Our Instructors


 Sensei Mike Noriega, Shichidan
Head Coach
Member since 1960’s, National Certified Coach 1992
USJF Jr. & Sr. International, Coach of the Year
Certified Coach USJA, USJF
 Sensei Richie Endow, Yondan
Head Instructor
5x Jr. National Champion
3x High School National Champion
USA Judo National Certified Coach
National N4 Certified Referee
 Sensei Aaron Kunihiro, Nidan
Assistant Head Instructor
USA Judo National Certified Coach
6x Sr. National Champion
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1960's:: Captain of Hosei University Judo Team 1964: Competed in Japan Olympic trials 1968-1969: National AAU Champion 2001: World Masters Champ Karate 5th Kodokan
 Sensei Hiraoka, Hachidan
Captain of Hosei University 1960’s
Competed in Japan Olympic trials 1964
National AAU Champion 1968-1969
US Champion 1968-1969
Master World Masters Champ 2001
Karate 5th Kodokan
 Sensei Glen Koyama, Rokudan
Member of San Gabriel Judo Dojo since 1963
National Referee 2007
PJU Referee
 Sensei Ron Ito, Yondan
Assistant Instructor
President of Japanese Community Center
Retired LAPD Detective
Member since 1980’s
 Sensei Alan Shimamoto, Yondan
Assistant Instructor
President, San Gabriel Judo Club
 Sensei Tomo Matsuoka, Nidan
Assistant Instructor
National Certified Referee
 Sensei Ken Sakuda, Shodan
Assistant Instructor
National Certified Coach

Sensei Nathan See, Shodan
Assistant Instructor
Regional Certified Referee
Certified Coach

Assistant Instructor:

Frisco Yamasaki, Yondan
Yoshio Okamoto, Sandan
Daniel Hu, Nidan
Gary Richardson, Shodan
Brent Kataoka, Shodan
Jayde Katagihara, Shodan
Ean Katagihara, Shodan

Junior Instructors:
Kile Young, Shodan
Ryan Wong, Shodan