Tulsa Judo Club

Coaching Staff

Dr. Martin L. Bregman - Head Coach

Coach Martin Bregman

  • 7th Degree Black Belt
  • Certified Continental Coach
  • 1985,2005 & 2015 Masters National Champion
  • 10 times National Masters Medallist
  • International Judo Federation A level (Olympic) Referee
  • Jim Thorpe Sports Association 2005 Male Martial Artist of the Year
  • Officiated at the 1995 and 1999 Judo World Championships
  • Former Vice Chairman of the USA Judo Referee Commission
  • Mat Supervisor for Judo at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
  • Chief Scout for the US Judo Team at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
  • Coached 33 National or International Champions & 124 National or International medallists.


Jack Hicks - Assistant Head Coach

Coach Jack Hicks (left) working with Ron Benner

  • 6th Degree Black Belt
  • 14 times National Masters Medallist
  • Several times Oklahoma State Judo Champion
  • Certfied National Coach and Certified Regional Referee
  • Former State Champion

Gary Frame - Assistant Coach

  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Oklahoma State Champion
  • Certfied Regional Coach and Certified Regional Referee

Chris VanLandingham- Assistant Coach

  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • Certfied Regional Coach and Certified Regional Referee
  • Pan American Masters Champion
  • Masters National Champion
  • 4 times National Masters Medallist
  • Oklahoma State Champion

Andy Kriegel - Assistant Coach

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Certified Coach and referee
  • National Masters Bronze Medalist

Patrick Bolding

  • 1st Degree Black Belt
  • National Masters Silver Medallist

Ron Benner - Coach Emeritus

  • 4th Degree Black Belt
  • National Masters Medalist
  • National Kata Competitor
  • Certified Coach

Dona Schafer - Coach Emeritus

Doug Carter - Coach Emeritus

  • 3rd Degree Black Belt
  • Certified Coach