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James A. (Jimmy) Pedro was born October 30, 1970 and a Judo Olympian and World Champion. Jimmy Pedro is one of the most recognizable and decorated Judo athletes in American History.
He has won multiple World Championships and multiple bronze medals in the Olympics and World Championships. Jimmy learned and trained Judo in his hometown of Danvers, MA from his father James Pedro, who was a 1976 Olympic Alternate.
Jimmy is a 7th degree Judo Black Belt, and is known for his grip fighting, newaza (ground fighting) and juji gatame (arm bar) techniques.
Now Jimmy is known world wide for his judo expertise, coaching style and training methods for all grappling athletes. He is proven his success with his two stand-out athletes: Kayla Harrison who won back to back Olympic Gold Medals on 2012 and 2016, and Travis Stevens with a Silver Medal in 2016.
Jimmy Pedro currently resides in MA, and owns / operates Pedro’s Judo Center in Wakefield, MA. Jimmy is also the President of FUJI Mats & Vice President of Hatashita / FUJI Sports. He also teaches clinics and seminars throughout the world.
- Olympic Bronze Medalist 1996 & 2004
- US Olympic Judo Coach 2012 & 2016
- World Judo Champion 1999
- 04, 03, 00 & 99 Real Judo Magazine “Player of the Year”
- 04 New York Athletic Club Hall of Fame
- 04 Brown University Hall of Fame
- 97 New York Athletic Club “Athlete of he Year”
- 97 Black Belt Hall of Fame
- 10x USJA Jr. National Champion
- 6x US National Champion (89, 91, 93, 94, 99, 03)
- 3x High School National Champion (86, 87, 88)
GRIP LIKE A WORLD CHAMPION BY JIMMY PEDRO
Jimmy Pedro, World Champion, 2-time Bronze Medallist and one of world's most studied and best grip fighters has put together a DVD and booklet to share and teach you what it took him years of training, travelling, refining to learn. By simply following the step-by-step directions, students and coaches will find it easy to develop world-class grip fighting skills.
THE TAKEDOWN BLUEPRINT BY JIMMY PEDRO & TRAVIS STEVENS
Judo Champion Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens give you an insight into their world of taking people down. With these 3 DVD set you can improve your take-down game from 2 of the best in that area!
These two greats will be your guides as you learn to master the skills necessary to beat even the toughest opponent. All the techniques and tips you’ll ever need are found in The Takedown Blueprint.
If you want to beat the guys at your belt level you need to be better than them in some areas. You could try to get better at sweeping or passing than they are at sweeping & passing, but that’s going to be difficult because they are working on those skills 3 to 5 times a week in class. Luckily, they are ignoring their standup games – some simple drilling of the right moves will give you a huge advantage.
THE JUDO ACADEMY BY JIMMY PEDRO AND TRAVIS STEVENS
Jimmy Pedro and Travis Stevens’ Judo Academy Teaches Takedowns and Judo Ground Fighting More Extensively Than Any Other Program In American History If you want to learn Judo in America, it’s hard to argue there is anyone better to teach you than Travis Stevens and Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy is the most accomplished male competitor ever from the U.S., and the current Olympic coach – he is the only coach ever to bring home a gold medal.
THE POWER JUDO GUARD PASSING DVD BY JIMMY PEDRO
Jimmy Pedro, the most successful competitor and coach from America has some moves that everyone has forgotten about. Do they still work? Abso-freakin-lutely. While Jimmy respects BJJ a lot, he often looks at the complex guards today and thinks that people are overthinking things. There are some simple ways to pass almost any guard, and when he tries them he still smashes them.
Jimmy Pedro Videos
Judo Olympia Athen 2004 Jimmy Pedro vs Daniel Fernandes
Jimmy Pedro secret of throws
FUJI Pro Tip Basic Gripping Sequences with Jimmy Pedro
Grip Fighting by The Best Judo Coach In The US History - Jimmy Pedro