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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!

Konan / JAM Web Site is Broken

August 5, 2012

Sorry readers:  display of the Konan / JAM website is broken. Fix in progess.

Video – Judo 2012 World Masters Almaty: Anai (JPN) – Rakov (KAZ) [-100kg] semi-final

June 25, 2012

From Jerry Jackson:

An unexpected and devastating ashi waza toward the end of this video ends the Gold Medal ambitions of Takamasa Anai at the 2012 World Masters tournament. Click here for Jerry’s complete commentary

Konan Invitational Results at MSU on 2/26

March 8, 2012

On February 26, Konan hosted the Konan Invitational Tournament at MSU and the results are now posted.

Click here to view : 2012 Konan Invitational Tournament Results

We had a great turnout and had Kwon on site marketing judo wares.

I wanted to thank MSU for hosting again, as well as our volunteers that helped with registration (Don Kelley),
pooling (Dan, Joe and Bob), announcing (Neil, Louise and Roland), scorers (too many to list) and refereeing (Don Flagg and his many friends).

Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

Steven DeRaedt E-mail
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

USA Judo Approves First Draft of Strategic Plan

December 17, 2011

From Jose Humberto Rodriguez, CEO of USA Judo

December 11, 2011 – After nearly two years of work, USA Judo’s Board of Directors this weekend approved the first draft of the organization’s Strategic Plan.

A sub-committee of the Board of Directors, made up of President Lance Nading, Gail Stolzenberg, Noboru Saito, Jim Webb and Jason Rivera with the guidance of Rachel Isaacs of the USOC, and Neil Simon (USJF President) as a paid consultant, put the finishing touches on this organic and living document that will serve as the vision for USA Judo for decades to come.

The document outlines several key guiding principles for the organization and spells out clearly the Vision, Mission and

Goals of USA Judo as we move into 2012 and beyond. It also defines the objectives that the organization must achieve in order to meet its vision of the future and successfully attain its goals.

Click here for full story.

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