1. The Nakano Judo Academy is known for its rigorous and traditional training and emphasis on technique and discipline. Many of the students have gone on to become successful Judo competitors at both the national and international level.
2. The academy offers training for all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced.
3. In addition to its training programs, the Nakano Judo Academy also conducts research on Judo techniques and publishes academic contents on YouTube. It is considered one of the leading Judo schools in America and has a strong reputation both domestically and internationally.
4. Our academy offers a distinguished staff with extensive experience in elite-level competition and coaching, dedicated to nurturing world-class Judo athletes right here in the United States.
KODOKAN/USJF 5TH DAN BLACK BELT
Shintaro Nakano is a KODOKAN 5th Dan Black Belt who was born in Miyazaki, Japan. He began his Judo training at the young age of five and learned the traditional beliefs and values of Judo from the beginning. He graduated from Chuo University in Tokyo, Japan, and was an 8-time Japan National Team member before coming to the United States. During his time on the team, he competed and trained with some of the best in the world.
Nakano has served as a Judo Coach at San Jose State University, which is the premier North American college for Judo. He has supported the team in winning back-to-back National Collegiate Judo Championships from 2012-2016. Additionally, he coached Marti Malloy, supporting her in winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and a silver medal at the 2013 World Judo Championships.
Nakano's passion for coaching stems from his desire to impart his knowledge and experiences to the next generation.
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
Over the course of his career, he has conducted more than 50 seminars and clinics in cities such as San Jose, San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Honolulu, Hilo, Montreal, and Quebec.
Team USA to Compete at Junior and Cadet World Championships
We are incredibly proud of our Nakano Judo Academy students, Kira Ferrandini and Alex Nyzhnyk, who have earned the honor of representing Team USA Judo at the 2023 Cadet World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, and the 2023 Junior World Championships in Odivelas, Portugal. Our academy boasts a distinguished staff with extensive experience in elite-level competition and coaching, dedicated to nurturing world-class Judo athletes right here in the United States.