OUR BLACK BELTS
George is the head coach of West Central Illinois Judo Team. Known simply as "Coach" to his players, George has over 50 years of judo experience and an unparalleled love for the sport.
Mitch is the coach and founder of our club at the Canton YMCA. Years of judo, Tai Chi and working as a professional magician makes Mitch's teaching style unique and effective.
Part of the West Central Illinois Judo Team for nearly 10 years, Stefan helps coach the evening classes and trains competitively in the mornings. Stefan also trains at our club in Canton and trains Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
With multiple national and international medal wins, Blaine brings his competition experience to aid in coaching the team. Also working in law enforcement, Blaine has been able to see the effectiveness of Judo in real world scenarios.
In the past few years Joe has become a very serious competitor and continues to develop his skills. Joe trains at both our Hollis Park club and is assistant coach at our club in Canton.