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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

Happy Holidays from the North (Canada)

December 20, 2013

Here, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, is a short documentary, Judoka, about Canadian Doug Rogers, silver medalist in the heavy-weight division of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

At 6-foot 3 inches, Rogers  was truly the giant of Canadian judo.  Leaving Canada for Japan in 1960 at age 19, Rogers was not only a student of judo but, becoming fluent in Japanese, he also absorbed Japanese culture, learning well:

After Roger’s Olympic final, in which he was defeated by the great Isao Inokuma by split decision after a 15 minute match, Rogers had this to say:  It was a good decision… he attacked more than I did. He’s very strong and very experienced. With more training perhaps I can do better.

Check out the excellent randori sequence at 9:58 of the full film:  Click here for the full film,  Judoka by Josef Reeve, National Film Board of Canada

Video – Justin Flores – Yoko Tomoe-nage

July 21, 2013

Here is teaching video from Justin Flores showing a Yoko Tomoe-nage similar to the one the Ms. Amarilis Savón Carmenate taught in this Saturday’s clinic (her was in a combination as a second attack following o-uchi-gari).

Thanks to Paul Jordan for this video tip.

Konan Kata Clinic Series Continues

February 17, 2013

konan-logo3DATES:  March 3,  May 19, and June 16, 2013

PURPOSE: To train judoka in Kata and to produce judges and instructors for USA Judo and USJF.


  • March 3, 2013, Goshinjutsu
  • May 19, 2013, Kime no Kata & Itsutsu no Kata
  • June 16, 2013, Koshiki no Kata



  • $25.00 for Clinic
  • Testing and certification for:
    • USA Judo Judging: $25.00
    • USJF Teaching: $20.00

Please click her for Registration Form.  Please complete and bring to clinic(s).

Ju no Kata, Goshinjutsu, and Koshiki no Kata

  • 10:45 to 11:00 AM Registration
  • 11:00 to 3:00 PM Clinic

Kime no Kata and Itsutsu no Kata

  • 11:15 to 11:30AM Registration
  • 11:30 to 3:30 clinic


Noboru Saito, Hachidan, Frances Glaze, Rokudan (A Teacher and Judge in 7 Katas), Don Flagg,
Rokudan , Tom Sheehan, Rokudan, Neil Simon, Godan (A Teacher and Judge in 5 Katas)

Reminder – Kayla Harrison Clinic – November 30 & December 1

November 24, 2012


Next weekend Paul Jordan and Chu To Bu West host a two-day judo clinic led by Olympic Gold medalist Kayla Harrison.

Save by preregistering. Click here for details.


2012 Great Lakes Open Looks to Have Record Numbers

September 24, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Open

Hi All, Hope to see you all at the Great Lakes Open this year! October 14thGrand Rapids Michigan. It looks like we will have a record number of players this year. Get your entries in now as we are only three weeks away!

  • · Juniors
  • · Seniors
  • · Masters
  • · Kata
  • · Team

There will be something judo for everyone this year!  All proceeds to benefit Michigan Judo Development, Inc. , a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to teh the Olympic sport of judo. Jim Jim Murray Godai Judo Ph: 616-293-1568 E-Mail Web: Godai Judo, Grand Rapids MI

Groupon Discount – MMA Cage Fight Festival: Brawl in the Fall – Meadow Brook Music Festival

September 1, 2012

Click here for discounted admission to the MMA Cage Fight Festival: Brawl in the Fall – Meadow Brook Music Festival, September 16.

Konan / JAM Web Site Fixed

August 5, 2012

Fixed, thanks to volunteer help on  Just another reason to use WordPress as your website platform.  Amazing support forums manned by volunteers. I received the solution less tah 15 minutes after posting the problem. What a community!

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