Profile for Roger Rodolphe

Sensei Rodolphe is a native of Luxembourg, ( where he placed first in various divisions for 10 years from 1954-1964. During that period he represented his country in all European and World Championships.

His Personal Best: 2nd Place (1958) in his division in Paris for the Tokyo World Championships.

Sensei Rodolphe received his Shodan rank by Batsugun in a shiai in France in 1956. He currently holds the rank of Hachidan.

While in the U.S., Sensei Rodolphe won several tournaments on the local level and competed one last time for Luxembourg in the 1969 World Championships in Mexico City. Following the Mexico City championships, Sensei Rodolphe went to Canton, NC in 1965 as an instructor, then started a Judo Club in Ashville in 1968. In 1970, he moved to the Greensboro area where he currently resides and is still active in his Greensboro Judo Club. During his 47 plus years in the Carolinas, he instructed and promoted several deserving competitors to Black Belt status.

Sensei Rodolphe was active for several years on the SHUFU/USJF Promotion Board and also served as President of the NCJI.

"I was fortunate to study under several well-known Sensei's such as: Ichiro Abe (now 10th Dan), Michigami, Pelletier, and Courtine. I also studied Aikido under Sensei Tadashi Abe and was promoted to Black Belt in 1956. My advice to all is this: Judo is an individual sport, but one needs good training partners (Uke) and help from others. As you progress in Judo, you should return the favor: Jita Kyoei - Mutual Benefit & Welfare".