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SPRING 2018 I talian A merican D igest Gaudet cont. from page 13 the United States Civpol Program, which sends American police offi- cers abroad to represent America in war-torn areas. He lived in Bosnia for a number of years before return- ing to the U.S. and opening his train- ing facility. “I played baseball, and I wrestled, and I started with karate, which led to boxing, then kickboxing, then Jiu Jitsu, and MMA, right in the early ‘90s,” Gaudet said. He has 35 years of training and teaching experience in numerous martial arts, and he holds a third degree black belt in Minami and Seki Ryu Jiu Jitsu. Ad- ditionally, he is one of Louisiana’s most senior state-licensed MMA referees. “I didn’t go into fighting profes- sionally because I already had a Amalfi Coast cont. from page 16 rants and shops. From Sorrento it is very easy to go to with the ferry from Marina Grande to Capri, where you can ex- plore the famous Blue Grotto as well as all of the other grottos and swim into some of them. To visit Pompeii or Herculaneum, you just have to get on the circum- vesuvian train leaving from Sor- rento and you will be there in just 30 minutes! To visit the Amalfi Coast, you can career. I was 19 when I joined the sheriff’s department. But I have 35 years in martial arts, and I spent 25 years as a cop. I can tell you I find working in my gym more fulfillin