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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.

Team USA Catches Three Bronze Medals On Last Day of PanAm Games

October 30, 2011

FromUSA Judo:

October 29, 2011 – Team USA added three more bronze medals to their collection on the last day of an extremely successful Pan American Games in Guadalajara.

Angelica Delgado, 52 kg (Ki-Itsu-Sai National Training Center, Coral Springs, FL), Aaron Kunihiro, 60 kg (Team FORCE, Wakefield, Mass.) and Angela Woosley, 48 kg (Jason Morris Judo Center, Glenville, NY) each took a bronze today.

The US judoka are now headed home with one gold, one silver and six bronze. “I am really pleased with the success of our team,” said Jhonny Prado, head coach of USA Judo’s team for the Pan American Games.

USA Judo’s CEO Jose H. Rodriguez described the Games as a huge success. “USA Judo thanks the Mexican people for their energy and hospitality. The crowds were amazing, the venue fantastic.”

Click Here for Full Article

Reminder – Just 60 Days to George Balch Golf Outing

June 24, 2011

It’s that time of the year to support the George Balch Memorial Fund.

The Golf outing will take place on August 21,st.  The first tee time is 11:00.  Click here to make your reservation.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Neil Simon, Executive Director, MJDA

Busan International High School Team Championships in Korea

June 23, 2011

From Steven DeRaedt, Konan President

Konan has an opportunity through Mr. Joon Chi to have four competitors train and compete at the Busan International High School Team Championships in Korea.

  • 23 July, Saturday, depart  USA
  • 24 July, Sunday evening, arrive Busan
  •  25 July, Monday and 26 July, Tuesday ——-training
  •  27 July, Wednesday ——Competition——–round robin(each group has 5 teams)
  •  28 July, Thursday and 29 July, Friday ——–training, sightseeing and lunch or dinner at US Naval Base.

This competition is for male competitors only with Open weight division and Team Competition.

The organizing Committee will take care of all room and board, tour expenses, eating local restaurants and all domestic ground transportation.

Participants are responsible for international airfare to and from Busan, Korea

The application deadline is 30 June, Thursday.

Interested parties, please contact Mr. Chi by e-mail (click here)  immediately for additional information on costs, dates, and other requirements.

Interested parties should also contact me, Steven DeRaedt,  (click here) as I am investigating the potential for some funding support from Konan.

Steven DeRaedt
Konan Judo Association

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