Tag Archives: judo

  • Dollamur's GymOTW - Chuck Jefferson's Judo

    Gym: Chuck Jefferson's Judo

    Location: San Jose, CA

    Sport: Judo

    Dollamur Customer Since: 2012

    Dollamur Mats Used: Swain Hybrid Mats and Flexi-Roll® Wall Pads

    Gym Highlights/Accolades: Owned and managed by world renowned American Judo player and coach, Chuck Jefferson.  Chuck Jefferson's Judo offers programs for children and adults, as well as family programs.

    More info here.

    Marti Malloy, a 2012 Olympic medalist, teaching at Chuck Jefferson's Judo. Marti Malloy, a 2012 Olympic medalist, teaching at Chuck Jefferson's Judo.

  • MMA Melee Q&A with Marti Malloy

    mmameleeHow did you get into Judo? How long have you been doing it?

    I joined a free Judo class at a Morale, Welfare and Recreation gym with my brothers and have been practicing it since I was six years old.

    Do you study any other martial arts?

     I have dabbled in Jiu Jitsu over the years but try to focus mainly on Judo.

     Ronda Rousey is the first woman to ever medal at the Olympics for the USA? (Have there been anymore) (Ronda was the first, I was the second, Kayla Harrison took the first ever Judo gold at the Olympics for the USA in London). Has she been a lot of talk around the Judo community since her UFC super stardom and being in movies etc.?

     Yes, Ronda is one of the most exciting MMA athletes to watch and with her roots in Judo, I am pulling for her. The attention she has been receiving is well-deserved and is the product of an excellent work ethic.

     Do you train any other martial arts or would you ever be interested in transitioning to MMA? Do you watch the UFC or any other MMA organization?

     I am not interested in practicing MMA at this juncture in my martial arts career, although I do enjoy watching. I consider myself a “Judo purist.”

     Some of the best takedowns or flash, as you will, is a lot of Judo Trips and Throws.  It really gets the crowd going.  Are there any fighters you specifically like to watch?

     I enjoy watching Ronda Rousey – she’s an amazing fighter. Having competed against her growing up, I can say that she is nothing but a professional both on and off the mat. I am also a huge fan of Daniel Cormier, who is also an Olympic medalist in wrestling and a great person in and out of the octagon.

     What are you future plans and goals?

     Currently, I’m training around-the-clock with the San Jose State Judo team and my coaches, Mike Swain and Shintaro Nakano, for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, where I hope to win gold. Before then, I will be traveling to compete in elite Olympic qualifiers around the world, including the World Championships this August in Kazakhstan, where I also hope to take the title.

     Additionally, as a Dollamur Sport Surfaces’ athlete, training on their high-performance mats has provided me with the peace-of-mind to push myself to the next level safely and efficiently.

    Do you have any tutorial videos or techniques you can share with us that may be your favorite or go-to move?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqR8fx4vwzc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju1cXAL5iJ0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4U_j8m7XVg

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9BQMKeuXoA

  • MMAjunkie Radio Interviews Marti Malloy

    Dollamur athlete, Marti Malloy was recently interviewed by MMAjunkie Radio's "Gorgeous" George Garcia.  In the interview, Marti discusses her Judo career and her Olympic pursuit, as well as her relationship with Ronda Rousey.

    “I do Judo because I love it…and now I’m actually in a position where I’ve done well enough where I can make money and can live my life doing judo – I’ve been a sponsored athlete over the years…Dollamur sport mats has stepped in and been a sponsor for me for more than 10 years.”

    Listen to her interview here! Starts at the 1 hour mark.

    MMAjunkie Radio broadcasts Monday-Friday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino's Race & Sports Book. The show is available on SiriusXM Sports Zone, channel 92. "Gorgeous" George Garcia and Brian "Goze" Garcia host the two-hour show and feature the sport's top fighters, trainers, promoters, managers and celebrity fans as daily guests.

  • Marti Malloy and Team USA win in New York Open!

    martimal A big Congratulations goes out to the female team USA who competed this weekend at the New York Open Judo Invitational. Dollamur Athlete Marti Malloy competed with together with 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison, Hana Carmichael, Angela Delgado and Katelyn Bouyssou. The women of the Red, White and Blue were able to come out on top of the podium. Congratulations Team USA.

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  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Provides Mats to More than 130 UFC Gyms Nationwide

    ufc-mat(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports surfaces for mixed martial arts (MMA), martial arts, fitness, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – is providing mats to over 130 UFC Gyms nationwide.

    Spanning 36 states, Dollamur mats have a monumental presence in UFC Gyms, ranging from 5,000 to 35,000 square feet. The elite foam surface is pivotal in protecting thousands of MMA athletes each year.

    “Dollamur has asserted itself as the golden standard of mixed martial arts mats,” says Mike Swain, Dollamur’s Vice President of Martial Arts and four-time USA Judo Olympian. “The prevalence of our mats in UFC Gyms across the U.S. is a testament to the safety and high-quality we are committed to producing daily.”

    Proudly manufactured in the USA since 1996, the high performance mats feature Flexi-Connect® patented technology, a seamless and tapeless design unique to Dollamur, vastly reducing setup time. The easy-to-clean signature mats use high-density lightweight foam to cushion falls and takedowns. The mat is available in two vinyl types, smooth or tatami, making it the most practical MMA mat for all abilities.

    There are two UFC Gym models. Signature locations are open 24 hours and boast 35,000 square feet of space. Smaller locations are open seven days a week with space ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 square feet. UFC Gyms choose Dollamur over competitors because of the high-quality, safety and versatility of its mats.

    UFC Gym’s MMA program was developed by elite athletes comprised of UFC and The Ultimate Fighter competitors, champions, black belts and the National Academy of Sports Medicine conditioning specialists.

    Dollamur MMA mats offer a five-year limited warranty. Designed to fit any athletic room, the products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.

    See the Full Article on Athletic Business

  • San Jose Buddhist Tournament

    This past weekend San Jose Buddhist ran it's annual tournament on Dollamur Flexi-Connect mats. Take a look below!

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