Konan 2017 Fall Promotional Clinic, Maumee OH – August 27

July 22, 2017 by

konan-logo3.jpgDATE: Sunday, August 27, 2017


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


  • Mr. Don Flagg, Rokudan, Chair Konan Board of Examiners USJF A Kata Instructor and USJI Kata Judge.
  • Mrs. Frances Glaze, Rokudan, Vise 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.
  • Also will be other members of the Konan Promotion Committee.

Click here for the complete Dan Promotion Instructions.

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 submit their Form 20 to Mr. Tom Sheehan,  Promotion Committee Chair and to Mrs. Frances Glaze, Chair Konan Board of Examiners, for the promotional exam no later than July 31, 2017.  Click here to create an e-mail to attach your completed form to and to send to Mr. Sheehan and Mrs. Glaze. Candidates must obtain a Form 20 (Click here for Form 20).

A Background Check must be submitted to National Office by July 31, 2017 for those who are going to be a candidate unless you have one deemed current. They are valid for four years.  Click here to obtain  a Background Check Form. The Registration Form and Waiver for the Clinic will be available at the Clinic.

A current (less than two years old) SafeSport Training and CDC Head’s Up Training Certificates must also be provided.

Click here for the Workshop Registration Form and Waiver.

Promotion Testing will take place on Sunday, Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Click here for the test registration form.

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.

MJDA 2017 George Balch Memorial Golf Outing – Sunday, August 20, 2017

July 17, 2017 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.

Sponsored by Michigan Judo Development Association, Inc.

Sunday, August 20, 2017. 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: 

Upcoming Events

July 16, 2017 by

Click on links below for details and look on the listed Judo sites for other events:

November 2, 2019 – Great Lakes Open Judo Tournament,  Grand Rapids MI

November 2, 2019 – Judo Clinic with Doug Tono,  Grand Rapids MI

Check again soon for more upcoming events.

Judo Event Calendars:

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

April 9, 2017 by
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Konan and USJF Self Defense Workshop Opportunity – May 20 – Ann Arbor MI

April 8, 2017 by

Konan is pleased to announce that on May 20th we are offering those sankyu and above an opportunity for certification as a USJF Self Defense Instructor (level you are able to achieve is based on your rank). Please click this link for a copy of the Self Defense Workshop flyer.

We will be holding a one day workshop and are asking that you to pre-register by eob May 12th so we can have the materials available for you for the workshop. There are some pre-workshop video’s that we are asking you to review along with a knowledge assessment required for your certification – please review the flyer for more details.

We are pleased to bring in 3 Self Defense Committee Members and the USJF Corporate Attorney for this event.

If you have any questions please contact Neil Simon at  or Don Flagg .

Looking forward to your participation.

Neil Simon, Chairperson
The USJF Self Defense Committee

Reminder – Indiana State Championships – This Saturday

April 6, 2017 by

Click here for flier

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Reminder – Konan Chi New Rules Referee Clinic – April 1

March 29, 2017 by


This Saturday is the  Konan Chi New Rules Referee Clinic. Click here for the flier.  Please send this flyer to anyone interested in Refereeing and also to coaches so all can acquaint themselves with the new rules. If you have lists, please send them to your lists.

Thank you.

See you Saturday.

Neil Simon

Workshop: 2X Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo – Chu To Bu Brasa, Avon OH

March 28, 2017 by

March 31st 2017 and April 1st 2017

Workshop: 2X Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo - March 31st 2017 and April 1st 2017 - Chu To Bu / Brasa Judo, Jiu-Jitsu - Avon, Ohio
What: Chu To Bu / Brasa Judo, Jiu-Jitsu is pleased to announce that 2X Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo will be visiting Chu To Bu for 3 sessions.

One Friday evening, for Kids Ages 4-12, and two on Saturday for adults.

Nick will be going over the ground, standing and grip fighting techniques that made him the best player in the USA @ 73kg.

Be sure to register below and mark your calendars. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Friday, March 31st 2017
2X Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo Workshop
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Open to: Kids ages 4-12
Cost: $25.00 per person.

Register at: http://bit.ly/2kItZOu

Saturday, April 1st 2017
2X Judo Olympian Nick Delpopolo Workshop (2 Sessions)
Session 1: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Session 2: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Open To: Adults
Cost: $60.00 per person for both sessions, if pre-registered. $70.00 per person for both sessions the day of the event.

Register at: http://bit.ly/2khNbnV

Where: 1384 Lear Industrial Pkwy, Avon, Ohio 44011.

Questions: Call us at: (440) 937-6622.


March 6, 2017 by

USA Judo Logo Vertical 2009 RJudo will be included in the National Senior Games that will be held in Birmingham, Alabama June 2-15, 2017!  Weigh-in June 9, compete on June 10.

For more information, click here or  e-mail Mr. Brad Daniels, Chair USA Judo Veterans Committee

USA Judo-On Line Database Error-DEADLINE EXTENDED

March 5, 2017 by

USA Judo Logo Vertical 2009 RMarch 3, 2017

Dear Members,

Due to an unforseen issue with our on line system for membership and event registration, we are extending the entry deadline for the Senior National Championships to Monday March 6.

We are currently working on the issue and hope to have it resolved soon.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


Corinne Shigemoto

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