In this podcast, I interview my good friend and Shihan (karate master), Judd Reid.
If that name sounds familiar it’s because Judd was my victim/guest in episode #1 of this podcast and more importantly, an international Kyokushin karate legend.
I wanted to circle back and chat with Judd since he just released his second book, The Ronin Years: Mas Oyama’s Young Lion.
After graduating from The Young Lions program, Judd Reid set his heart on traveling the world, teaching what he learned during his 1,000 days of training in Japan.
As a personal student of Sosai Mas Oyama, Judd knew it was his duty to carry on his teacher’s legacy and share his wisdom.
From Sweden to Thailand, Australia to the United States, and many countries in between, Judd explores the world like a Ronin of old, or a Samurai without a master. He bounces at a Tokyo nightclub, trains Thai SWAT forces, and later becomes heavyweight champion as well as completing the legendary 100-man kumite.
Through it all, his best friend Anton Cavka was there to share in the adventures and document it all, putting together an award-winning film, the 100-Man Fight. But Judd's world is turned upside down by an unexpected tragedy.
Picking up the pieces, Judd finally finds peace and happiness, honoring Sosai Oyama's life's work while finally opening his own Kyokushin Karate dojo back home in Melbourne, Australia.
If you liked Judd Reid's first book, The Young Lions, The Ronin Years is a must-read!