The annual New York Open Judo Competition was held this past weekend at the New York Athletic Club. In my opinion, this is the best judo experience that NYC has to offer. This exhibition included teams from USA, France, Germany, Cuba and Poland.
You would think that NYAC being one of the biggest sponsors/supporters of USA Judo, there would be more events, but nope, this is it. It is always amazing to see world class athletes show what they can do locally. The US Womens A team was a site to see, running through their competition, some even fighting up out of their weight class.
This was the first LIVE judo event that I have covered, the album is available on the FighterPLUS Facebook page. I'm looking forward to continuing to practice my craft in one of the hardest sports to shoot. Follow me at @jeffreyschu on Instagram.