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Midwest Collegiate Regional Championships – Hotel Deadline Today

February 27, 2016

Hello Senseis of the Midwest!

The Illini Judo Club is hosting its first tournament — we are in partnership with the National Collegiate Judo Association and are hosting the Midwest Collegiate Regional Championships which will be an added division to our Seniors/Masters Tournament.NCJA Logo

If you have not heard, we were given 5 weeks notice to put on this tournament, and our team has taken the bull by the horns and are making it happen.

We are about 2 1/2 weeks out — our tournament will be held on Sunday, March 13 at the Leonhard Recreation Center in Champaign, IL. The doors open at 9am and we hope to have the shiais starting by 1030am.

Our pre-registration deadline is March 7 — $45 for the first division and $20 for the second division. Walkups will be $60 (we’re trying to get as many pre-registrants as possible, so we can stick to our schedule — we have to be out of the venue by 4pm….so our last match is scheduled to be at 2:55pm.

This is a collegiate (full-time college student), seniors and masters tournament — seniors and masters do not have to have collegiate standing. There is no junior division.

We hope you will come and join us. And BTW — March 13 is daylight savings time, so be sure to set your clocks ahead to adjust for the lost hour. I have attached a poster and the entry pack. Any more information can also be found at

Our host hotel is the Courtyard Marriott of Champaign — they have a special rate which is only good until this Saturday, February 27. All competitors/coaches/refs will receive a complimentary breakfast on March 13. We will also have weigh-ins the night before (5-9pm) at the hotel. Click here for the reservation link.

I know this is short notice, but I’m hoping that at this point, this is just a friendly reminder that our tournament is quickly approaching!!!!

Thank you,

Grace Talusan

Entry Package

Upcoming Events – As of May 8, 2016

February 3, 2016

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

Saturday, June 4, 2016: North Coast Judo Championships, Lorain OH

Saturday, June 11, 2016: Tohkon Classic XXI, Oak Lawn IL

Saturday, June 25, 2016: State Games of Michigan Judo Competition, Grand Rapids MI

June 28, 29 & 30, 2016: 16th Annual USJF National Kata Conference, Norwalk CA

July 1, 2, & 3, 2016: USJF/USJA Junior & Senior Judo National Championships, Anaheim CA

July 24 – July 30, 2016: Camp Budokan, East Oshawa ON

August 6 & 7, 2016: Fight Like A Girl Camp, Portage MI

Sunday, August, 28, 2016: 2016 MJDA George Balch Memorial Golf Outing, Sterling Heights MI

Sunday, September 11, 2016: 2016 Konan Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH

Saturday, September 16, 2016: 21st Annual Rock N Roll Capital of the World Judo Tournament, Lodi OH

Sunday, October 2, 2016: 2016 Konan Fall Promotion Testing, Maumee OH

Saturday, October 8, 2016: 2016 Great Lakes Open Judo Championships, Grand Rapids MI

Check again soon for more upcoming events.

Judo Event Calendars:

2016 Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament Results

February 2, 2016

Konan LogoClick here for the results of the 2016 Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament

Thanks to all the competitors, coaches, referees, table works and other volunteers for making the 2016 Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament a success.

Kudos to Greg Ondrus, rookie Tournament Director, and new challenger to Tessa Murray and the Godai crew for Judo Iron Chef – great chicken chili, Greg!  thanks as well to the other food and coffee providers.

2015 GLO Results

October 14, 2015

Click here: 2015 GLO Results

Thanks to all of you for your help on Sunday.  I hope I specifically took time to thank each and every one of you.  If I didn’t, please know I really appreciated the help we get from all of you.  All of you do a terrific job.  This year’s GLO went off without a hitch.

Mark your calendar for next year’s GLO – Saturday, October 8, 2016. Hope to see you  and all the competitors next year.

Best regards,

Jim & Tessa


Reminder – Rock and Roll Tournament This Weekend – Lodi OH

September 18, 2015

Click here for the registration package.

2015 Pan Am Games – Toronto – Judo – July 11- 14

May 19, 2015

If you are not attending the USJF/USJA Junior Nationals

The 2015 Pan Am Games are in Toronto this summer 220px-2015_Pan_American_Games_logo.svgwith Judo competition on July 11, 12, 13 and 14.

The Pan American Games are a quadrennial multi-sport event organized to be consistent with the Olympic Charter in spirit and rules.

This is a chance to see some good international judo competition. Tickets for the medal rounds are going quickly.

Click here for the judo competition schedule.

Click here to buy tickets.

Here is a Marriott Courtyard near the venue with rooms for $80 Canadian.

Map showing venue location.

USJF B.C. Dage Corporation Athlete Travel Grant Deadline – April 16

April 4, 2015

New USJF LogoAct now – the application deadline for the USJF B.C. Dage Athlete Travel Grants is fast approaching. Click here for more information on qualifications and the application process.

2015 North Coast Judo Championships, Lorain OH

March 24, 2015

Save The Date 2015 North Coast JudoClick here for flier and registration form for the 2015 North Coast Judo Championships – Saturday, June 13 – Lorain OH


2015 Michigan Open Results

March 22, 2015

JAM LogoClick on this link for the results of today’s Michigan Open Judo Tournament: 2015 Michigan Open Results

Konan Spring Tournament Reults

March 8, 2015

konan-logo3Click on the links below for the results of each of the three Spring Konan Tournaments:

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