 20). A Background Check must be submitted to National Office by August 17, 2014 for those who are going to be a candidate unless you have one deemed current. They are valid for four years.  Click here to obtain  a Background Check Form. The Registration Form and Waiver for the Clinic will be available at the Clinic.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

ELIGIBILITY: All participants must present a valid U.S.J.I., U.S.J.F. or U.S.J.A card at the workshop site. If you cannot produce a card, in order to participate, you will need to purchase a membership on site. Foreign contestants must have the proper ID from their home country.

Konan 2015 Junior National Preparation Workout – March 14, 2015

January 3, 2015

konan-logo3The 2015 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals are in Indianapolis and there is no reason that we shouldn’t sweep the podiums this year. The goal of this workout is to get as many junior competitors together in one place as possible so they can all get mat time with other kid in their skill, weight and age range that they don’t see all the time. This should be a great opportunity to expose our new and regional competitors to some national level competitors and show them they have what it takes.

Where: Alliance AZO Martial Arts Training Center LLC- 1348 King Hwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

When: March 14th 2015, Noon-3pm (Weekend before the MI State Open)

Cost: There is a suggested donation of $10 per player, but bodies on the mat are more important than dollars in the box.

Experience level: If they can fall bring them with.

Click here for registration forms.

Questions? Please e-mail me.

Greg Ondrus
Konan Judo Association


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