Hayward Nishioka on physical education and Judo

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Hayward Nishioka stands looking for signs of a transformation he has seen in scores of judo students at LACC. Most had almost no physical education leading up to college, he says, speculating that if they had known what his judo course entailed, they would have quit. Now, midway through the semester, he sees grit. "By the time they get out of here, they’ll be different people," says Mr. Nishioka, a professor emeritus of physical education at LACC.

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