SGJD Instructors

 Sensei Richie Endow, Yondan
Head Instructor
5x Jr. National Champion
3x High School National Champion
USA Judo National Certified Coach
IJF Continental Referee
 Sensei Aaron Kunihiro, Sandan
Co-Head Coach
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 Taizo Sasaki, Sandan
Co-Head Coach
9x Jr. National Champion
2x High School National Champion
USA Judo National Certified Coach
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 Alan Shimamoto, Yondan
Assistant Instructor
President, San Gabriel Judo Club
 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 Ken Sakuda, Shodan
Assistant Instructor
National Certified Coach
 Sensei Tomo Matsuoka, Nidan
Assistant Instructor
National Certified Referee
Sensei Nathan See, Nidan
Assistant Instructor
Regional Certified Referee
National Certified Coach

Assistant Instructors:

Frisco Yamasaki, Yondan
Yoshio Okamoto, Sandan
Daniel Hu, Nidan
Gary Richardson, Shodan
Brent Kataoka, Shodan
Jayde Katagihara, Shodan
Ean Katagihara, Shodan
Lorenzo Menzel, Sandan
Ronald Cruz, Sandan
Roy Harting, Nidan
Yann Martinez, Nidan
Josh Hiraoka, Nidan
Kris Hiraoka, Nidan
Mako Yoshitake, Shodan
Elyse Katagihara, Shodan

Junior Instructors:

Kile Young, Shodan
Ryan Wong, Shodan
Ferris Yang, Shodan