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White/Yellow Belt Promotion

January 18, 2024

Congratulations to Jayden Kennedy for his promotion to White/Yellow Belt

2024 Chandler Challenge

January 20, 2024

Assistant Coach Garrett Fuquay competed in the 2024 Chandler Challenge Judo Championships. Garrett won the Silver Medal fighting in the Masters age 30-35, 89-95 kg Division.

2024 Texas Brown Belt Championships & Junior Open

February 17, 2024

Members of OBC Judo Team traveled to Plano Texas to compete in the Texas State Judo Championships & Texas State Brown Belt Championships.

L-R:    
Coach Francisco Lira – Bronze Medal – Black Belt veterans male Light Weight Division
Ismael Lemus – 4th Place; Brown Belt male 100 kg Plus Division
Liam O’Daniel – Gold Medal; Brown Belt male 66 kg Division
Toby Blankinship – Silver Medal; Brown Belt male 73 kg Division
Sophia Espinoza – Gold Medal; 9-year-old female 39-42 kg Division
Charlie Barry – Silver Medal; 10-year-old female 41-44 kg Division
Walker Barry – Silver Medal; 6–8-year-old male 25-27 kg Division
Zaden Flores – Silver Medal; 9-year-old male 33 kg Division
Assistant Coach Amand Fuquay – Gold Medal; Brown Belt female 78 kg Division
Assistant Coach Garrett Fuquay – 4th Place Brown Belt men; 90 kg Division

Promotion to Orange/Green Belt

February 20, 2024

Congratulations to Sophia Espinoza for her fighting to winning the Gold Medal in the 2024 Texas State Judo Championships and being promoted to Orange/Green Belt.

Godan Promotion
February 29, 2024

Congratulations to John Taylor for his promotion to Godan / Black Belt 5th Degree

White/Yellow Belt Promotion

March 5, 2024

Congratulations to Leon Galicia for his promotion to White/Yellow Belt

2024 National High School Championships

April 7, 2024

Toby Blankinship competed in the 2024 Collegiate & High School National Championships at Texas A&M and fought his way through the pack and won the Silver Medal. Toby represented Odessa’s “New Tech High School”.

Orange/Green Belt Promotion

April 11, 2024

Congratulations to Denzel Araujo for his promotion to Orange/Green Belt.

Shodan Promotion

May 7, 2024

Congratulations to Garrett & Amanda Fuquay for passing their written & Skills test and being promoted to Shodan / Black Belt 1st Degree.

Ikkyu Promotion

May 7, 2024

Congratulations to Toby Blankinship for his promotion to Ikkyu / Brown Belt 1st Class.

Ikkyu Promotion

May 7, 2024

Congratulations to Daniel Araujo for his promotion to Ikkyu / Brown Belt 1st Class.

8th Annual 2024 Nagase Cup Judo Championships

May 11, 2024


Most of our medalists today at Nagase Cup 2024.
OBC Judo took 8 competitors to this tournament, and it was the first big competition for most of them. Everyone fought hard and performed well today.
Congratulations and good work!
Toby Blankinship - 2 Silver
Finley Fuquay - Silver
Zayden Flores - Silver
Orin Lentz - Bronze
Zane Lentz - Bronze 
Malachi Jackson - Bronze

Ikkyu Promotion

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to Ismael Lemus for his promotion to Ikkyu, Brown Belt 1st Class.

Orange/Green Belt Promotion

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to Renata Lira for her promotion to Orange/Green Belt.

Yellow/Orange Belt Promotion

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to Liam Lira for his promotion to Yellow/Orange Belt.