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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.

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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!

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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!

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Six Pedro’s Judo Center Athletes Qualify for the 2018 World Championships

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, Team Force athletes Kelita Zupancic (-70 kg) and Diego Turcios (-81 kg) will represent their home countries of Canada and El Salvador.

2016 Olympian Colton Brown (-90 kg) of Wakefield, MA  will be competing at his second consecutive Senior World Championships this fall.  With a recent bronze medal at the 2018 Pan-American Senior Championships, Brown continues to prepare himself for another stab at a medal at the upcoming Worlds.

Jack Hatton (-81 kg) of Wakefield, MA also qualified for his second consecutive World Championships. Coming off a silver medal at the 2018 Antalya Grand Prix, Hatton expects to carry his strong performance with him to Azerbaijan.

Ajax Tadehara (+100 kg) of Wakefield, MA makes his first appearance at a Senior World Championships. Tadehara’s recent medal round performance at the Pan-American Senior Championships leaves him hungry for another shot for a spot on the podium.

Alisha Galles (-63 kg) of Wakefield, MA also qualified for her first Senior World Championship Team. Earning herself a bronze at the recent 2018 Santiago Pan-American Open, Galles is eager to step on the mat to compete again.

Jimmy Pedro: The First American Inducted into IJF Hall of Fame

2x Olympic bronze medalist and coach Jimmy Pedro commented on the upcoming World Championships,

“I am very excited to have a total of 6 of my Team Force athletes qualify for the 2018 World Judo Championships Team. Leading the way for Team USA will be Olympian Colton Brown, Jack Hatton, Lee Galles, and Ajax Tadehara. Kelita Zupancic will represent Team Canada and Diego Turcios will represent El Salvador. I am also honored to be the first ever American to get inducted to the International Judo Federation Hall of Fame that week and get a chance to watch all of my athletes shine on the world stage.  These athletes have sacrificed everything to get to this point, and the Worlds is where it all pays off.”