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Reminder to Dan Promotion Candidates – Form 20 Due January 17

January 11, 2020

Reminder to Dan Promotion Candidates for Promotion this Spring:

Please submit your  Form 20 to Mr. Tom Sheehan,  Promotion Committee Chair and to Mrs. Frances Glaze, Chair Konan Board of Examiners by January 17, 2020.

This is required for your candidacy to be considered this Spring.


Reminder – Fight Like A Girl Camp – August 3 & 4 – This Weekend

July 29, 2019


Click here for registration form.

Southside Dojo
8534 Portage Rd. Portage, Mi. 49002

Jerry Wee Celebration of Life

July 28, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sons of AmVets
75185 North Avenue
Armada MI

For further information, please click on this link or contact Emily Berger (Wee)

Passing of Sensei Jerry Wee

July 21, 2019

Jerry WeeOn Thursday, July 11, 2019, Gerald Wee, devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother passed away surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 3, 1951. He graduated from Cass Tech High School and went on to Wayne State University.

Jerry started judo at the age of 14 in 1964. He was a member of the Detroit Judo Club and trained under the late John Osako. Jerry quickly became dedicated to the sport. First as a competitor, then a referee, instructor and coach. He was promoted to 7th dan in 2018. Jerry truly loved the sport of judo and this showed. It was not uncommon for him to let players sleep at his home, for him to drive them to events and sometimes even pay for their meals. He was the head instructor of Wee Dojo and developed countless students.

On April 5, 1975 Jerry married the love of his life, Reta Comer Wee. They met in the sport of judo when Reta was 15 and Jerry was 18. It was a true love story. They spent 44 wonderful years together.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Harry, mother Evelyn, and brother Ron (Cyndi). Jerry is survived by his wife Reta, daughter Emily (Arron), grandchildren (Ava, Lincoln) and sister Gwen (Tony).

Jerry was a great man, a caring family man who was committed to his family and the ones he loved. He was a humble man with an infectious smile. He was known for being a great story teller, a joker and a family man.

He fought many health battles over the past few years that most people would not have made it through, but he did this with his warrior spirit and smile. Jerry will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.

The family will not be having a funeral service. A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be sent to Reta Wee at 16151 Touraine Dr., Clinton Twp., MI 48038.

The memorial is scheduled for Saturday, August 10.  Details to follow.

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

Steve Cohen’s Youth Judo Development Workshop

January 26, 2019

Youth Judo Development has established a series of workshops in order to promote the longevity of judo and its principles for the competitive youth.
The workshops will be facilitated and instructed by 1988 Judo Olympian and Coach of the 2000 Olympic team Mr. Steve Cohen. Steve successfully coached athletes for over 45 years and his results include many national champions, Olympic medalists and World champions. What makes Steve different is he not only is an elite coach, he is also a developmental coach having one of the strongest clubs for young athletes since 1980.
The purpose over the course of the workshops will be to teach a curriculum of developmental fundamentals that can be practiced and taught by anyone who works with the youth in the judo community. These workshops will be conducted at regionally designated facilities.
There will be 3 workshops, each focusing on the fundamentals of judo, which is key to putting young athletes on the path to learning. Lastly, but so very important is the teaching of developing the youth into a skilled, focused competitor. Each workshop will be 3-4 hours in length, with ample time for questions and answers.
In this workshop the first session will be a discussion of all aspects of teaching including running a club, bringing in new students, etc. The second will be hands on with athletes. Coaches/Teachers, if you want to bring one or two of your top athletes, we will help direct you on how to develop that athlete. This will be a great learning experience for all attending and of course the coach and athlete will benefit.
When: Sat. February 9th
Time: first session 10am-12pm second session 1:30pm-3:30pm
Cost: $40
This is a must attend for every coach developing grassroots judo.
Any questions contact Paul Jordan 440.315.1358

2017 America’s Cup Judo Championship Shiai Saturday, September 16th, 2017 Muncie, IN

April 9, 2017
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Call for Agenda Submissions for the 2014 USJF Annual Meeting

March 9, 2014

Dear  Club Head Senseis and individual USJF Members,

As we strive to continue open and inclusive governance of the USJF, I draw your attention to your right to place any matter relating to the business of the USJF before the Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual Meeting, or any other meeting of the Board of Directors (Article IV, Section 9, F of the Bylaws of the USJF).

This is your opportunity to bring your concerns, thoughts and ideas directly to the leadership of the USJF.

If you wish to do so, please send a written notice to me, the Secretary of the USJF (click here) no later than March 17, 2014, if you wish the matter to be brought before the Board of Directors at the upcoming Annual Meeting on May 1, 2014 in Reno NV.

Please indicate the Yudanshakai to which you belong and describe the matter which you wish to place before the Board, providing a specific proposed action that you wish the Board to take. If you are not a delegate to the Annual Meeting, you must obtain the approval of your Yudanshakai for your submission.

As Secretary, I encourage you to consider to consider using this means to participate in the governance of your USJF and to and encourage your fellow USJF members to do so, also. I will welcome all submissions with a prompt reply and do my best guide you through the complete process and ensure that your voice is heard. if you have any questions, please e-mail me or call me at the number below.

Remember, please send your notice to me no later than March 17, 2014 if you wish the matter to be considered at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

If you are so, inclined, please post this Call for Agenda Items on your  Club websites, or distribute on your e-mail lists.

New USJF LogoI thank you for your consideration.


Pete Catlos
United States Judo Federation, Inc.
(810) 300-3639

Bobby Lee Clinics – Avon OH & Lake Orion MI – March 21, 22, 23

March 1, 2014

National Champion and Olympic hopeful Bobby Lee will be visiting Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo Jiu Jitsu and Lake Orion Judo in March to share his techniques and strategies that have made him one of the best judo players in the 73kg division in the US. This will be a fundraising event to help Bobby in the upcoming months to help defray the extensive cost of travel throughout the world.

Bobby Lee

The training cost involved for an Olympic athlete are great and we @ Chu To Bu/Brasa  and Lake Orion Judo would like to give judokas in Michigan, Ohio and surrounding states an opportunity to be part of raising the potential for Bobby Lee and Team USA to bring home an Olympic medal from Rio.


WHEN: Friday March 21st & Saturday March 22nd
TIME: Friday 5-7 (kids only), Saturday 11-1 & 1:30-3:30
WHERE: Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo Jiu Jitsu & MMA
1384 Lear Industrial Parkway
Avon, OH.
COST: $20 Friday $40 Saturday pre registration, $50 day of event
Click here for Registration Form & Flier
Click here for more info



WHEN: Sunday March 23rd  11 am – 1:30 pm
WHERE: Orion Judo Club @
The Gym of Lake Orion
1224 S. Lapeer Rd.
Orion, MI.
COST: $25 pre registration, $35 day of event
Click here for Registration Form & Flier.  For more info contact: Rich @ 248.613.5836

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