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Nicolas Gill- Olympic Silver Medalist & CEO of Judo Canada

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Neil Adams - (Part 2) World Judo Champion with Niki Adams 1996 Olympian

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Neil Adams - (Part 1) World Judo Champion

Aug. 23, 2020

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Marti Malloy (Part 2)- Olympic Bronze Medalist, World Silver Medalist

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Marti Malloy (Part 1) - Olympic Bronze Medalist

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Marti Malloy is an American Judoka and 2 Time Olympian (2012 & 2016). She brought home the bron…

About the Host

Chuck Jefferson

My name is Chuck Jefferson, the host Judocast. Its a Judo Podcast sharing stories of our amazing sport. I have had a life long devotion to the Art of Judo. By luck, my family stumbled upon a small dojo in Barstow California in 1981. I spent 13 years dedicating my time and passion to judo with my long time Sensei, Ernie Smith. After multiple Junior National titles as a kid, I moved on to attend the famed San Jose State University Judo program under the likes of legendary Sensei Yosh Uchida, Mike Swain and many other amazing Judo coaches that shaped me as a Judoka.
During my competitive career I captured multiple U.S. National Championships and became a 2 time Pan American Champion. My love for Judo is still alive as my passion is now sharing the art of Judo. I have created a very successful business in San Jose, California teaching Judo to people of all ages. www.cjjudo.com Now I hope to use Judocast as a tool to share the stories of Judo with the world.