Media Coverage

Warrior’s Without Limits on NBC – 5/24/2013d

Judo Without Limits on ABC 7 Chicago – 8/29/13

Menomonee Judo Club’s Sensei to Lead Team USA at Junior World Championships

DNA Info coverage of Sensei Brett’s first time as head coach for Team USA at the Junior Worlds. October 8, 2013

Youth1.com: Max Schneider, 17-year-old judo wonder kid

Article in Youth1 online sports magazine on Max Schneider and his gold medal performance at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. It was first posted on October 3, 2010. Youth1 is a website / company devoted entirely to youth sports.

WGNtv.com: Chicago’s Very Own Judo for kids with disabilities

Video of Brett Wolf from the Menomonee Judo Club which aired on the WGN News at 9pm. It was part of their ” Chicago’s Very Own series. It focuses on the programs that Sensei Wolf has started for people with disabilities. The segment aired initially on December 17, 2010.

YouTube.com: Chicago Park District Paralympic Judo

Video featuring the Chicago Park District Paralympic Judo programs run through a partnership between the Chicago Park District, World Sport Chicago and the Menomonee Judo Club. The Chicago Park District currently has programs at four different parks throughout the city that are geared for people with various disabilities. The segment initially ran on Chicago at Play ( The Chicago Park District’s monthly tv show ) in January 2011.

Judo.TeamUSA.org: Plenty of Room on Mat for Kids with Disabilities

Article featuring the Paralympic Judo program at Blair Early Childhood Center. Blair is a Chicago Public School for children ages 3 – 7 located on the southwest side of Chicago. The program was created in January 2010 through a partnership between World Sport Chicago, Chicago Public Schools and the Menomonee Judo Club. The article was featured on the USA Judo website ( www.usjudo.org ) on March 30, 2010

Judo.TeamUSA.org: Junior Paralympic and Community Outreach Camp Held at Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago

Article featuring the first ever Paralympic, elite junior and community outreach Judo camp. The camp was the brainchild of Brett Wolf, the head instructor of the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago. It featured a technical clinic led by 2008 Beijing Olympian, Ryan Reser. With the support of USA Judo and World Sport Chicago, the camp brought together more than 40 Judoka of all abilities. The camp took place on February 12 – 14, 2010. The article ran on the USA Judo website ( www.usjudo.org ) on February 20, 2010.

Youth1.com: 16-year- old Judo Star Helps Kids with Disabilities

Article featuring Andrew Varga of the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago, IL. It focuses on Andrew’s work at the Judo programs for people with disabilities that the Menomonee Judo Club has built. Andrew is not only a four time junior national champion in Judo, but also a fantastic role model to the other students at the Menomonee Judo Club. The program mentioned most prominently in the article is the one run through the Rehabilitation of Chicago / Caring for Kids. It was started in January 2009. This article was featured on Youth1 online sports magazine on December 26, 2010.

USJudo.org: Menomonee Judo Club Spotlight

Club Spotlight featuring the Menomonee Judo Club. It speaks about the rich history and tradition that’s been built at the dojo over the last 30 years. In recent years the club has grown into one of the largest and most successful dojos in the United States. The article was initially featured in the USA Judo enewsletter in October 2010.

World Sport Chicago: Chase Park Judo Featured

Link to the World Sport Chicago website. World Sport Chicago is a world class organization that is the legacy wing of the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. WSC’s mission is to build programs and opportunities for athletes of all abilities to participate in Olympic and Paralympic sports. They have been a fantastic partner to the Menomonee Judo Club in many of our programs for people with disabilities. A picture and short blurb about our Paralympic Judo program is currently featured on the front page of their website.

USJudo.org: 2011 USA Judo Junior Pan American Team

Article featuring the 2011 USA Judo Junior Pan American Team preparing to head to Santiago, Chile. The team was led by head coach Brett Wolf, from the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago, IL. Menomonee also had two players on the team: Andrew Varga ( 73kg ) and Max Bermont ( 100kg ). The tournament is the elite junior Judo tournament held in the Americas. The article ran on the USA Judo website ( www.usjudo.org ) in early September 2011.

FWParker.org: Student Profiles – Andrew Varga and Ben Feiger

Article featuring Andrew Varga and Ben Feiger from the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago, IL. It focuses on them being true student / athletes. Both young men are students at Francis W. Parker School, one of the top college prepatory schools in the country. Andrew and Ben have been members of the Menomonee Judo Club since 1999, where they have trained under Sensei Brett Wolf ( a Parker graduate himself ). The article ran in the Out of the Box: Francis Parker online newsletter in 2009.

AdaptiveAdventures.org: Play All at the Chicago Children’s Museum

Check this out ! It’s the flyer for the Play All event on February 11, 2012 @ the Chicago Children’s Museum. We were on of the feature exhibits / workshops at the event. More than 250 people with disabilites and their families participated at the event. The flyer was featured on the Adaptive Adventures website.

USJudo.org: 2010 Junior Pan American Judo Championships

An article that featured a review of the 2010 Junior Pan American Judo Championships held at the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, FL. Brett Wolf from the Menomonee Judo Club in Chicago, IL. was the head coach of Team USA. Max Schneider from the Menomonee Judo Club was a special guest at the event just two weeks after he won the Youth Olympic Gold Medal in Singapore. The article initially ran on the USA Judo website ( www.usjudo.org ) in September 2010.

Judo.TeamUSA.org: Max Schneider Wins Youth Olympic Gold

Article featuring Max Schneider’s ( Menomonee Judo Club, Chicago, IL. ) historic Gold Medal at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. It was the first Olympic level Gold Medal ever won by a United States Judo player. It talks about Max returning from a serious shouder injury to shock the Judo world. Max won all four of his matches at the Youth Olympics by full point ( Ippon ). The article initially ran on August 21, 2010 on the USA Judo website ( www.usjudo.org ).

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