©2017 by San Jose Buddhist Judo Club.

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

Miscellaneous

teaching Prejudo & Female class, competed in Katame no Kata, Goshin jutsu, & Ju no Kat

Albert Kato, Instructor

Rank:   Yodan

Year started with the club:    1990

Bill Horbaly, Instructor

Rank:  Nidan

Year started with the club:  1992

Certifications

SafeSport, CDC, first aid and CPR, background investigation

Miscellaneous

Started Judo in 1963 at SJSU.  Stopped Judo in 1973.  Came to SJB in 1992 with my son Dan and later started teaching beginning Judo.  I now help with the Junior Class.

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.

Miscellaneous:

Started on high school judo team (Judo is a team sport in Hawaii and I'm not going to say what years!).  Came back to judo at San Jose Buddhist Judo Club in 2006.  Latest competition, Silver - 2019 USA Judo Senior Nationals.

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

Rank: Shodan

Year Started with Club: 1995

Certifications:

CPR

Quang (Arik) Dao, Assistant

Rank: Sandan

Year Started with Club: 2002

Certifications:

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

Miscellaneous:

Junior Class Asst., Mohansei of the Year 2008 & Joe Nakano Sensei Award 2018

Natalie Gonzalez,

Assitant

Mallory Kato, Assistant

Jarrett Miner, Assistant

Marcie Miner, Assistant

Frank Rocca,

Assistant

Tommy Yamamoto,

Assistant

Nathan Storey, Assistant

Andrew Takara, Assistant

Eric Nakagawa, Assistant

Sarah Jabin, Student Assistant

Olivia Kinoshita, Student Assistant

Dan Hatano, Guest Inst.

Brian Nitta, Guest Inst.

Steve Yano, Guest Inst.

Larry Okumoto, Guest Inst.

Matthew Dong, Guest

Destinee Nagtalon,

Guest

Rank: Sandan

Year started with the club: 2005

Certifications: SafeSport, CDC

Basic Life Support, Background check, USA Judo National Coach

Miscellaneous

Intermediate and Competition Intermediate Classes

Mohansei Award Recipient 2017

World University Games Team Member - Taiwan 2017

Jeremy Glick Sportsmanship Award 2016

2x Collegiate Champion for SJSU 2016 and 2017

Sam Piearcy

 Guest

Rikiya Yamamoto,

Guest