Instructors

Vaughn Imada, Head Instructor

Daniel Kikuchi, Head Instructor

Jim Pennington, Head Instructor

Elaine Abad, Instructor

Rank:   Yodan

Year started with the club:    1990

Certifications

Safe Sport; CDC; CPR; background check; Kata certification - Nage no Kata, Katame no Kata, GoshinJutsu, 

Kime no Kata; Teacher's Certification

Albert Kato, Instructor

Rank:   Godan

Year started with the club:    1990

Certifications

SafeSport, CDC, First Aid, CPR, and background investigation - Certified.  USA Judo coach's certification

Bill Horbaly, Instructor

Rank:  Nidan

Year started with the club:  1992

Certifications

SafeSport, CDC, first aid and CPR, background investigation

Neal Kodama, Instructor

Rank: Sandan

Year started with the club: 2006

Certifications:

SafeSport, CDC, First Aid, CPR, and background investigation - Certified.  USA Judo coach's certification - International level.  Referee certification - National level.

Lance Kawata, Instructor

Rank: Nidan 

Year started with the club: 2006

Certifications

SafeSport, CDC, first aid and CPR, background investigation - Certified. National Referee

Roy Konishi, Instructor

Terance Bantilan, Assistant Instructor

Rank: Shodan

Year Started with Club: 1995

Certifications:

CPR

Quang (Arik) Dao, Assistant Instructor

Rank: Sandan

Year Started with Club: 2002

Certifications:

CPR, Safesport, CDC, background check, National (N1) Referee

Natalie Gonzalez,

Assistant Instructor

Mallory Kato,

Assistant Instructor

Jarrett Miner,

Assistant Instructor

Marcie Miner, Assistant Instructor

Frank Rocca,

Assistant Instructor

Tommy Yamamoto,

Assistant Instructor

Mallory Kato, Assistant

Nathan Storey,

Assistant Instructor

Andrew Takara,

Assistant Instructor

Eric Nakagawa,

Assistant Instructor

Sarah Jabin,

Student Assistant

Olivia Kinoshita,

Student Assistant

Dan Hatano,

Guest Instructor

Brian Nitta,

Guest Instructor

Larry Okumoto,

Guest Instructor

Steve Yano,
Guest Instructor

Matthew Dong, Guest Instructor

Destinee Nagtalon,

Guest Instructor

Rank: Sandan

Year started with the club: 2005

Certifications: SafeSport, CDC

Basic Life Support, Background check, USA Judo National Coach

Sam Piearcy

Guest Instructor

Rikiya Yamamoto,

Guest Instructor

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