IS­RAEL DOM­I­NATES AT NEW YORK OPEN JUDO COM­PE­TI­TION

Black Belt - - BLACK BELT TIMES -

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com­pe­ti­tion.  Throws, body slams and arm­bars were on dis­play March 26, 2017, when judo WHDPV IURP )UDQFH *HUPDQ\ ,VUDHO DQG WKH 8QLWHG 6WDWHV IDFHG HDFK RWKHU DW WKLV \HDU ROG HYHQW $PRQJ RWKHU FRQWHVWV 8 6 2O\PSLDQV &ROWRQ %URZQ 0DUWL 0DOOR\ DQG $QJHOLFD 'HOJDGR FRPSHWHG DJDLQVW WKH EHVW LQFOXGLQJ ZRUOG FKDPSLRQV DQG 2O\PSLDQV 7KH 8 6 PHQ·V WHDP ZDV FRDFKHG E\ Black Belt Hall RI )DPHU -DVRQ 0RUULV DQ 2O\PSLF VLOYHU PHGDOLVW ZKLOH WKH 8 6 ZRPHQ·V WHDP was coached by fel­low Hall of Famer Jimmy Pe­dro Jr., a two-time bronze medal­ist.

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For some, the high­lights of the tour­na­ment were the guest ap­pear­ances by twotime Olympic gold-medal­ist/ Black Belt +DOO RI )DPHU .D\OD +DUULVRQ 86$ 2O\PSLF VLOYHU PHGDOLVW 7UDYLV 6WHYHQV 86$ 2O\PSLF EURQ]H PHGDOLVW <DUGHQ *HUEL ,VUDHO DQG 2O\PSLF EURQ]H PHGDOLVW 2U 6DVVRQ ,VUDHO

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