These Sensei are highly trained and regarded within the art of Kodokan Judo and help advise and add to the Yudansha of Jefferson City Judo Club.
Rank: 8 Dan
Twice Head Coach of U.S. Team at the World Judo Championships (Under 21) in France and Argentina. Head Coach of U.S. Team at the International High School Judo Championships in Japan. Head Coach of U.S. Team at numerous international judo tournaments in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. National USJI (now USA Judo) Junior Development Coordinator and Head Coach from 1985-1992. Program Director and coach at numerous U.S. national junior (ages 12-21) training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers.
Coach of 4 World Sambo Champions and numerous national and international sambo medal winners. Coach for the U.S. Team at the World Sambo Championships and Pan American Games. Winner of 2 U.S. national sambo championships. U.S. Team Coach at 4 Pan American Judo Championships. Director of Coach Education for USJI (now USA Judo) from 1985-1992. Coordinator and member of coaching staff at the first Pan American Coach Education Conference held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Graduate of the U.S. Olympic Committee Coach Education program.
Author of over 20 published books on judo, sambo, jujitsu and related topics. Founder of the Welcome Mat Judo Club in Kansas City, Missouri in 1969. As a coach, personally developed over 300 national and international medal winners in judo, sambo and sport jujitsu including an Olympic team member, numerous Pan American champions in judo and sambo, and numerous athletes who represented the United States in World Championships in judo and sambo, as well as Pan American, World Cup and other international tournaments.
Innovator of the Freestyle Judo contest rules. Along with John Saylor, founded the Judo Black Belt Association in 2004.
Rank: 7 Dan
World and Pan American Sambo Champion. Winner of multiple medals at National AAU, USJI and USJA Senior Judo Nationals, U.S. Olympic Festival, U.S. Open and different international judo tournaments and team trials. Alternate to 1980, 1982 and 1984 U.S. Team for World Judo Championships. Becky's career as an athlete is historical as she entered and won a bronze medal at the first U.S. National Women's Judo Championships in 1974. She also was a member of the first U.S. Team at the first World Women's Sambo Championships in 1983 where she was the first U.S. female athlete to win a World Sambo Championship. She was considered to be one of the premier elite female judo athletes in the U.S. from 1974-1985 upon her retirement from competition.
Women's Team Coach for World Judo Championships (Under 21), as well as numerous other official U.S. judo teams at international tournaments and training camps. Member of the USJI (now USA Judo) national coaching staff for Under 21 program. Coach at numerous national training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Centers. Coach of numerous U.S. Judo teams at international tournaments and training camps in North America, South America and Europe as well as at the U.S. Olympic Festival training camp.
Coach at Welcome Mat Judo Club in Kansas City, Missouri and developed numerous national and international medal winners in judo and sambo.