A Judo podcast sharing stories from the mat & beyond.
Abe Vs. Maruyama
Joshiro Maruyama and Hifumi Abe faced each other in a winner take all match that would determine the 2021 Olympian for the men's 66kg division. The Epic Battle took place in the main floor of the Kodokan in Tokyo Japan in front of a small crowd of...
The Olympic Run 2021 - The race to Tokyo!
This Judo podcast is all about the Olympic run. Committing yourself to a lifetime of training that is capped off with a 4 year or an 8 year hyper focused Olympic run is an honorable endeavor and something you will never regret. Today we will discuss The Olympic points races around the world with some detailed reviews of the European and Pan American Championship events. Who has the best chance of getting a medal next summer in Tokyo and what can we do to get more medals in the future?
IJF Rankings- Race to TokyoEuropean ChampionshipPan American ChampionshipJoshiro Maruyama vs Hifumi Abe Crista Deguchi vs. Jessica KlimkaitJudo Development in the United States
Be seeded or not to be seeded? A Study with Olympic Judo athletes.
Ed Cerna - 1980 Olympian - Founder & CEO Cerna Group
A Judo Podcast about Ed Cerna who is a former National Team member who represented his Native country of Mexico at competitions around the world. Highlights of his competitive careers include medals at Pan American Championships, US Open and a silver...
Chuck Jefferson - Host of Judocast & Owner of CJ Judo in San Jose, CA
Our Judo Podcast this week is a monologue episode where I'll discuss some of the hot topics and current affairs in today’s judo world. Lets talk about long term success of Judo players, even after their competition days!
Hot Topics Include…...
The current status of Covid and a possible Vaccine
The Qualification process and the IJF Tour
American Judo Development Model - USA Judo, USJF, USJA
Judo Fanatics with Travis Stevens
JFO Online Training with Justin Flores
American Judo Systems with Jimmy Pedro & Travis Stevens
Discussions of the role that will be played by professional Judo clubs in order to grow Judo in the United States. They will play a vital role if we want to see growth. The current model of non-profit judo has been maxed out for the last 30 years. Hope you enjoy the episode!
Jason Rivera - Entrepreneur - CEO of Phenix Salon Suites
A Judo Podcast with Jason Rivera who is the Chief Executive Officer of Phenix Salon Suites Franchising LLC and a former member of the USA Judo Board of Directors. He is a lifelong Judo player that has had entrepreneurial ambition since his childhood. He was a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring while attending the University of Colorado. Jason co-founded Phenix Salon Suites Franchising in 1997 with his wife, and the founder of the company, Gina Rivera.
Under Jasons leadership, with Gina's vision, Phenix has become a Nationally recognized brand and one of the fastest growing franchises in the the Salon industry. Jason also serves as the CEO of COLOURS By Gina, an exclusive hair color line that will be distributed by industry leader CosmoProf in 2020.
Toshihiko Yamada - Judo In Japan! Ryotokuji Judo Sensei & Sports Director for Tokyo Olympic Team Organizing Committee
Judo cast guest Toshihiko Yamada who is most recently been selected as the Sport Manager for the Judo program at the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. His selection comes from a lifetime of Multifaceted experiences in the world of Judo. He was a National Judo Champion in High School & college levels. He studied at both Tokai Sagami High School and Tokai Univeristy. He also has 2 medals at the Japanese National Championships!
Upon his retirement from competition he was sent to Turkey where he coached the National Team for 1 year. He was able to coach some very high level Judoka including 4 time world Medalist Selim Tataroglu and 2000 Olympic Champion Huseyin Ozkan.
Following his time in Turkey, he was hired to coach the famed San Jose State University Judo Team in California. He spent 3 years in the United states including 1 year in Tampa Florida.
Upon his return to Japan after several years abroad he soon found himself working directly for his former Sense and Olympic Champion Yasuhiro Yamashita who was the Director of Education for the International Judo Federation at that time. He later went on to become the head coach and professor at Rutogakuen where he has coached many champions including 2021 Japanse Olympic team member Arrron Wolf who will represent Japan next summer in under 100 kilogram division.
This is such a great podcast!! It is entertaining and informative! I highly recommend it!!
A really great podcast especially if you’re a dojo business owner or just a regular judo fan! 10/10
Amazing guests and great interview style. I love how this goes beyond the mat, and discusses how Judo values translate into life skills. Highly recommend.