Instructors

Sensei Josh Smith

Josh is married with two children. He and his family live in East Rochester and Josh works for Decarolis Truck Rental. Josh has been a member of Bushido Kai for over 13 years. As a teenager he started taking class to help improve his wrestling. After graduation Josh joined the Marines. After 4 years he came home and started working. Josh came back to the club in 2002. Josh has been the clubs Taisho and Sempi, and has been a counselor for the YMCA International Judo camp for more than 6 years. He has competed locally and nationally for Bushido Kai and still competes when he can. When Josh is not competing, you will find him training the other players getting ready for competition. Josh and Kata teammate Sensei Kerry (whom has been his partner for all Kata tournaments) have started training again and competed in 2012 USA Senior Nationals.

Certifications

    Memberships

    • United States Judo Association
    • USA Judo

    Awards & Recognitions

      Shiai competition highlights

      • 2012 Ranked 4th on USA Judo-Masters National Ranking Roster -73
      • 2012 AM-CAN -73: 3rd Sr, 3rd Masters
      • 2012 USA Judo Senior Nationals 3rd Masters
      • 2012 Liberty Bell 2nd -70 Masters
      • 2011 Nagabyashi 2nd -73 Sr
      • 2011 1st International Masters Championship -73: 1st Newaza, 1st Shiai, 2nd Shiai
      • 2011 AM-CAN -81 Masters 3rd, Open Masters 3rd
      • 2010 Liberty Bell -81 Masters 2nd
      • 2010 Nagabyashi -81 Sr 3rd
      • 2009 Starett Cup -81 Masters 1st
      • 2009 Rock N Roll -81 Masters 1st, -81 Sr 3rd
      • 2006 Empire State Games -66 Sr 1st
      • 2005 Rock N Roll -66 Sr 3rd
      • 2004 Branford Open -66 Sr 1st
      • 2004 Flag City Open Sr 1st
      • 2004 Arnold Classic -66 3rd
      • 2004 Shimbokan -66 Sr 3rd
      • 2004 Rock N Roll -66 Sr 2nd
      • 2004 Kawasaki -66 Sr 3rd
      • 2004 Liberty Bell -73 Sr 1st
      • 2003 Kawasaki -66 Sr 1st
      • 2002 AM-CAN -66 Sr 2nd

      Kata competition highlights

      • 2012 USA Judo Senior Nationals: Nage no Kata 3rd
      • 2005 Flag City: Nage no Kata 1st
      • 2005 Rock N Roll: Nage no Kata 2nd

      Other competition highlights