After analyzing all of those videos and seeing that matches had a "rhythm" and they were actually problems that had to be "decoded", I was able to use my skills as an engineer to see the match as a "system." I then applied the theory of systems dynamics to judo and began to reverse engineer the outcome of a judo match based upon the variables at play. The referee, the crowd, the clock, the competitors, the coaches, etc. The answer was in the question. How to Coach Judo Successfully was based upon understanding how one can be successful at judo!
Instantly it became crystal clear to me how to teach and coach and MOST importantly WHAT TO TEACH and coach. And even more importantly after that, what to make sure that I would not allow myself to coach "unintentionally", because I saw It meant that I had the keys to judo success in my hands. I had the template of how to coach, no matter what the level. Because coaching and teaching "this way" left no stone unturned and it ensured that the development would be impeccable.
My plan was to start coaching my athletes and clients to the highest levels possible and become a facilitator in the maximizing of their potential.
So, I started creating products and services around the things that would make the system work. But I didn't stop there.
I then started coaching... hard. I coached athletes to the Olympics, to the Youth Olympics, to the World Championships, to the Junior World Championships and the Cadet Judo World Championships.
After that, I started honing my skills in the area of teaching and accepting teaching positions at 3 different universities in Florida.
Bottom line: In the end I was able to watch my athletes succeed at the local, national and international levels and as a dad, I was able to watch my kids win National Championships and excel because they had the blueprint for success.
Building on that success, I decided to clearly identify the steps in the process and simplify them so that they can be shared and that everybody can "win".
I call it "Coaching & Teaching Judo Successfully".
With Coaching & Teaching Judo Successfully. I can now say that I have coached at the Senior World Judo Championships, the Junior World Judo Championships, the Cadet World Judo Championships, The Pan American Championships, The Central American and Caribbean Games and that I have coached Olympians. And because of my work in the field and because I understand judo at such a high level as you will too, I was asked to aid in the development of the strategic game planning for 2-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison as she prepared to win her second Olympics in 2016. That was a lot of work and super fun and I was able to do that along with my friend and former client Chris Round!
And that's why I'm so excited to share this with you so you can get these types of results too!