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Kosen Judo in Japan (Grand Daddy of the Ground Game)

It's great being a judo vagabond. I get to travel to places in the judo world that most are not able to. I've been able to work out in both Korea and Japan the past five years of my life and consider … [Read more...]

Flip-Flops and Teaching English in Japan

There's no question I'm working much harder now than I was when with EPIK in Korea. I now teach at a private elementary school in Japan and it's clear that my role is much more involved. Tons of … [Read more...]

My Teaching English in Korea eBook is Out Now

Blogging and making videos brought a whole element to my time in Korea that I never expected. Lots of meaningful interaction with people from different corners of the world who are interested in … [Read more...]

Initial Observations and Thoughts About Japan (Atomic Bomb Dome)

How the time just flies by. I've been here in Japan for two months now. My first month teaching is in the books. It was a total paradigm shift for me too. Good gawd! EPIK is such a great gig. It … [Read more...]

Korean Names of the 12 Most Popular Judo Techniques

Special thanks to my friends over at 90 Day Korean who helped with putting this article together. They were key in helping to link up the meanings of Korean terminology and how they apply to the judo … [Read more...]

Korean Judo University (This is Why They WIN!)

You know, it’s a long uphill battle to beat the Koreans in judo. Here’s why. As children, Koreans can enroll in one of the many elementary schools across their country that have designated judo … [Read more...]

This Is the Kodokan Judo Institute (2015 Tour)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM7Mq8Z_aPEVisiting the Kodokan Judo Institute is something I would recommend for any judo enthusiast. We all know how widespread judo is in Japan, but to be at … [Read more...]

Judo High School in South Korea (한국의 유도 고등학교)

South Korea has always been, and will continue to be one of the dominant forces in the sport of judo.  Whenever a Korean team is present at an international-level competition, you can be certain that … [Read more...]

Judo Throws Taught by Korean 7th Dan Master

Wow! It's been nearly a year since I first posted judo video tutorials by my 7th dan instructor. I don't know why I haven't done more. I literally walked into one of the coolest situations a judoka … [Read more...]

Attending the 2013 IJF Judo Grand Prix in Jeju, South Korea

Jeju is one of South Korea's prized possessions. The volcanic island is home to many UNESCO heritage sites and is aptly called the "Hawaii of Korea". Being less than an hour flight from Gimhae … [Read more...]