|Name Richard Elizalde|
The Spirit of: Progression
Richard " Blinky" Elizalde is an American judoka, coach and former competitor.
In 1972, Richard would take place 5th in the National Collegiate 205 lbs division. In 1983, Richard would compete in the US National Championships placing Bronze. The peak of Richards career is when he was a two time olympic alternate. Richard is currently a 5th degree black belt in Judo.
Richard was the coach of former world champion Ann Marie Burns. Richard is currently famous for being the judo coach of 2008 Olympic Bronze medalists Ronda Rousey. Richard has coached over 15 international champions. Richard has additionally coached and trained over 50 US Junior and Senior National Champions. Richard has been a featured demonstrator in the United States Judo Associations Growing Judo Magazine of the technique Keylock Sankaku Jime. Richard is currently the head judo instructor at UCLA.