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It has become almost cliché to discuss how much Judo has done for me in my life. It has been an unbelievably rewarding experience to transition from a white belt with almost no knowledge of martial arts to a black belt that is now passing on my knowledge to others. This experience has provided me with the confidence necessary to take on a lot of challenges in life and perform as well as possible. Perhaps the most significant of those challenges occurred in the past couple of months, when I began working for a Fortune 500 company. Starting a career in Finance is stressful for anyone, the entire industry is extremely competitive and there is very little room for error. It would have been easy to become overwhelmed by the pressure and give up on a career in this industry. However, the perseverance and discipline I learned from Judo allowed me to perform at the highest possible level throughout my internship. I was always willing to go the extra mile, even on days when I was mentally and physically exhausted. I don’t believe this would be the case if not for the experiences I’ve had in Judo. Working on excel sheets in an air-conditioned office is relatively easy when you compare it with doing 10 randoris in 100 degree weather while training in Korea or Florida. Beyond this work ethic, Judo also gave me the confidence and self-belief needed to deal with my co-workers and managers throughout my internship.

It is easy to be intimidated by people that have been working in this industry for many years and have experience at several companies. However, my time as a coach in Judo made me confident around all types of people. From older managers, to co-workers that are my age, I was able to view everyone as just being a person because I have coached others like them on many occasions. I believe this ability to treat everyone equally allowed me to make a good impression on whoever I encountered and prevented me from being nervous or timid around others. A great example of this was a lunch I attended with some of the top managers in my firm. It was a group of six interns and three managers, so it was difficult to find common ground for real conversation. However, once my background in Judo came up I saw everyone became genuinely interested and asked me a variety of questions on things like competing and weight cutting. This experience showed me once again how Judo can draw people together that aren’t even necessarily practitioners of the sport. The interest in such an amazing martial art is universal.

Overall, joining Judo was probably the best decision my parents ever urged me to make. It has proved to be helpful in every facet of life and has allowed me to excel not only as an athlete but as a person. When I walked in to IJC Martial Arts 11 years ago, I could never have imagined it would be such a defining moment in my life. I hope to continue to learn and give back to the sport that has given me so much.

— Team IJC Judo Athlete

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