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Interview with Sensei Hayward Nishioka
Published on: February 16, 2022

Interview with Hayward Nishioka, 9th Dan

Multiyear U.S. National champion, 5th in the World Championships, and USJF Hall of Fame inductee Sensei Hayward Nishioka, Kudan, will be our special guest.

Sensei Hayward Nishioka, 9th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Nishioka will be talking about his own development as a judoka, how judo has affected every aspect of his life, the concept and results of “giving back” to judo, and his involvement in other martial arts. His decades-long career and continued involvement as a coach, college instructor, author, and member of the board of USJF has affected not only the evolution of judo in the United States, but the development of countless judokas from beginners to senseis.  Don’t miss this discussion with one of the true icons of American judo.