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Nathan Miller, Black Belt
Nathan is a Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt).I began Judo when Mr. Bender opened the club in 1998. Back then I was small, shy, and unconfident. Those are traits that I haven’t been described as in a long time. Judo enabled me to come out of my shell and gain the confidence to get out and meet new people. If you choose to compete you will meet interesting people from across the country, and hopefully beat them. Though as I can attest, some of the best friends you’ll make are the ones who beat you the most. I have gained lifelong friends that I still talk to today.
After high school, I stopped competing but continued to train. I became a Cryptologic Linguist in the US Air Force and taught at the on base martial arts club in Monterey, California. I also trained and taught at the Naval Post-Graduate School Judo club. When I separated from the military I went to school at Indiana University where I helped teach in the IU Judo club. I am currently a supervisor at General Motors, where the coaching and teaching skills I learned in Judo have continued to serve me well.
I won’t lie to anyone and tell them that every moment you spend training will be fun. There will be tough times. During my training I remember feeling joy, sadness, pride, and pain, but I never felt regret. Practicing Judo has given me some of the best memories of my life and I recommend trying it to everyone. Whether you practice for a 2 months or 20 years you will learn things that will benefit you for the rest of our life.


Gold
Sr. Men Black Belt 178lb 2004 Southern Indiana Regional
15-16 Mwt 2002 Hoosier State Games
15-16 Lwt 2002 Southern Indiana Regional
13-14 Lwt 2000 Indiana State Championships

Silver
Sr. Men Black Belt 145lb 2003 Red, White, and Blue Classic
15-18 Lwt 2003 Michiana Invitational
15-16 Hwt 2002 America’s Cup
15-16 Lwt 2001 Indiana State Championships
15-16 Lwt 2001 Red, White, and Blue Classic
13-14 Lwt 2000 America’s Cup
13-14 Lwt 2000 Hoosier State Games
13-14 Lwt 2000 Southern Indiana Regional
11-12 Lwt 2000 Indiana State Championships

Bronze
Sr. Men Black Belt 81kg 2004 Southern Indiana Regional
Sr. Men Black Belt 66kg 2003 America’s Cup
Sr. Men Black Belt 161lb 2003 Michiana Invitational
Sr. Men Black Belt Lwt 2003 Indiana State Championships
Sr. Men Brown Belt Lwt 2002 Red, White, and Blue Classic
15-16 Hwt 2002 Red, White, and Blue Classic
15-16 Lwt 2002 Hoosier State Games
13-14 Lwt 2001 Southern Indiana Regional
13-14 Lwt 2001 Indiana State Championships