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At Sawtelle Judo Dojo, the instructional staff is among the finest in the United States.  Kenji Osugi, seventh degree black belt (Shichidan), is the head instructor. Here are our other assistant instructors;

Thierry Dusigne (Godan)-Seniors

Einhard Schmidt (Godan)-Kata

Doug Baba (Yondan)-Seniors, Juniors & Adaptive Judo

Julius Bhang (Sandan)-Seniors

Jerry Hazemoto (Sandan)-Seniors, Juniors, Adaptive Judo & Little Kids

Hunter Nagai (Nidan)-Seniors

Mike Trelinski (Shodan)-Seniors, Juniors & Adaptive Judo

Marisol Torro (Nidan)-Adaptive Judo

Our head advisor is Norikazu Maeda (first degree black belt). The sixth and seventh degree black belts are allowed to wear red and white belts to distinguish their high rank in the judo world.