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Gary Freeman

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  • Rokudan (Former Head Instructor)

Chairman Emeritus

  • Started Judo in 1949 at Sawtelle Judo Dojo under Sensei Takashi Kikuchi, 7th degree black belt.
  • Participated in major tournaments from 1949 to 1957 including, the 1955 AAU National Championships in Los Angeles.
  • After being discharged from the U.S. Army, transferred to Hollywood Judo Dojo in 1960, which was also under Sensei Kikuchi, and resumed participating in tournaments.
  • Assistant Instructor under Sensei Frank Emi, 8th degree black belt.
  • Became Head Instructor of Hollywood Judo Dojo in 2010.