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Konan Brings Home Gold and Bronze from Senior Nationals

April 17, 2013
Sensei Paul Jordan, Gold Medalist -90 kg. M5

Sensei Paul Jordan, Gold Medalist -90 kg. M5

With Chu To Bu/BRASA leading the way, Konan was well represented. In addition to the medal winning Chu To Bu/BRASA team, Jim Murray from Godai Judo and Rick Hysell, Alliance AZO, also competed hard. Congratulations to Sensei Paul Jordan for taking Gold and to all the Konan players.

Here is the full Chu To Bu Team, including Kyle Shepard who took Bronze in a Brown Belt 100+ kg. division.

Chu to Bu/BRASA Team 1st row Coach Tom Skaugen, Coach Lorey Edwards, Mark Burrows 100+ brown belt,  Paul Jordan, -90  M5 National Champ Row 2 Eric Schmidt -81 brown belt, Kyle Shepard Bronze Medal 100+ brown belt & Corey Shepard 100+ black bel

Chu to Bu/BRASA Team
1st row Coach Tom Skaugen, Coach Lorey Edwards, Mark Burrows 100+ brown belt, Paul Jordan, -90 M5 National Champ
Row 2 Eric Schmidt -81 brown belt, Kyle Shepard Bronze Medal 100+ brown belt & Corey Shepard 100+ black bel

US Gold at IJF Grand Masters World Championships

November 10, 2012


U.S. athletes climbed the podium for three more gold medals today at the Grand Masters World Judo Championships as some of the youngest fighters stepped onto the mats at this premier tournament set near the mythic beaches of Miami, Florida.

This was Day 2 of the four-day Grand Masters, attended by nearly 900 athletes, ages 30+, from throughout the world, including almost 80 from France, 30 from Russia, 80 from Brazil and nearly 20 from Azerbaijan – almost 50 countries attended the event at the luxurious Doral Golf Resort & Spa.

Winning gold for the USA today were:

Suldbayar Damdin, 73 kg of the M1 age group, 30 – 35 years old. Damdin hails from Arlington Judo and Washington Judo clubs in Virginia.

Vitaliy Vanyan, 66 kg., also fighting in the youngest age division at the tournament. His home club is Glendale Scholars in the Los Angeles area.

Maje Omagbaluwaje, who fought in the 90 kg division of the M3 age group, 40 to 44 years old. Omagbaluwaje trains at the Tohkon Judo Club in Chicago.

Click here for full story.

Full results here.

2012 Great Lakes Open Results

October 23, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Open

Congratulations to all participants for making the 2012 GLO a success – we had a fun, injury-free day and made a great financial contribution to Michigan Judo Development.

Special thanks to all the volunteers who made the event possible, especially our referees.

Congratulations to Junior Team Winners (based on total individual points): 2012 GLO Results

  1. Cohen Brothers Judo
  2. Anderson Y Judo
  3. Godai Judo

Click here for  Individual Shiai, Kata and Senior Team Results.

Jim Murray
Konan President
Tournament Director

Team USA’s Myles Porter Takes Silver at Paralympic Games in London

September 7, 2012

From USA Judo, September 1, 2012 – Team USA’s Myles Porter will bring home the silver medal after a hard-fought day at the Paralympic Games in London.

Porter, 100 kg (U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO) began hisclimb defeating Japan’s Aramitsu Kitazono. Myles had a bye the first round. Kitazono had just defeated Cuba’s Juan Cortada Burmudez. Myles defeated Japan in just four seconds with a foot sweep.

In his next match, Porter demonstrated superior strength and stamina besting Russian opponent, Vladimir Fedin, who clearly tired through this match. Early on, the Russian picked up a yuko on a labored drop seoi nage. Porter, though, maintained extraordinary pressure on Fedin, firing foot sweeps and sacrifice throws over and over, peppered with armbar attempts until, finally, the Russian was penalized. With about a minute left, Porter picked up a wazari on penalties against Fedin that would carry him to victory.

That put Porter in the finals against Gwang-Geun Choi of South Korea. There,Myles and his coach, Eddie Liddie, said Porter made a fleeting mistake.

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Konan Junior Olympics and Junior Open Results

August 4, 2012

Rick Joseph reports that the USJF’s BC Dage Corporation Travel Scholarship and MJDA funding dollars were well spent as Konan brought home 7 national medals between the 4 judokas, who were funded.

Daniela Gomez took a Bronze on the International day of the Junior Olympics in IJF down in Irving, TX. Gabriela Gomez who fights in Juvenile B captured a Bronze at the USA Judo Junior Olympics National Championship, a Silver at the JO Internationals and a Bronze at the U.S. Junior Open Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale.  Nick Joseph won a Bronze medal at all three events. This consistent performance by Nick secures his # 2 national ranking for 2012 in the Juvenile A 58 kg. division.  Gabriela and Daniela are also highly ranked on the elite national roster within their respective divisions.

Ryan Osborne also joined us for the International Training Camp and US Jr Open. He had one of the largest and toughest divisions in the tournament and despite having an awesome training camp wasn’t able to medal, but fought hard and well

Rick Joseph

2012 Meijer State Games of Michigan Judo Results

July 19, 2012

Hi All,

Thanks to all who attended the Michigan State Games Judo Tournament. You all made it a huge success.

Please see the attached results: 2012 Michigan State Games Results

Also, it is not too early to start planning for the 2012 Great Lakes Open in Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 14, 2012.

Hope to see you all at the GLO.


Jim Murray
Godai Judo
Ph: 616-293-1568
E-Mail: Click here
Web: Godai Judo, Grand Rapids MI

USA Judo Scholastic Nationals – Full Konan/JAM Report – Dr. Rick Joseph

March 26, 2012

Earlier this month Nick Joseph and Gabriela and Daniela Gomez traveled to Irving TX, with the assistance of Konan, JAM and Michigan Judo Development Association.

All three did very well, scoring two silver medals and one bronze.  Congratulations to these young athletes, competing against some of the country’s best players.

Click here for the full report: 2012 USA Judo National Scholastics Report

To contribute to the growth of judo, please donate to the Michigan Judo Development Association – Click here.

2012 Michigan Open Results

March 21, 2012

Click here for the results: 2012 MI Open results

Thanks to the referees, table workers, registration staff and mat set-up and take-down.  Big thanks, again, to MSU Judo Club for hosting this event another year and providing  much of the mat set-up  and take-down labor,

Jim Murray
Judo Affiliates of Michigan
Substitute Tournament Director

Konan Players Medal at USA Judo Scholastic Nationals in Texas

March 12, 2012

Nick Joseph with Coach (and Dad) Rick

We are proud to announce that Gabriela and Daniela Gomez and Nick Joseph took second place in their respective divisions in the USA Judo’s Scholastic Nationals this past weekend.

Congrats on the fine effort.  More reports to come in the next few days.

Steven DeRaedt
Konan Judo Association

Results: Konan Rank Evaluation Tournament

January 30, 2012

Thanks to all that volunteered to help referee, register,score keep, announce, match pool, etc. and to our great hosts at the MSU Judo Club. Click here for the full tournament results: 2012 Konan Rank Evaluation Shiai Results

We always have a great mat setup the night before. We also had a good group of new referees “learning the ropes” thanks to the clinic held by Don Flagg.  We missed Jamie Blake and wish her a speedy recovery.

I look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Feb. 26 Konan Invitational at MSU. Please register your emails at the Konan/JAM website so you can get updates sent to you.

Steven DeRaedt
Tournament Director and Konan President

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