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Suzana Stojakovic Forkapic reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Our son Nikola has officially been at this Dojo for one full year now and is thriving in this environment. Sensei Riley is there to teach Judo and much more with goal setting, a constant reminder of respect, kindness, and overall doing the right thing each day. He is in tune with each child speaking and instructing them with discipline and respect. I just love this place and look forward to each class and my son's development overall.

Mimi Lemay reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Pedro's is a remarkable place. I knew that the martial arts, if practiced right, could instill confidence and positivity in my kids, and Pedro's and Sensei Riley have not disappointed. I have three kids at Pedro's: Ages, 9, 8 and 6 and all three have enjoyed the experience, learned a lot and improved in strength, coordination and their belief in what they can accomplish! The classes are run well and on time, and there are plenty of chances for the kids to work toward promotion and participate in tournaments. We are glad we chose Pedro's Judo!

Beth Williams reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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Jacob has just finished his third year of training at Pedro's. We could not be happier with his progress. We started down this path hoping for better school and home behavior, a little more focus and lot more patience and discipline. In three years the change has been remarkable! Our rambunctious, full of energy little boy has grown up- learned how to respect teachers, staff, parents and so much more- while still keeping his silly, charming personality. Sensei Riley is kind, understanding, beyond patient and a true cheerleader! We are so grateful to all the staff for being on this ride with us!

Leah Kunz Sullo reviewed Pedro's Judo Center
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I would absolutely recommend Pedro's Judo Center, we have had such a great experience and look forward to many more years of fun. This has been a great way for my four year old son to improve so many areas like focus and self-control all while being physically active and having fun.

I think my favorite part of this program is that they make this so much more than the classes that you attend at the dojo each week. They make such an effort to involve the entire family, we love the in house tournaments, promotion nights, kids movie nights, and much more. The other mom's and I even got to join in the class with them this morning in honor of Mother's Day for a pink belt, I'm not sure which one of us had more fun!

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  • September 18, 2018
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A Well-Deserved Recognition Jimmy Pedro Wakefield, Massachusetts | September 13, 2018 On September 18, 2018, Jimmy Pedro will be the first ever American judoka to be inducted into the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame. In Baku, Azerbaijan, a celebration and commemoration is in store for one of the most profound American judoka in history. Jimmy […]

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  • July 31, 2018
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Supporting Our Educators Believe it or not, this year’s school season is only about one month away! As the first day of school approaches, many teachers prepare (once again) to pay out of pocket for classroom supplies. With the help of our Pedro’s Judo Center (Wakefield, MA) community, we would like to show gratitude and […]

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  • July 18, 2018
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An Outstanding Performance! Pedro’s Judo Center program director and coach Riley McIlwain led 31 athletes of Wakefield, MA on Sunday, July 15th in the Bay State Games held at UMASS Boston. The competition organizes annual Bay State Summer and Winter Games attracting over 7,000 athletes from more than 30 different sports in the state of […]

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Improving Your Child’s Conduct at School Through Judo   At Pedro’s Judo Center, there is strong emphasis and training on becoming a leader both on and off the mat. Some kids have a tendency to engage in outbursts during class or simply don’t listen to their teachers. This affects grades and parents’ peace of mind. […]

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  • July 14, 2018
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2018 World  Championships: Baku, Azerbaijan   From September 20th-September 27th, four Pedro’s Judo Center Team Force athletes will represent the United States of America at the 2018 World  Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Athletes Colton Brown, Jack Hatton, Ajax Tadehara, and Alisha Galles are four among fourteen Americans who will compete at the world-class event. Additionally, […]

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  • July 10, 2018
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Pan-American Junior Championships   Pedro’s Judo Center (Wakefield, Massachusetts) athletes Katherinne Lieby (-57kg) and Devin Leggett (-73kg) competed in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina at the Pan-American Junior Championships. Fighting in arguably one of the most difficult junior weight classes, Leggett fell to eventual bronze medalist in his first round. Devin Leggett of Lynnfield, MA went […]

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