Japanese Sword Polisher David Hofhine's Judo Page
been doing judo since 1986. My current rank is Sandan. I
taught for the University of Wisconsin for 9 years and then at a private club, Jon Hind's
Monkey Bar Gym, for 8 years after that.
This is from way way back in college. My then fiancee (now
wife) Toni and I practicing judo at the UW judo class we taught
talking judo in prime time! The
local CBS affiliate did a really great feature story on our
judo club that ended up airing on a couple of different news
broadcasts. More TV screen shots below.
of my guys at the 41st annual AAU National Judo
left to right are Vanessa Angur (Ikkyu), Matt Marty (Shodan), Tim
Freiberg (winner of a bronze medal and a promotion to Sankyu), Ellie
Pengra (thumbs up!), Anders Angur (Shodan with silver medal in Seniors
and Gold in
Masters division), Joe Sanfilippo (Shodan), Jennifer Sanfilippo
of my judo students at NAGA: 2010, Champion
David J. Martin and James "Junior" Clark. Junior has also won
the Naga Championship in previous years. Click on the above
picture to see Junior do his Nage no Kata for his Shodan promotion.
The 40th Annual AAU
where our team competed. Shown left to right are Cassandra
(winner of the ADCC North American Trials Championship and 2 time
Gold medalist at the Pan American Games), Jennifer Sanfilippo (3rd
Dan), Thales Blaso (GOLD), James "Junior" Clark (GOLD and BRONZE), Matt
Marty (Shodan), Sensei Jon Sanfilippo. Photo by ME!
David Hofhine at the 39th
Annual AAU National Judo Championships with gold times two!
One of my students, State
Judo Champion Dan
Mensing, throwing some big
air for the TV cameras.
more fun than a barrel of Monkeys!" ;)
had some articles
published in American Judo
Click on the following
links to download PDF's of some issues containing my articles:
100 Years Ago by David S. Hofhine
Accounts of Judo Masters in Action by David S. Hofhine
article "Judo 100 Years Ago".
Blaso from my gym putting the smack down on Roxanne Modafferi during her 2007 MMA
championship title bout. This fight went 5 rounds to a
dubious split decision.
Available on DVD and Netflix.
free to contact me
for more information at the following address: