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JUNE 23-25, 2022 – The Greatest Camp on Earth is coming up! This is 3 fun-filled days of Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and more. If you would like to go, please let Coach Josh know ASAP. The cost is around $300 per person, but it is incredibly worth it. The price includes meals.

MAY 25, 2022 – We are adding a Wednesday night class with BJJ brown belt and pro MMA fighter, Chase Rowden. This will be a gi class for adults from 5:30-6:30pm. For now, we will no longer have Friday night classes through the summer.

Coach Chase Rowden

APRIL 30, 2022 – We had an awesome Judo clinic with Sensei Gus Daniels of Leon County Judo. He was a pleasure to learn from and we thank him for sharing some of his knowledge and experience with us.

APRIL 23, 2022 – Marti Malloy Clinic at Downtown Martial Arts Academy. Marti is a 2-time Olympian and Olympic Bronze Medalist. She was incredibly sweet and patient with the kids, and showed several awesome techniques in the adult session.

APRIL 26, 2022 – Congratulations to our newest blue belts, Joe Rimoczy and Blake Davis. Well-earned, guys.

MARCH 5, 2022Nick Delpopolo Clinic at Downtown Martial Arts Academy. Nick is an awesome clinician and Judo Olympian. We had a great time learning with Nick and the folks at Downtown Martial Arts.

NOVEMBER 4, 2021 – Congratulations to our newest purple belts, Alex Joyner and Jesse Snow. Both of these guys have been the backbone of Redemption for several years. They help coach and teach as needed. Great job, guys.

OCTOBER 7, 2021 – Congratulations to our newest blue belts, Reed Coulter and Megan Simone. Great job on your hard work and moving up to the next step.

Megan and Reed freshly promoted to blue belt.

AUGUST 10, 2021 – Coach Josh earned his black belt (shodan) in Judo from Danny James and Gus Daniels of Leon County Judo. Coach Jason earned the last level of brown belt (ikkyu) and Jesse Snow earned green belt. Congratulations, guys.

Sensei Danny James, Coach Josh, and Sensei Gus Daniels

JULY 31, 2021 – We had a great time at the ATJA Judo National Tournament in Atlanta, GA. Solid work by Coaches Jason, Jesse, and Alex.

Coaches Jesse, Josh, Jason, and Alex

JULY 17, 2021 – We had an awesome Judo Seminar with Sensei Danny James. It’s always a great time when he’s in town. And congratulations on him getting his Yondan (4th degree red/black belt).