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HBJJ Judo Coach – #1 Ranked Athlete

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HBJJ Judo Coach – #1 Ranked Athlete

HBJJ Judo Coach Brian Herskowitz was recognized by USA Judo and US Olympic Committee as #1 Ranked National Master Athlete last year.


He was previously won many U.S. Masters (2004-2007, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015), and has placed at the World Masters 2005, 2009 and 2012.


HBJJ is very proud to have you teaching and sharing the mats with us – a true martial artist!


About Prof. Brian Herskowitz

Brian is a 4th Dan black belt in judo. He began competing at the age of 6 and at 8 years of age one the Texas state judo championship. Brian continued to win national and international competitions as a junior competitor, racking up an impressive 11 national titles from various organizations.As an adult he continued his winning ways including medals in the U.S. Collegiate championships, the U.S. Olympic festival, the U.S. Open championships, the world Maccabiah games where he was a dual silver medalist. After studying in Japan for a year, Brian returned to the U.S. and was a finalist in the 1980 Olympic trials, unfortunately, a knee injury forced him to retire from the finals in the third round. After a lengthy hiatus Brian returned to competition and has won the U.S. Masters 2004-2007, 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2015, and has placed at the World Masters 2005, 2009 and 2012.

Brian started training in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. As a blue belt he has won the Pan American championships in the senior division, and taken a silver in the World Championships. He also holds a first degree black belt in Sorenji Kenpo.