Gentle Way
Judo (meaning "gentle way") was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice. A judo practitioner is called a judoka.


Ahmed K Awadallah (El-Diesel)
Judo Bio & Resume

Sensei Diesel was born and raised in Egypt. He started Judo at the age of 13 at one of the
oldest sporting clubs “Gezira” which was built in 1882 and Judo was adopted few years after.
Sensei Diesel competed in many national tournaments placing first and joined the national team
at the age of 17-18. He represented Egypt in many international competitions and won “Egypt
International Open, African Open, Arab Games, Mediterranean Cup, and others”. The sensei
moved to the US in 2012 and since then he competed in Judo competitions wining 15 Gold and
BJJ tournaments winning 11 gold, some of the important titles he have are listed below:
# 1 Ranked National Judo Athlete in +100kg Division USA 2017
# 1 Ranked National Judo Athlete in open Weight Division USA 2017
Former National Champion of Egypt -81 kg, - 90kg, and -100kg.
10 times All Egypt Championship (nationals)
Multiple International Titles (African, Arab, and Mediterranean Champion)
4 Times and present Wisconsin Heavyweight State Champion.
Present Illinois Heavyweight State Champion
2 Times and present Midwest Heavyweight Champion.
1st place in National President Cup Open Weight Elite Division.
1st place in National President Cup Masters Heavyweight Division and master’s Open weight Division
1st place in Jimmy Pedro Challenge. (Boston Olympic pointer tournament)
2 times 1st place in Cohens brother’s memorial (Chicago Olympic pointer tournament).
Certified Regional Coach USA Judo
3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan)



Mahmoud Gaballa (Gabo)
Mahmoud Ashraf Gaballa was born and raised in Egypt. He started doing Judo at the age of 5 in El-
Shams Judo Club Cairo. He trained hard and competed placing 1 st in many championships till he reached
the national team. Gabo represented Egypt in many high-level international tournaments and qualified
for worlds multiple times. He was invited by the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and New York
Athletic Club to train with the US national team members for his extraordinary Judo skills. In October
2017, Our Head Instructor of Judo Ahmed Awadallah Diesel Helped Gabo to move to Wisconsin, get
situated, and join Awadallah Judo Team in New London. After few months of training in our Judo
program Gabo won 2 state championships and Pedro’s challenge (Olympic pointer tournament).
Gabo requested from the Egyptian Judo Federation to keep training with us to prepare for the 2019
Judo Worlds held in Japan because of our program stellar results. The request was accepted and we’re
happy and honored to announce that we are now sponsoring the Phenomenal Judo player Mahmoud
Gaballa in Academy Martial Arts.
3 rd Degree Black Belt
20 years Judo Fighting Experience
7 th place in Worlds Judo championship -100kg weight Division
Judo World Cup Vienna Qualifier
3 times African Judo Champion -100kg Division
All Arab Games Champion -100kg Division
5 th place European Judo Championship -100kg Division
1 st place International Judo Championship Egypt -100kg Division
2 nd place in Jimmy Pedro’s Challenge Boston (Olympic Pointer Tournament)
2 times Wisconsin State Champion
16 times All Egypt Judo Champion - 100kg