The Oldest Judo Competitor in The World: Who is Jerry Vessichio?

Jerry Vessichio is the seven-fingered, ninety-two year old, oldest competitor of judo in the United States.

In the video below he lands a sweet strip on another senior judo competitor, who was 83 years of age at the time of the clip.

“He was no match for me, really,” he tells me. “I am the oldest competitor in the United States.” Vessichio said

An interesting self-defense story:

“I was walking down the street, and there were like four guys across, and they started coming after me. So I started running. But I ran so that one could catch up and then I pelted him out,” Vessichio says.

“One punch. Another guy I threw in a shoulder throw, and I slammed him on top of a car,” he says.

Why he’ll never stop:

“Because if I don’t do it, I’ll die,” he says. “I’m going to waste away and I’m going to get fat as a horse, and waste away. I don’t want to do that.”

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