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Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison Gives Judo Clinic

Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison Gives Judo Clinic
DC-Metro area judoka and Brazilizan Jiu-Jitsu practitioners got a real treat when Kayla Harrison, 2x Olympic Judo Champion, gave a clinic at SportJudo in Springfield, VA. The day was split into two segments: one for kids and one for adults. This area isn't a stranger to some of the world's top-notch judoka visiting and having clinics. I'm no stranger to them as well. [...]

Commercial PhotographyNadeem Ansari of Kihen Ryu Ju Jitsu

Nadeem Ansari of Kihen Ryu Ju Jitsu
I met Nadeem Ansari, 5th Dan of Kihen Ryu Jiu-Jitsu, at a Filipino Martial Arts seminar in Gainesville, VA last year. Since he was the only jiu-jitsu practitioner there and I -- to the best of my knowledge -- was the only Judo and Aikido practitioner there we kinda gravitated towards one another. It was refreshing to see someone else go into detail about wrist locks, [...]

Judo Master Turns 88

Judo Master Turns 88
One of the few Judo kudans in the United States turned the auspicious age of 88 on February 3rd. He's pretty much what you'd expect from such a judo master: a lined face, sharp eyes, a sage's breadth of Judo, and tremendous respect from his fellow judoka. His small stature belies the drop-what-you're-doing-and-listen respect he's earned and his fiery spirit. It also[...]