Check out my stance on Judo for education- Hailing from Whidbey Island located in beautiful Pacific Northwestern Washington, Marti has been doing judo since the age of 6. She picked up the sport alongside her older brothers and after winning her first competition just months after starting she set her sights […]


Happy New Year!!! Or should I say happy February? It has been way too long since I last posted on my blog. That gives an indication as to how busy I have been! The last time I shared what I have been up to was before the 2013 World Championships […]

So today marked the last day of the US World Team training camp at Pedro’s Judo club in Wakefield,MA. It was a tough but successful camp with the entire team grinding tooth and nail. I really enjoyed the training and got some quality mat time in with some fresh players. […]

Welcome to my new website!!!! I want to take a moment to give a huge shout out and thank-you to my good friend and teammate Conor Driscoll for taking the time to help me make this site a reality. You wouldn’t believe what I put him through and he deserves […]

Doing Judo with UFC Champion, BJ Penn So things have been going pretty well over here on the west coast. My shoulder rehab is progressing nicely and i have been back on the mat for almost 2 weeks now. Unfortunately i had to slow down a little after getting a […]

11Jan

Throwback Blog

So i was going to write a blog about what is going on with me but instead decided to post a throwback journal/blog i wrote back in 2009(so long ago i know!). I haven’t edited the content-only removed all the swear words. Im glad i kept the entry because it […]So i was going to write a blog about what is going on with me but instead decided to post a throwback journal/blog i wrote back in 2009(so long ago i know!). I haven’t edited the content-only removed all the swear words. Im glad i kept the entry because it […]So i was going to write a blog about what is going on with me but instead decided to post a throwback journal/blog i wrote back in 2009(so long ago i know!). I haven’t edited the content-only removed all the swear words. Im glad i kept the entry because it […]
So i was going to write a blog about what is going on with me but instead decided to post a throwback journal/blog i wrote back in 2009(so long ago i know!). I haven’t edited the content-only removed all the swear words. Im glad i kept the entry because it […]

12Dec

BAWSI & SJSU Judo

This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]
This year myself and the SJSU Judo girls team once more got involved with BAWSI (Bay Area Womens Initiative) by volunteering at a local elementary school for their after-school program for girls. We had a blast! We got to work with and inspire young girls to stay in sports, pursue athletics and […]

Judo=life I’m finally posting! Sorry for the delay i have been so busy!I thought i was going to get a whole week in San Jose after coming back from my hometown of Oak Harbor WA on Saturday but it looks like im heading back to WA. tomorrow! I will be […]

It isn’t everyday that you get an opportunity to be an Olympian and compete against the very best in the World.  To win a Bronze Medal in London is almost as amazing as the love and support I have from my family, friends and the supporters of the Olympics and […]