An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head….Emil Zatopek
March 28, 2017
Well, Judoka (Judo athlete) Edgar Cabachuela continues to demonstrate his Judo competitive skills by winning second place in a tournament at his home Dojo (Judo gym) called Industry Sheriff’s Judo Club in Industry, CA.
Being born premature at one pound and blind, does not stop Edgar’s determination to not only succeed at what he sets his sights on but unknowingly becomes a role model for others whether sighted or blind. He is inherently determined to practice, practice and practice not only Judo but whatever he sets his mind to accomplish.
To become accomplished in any sport and especially Judo, requires sustained dedication, competitive spirit, hard work and a belief in oneself. That’s Edgar!
His coaches and Head Coach Sensei Butch Ishisaka and Coach Sensei David couldn’t be any prouder of their student and his dedication and enthusiasm for Judo. Edgar is always ready to give back by participating in various Judo tournaments and numerous DisAbility Sports Festivals sponsored by CSUSB (CA State University at San Bernardino) in southern CA.
Edgar’s commitment goes beyond local and regional competition as he has his sights set on becoming a candidate to the 2020 US Paralympic Judo Team who will be competing in Tokyo. This is no small goal and inspiration for Edgar Cabachuela.
Keep your sights focused for this up-and-comer.
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