Sensei Louis M. Lopez
Louis M. Lopez has 40 years of experience as a competitor, coach, referee,
instructor, and tournament director. He has been involved in the Corpus Christi
community as volunteer coach and instructor. He founded the Corpus Christi YMCA
Judo Club, Friendswood Judo club, and Lopez Judo Academy, LLC. He also founded
the Houston Open Judo Tournament.
Sixth Degree Black Belt in Judo, certified with the United States Judo Association.
Fourth Degree Black Belt in JuJitsu, also certified with the United States Judo Association.
USJA Certified National Judo Referee from 1995 to 2000.
USA Judo National Coach and Referee
2005 - 2016 President/Sensei of Lopez Judo Academy LLC.
2002 - 2004 Judo Instructor, Corpus Chrsiti YMCA
1995 - 2002 Judo Insturctor, Friendswood Judo Academy
1983 - 1995 Volunteer Judo Instructor, Corpus Christi YMCA Judo Club
SENSEI LOPEZ NATIONAL COMPETITION AWARDS
1999 - United States National Judo Championships Bronze Medallist at Spokane, Washington.
1997 - United States National Judo Championships Silver Medallist at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
1994 - United States National Judo Championship Bronze Medallist at Irving, California.
2000 US Senior National Judo Championships Equipment Chairman in Houston, Texas (800 competitors).
1995 US Junior National Judo Championships Tournament Co-Director in Austin, Texas (600 competitors).
Tournament Director of various local, regional, and state tournaments.
National Referee at Various Junior National Tournaments.
National Referee at Senior National Judo Championships in Chicago, Illinois.
Official Drug and Alcohol Test Assistant to the United Olympic Committee at Colorado Springs, Colorado for US Judo Olympic Team selection.
Master of Arts in Administration, Organizational Development from the University of the Incarnate Word.
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