Jimmy Pedro

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Birth Date: 10/30/1970
Home Town: Methuen, MA
Sport: Judo
Gym: Pedro's Judo Center - Team FORCE - NYAC
Jimmy Pedro is a 6th degree black belt and one of the most decorated judo players in American history. Jimmy is world renowned for his judo expertise, coaching ability, and training methods. A newaza (ground techniques) specialist, Jimmy currently owns and operates Pedro’s Judo Center in Wakefield, MA and teaches clinics and seminars throughout the country. Along with Jimmy’s impressive judo accolades, Jimmy is also a graduate from Brown University with a degree in Business Economics and OBM. Jimmy has coached some of the best athletes in the world such as the first ever US Olympic Gold Medalist for Judo Kayla Harrison, UFC Bantam Weight Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist Ronda Rousey, two US Olympian Travis Stevens and 2004 Olympian & MMA Fighter Rick Hawn.
• 2012 & 2016 US Olympic Team Coach
• US Olympic Team Member (1992, 1996, 2000 & 2004)
• Two Time Olympic Bronze Medalist (’96 & ’04)
• 1999 World Judo Champion
• Two Time World Bronze Medalist (’91 & ’95)
• 6x US National Champion
• New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame Member
• Brown University Hall of Fame Member
• Black Belt Hall of Fame Member
For Jimmy’s complete bio please visit www.pedrosjudo.com

How I train

As an Olympic Athlete and World Judo Champion, my training regimen was a full-time job.  I often trained judo twice per day, ran 5 days per week, and weight trained 4 times per week. Training never stopped.  Now that I am retired from sport, I try to balance work life with my family life, duties as the Olympic judo team coach, and my fitness routine.  Nowadays, I get about 2 days of judo training in per week, weight train 2 days per week, and try to squeeze in a run once or twice a week just to stay healthy and reduce stress.  As an athlete, I NEVER skipped practice or training; but, as an average “Jim”, I don’t worry about missing a day or two as long as I average a minimum of 3 -4 days per week of working out.

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