Judo Club

Case Study 3 (CS3) – Captain


Description: The Penn Judo Club is a competitive intramural sports organization that promotes fitness and trains students in the Japanese martial art known as the “gentle way”.
History: My GA (the grad student equivalent of a RA) introduced me to judo the first semester of my freshman year. During that time, she worked to secure a practice space, an instructor, and a practice cadence. When she graduated, the student who took over the team was apathetic and unmotivated. He lost our practice space and our instructor. At this point, I stepped in as captain in order to right a sinking ship. 
Awards – Competitors won state level championships in their weight and rank divisions.
Expansion – Official practice space was secured. An internationally renowned coach was hired. Membership was expanded threefold and fundraising two fold.


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