The Minneapolis Convention Center featured a blur of throws and slams to the mat when Judo made its National Senior Games debut as a demonstration sport yesterday.
“We’re ecstatic to be here! This is a natural,” said Corinne Shigemoto, COO for USA Judo, the organization that fosters the sport nationally and builds the U.S. Olympic Judo Team under the United States Olympic Committee. “We’ve been an Olympic sport since 1964, and we have many adults who pursue judo well into their senior years. “Once a black belt, always a black belt.”