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MJDA 2017 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sign-up Deadline – Friday, August 11

August 6, 2017

Please help us plan for this event by registering your party by Friday, August 11.

If you are unable to attend, but wish to support MJDA  in memory of Mr. George Balch, please contact Mr. Noboru Saito by e-mail (click here) or telephone (248) 585-7982.

Thank you.

Pete Catlos
Chairman
USJF George C. Balch Scholarship Committee


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: 

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: 

Reminder: MJDA 2016 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 28, 2016

August 14, 2016

***Please consider supporting and attending this enjoyable afternoon fundraiser for MJDA.

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


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 28, 2016

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

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

Shop and support MJDA:

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MJDA 2016 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 28, 2016

June 6, 2016

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 28, 2016

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

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

Shop and support MJDA:

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Vote for Konan’s Paul Jordan – USA Judo Coach of the Month

February 20, 2016

Pual Jordan of Chu To Bu/BRASA, Avon OH, is on the ballot for USA Judo Coach Of The Month is now available through Monday – spread the word and VOTE for Paul!

Vote here: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/…/Coach-Of-The-Month-January

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Reminder – MJDA George Balch Golf Outing This Sunday

August 20, 2015

George Balch Kneeling

Click here for complete details.

Tigers Tickets Charity Auction Fund Raiser for MJDA

July 5, 2015

 

Tigers 2015Michigan Judo Development Association is auctioning 6 Infield Box Seat tickets for the September 8 game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The seats are in the first two rows of Infield Box section 118 beside the Visitors’ Dugout: Row 1, Seats 1, 2 and 3 and Row 2, Seats 1, 2 and 3.

These top-choice Infield Box Seats  are available as a block of 6 seats or you can bid on 3 seat .  The Infield Box Seats are sold out for this game, but according to the Tigers’ website the face price per ticket is $53.

Check this page for updates on the highest bid. You can bid as often as you wish.

All proceeds to the benefit of Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Charitable organization.

MJDA 2015 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 23, 2015

June 12, 2015

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 23, 2015

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

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

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Announcing the Donald A. Kelley Memorial Fund

February 21, 2015

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Mr. Donald Kelley was born on October 7, 1946 in Butler, PA. After attending the University of Cincinnati where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Don joined the Ford Motor Company in 1973.  The following year, on October 18, 1974, Don started to practice judo under Seiji Araki and Noboru Saito at the Southfield Judo & Karate Club, (later Yamaga Judo & Karate Club).

In 1977 he married Alexandra (Sandy) who grew up outside Pittsburgh, PA. While he was working and starting a family, Don earned his master’s degree from Wayne State University.

Don Kelley 2Judo continued to be an important part of Don’s life and on October 10, 1982 he earned the rank of Shodan. When I began teaching at the Birmingham Y in November 1985, Don became a volunteer
assistant instructor. While helping me teach for nearly three decades, Don continued to study and train, ultimately achieving the rank of Godan on December 14, 2009.

At some point in each of their lives, his three children (Dan, Eric and Megan) joined Don in his judo practice. Faithfully, Don was at the dojo at least twice a week and after his retirement from Ford 2007, he helped with judo classes three times a week. Don made a difference in so many lives through teaching judo at the Y.

Sadly, Don passed away on December 26, 2014 after a couple years fighting cancer.

Honoring his devotion to judo and Saito Dojo, his wife, Sandy, and I created the Donald A. Kelley Memorial Fund.

This fund is part of Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc. (MJDA) program. MJDA is a 501(c)(3) Not for Profit Corporation.

Contributions to the fund will honor Don’s role as an instructor and primarily benefit the students in the Birmingham Y Judo program by assisting with expenses such as class fees, membership fees with USJF and/or USA Judo, the spare gis program, and travel assistance to events.

Please consider making a contribution to the Donald A. Kelley Memorial Fund in honor of Don’s 40 years of devotion to practicing and teaching judo.

Contributions may be made by sending a check made out to MJDA to: MJDA – 139 Roth Blvd., Clawson, MI 48017 (Please write on note – Don Kelley Fund)

Thank you.

Noboru Saito
(and Alexandra Kelley and Tim Jordan of the Donald A. Kelley Memorial Fund Committee)

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Please designate MJDA as your charity

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Konan Life Membership

February 17, 2015

FurukawaJoin at the Konan Invitational this Sunday and your entry fee will be waived!

Becoming a Konan Life Member will put you in the best of company for those supporting Konan in its development efforts through the Louis M. Furukawa Endowment.

The Konan Judo Association Life Membership was established by its Board of Governors on September 9, 2001 for the purpose of creating a funding vehicle to help Konan with its developmental programs.

Besides receiving a certificate to show your commitment to exceptional mid-west regional judo, there are other benefits such as a waived Konan fee for your annual USJF membership; this is a $7.50 yearly savings. Also, the registration costs are waived for competing in the annual Konan Promotional and Invitational Tournaments. There are additional benefits to Life Membership such as waived Konan promotional fees, but check the full list of benefits on the Life Membership form (click here) or on the Konan Life Membership page.

If you are interested in becoming a Konan Life Member, please contact the Life Membership Chair, Michael A. Hart by email or call him at (248) 842-4721.

Respectfully,

Michael A. Hart
Louis M. Furakawa &
Konan Life Membership Chair


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