Michigan Open Results 2019

April 25, 2019 by

Congratulations to all who competed at this years event. Please see the event results.

040719 Michigan Open Tournament Results – Updated.


March 1, 2019 by

2019 Michigan Open Championships

January 30, 2019 by
April 7, 2019

Steve Cohen’s Youth Judo Development Workshop

January 26, 2019 by

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

MJDA 2018 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 19, 2018

August 13, 2018 by

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.  If you can not attend, please consider a donation.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 19, 2018. 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: 

Konan 2018 Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH – August 26

August 12, 2018 by

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, August 26, 2018


Registration 12:30 PM -1:00 PM
Training and Review – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Kata Certification Testing – 3:00 – 4:00 PM


Workshop – $20.00
USJF Kata Testing and Certification  – $20.00

LOCATION: Black Swamp Judo Club. 2564 Parkway Plaza, Maumee, OH 43537


  • Mrs. Frances Glaze, Rokudan, Chair of the Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mr. Don Flagg, Rokudan,  Vice-Chair of the Board of Examiners, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mr. Tom Sheehan, Rokudan, Promotion Committee Chair, USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • )ther members of the Konan Promotion Committee.

Candidates will review for their Kata and Go Kyo no Waza. We strongly suggest you prepare for the promotion test at the promotional clinic. Those that want to be certified in a Kata must fill out application form plus a $20.00 testing fee that goes to USJF. You must notify Mrs. Glaze that you are planning to test for Kata certification prior to the beginning of the clinic. Only USJF members may be evaluated for promotion and certification.

  • Candidates must have already submitted their Form 20 to Mr. Tom Sheehan,  Promotion Committee Chair and to Mrs. Frances Glaze, Chair Konan Board of Examiners.
  • Candidates without a  current  (4 years old or less) Background Check,  must have already submitted a Background Check to the USJF National Office.
  • A current (less than two years old) SafeSport Training and CDC Head’s Up Training Certificates must also be provided.
  • Candidates must a valid USJF Coaching or Teaching certificate.

The Registration Form and Waiver for the Clinic will be available at the Clinic.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

ELIGIBILITY: All participants must present a valid U.S.J.I., U.S.J.F. or U.S.J.A card at the workshop site. If
you cannot produce a card, in order to participate, you will need to purchase a membership on site. Foreign
contestants must have the proper ID from their home country.

Reminder – Jack Hatton / Harun Bogdanic Clinic – July 5 & July 7

June 30, 2018 by

Just a reminder – this Thursday and Saturday at the USJF/USJA Junior Nationals in Grand Rapids MI.  Two day clinic – attend one or both days.  Click here for the flier and registration form.

Questions? Click here to e-mail Harun Bogdanic.


Special Clinic – Traditions of the Kodokan- July 6, Grand Rapids MI

June 25, 2018 by

On Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids MI, host hotel for the 2018 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals, there will be a unique judo opportunity:

Lecture and on-mat sessions to learn about the traditions, rituals, and concepts of Kano Sensei’s development of Judo from a very special guest clinician and lecturer: Sensei Susumu Takahashi, Professor and Managing Director of Daito Bunka University, 7th Dan, Kodokan Instructor, IJF International World Referee.

Click here for the full brochure and registration form.

***Please be sure to bring a white judo-gi to the clinic.

Sponsored by the USJF Referee Development and Certification Committee (RDCS)

For more information: E-mail Calvin Terada, Chair, USJF-RDCS.


2018 USJF/USJA Junior Nationals – Pre-Registration Deadline

June 17, 2018 by

Just a reminder:  the pre-registration deadline for the Junior Nationals in Grand Rapids is this Friday, June 22.  Pre-register and save money!

Click here for the registration web page.

Passing of Vigil Goodwine – sensei

April 29, 2018 by

As many of you know, Virgil Goodwine recently passed away.  Virgil obtained the rank of Rokudan.  He was student under George Funakoshi Ohio State University.  When George retired Virgil took over as head instructor at OSU.  He was a national competitor for many years in the plus 100 Kg.  He was also a Konan Ohio Vice President in the 1980s.  He will be missed by many he was always smiling and laughing and had a good time with anyone he was with.  His obituary is below.

Tom Sheehan

Virgil B. GOODWINE ObituaryGOODWINE, Virgil B. 60, of Springfield, Ohio passed away April 24, 2018. He was born February 19, 1958 the son of Marion N. and Marian (Anderson) Goodwine. Virgil is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He retired from the State of Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources. Virgil is survived by his devoted wife, Rita Cecil Goodwine; daughter, Chrisondra Goodwine; sons, Virgil Goodwine II and Julian (Brooke) Goodwine; siblings, Ava, Donna and Van and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation is Monday, April 30, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. In St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery. Arrangements by the Robert C. Henry-Clark Funeral Home. www.robertchenryfuneralhome.com

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