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Danny Alessandro Becomes 4th Junior Partner

on Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:22

Danny Alessandro (aka Judo Dan) started judo at the age of 8. His competitive career lasted throughout his entire childhood and spilled right through his teens and into young adulthood. From a young age he earned black belt status, became a BJA National Champion and represented Team GB at the Cadet European Championships.  The main reason for his success as a judoka was the commitment that came from his father, as a result he wanted nothing more than to prove to his father that he was capable of the things that he later went on to achieve.

As time passed he became a father himself and took a step back from the sport.  Naturally, his focus turned to his daughter and the parental duties that this involved. Then, almost 7 years later, he was introduced to Marc Preston, the founder of Destination Judo and from there he has never looked back. Here’s what he had to say:

“I remember that meeting like it was yesterday, it not only changed my life, but went on to change the young lives of many children that might otherwise have never taken up this Sport.  I was given the tools, and guidance to build a career in coaching young children in a relaxed and fun environment where they would learn Judo, whilst building confidence and making new friends, and alongside my 6 busy Clubs I have an outstanding elite class that are progressing week by week.  Alongside side my strong clubs, I have made many friends from colleague’s both past and present to the parents of all my players and I would personally like to take this moment to thank them all for believing in me as my father once did.  However, although I have now entered a new realm as a junior partner within the company, this really is just the beginning.”

Marc Preston had this to say upon Danny's move to Junior Partner:

"I am delighted of the ever growing developemt of the DJ team, the hard work that Danny puts into his clubs is a sure sign that Destination Judo is always moving in the right direction making us a stronger team and club organisation. Well done Danny!