Archive for July, 2017

Fight Like A Girl Camp w/ Special Guest – Nina Cutro-Kelly – August 12 – 13

July 29, 2017

We have the pleasure of hosting Nina Cutro-Kelly coming to this year’s “Fight Like A Girl” Camp at Southside Dojo,  8534 Portage Rd., Portage, MI on August 12 – 13, 2017.

Please click here for the flier and please feel free to share this information with others.

Pre-registration deadline: August 4.

Deborah Fergus and Louise Ullman
Southside Dojo
Contact: Deborah Fergus (269) 208-1068 E-mail


Deadline for Konan Fall Promotion From Submission – July 31

July 29, 2017

Just a reminder – Dan Promotion Forms due July 31.  Click here for more info.

Konan 2017 Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH – August 27

July 22, 2017

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017


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: Black Swamp Judo Club. 2564 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, OH 43537


  • 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, Promotion Committee Chair, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Also will be other members of the Konan Promotion Committee.

Click here for the complete Dan Promotion Instructions.

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 Mrs. Glaze 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 Mrs. Frances Glaze, Chair Konan Board of Examiners, for the promotional exam no later than July 31, 2017.  Click here to create an e-mail to attach your completed form to and to send to Mr. Sheehan and Mrs. Glaze. Candidates must obtain a Form 20 (Click here for Form 20).

A Background Check must be submitted to National Office by July 31, 2017 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.

A current (less than two years old) SafeSport Training and CDC Head’s Up Training Certificates must also be provided.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

Promotion Testing will take place on Sunday, Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Click here for the test registration form.

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.

MJDA 2017 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 20, 2017

July 17, 2017

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 20, 2017. 10 am.

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

Everyone wins a prize!

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

Please shop and support MJDA: 

Upcoming Events

July 16, 2017

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

Konan Rank Evaluation Shiai 1/20/19 Rank Evaluation Flyer

Promotional Clinic 1/27/19 Promotional clinic Flyer

Steve Cohen’s Youth Development Workshop 2/9/19 Steve Cohen Flyer

Konan Judo Association Championships 2/24/19 Konan Championships Flyer

North Coast Championships 3/23/19 North Coast champ Flyer

2019 Michigan Open Judo Championships 4/1/19  MI Open Flyer

Indiana State Championships 4/27 & 4/28 2019 Indiana State Championships

Akiya Judo Championships 5/4/19 AKIYA TOURNAMENT FLYER

Check again soon for more upcoming events.

Judo Event Calendars:

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