Archive for November, 2015

Jack Tono Funeral Information

November 13, 2015

Dear Friends,

I would like to pass on the obituary notice which includes the funeral arrangements for my father, Jack Tono.

My family and I appreciate all of your thoughtful words and comfort.

Thank you very much.


Jack Kiyoto Tono, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully at home in Thornton, CO. on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the age of 94.

Born and raised in California, he and his family were forced to relocate from the San Jose area and interned at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp during WWII where he became part of what is now known as the “Heart Mountain 63” (young Nisei men from Heart Mountain who resisted the draft, were arrested, tried and imprisoned).

Beloved husband of the late Mary Hisako Tono, he is survived by his children Roxane, Jacqueline, Nadine (Robert), Deborah, Douglas (Caryn) and his four grandchildren Kenji, Toshi, Kimiko, and Trent.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, 1151 W. Leland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. Visitation is at 1:00pm followed by a service at 2:30pm.  For info call the Buddhist Temple of Chicago at 773/334-4661.

Doug Tono

TohkonTohkon Judo Academy
4427 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773.784.7766


Konan Instructors’ Clinic – November 15 – Southfield MI

November 1, 2015

konan-logo3The Konan Board of Examiners is conducting an Instructor’s Workshop.

The goal of this clinic will be to improve the instruction provided by Konan Yudanshakai teachers. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Discuss current promotional procedures
    a. Discuss and determine evaluation expectations
    b. Collaborate and reach consensus on evaluation procedures
  2. Share teaching methodologies
  3. Discuss techniques from the Kodokan Go-Kyo-No-Waza
  4. Model/Demonstrate techniques from the Kodokan Go-Kyo-No Waza

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

Date: Sunday, November 15, 2915
Location: Shojin Dojo, 29305 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48075
Registration: 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Clinic: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $10.00

Click here for the flier.

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