Episode 46: Judo with Jimmy Pedro




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You ever have one of those conversations where you just don’t want it to end? That’s this week’s interview with U.S. judo legend Jimmy Pedro.

Jill and Contributor Ben Jackson chat with Jimmy about the sport, how it struggles to find its place within American sports/martial arts participation and its relationship with MMA. Plus we learn why 2x Olympic Gold medalist Kayla Harrison decided to start fighting MMA.

Plus, the U.S. National Gymnastics Champs is in Boston! Are you around and going to it? Tweet at Jill to let her know!

Follow Jimmy on Twitter! And Facebook! And Insta! And see his judo center’s Facebook page! And Insta feed!

Want to hear another great interview with Jimmy (more technical in nature)? Check out Episode 300 of The Grappling Central’s podcast.

Also, thanks to Mark Gillespie for microphone advice — check out his WhiskyCast podcast!


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