Judo Class with Kids

This time of year brings in many students at my judo school.  Recently, we've seen more middle school and high school kids joining.  There's even two elementary school little guys.  One of the adults … [Read more...]

Six Pack for Success – USA Judo Coach, Jimmy Pedro

World Champion and USA Coach Jimmy Pedro World and Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison Judo world champion and 2x Olympic medalist Jimmy Pedro made history by coaching the … [Read more...]

My Judo School in Korea – Founded the Year of Korean Independence

I happen to be very fortunate to have a very historic judo school just blocks from my apartment in Korea.  It is very traditional and a fantastic place to learn judo and make lasting friendships. … [Read more...]

Strength of a 64 Year Old Korean Judo Master

Being involved in the sport of judo takes a lot of guts.  To obtain technical proficiency, physical strength and stamina, as well as intelligent strategy requires a long term, sustained effort.  It is … [Read more...]

2012 Olympic Judo Controversy: Ebinuma Masashi (JPN) vs Cho Jun-Ho (KOR)

The 2012 London Olympics is upon us and already it's been marked with numerous memorable and infamous moments.  Being a judoka, I am living in bliss as Korean TV shows all the judo matches with Korean … [Read more...]

Judo Tournament in Busan, South Korea

I had the opportunity to watch an incredible judo tournament held in Busan, South Korea, where I currently live and teach English.  The event was held in the Gudeok Sports Arena and attracted well … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Tie Your Judo or BJJ Belt

There are many ways to tie your judo belt. Some of us learned early on how to make due with the basic way, but as you continue on you judo adventure in life, you learn there are better ways. … [Read more...]

Visiting the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo

I recently went on vacation to Tokyo, Japan.  While visiting, I stayed at the Kodokan Judo Institute.  The Kodokan is the founding school and international headquarters for the sport of judo today.  … [Read more...]

Have a Holly Judo Christmas!

I attended my judo school Christmas party and had a great and memorable time.  It was both and formal and laid back at the same time.  A time of eating, demonstrations, and quality moments with people … [Read more...]

Judo in Korea – Walking to Class

I was so lucky to find a great, traditional judo (yudo) school right in my neighborhood.  I walk to class each time and get to see a little bit of my neighborhood so I thought I'd share some of it … [Read more...]