Updated: May 11, 2022
Today at the end of practice at Honolulu Judo Club, our head coach, Matt Ogata shared that this is a special day for him. Seven years ago he fought at the senior nationals and in the semi finals broke his ankle. This was a devastating injury which took months of recovery. He went through a deep valley experience, wondering if he could compete again, let alone even walk without a limp. This was a defining moment in his life where he gained prospective and grew closer to God.
Tonight he expressed his gratitude that he can enjoy rigorous judo workouts and has fully recovered from his injury.
Romans 8:28 states that God works all things together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose. This extremely painful event has made Matt into a man of character and spiritual depth.