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Master Jan Finkbeiner

Master Jan Finkbeiner started judo training in 1972 under coach Lanny Reed in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.  He also trained under Ishikawa Sensei and Phil Porter Sensei (10th dan).  For many years he competed in judo competitions at the state, national, and international levels.  During his years in competition he competed in more than 325 judo matches.

Master Finkbeiner was the head judo coach at Juniata College for 15 years where he coached several EJCA judo champions.  In 1997 he was awarded the EJCA National Collegiate Outstanding Coaches award.  In 1998 the Juniata College judo team competed in the Eastern Collegiate Judo Nationals tournament in Annapolis, Maryland.  Juniata College placed second of 28 competing teams that year, with all six competitors placing first in each of their weight classes.  Some of the competing teams were Army-West Point, Navy - Annapolis, Slippery Rock College, NYU, Temple University and Brown University. Master Finkbeiner was voted  NCAA Coach of the Year by the EJCA at that tournament.

Master Jan Finkbeiner also assisted in training two-time world sambo champion David Brown.

Master Jan Finkbeiner is currently a United States Judo Association regional development coordinator, a USJA Certified International Master Coach, and a member of the USJA National Promotion Board. He holds the ranks of rokudan (6th dan) in jujitsu and shichidan (7th dan) in judo through the United States Judo Association and the rank of shichidan (7th dan) in judo through the United States Judo Federation.

Master Jan Finkbeiner is HeadsUp and SafeSport certified.