Friday, April 07, 2006

Any News is Good News for Judo

Ronda Rousey was named USA Today's Athlete of the week after winning gold at the Birmingham World Cup in the UK. On the list of popular US sports, Judo isn't all that high, but hopefully Rousey's (and her current US teammates) success might change all of that. How do we change that - publicity. Yes there are Judo websites out there, and the web is full of English-speaking sites with news from all-around the world, but it is the exposure in the mainstream press that will bring parents and kids into dojos wanting to be the next Ronda Rousey, Mike Swain, or Jimmy Pedro.

I just hope that this publicity will continue for Ronda and USA Judo, so that Judo grows in the US.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats good, hope the news keeps coming.

Kyle Kindjerski said...

i think that we need to start encouraging the spread of dojo's throught canada and especially alberta because it is rediculas of the lack therof....i even thought of opening my own club it is so bad

Kyle Kindjerski said...

We need to get more clubs happening in canada and start getting the new outs there....

El blog del judo said...

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