Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, Olympian and MMA Coach Has Been Selected as Head Coach for Two Prestigious Judo Events
Name: Rhadi Ferguson
Judo Olympian, Former College Wrestler and
High School Wrestling Coach Selected as
Head Coach for Cadet and Senior
World Judo Championships
“Dr. Rhadi Ferguson Has Been Selected as
Head Coach for Two Prestigious Judo Events”
Dr. Rhadi Ferguson has just been appointed as the head coach of the Bahamian Delegation for the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Senior World Judo Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Both events are very prestigious and well known in the world of Judo.
Dr. Ferguson did not receive this appointment by accident. For years, he has been a well known member of the judo, strength and conditioning and grappling communities. He is a 2004 Olympian and a four-time National Judo Champion. In addition, he holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is a highly recognizable force in the judo community because of these accomplishments.
Ferguson helped train world-renowned athletes such as former WWE Wrestler Bobby Lashley, MMA fighter and World Grappling Champion Jeff Monson, UFC standout Brandon Vera, 2-NCAA All American Wrestler Brian Picklo as well as many other athletes. In addition, Ferguson helped nine athletes compete at the Olympic Trials in four different sports and coached two Olympic trial events, which were weightlifting and judo. Due to his background with the Olympics, UFC, wrestling, grappling and world class training techniques, he was an obvious choice for the Cadet World and Senior World Championships. The President of the Bahamian Judo Federation said, “Dr. Ferguson is providing us with the knowledge that is going to take competitive Judo in the Bahamas to another level. What I really enjoy about Dr. Ferguson is his ability to understand coaching within the social and cultural context of The Bahamas. He didn’t come here and tell us what we needed to do. He listened first, gathered information and then provided us with a series of options per our desired outcome. His approach is professional and is one of the main reasons why he was selected to be on our coaching staff.”
In the middle of his busy coaching schedule, Dr. Ferguson also found time to help kids with wrestling. Ferguson moved to Titusville and volunteered as the high school wrestling coach. During his time as the wrestling coach, he made quite an impression on the Titusville High School Athletic Director Dan Diesel and was recommended to Dale Mays to speak with the senior class. He is well known for his motivational speaking and inspired the kids of Titusville High. Due to the inspirational nature of his speech, he has been asked to come back next year. In addition, he is also in the selection pool as a possible speaker at next years graduation.
Ferguson said, “I enjoy spending time with young children and investing in their future. I truly believe that there is educative value in play as well as great value in the development of self discipline through classroom and noble extracurricular pursuits.”
Along with his coaching and speaking engagements, Ferguson has also dedicated a great deal of time with his online business, where he sells various training, martial arts and motivational audio and video products. In addition, he is available for speaking, training and coaching engagements.
Ferguson embraces his busy schedule, as it allows him to help people. He stated, “Our family pays monetary tithes, but I also believe that there is a social tithe that we all must pay out of respect for each other.” Ferguson fulfills his social tithe by helping others acquire the motivation and skills they need to succeed, whether it be in judo or other areas of life.
Dr. Rhadi Ferguson is a well known coach that has helped numerous people further their careers. He received his PhD from Capella University and is now dedicating his time to coaching and consulting for the Cadet World Championships and the Senior World Judo Championships. For more information on what he has to offer, visit
Name: Rhadi Ferguson