Winning: The Ground Based Approach

Rhadi Ferguson in Action

Rhadi Ferguson in Action

Check out the Photo Gallery from the event here.

DC Judo is proud to host a special workshop on Saturday 9/27 with Dr Rhadi Ferguson, 2004 Judo Olympian, 2006 USA Judo Coach of the Year, 3rd dan in Judo and 2nd in BJJ as well as a noted author and speaker. The topic is Winning: The Ground Based Approach.

This event is a unique opportunity to learn from a master competitor who has integrated and applied his deep studies in Judo, Jujitsu, conditioning, and training methods. The practice will focus on skills you can take away and use immediately based on real Judo scenarios: attacking the turtle, passing guard, attacking from 1/2 guard on top and on the bottom. You will leave with better Judo that you can apply in randori and shiai.

Dr Ferguson will be in DC for his induction into the Howard University Hall of Fame. He has agreed to share this special time with dedicated judoka and jujitsu players who want to know how to win on the ground.  There is limited space available. Act now to register for the event while you still can!

Here are the details:

Winning: The Ground Based Approach
Dr Rhadi Ferguson 3rd Dan, Clinician
Hosted by DC Judo
Saturday 9/27/14     8:00 AM – 10:30AM (Check In opens at 7AM – workshop begins 8 sharp)
Edgewood Arts Center 3415 8th St NE Washington DC 20017

Event Fee: $50

USJF Sanction # 14-09-21

Registration is Online here – Preregistration is required to guarantee your spot.

Age Range: Judoka 13 years old and up. Birth year 2001 or before.

rhadi_head_shotMembership: All competitors must be current members of USA Judo, USJF or USJA. Membership number must be provided with registration or paid onsite. Membership card must be presented at check in. There will be an opportunity to register with USJF at the tournament site. (Short Term USJF Membership is only $25) Jujitsu players are welcome to join and attend.

Assistance/Accommodation Needs: DC Judo encourages attendees who may need assistance or physical accommodations in order to participate to indicate what is needed on the registration form. Judo is for every body.


A personal note: As Rhadi trained for the 2004 Olympics, I was honored to have him beat the snot out of me in some hard randori sessions at Baltimore Judo Club. If you don’t know Rhadi, you should. Not only has he made a deep study of Judo tactics and match strategy, but he has communicated what he knows to so many others. In a live workshop, he gives more in a couple hours than others manage in a full day. He knows how to do AND how to teach – and that is an unusual combination. Please don’t let yourself miss this special event! – Terence McPartland 3rd Dan DC Judo

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