February Newsletter

February Newsletter

The Paris Grand Slam is a sneak peak into the Olympic Games

The American Judo System is headed into a judo filled February calendar. This past weekend we hosted our first ever Kids Academy Workshop at Chu To Bu Brasa Judo in Avon, Ohio. Led by Steve Cohen, the workshop is dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment where children and coaches can explore the art of Judo while developing important life skills that will translate to success on and off the mat!

Additionally, this past weekend the American Judo System is hosting the first Referee Seminar of 2024. Overseen Overseen by the Head of Referee Development for American Judo Saro Balagezyan and hosted at Pedro’s Judo Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts, is an opportunity for you to elevate your involvement in Judo and be part of a community dedicated to the art and spirit of the sport by earning your official USA Judo Referee certification.

Down below you can find full details on each American Judo event scheduled this February!

American Judo Tournaments:

Live Session

February 17th - Membership Only Live Session with Jimmy Pedro

February 18th - Exclusive Coaches Call with Steve Cohen

February 25th - Coffee & Judo with Steve Cohen and Travis Stevens

Last month, we unfortunately experienced technical issues with Jimmy Pedro’s Membership Only Live Session when attempting to broadcast live. We will have the live session posted on the American Judo System website this month and will notify you when it is available.

On Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 am EST join the American Judo System for another Membership Only Live Session with Jimmy Pedro. We will be sure to test the previous technical difficulties beforehand to ensure we stay live throughout the session.

Steve Cohen will be hosting his Exclusive Coaches Call on Sunday, February 18th at 12:00 pm EST. Sensei Steve is always prepared to review his judo film and provide insight on the technical aspects of every throw. We will see you there!

Coffee & Judo with Steve Cohen and Travis Stevens will be hosted on February 25th at 12:00 pm EST. Get the latest tips and tricks on strategy, technique, and coaching during Coffee & Judo. Don’t forget to come prepared with questions!

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February Newsletter

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