Rhadi Ferguson Gripping and Competition Tactics

Pure Performance Martial Arts Center - Rockville,MD
Shufu Judo Yudanshakai Clinic
Competition Tactics Under New IJF Rules and
Introduction to Cross Gripping Sequence
All coaches and competitors should attend this clinic!!
Sanctioned by: United States Judo Federation
Sanction number: 17-03-13

Clinician: Rhadi Ferguson, PhD, Black Belt in Judo and BJJ
2004 Olympian, Tactical Consultant to 2016 USA Olympic Team



Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Location: Pure Performance Martial Arts Center, 4980 Boiling Brook Parkway, Rockville, MD 208521
Tel: (301) 881-7314

Important Note: We are located in the back of Randolph Hills Shopping Center. Sometimes Our Business Address Doesn’t Accurately Display on GPS. Please follow these directions to find us:
·         From Parklawn Drive/Nicholson Lane

·         Turn onto Boiling Brook Parkway then turn off GPS
·         Turn right at the large red/white Moti’s Market sign

·         Make an immediate right in front of the Florist shop

·         Drive to the top of the hill over the speed bumps

·         We are next to the Dynamite Agility Center

Registration:12:00-12:30 PM
Clinic hours: 12:30 to 7:00 PM

Pre-Registration: $ 75.00

On-Site Registration: $ 100.00

Eligibility: Open to current USJF, USJA and USJI primary members
Membership cards MUST be presented at on-site registration   
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Rahdi Ferguson has competed against, trained with and learned from judoka at the highest levels.  More importantly, he has a keen eye for understanding and analyzing competitive judo play such that he has been called upon to advise our Olympic athletes on tactics against particular opponents in the run-up to the Rio Olympics.  He also understands the unintended consequences of rule changes when players are driven to win.

Competition tactics under the new rules: He will show you how you can win when you don’t have the best technique and are not the most likely to win under normal circumstances. He will outline decisions you can make to have a better outcome in your contest, by showing means of control, how to move and indeed how to “set-up” your opponent for the outcome you desire.

Introduction to gripping tactics: How to gain control and to create throwing opportunities, as well as, how to avoid being thrown. Training drills to learn how to grip and put it into action.  Out maneuver opponents that are bigger, heavier, and stronger.  The cross-grip sequence to dominate an opponent under the new IJF rules.  These tactics are even more critical for BJJ players. 






March 5, 2017
Time: 12:15 PM to 7:15 PM
Main Location
4980 Boiling Brook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20852 US
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Spaces Left: 90 Capacity: 100
Event Prices:
$75.00 - Pre-Registration
$100.00 - On-Site Registration