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Owen County judo workshop to feature gold winner

By The Staff

The Owen County Judo Team and the Kentucky Judo Council will be hosting a workshop featuring instruction by four-time Olympian Brian Olsen Oct. 23 at the Owen County High School.

Olsen is well known in the international Judo community. He was a member of the U.S. Judo Olympic team in 2004 and 2008. He also served on the world championship teams in 1995, 1997 (earning a bronze medal), 1999, 2001 and 2003.

He earned a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1999 and 2003 and a bronze in 1995 as well as several other medals as part of the Pan American Games team.

The workshop begins with registration at 8 a.m. and warms-ups and drills from 9 until 9:30 a.m. There will be a technical clinic from 9 until 11:30 a.m.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The day will end with a technical clinic and randori from 1 until 4 p.m.

The cost of the workshop is $35, which includes lunch.

For more information, contact Doris L. Beverly at (502) 845-7813, after 3 p.m. at (502) 550-9529 or at school at (502) 484-5509. She can be contacted by e-mail at doris.beverly@owen.kyschools.us