The MSU Judo Club was formed in 1960 by the head instructor, Jay Kim. He and his students’ dedication to the sport have allowed MSU’s dojo to be one of the top training facilities in the nation. Students who come to MSU Judo learn not only the art of judo, but the discipline it instills, the confidence of being able to defend themselves, and the camaraderie of training with and helping one another to become better.
In the past, we have had the resources and volunteers to host many tournaments including two Collegiate National tournaments. Presently, we boast a diverse membership which includes judo players from all over the world including Brazil and Argentina. Every spring, we host three tournaments for the rest of Michigan and nearby states.
The National Collegiate Judo Tournament is the biggest judo tournament a college student can participate in. There have been judo players who competed at the event and later on went to represent the U.S. team for Olympic judo. If there is one tournament a competitive judo college student should go to, this is it. For the first time in the last ten years our team has the skills, determination, and teamwork to do very well in the tournament. The only thing holding us back is a lack of funding.
If you support MSU Judo, we promise we will do our best to bring back a gold medal and make you proud to have supported us. We will show the National Collegiate Judo Tournament the MSU tradition that Spartans Will.
Your gift will be used to help members of our team compete in the national tournament this year. Any additional funds will go toward helping MSU Judo team members who are interested in competing at the National Collegiate Judo Tournament next year and need financial assistance.
The MSU Judo Club is comprised of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and international students. Our team is blessed to have Don Flagg, the past president of the Judo Association of Michigan, and Tom Sheehan, past president of the Konan Judo Association, as our assistant instructors.
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