As some of you may know, to even out my grappling gi game I decided to take judo. I was invited to visit but then fell in love with Tenri Judo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Well, its been six months, I got my green belt and I learn from watching the smallest of kids to the nationally ranked judoka. I got to brag here and tell you that Tenri Judo is just kicking butt. My coaches also coach two schools. One coaches a public high school, Farrington High School. The other coach teaches at a private school called Punahou High School. Both schools have Tenri Judo students who practice at their respective high schools and THEN come to Tenri. Here is our list: State Champions: Taylor Ibera - Farrington High School Chrissy Chow - Punahou High School Tani Ader - Farrington High School Arnold Toriumi - Punahou High School Daniel Chow - Punahou High School Runner Ups: Marisa Fukunaga Logan Bucsit Third Place Patrick Sheehan Sean Tachibana Fourth Place Cody Fernandez Sixth Place Macky Tachibana Other information from our website: Tani Ader and Daniel Chow, both Tenri judoka have been chosen to be inducted into the HHSAA Hall Of Honor for the year of 2008. The Hall of Honor selects 12 Senior Athletes each year to honor at an annual banquet on June 8th. Here is a link to Wes Nakamo's article in the Advertiser naming the 12 honorees: Hall of Honor selects 12 recipients | HonoluluAdvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser Both Tani and Daniel have each won three State Championships in Wrestling and three State Championships in Judo. On the international level Tenri Judo student Melinda Swanson, helped the U.S. come in second at the Judo Pan Ams, according to this article: 2008 Pan Am Team Results Tani is also on pages 12/13 of the ESPN 1420 magazine here: Preview ESPN 1420 Magazine: May-08 Now Sports Illustrated has decided to name Punahou High School the top ranked athletics school in the nation: Punahou athletics ranked best in U.S. | HonoluluAdvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser I was told that Senei Greg Chow who coaches the Punahou boys judo team may be mentioned in the article with photos. Here is our website: hawaiitenrijudo.com Congrats to all the Tenri coaches and students for their success. Thanks for letting me part of the family of judo.