Sensei Theron Larroquette – Judo 7 th Dan
Started Judo at 21 YOA, study at the Louisiana Judo Academy in New Orleans French Quarter, under the tutelage of Sensei Jacques Legrand 10 th Dan.
Jacques came from Paris France to NewOrleans in 1960. While in France he won the French National Judo Championships and USA Judo National Judo Championship in 1961 year.
Coach Larroquette started a Judo after school programs at several Middle schools in New Orleans. Coach Larroquette rented St Peter & St Paul school from the Archdiocese of New Orleans which, was an abandoned school building located in the Bywater . The Sq’ of the building was 21,000 SQ’ the auditorium on the third floor (7,000 SQ’)was cleaned up and renovated and served as the Dojo.