Christopher Round Breaks Down Olympic Judo and Training at the Highest Levels

Christopher Round is a third-degree black belt in Judo under Jimmy Pedro and a purple belt in BJJ under Dr. Rhadi Ferguson. At the age of twelve, Chris started training with Olympic Judo coach Jimmy Pedro and advanced to becoming an Olympic hopeful in 2012. Throughout his Judo career, Chris has trained extensively with Kayla Harrison, Travis Stevens, Nick Delpopolo, and other members of the U.S. Olympic Judo team. 

In this episode, we do a bit of a breakdown of the 2016 Olympic Judo matches and analyze certain strategies that proved to be successful. Additionally, Chris shares his knowledge concerning high level gripping, Judo training, and other factors that make the American Olympic team successful. 

I had a great time talking with Chris and I hope you guys get value out of the episode. 

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Show Notes!

Christopher Round's Website

Reddit AMA with Chris

Chris and Dr. Rhadi Ferguson Scouting Report for Kayla Harrison

Jimmy Pedro

Travis Stevens

Kayla Harrison

Nick Delpopolo

Cohen Brothers Judo in Chicago

Neil Adams

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson

Joe Lauzon

Take it Uneasy Podcast with Christopher Round

Ryan Hall

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Maryland

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson and Christopher Round on How to Beat the Stiff Arm

Kosen Judo