The 2nd annual Veterans World Championships Training Camp was held over the weekend in Las Vegas.
USA Judo Board of Directors member, Joe Marchal was gracious and opened his club, Ryuko Training Center, to the Veteran Judoka. Sensei Doug Tono, Tohkon Judo Academy Chicago, was the head instructor of the camp.
The camp was held to prepare the athletes for the upcoming tournament in Marrakech, Morocco October 10-13. It was also open to other Veterans who came to train with the World Team members.
There were 25-30 athletes in attendance from 11 states, Korea and Morocco for the 4 training sessions over three days. Participants enjoyed the varied warmups and training methods used by the coaches. Technical sessions were led by Sensei Tono and Sensei Marchal. Each shared their technical expertise.
There was great camaraderie among the participants.
Good luck from the Veterans Task Force to all competing in Marrakech!