HEAD INSTRUCTOR: SHINTARO NAKANO
5TH DAN BLACK BELT
Shintaro Nakano is a KODOKAN 5th Dan Black Belt born in Miyazaki, Japan. He started his Judo career at the age of five and learned from the beginning the traditional beliefs and values of Judo. He graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to coming to the U.S., he was 8-time Japan National Team member where he competed and trained with the best in the world.
He was Judo Coach at San Jose State University, the premier North American college for Judo. He has supported the team to back to back National Collegiate Judo Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Additionally, he has coached Marti Malloy supporting her bronze medal win at the 2012 London Olympics and silver medal win at the 2013 World Judo Championships.
"I like to go and coach young people because I can pass along what I know and experienced."
Member of the Japanese National team from 1998 to 2008
2007: 5th All Japan Kodokan Cup 66 kg
2007: 3rd All Japan Industrial Championships 66 kg
2006: 5th All Japan Kodokan Cup 66 kg
2006: 2nd All Japan Industrial Championships 66 kg
2004: 1st All Japan Industrial Championships 60 kg
2004: 1st U.S Open 60 kg
2003: 2nd All Japan Industrial Championships 60kg
2002: 3rd Japan College National Championships 60 kg
2002: 2nd Tokyo Collegiate Tournament 60 kg
2001: 3rd All Japan Kodokan Cup 60 kg
2000: 3rd Japan College National Championships 60kg
2000: 2nd Tokyo Collegiate Tournament 60 kg
1999: 1st Japan Junior National Championships 60kg
1999: 5th Russia International Tournament 60 kg
1998: 1st Kyushu Championships 60kg
1997: 1st Kyushu Championships 60kg
1994: 1st Italy Junior International Tournament 60 kg