ESPN: Sports Network Profiles SJSU Alumnus Yosh Uchida, 92, Judo Champion

ESPN: Sports Network Profiles SJSU Alumnus & Judo Champion

ESPN: Sports Network Profiles SJSU Alumnus Yosh Uchida, 92, Judo Champion

ESPN has televised a profile of judo legend and alumnus Yosh Uchida.

A Champion of Judo

Posted by ESPN May 18, 2012

ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi profiles 92-year-old San Jose State judo coach Yoshihiro Uchida, whose team recently won its 45th National Collegiate Judo Championship. The video, shot in part at San Jose State, celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and the 2012 Olympics, which will feature yet another San Jose State judoka, Marti Malloy. Uchida, a 92-year-old SJSU alumnus and San Jose resident, is responsible for judo becoming a competitive sport in America. He has been involved with the sport since childhood, and championed its rise in popularity since returning from serving in World War II.