In 2004, Chris Martell also entered his first Judo tournament. Judo was Chris’ first Martial Art at age 6, though he only earned his yellow belt before switching to Kenpo Karate. In high school, he returned for a couple months to earn his yellow belt (again) before heading off to college. Finally back to Judo in earnest in 2004, he decided to compete in the Nutmeg State Games in the under-brown-belt division, and placed 3rd. In his first match (pictured) he won quickly with a tomoe-nage to armlock combination.