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Konan Promotional – Sunday October 1st, 2023

May 22, 2023

Date:          Sunday October 1, 2023


Registration:                12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Test:                            1:00 pm


Shojin dojo

29223 Southfield  Rd.

Southfield, MI,  48086


Registration Entry Fee:   $20.00 USD

For more information please see flyer below.

Konan Promotional Clinic – Sunday August 20th, 2023

May 22, 2023

Date:          Sunday August 20, 2023


Registration:                12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Workshop:                   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Shojin dojo

29035 Southfield  Rd.

Southfield, MI,  48086


Registration Entry Fee:   $20.00 USD

For more information please see flyer below.

Katame No Kata Clinic – February 26th, 2023

February 19, 2023

Learn the 15 techniques of katame no kata with Sensei Frances Glaze and Sensei Diane Tamai Jackson hosted at MaxOut Sports in Bedford Heights, OH

Konan Promotion Workshop – Part 2 – March 5, 2023

February 4, 2023

This workshop will review the requirements for promotion focusing on Sankyu and above techniques.
The previous workshop focusing on Rokyu and Gokyu techiques will be posted on the Konan Website.


Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Workshop to commence starting at 1:00 pm


Shojin dojo
29223 Southfield Rd.,
Southfield, MI, 48086

2020 Michigan Open Judo Tournament Cancelled

March 20, 2020

I regret to inform you that Michigan Judo is canceling the 2020 Michigan Judo Championships.

The tournament had been scheduled for March 22. 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan.

Our host Michigan State University has announce cancelation of face to face classes in reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak .

Anyone having pre-registered will receive a full refund in the coming weeks.

Again we regret that we must cancel 2020 Michigan Judo Championships but the safety of our players and families must be our primary concern.

Jim Murray
President, Michigan Judo
Ph. 616-293-1568

Konan 2020 Spring Promotional Clinic, Toledo OH – January 26

January 13, 2020

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, January 26, 2020


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, 5105 Glendale Ave., Toledo, OH 45614


  • Mrs. Frances Glaze, Rokudan, Chair of the Konan Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor (all 7 Katas), USA Judo Judge and former International Kata Competitor.
  • 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 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 have and provide:

The Registration Form and Waiver for the Clinic will be available at the Clinic.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

Questions?  Call (419) 350-1505 or e-mail Frances Glaze.

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 2019 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 18, 2019

July 22, 2019

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.  If you can not attend, please consider a donation.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 18, 2019. 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: 

Michigan Open Results 2019

April 25, 2019

Congratulations to all who competed at this years event. Please see the event results.

040719 Michigan Open Tournament Results – Updated.


March 1, 2019

2019 Michigan Open Championships

January 30, 2019
April 7, 2019

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