Who's that guy in the cool black belt? It's Kenny Hashimoto, star of the second most popular sport in the world—judo! Kenny is a 16-year-old from Thornton, Colorado. He loves judo...and is totally good at it too! Judo is a martial art that was founded in Japan. It's full of wrestling moves and also teaches you how to be mentally strong.
Kenny first tried judo when he was five because "it was a family thing." (His dad and his uncle were into it.) He always had fun, but like most judokas (judo players), he started to get into competition too. He qualified for a national competition in Hawaii when he was just seven!
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