Meet the Certified Bowling Green Judo Club Coaches
Bowling Green Judo club has a very knowledgeable coaching staff with over 100 years of training and coaching experience. All of the coaches with Bowling Green Judo Club are Certified with the United States Judo Association (USJA) and/or USA Judo. Our instructors all have unique specialties and body types which allows our students to learn many variations of techniques. Our goal is to provide the best Judo instruction with the maximum amount of fun. Safety of our students is our highest priority.
Clint Brizendine holds the rank of Yodan - Fourth degree Black Belt in Judo and has been a black belt since 1984. He is a USJA Certified Coach and Rank Examiner. He is a USA Judo Certified National Coach and serves on the Kentucky Judo Council. Clint began his practice of Judo in 1965 with the Bowling Green High School Judo Team and coached that team for 3 years. He was a member of the Western Kentucky University Judo Team while attending WKU and was Judo instructor/coach of the WKU Judo Team for 15 years after graduation. He co-founded the Bowling Green Kentucky Judo Club in 1994 and serves as head coach and Judo instructor. Clint is retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky after 34 years. Clint is a Bronze Life Member of the United States Judo Association and annual member of USA Judo.
Bobby McDaniel has the rank of Nidan - Second degree Black Belt in Judo and he is a USJA and USA Judo Certified Coach. He is also a certified Regional Referee. He began his Judo training in Belleview, IL as a youth. Bobby has great commitment and a true passion for Judo. He was a top junior national competitor with a winning history of Judo competition and coaching. Bobby was an accomplished wrestler and blends his Judo with powerful wrestling techniques. Bobby is employed at Hillvue Heights Church where he has offered Judo training as a Church ministry for many years. Bobby is a Life Member of the United States Judo Association and annual member of USA Judo.
Donna Turk holds the rank of Rokudan - Sixth degree Black Belt in Judo and had extensive training in Russian Sambo Wrestling. She began her Judo in 1973 in Indianapolis, IN. She was the head instructor and started the first USJA Judo club at Krannert Community Center in 1979. Donna was Indiana State Judo Champion in 48 kilos for 6 years and Senior Female Competitor of the Year for 3 years. She was a member of the USA National Women's Team from 1981-1983 placing in various national and international competitions. Donna was the national champion in Women's Sambo at 46 kilos in 1983 and was a member of the USA Pan American Sambo team in 1983 finishing as Silver Medalist. Donna was the team manager and coach for several USA Women's International teams as well as one of the coaches for the 1987 Pan American Games. Donna is a life member of the United States Judo Association, USJA Certified Coach and Rank Examiner. Donna is a Life Member of the United States Judo Association and annual member of USA Judo.