Paul Jordan, head instructor and owner of Chu To Bu/Brasa Judo, Jiu Jitsu and MMA in Avon, competed in the Men's Masters Black Belt Division recently, earning a gold medal despite being out of competition for almost a decade.
Click here to read about Jordan and Chu To Bu on the USA Judo website.
The pair competed in the Senior Nationals.
Jordan who has focused the last 10 years building, instructing and coaching at his judo club has not competed since 2003. Last weekend he made a successful return.
He is currently ranked in the Master's Division.
Also medaling was Sheffield Lake's Kyle Shepard who won the bronze medal in the brown belt 100+ kg division. Shepard has been training at Chu To Bu/Brasa (CTB) for eight years.
CTB's junior team will be competing at judo nationals in Pittsburgh during the Fourth of July weekend.