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The Instructors

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

Julius Bhang (Yondan)-Seniors

Doug Baba (Yondan)-Seniors, Juniors & Special Needs

Justin Winn (Yondan)-Seniors

Jerry Hazemoto (Nidan)-Seniors, Juniors, Special Needs & Little Kids

Hunter Nagai (Nidan)-Seniors

Jordan Nagai (Nidan)-Seniors

Marisol Torro (Nidan)-Special Needs

Mike Trelinski (Shodan)-Seniors, Juniors & Special Needs

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.