Judo Godan—5th Degree Black Belt
UNITED STATES JUDO ASSOCIATION
Editor Emeritus, American Judo Magazine(2000) Founding Editor, USJA Coach Magazine (1973-1979). The USJA Coach Magazine was founded in 1973 to support the newly formed USJA Coach Certification System. The magazine contained professional development articles aimed at the Judo Coach/Instructor who would benefit from teaching and training articles.
Chairman, Coach Certification Committee(1974-1982). The Coach Certification developed training courses and continuing professional development mechanisms for those who participate in the program.
Secretary, National Promotion Board(1975-1979). Chief administrative officer of the National Promotion Board.
Editor, American Judo Magazine(1974-1981, 2000-2006). Published and managed the magazine.
UNITED STATES MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION
Inductee, USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, Class of 2000
MAJOR COMPETITIVESilver Medalist Open Weight Class, and Silver Medalist 176 lb. Weight Class, Spokane, Washington
1979 U.S. Judo Association National Championships
1976 U.S. Judo Association National Championships Gold Medalist 176 lb. Weight Class, Columbus, Ohio
1969 North Carolina AAU Judo Championships Gold Medalist 154 lb. Weight Class
BLACK BELT RANK HISTORY(5th Degree) 1994 Unaffiliated, Lanesborough, Massachusetts USA
Yodan (4th Degree) 1978 Ohio State University Judo Club, Columbus, Ohio USA
Sandan (3rd Degree) 1975 Springfield College Judo Club, Springfield, Massachusetts USA
Nidan (2nd Degree) 1969 Fort Bragg Judo Club, Fayetteville, North Carolina USA
Shodan (1st Degree) 1967 The Kodokan, Tokyo, Japan (lived in Tokyo 1967-69)
Began Judo, 1964, Springfield YMCA, Massachusetts USA