JUDO classes at
A. Kolychkine Judo Foundation


  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 5:30 P.M. TO 7:30 P.M.


  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 7:30 P.M. TO 8:45 P.M.

Judo Instructors

Prof. Luis Guardia, (Shihan) 9th Dan – Judo – Kudan

  • Technical Advisor, A. Kolychkine Judo Foundation
  • Recipient “Medal of Honor” International Judo Federation
  • Author of the book “50 years of Pan-American Judo”
  • Student and one of the first Cuban black belt recipients of Prof. Andre Kolychkine Thomson

Prof. Larry Labrador, 7th Dan – Judo – Shichidan

  • President, Florida State Judo Yudanshakai
  • Chair Board of Promotion, Florida State Judo Yudanshakai
  • Judo Instructor, Children’s Class
  • Certified US Judo National Referee, USA Judo

Prof. Hector Estevez, 7th Dan – Judo – Shichidan

  • Judo Instructor, Adult Class
  • US and Pan-American, Gold Medal Champion
  • USA Judo Certified International Judo Referee
  • 2008 Olympic Judo Referee, Beijing China

Prof. Wilfredo Duardo, 7th Dan – Judo- Shichidan

  • Head Judo Instructor, A. Kolychkine Judo Foundation
  • Instructor, Children & Adult Classes
  • Certified Kata Judge, International Judo Federation

Pedro Kolychkine, 5th Dan Judo – Godan and 4th Dan Jujitsu Kansen Ryu.

  • President, A. Kolychkine Judo Foundation, Inc.
  • Instructor, Adult Class
  • Board of Promotion, Florida State Judo Yudanshakai

Hector Lans, 4th Dan Judo – Yodan

  • Co-Founder, A. Kolychkine Judo Foundation
  • Disciple of Sensei Andre Kolychkine Thomson

Gerardo Tello, 4th Dan Judo – Yodan

  • Judo Instructor, Adult Class
  • USA Judo Certified National Judo Referee
  • Medalist, World, Pan-American and National Kata Championships

Sergio Suguieda, 4th Dan Judo – Yodan

  • Assistant Instructor, Children’s Class
  • Medalist, World – Pan-American and National Kata Championships

About Judo

Judo, which is translated as the “gentle way” teaches the principles of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage and movement in the performance of judo throws and other skills.

Skill, technique and timing rather than the use of brute strength are the essential ingredients for success in judo. For example, in judo classes you may learn how to give way rather than use force to overcome a stronger opponent.

The principles of judo such as “maximum efficiency” and “mutual welfare and benefit” can also be used in our dealings with others in life.

The ultimate goal in judo is to develop oneself to the maximum extent possible, always striving for perfection so you can contribute something of value to the world.

Judo was created by Jigoro Kano (1860–1938).

More about the history of Judo

Jigoro Kano

Jigoro Kano

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