Last weekend Smash Kids Martial Arts student, Louie Noble Jr., competed in the Santa Clara PAL Judo Invitational. Louie faced some really big and tough opponents in this local event and fought very well. Louie placed 2nd and look home the silver medal!
Then on May 24, Aaron Jen competed in the 2013 Ganesa Cup Judo Open Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia. This international competition hosted competitors from Indonesia, Australia, France, Malaysia, Singapore, and Russia. Aaron represented the USA. The skill level of all the kids the teens was extremely impressive. It was very interesting to see the various styles of judo and how they differed from what Aaron had experienced competing in the USA. The kids in this single elimination competition were grouped only by weight (no age or belt color separation). Aaron came out strong and won all his matches, placing 1st in his division.
Congratulations to both boys on their stellar performances!
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