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2017 USJF National Kata Conference

February 25, 2017

Dear Judo Friends,

USJF Kata Committee would like to invite you to the 2017 USJF National Kata Conference.

Please help us out by circulating this Flyer to your judo friends.

Please click here for the registration package.  Thank you so much for your support.   See you in St. Louis.

For further information Sensei Eiko Shepherd (email or call 618-781 5157) or e-mail Leeanne Oue.

Sensei Eiko Shepherd


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2017 USJF National Kata Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
July 24 – 28, 2017
Monday – Friday
Each day will focus on deep explanation of one kata
NAGE-NO-KATA •KATAME-NO-KATA • JU-NO-KATA
KIME-NO-KATA • GOSHIN-JUTSU
Featuring:
Kodokan Judo Institute Instructors from Japan

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Reminder – Shintaro Nakano – Outstanding Competition & Technical Training September 24, 2016 – Birmingham MI

September 5, 2016

MJDA will be hosting current San Jose State Coach, Shintaro Nakano (Godan), for a three-part clinic on Saturday, September 24 at Saito Dojo in Birmingham, MI.

Click here for the registration form.

The clinic will feature group instruction, individual  assistance for each participant on their tokui-waza, and, finally, randori to practice and improve participants’ technique.

Nakano-sensei  is the San Jose State University Judo team Coach and Coach of Marti Malloy, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and 2013 World Silver Medalist and operates Nakano Judo Academy in San Jose CA.

Where: Saito Dojo at Birmingham YMCA, 400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Registration: 12:15pm – 12:45pm
  • Clinic: 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Coaching Session: 2:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Randori: 4pm to 4:45pm

Contact: Noboru Saito Click here to e-mail or call 248-840-0013

Cost: $35 for Pre-registration (good reason, clinic fee can be refundable)

$50 for on site registration

Coach Nakano’s Judo Achievements:

Shintaro Nakano is Black Belt 5th Dan born in Miyazaki, Japan. He started his Judo career at the age of five
and learned from the beginning the traditional beliefs and values of Judo. He is a graduate of Chuo
University in Japan.  He was a member of the Japanese Judo National team from 1998 to 2004 at 60kg and
from 2006 to 2008 at 66kg.

  • 1998 Japan National Junior Championships at 60kg
  • 1998 Kyusyu Island Tournament at 60kg
  • 2004 All Japan Industrial Championship at 60kg
  • 2004 U.S. Open at 60kg; 1999 Japan National Junior Championships at 60kg
  • 1st place 2012 and 2013 National Collegiate Judo Championships
  • 1st place Japan National Junior Championships – 60 kg. – 1998 and 1999
  • Japanese National Team – 66 kg. – 2006 to 2008 and 1998 to 2004
  • Coach of college power house and defending National Champions SJSU
  • Head Coach at Caio Terra Academy
  • Coach of 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2013 Silver Medalist World Champion , 2016 Olympic
    team member, Marti Malloy
  • Coach of two time Pan American and multi-time time world champ Yuri Simoes.

Traffic Warning – Konan Joint Workout at Birmingham Y

August 20, 2016

Please note that the Woodward Dream Cruise is today.

Do not attempt to drive up or down Woodward Avenue to get to the Birmingham Y.  It will be congested and impassable from south of I-696 and northward.

Best access may be to approach the Y from the west by taking West Lincoln from Southfield Road to the  Y.

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USJF & USA-Judo Coach Certification Clinic – October 9. 2016

August 16, 2016

2016-10-09 Coach Certification Clinic

USJF & USA-Judo Coach Certification Clinic, Sunday, October 9,  2016, Godai Judo Club, Kroc Center, Grand Rapids MI.

 

Konan JAM Summer Joint Work-out Report

July 31, 2016

2016-07-24 Youth Clinic

On Sunday, July 24, Harun Bogdanic, under the supervision of Jerry Wee-sensei, led a Konan JAM Summer Joint Workout at Saito-dojo, aimed at youth competitors.

The workout consisted primarily of technical drills, nagekomi and randori. A turn-over to juji-gatame with variations, was the featured ne-waza technique.

Click here for information about the next workout scheduled for August 13 at AZO-Alliance in Kalamazoo MI.

For more information, click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic.

Harun Bogdanic

Shintaro Nakano – Outstanding Competition & Technical Training September 24, 2016 – Birmingham MI

July 13, 2016

Mark your Calendars Now:

MJDA will be hosting current San Jose State Coach, Shintaro Nakano (Godan), for a three-part clinic on Saturday, September 24 at Saito Dojo in Birmingham, MI.

The reigistration form will be posted shortly.

The clinic will feature group instruction, individual  assistance for each participant on their tokui-waza, and, finally, randori to practice and improve participants’ technique.

Nakano-sensei  is the San Jose State University Judo team Coach and Coach of Marti Malloy, 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist and 2013 World Silver Medalist and operates Nakano Judo Academy in San Jose CA.

Where: Saito Dojo at Birmingham YMCA, 400 E. Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016

  • Registration: 12:15pm – 12:45pm
  • Clinic: 1pm to 2:30pm
  • Coaching Session: 2:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Randori: 4pm to 4:45pm

Contact: Noboru Saito Click here to e-mail or call 248-840-0013

Cost: $35 for Pre-registration (good reason, clinic fee can be refundable)

$50 for on site registration

Coach Nakano’s Judo Achievements:

Shintaro Nakano is Black Belt 5th Dan born in Miyazaki, Japan. He started his Judo career at the age of five
and learned from the beginning the traditional beliefs and values of Judo. He is a graduate of Chuo
University in Japan.  He was a member of the Japanese Judo National team from 1998 to 2004 at 60kg and
from 2006 to 2008 at 66kg.

  • 1998 Japan National Junior Championships at 60kg
  • 1998 Kyusyu Island Tournament at 60kg
  • 2004 All Japan Industrial Championship at 60kg
  • 2004 U.S. Open at 60kg; 1999 Japan National Junior Championships at 60kg
  • 1st place 2012 and 2013 National Collegiate Judo Championships
  • 1st place Japan National Junior Championships – 60 kg. – 1998 and 1999
  • Japanese National Team – 66 kg. – 2006 to 2008 and 1998 to 2004
  • Coach of college power house and defending National Champions SJSU
  • Head Coach at Caio Terra Academy
  • Coach of 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist and 2013 Silver Medalist World Champion , 2016 Olympic
    team member, Marti Malloy
  • Coach of two time Pan American and multi-time time world champ Yuri Simoes.

Uchimata Elbow: Practical vs Classical

August 27, 2015

Thanks to Saito-sensei for circulating this video. He has taught this “practical” technique  in his classes at Saito-dojo:

Reminder – Katelyn Bouyssou Clinic and Scholarships – June 20 – Avon OH

June 11, 2015

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Konan and USJF are helping put on another great clinic with Katelyn Bouyssou on June 20th at ChuToBu/Brasa, Avon OH.

Click here for the full flier and registration package.

Once again we have some junior competitor scholarships available. We would like to have each Konan Club nominate junior competitors with current USJF membership who will be attending the clinic for the scholarships. Please nominate up to three students from your Dojo in order of priority. We have 9 spots available and we will be assigning them by Dojo, and if all the spots are not filled on the first round we will go back and look at the next set of kids.

To nominate a student please email me back with

-Your Name and Dojo
-Your students name and nomination order (Up to 3)
-Your Students USJF numbers

These scholarships are going to be on a first come first serve basis so please get back to me ASAP.

This clinic is a good opportunity to learn from a great competitor. Katelyn is only 48K so this is an opportunity for a lot of our juniors to experience high level judo from someone their size.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me, and I have included some links below for you to check out.

Greg Ondrus
VP Konan

http://www.teamusa.org/usa-judo/athletes/Katelyn-Bouyssou
https://www.facebook.com/katelyn.bouyssou
http://www.ctbbrasa.com

Shop and support MJDA:

 

 

 

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WHAT EVERY ATHLETE CAN LEARN FROM JUDOKAS

May 23, 2015
From the Volt Sport Performance Blog

While judo athletes (judokas) don’t receive much, if any, national attention, there is a lot to be learned from this intense sport and the athletes that compete at its highest level. With the exception of the Olympic games and some martial arts circles, most judokas go unknown throughout their career. The sport of judo places extreme demands on an athlete’s body and mind. Having worked with judokas for the past three-and-a-half years, I believe there are some things every athlete can learn from judo.

Click here to read the full article.

Referee Clinic – Judo CARE System – October 19, 2014 – Grand Rapids

September 28, 2014

Attention referees, scorekeepers, competitors and coaches:

Konan Yudanshakai, Judo Affiliates of Michigan and Michigan Judo Development Association  present an important and unique clinic at the upcoming Great Lakes Open Judo Tournament in Grand Rapids on October 19.

Mr. Daniel Lee, developer of  Judo CARE software and official supplier USA-Judo will be coming to the Great Lakes tournament to instruct us in the use of the Judo CARE system.

If you are planning on refereeing and your certification has expired you will need to take a written test and on the mat evaluation.  You must also comply with the Michigan sports Concussion Law, Click here for the more information, including the required  training.  You must complete one of two course (CDC “Heads Up” Concussion In Youth Sports  or The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Training  and have a course completion certificate. If you don’t have the certification you will not be able to referee.  It will take about 20 minutes to complete when done.  Please send your certificate to Mr. Tom Sheehan when completed.

Clinic Details:

Date: 10/19/14

Location:

West Catholic High School
1801 Bristol Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Time: 8:30am

Cost: None


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