Profile of Sensei Gary Goltz

Sensei Gary throughout the years video & his thoughts on the benefits of judo training

Sensei Gary Goltz, 8th Dan, founded Goltz Judo in October 1987 with its first classes held at Chaffey College in January of 1988.

Sensei Gary is past President of the Nanka Judo Yudanshakai (Southern California's Judo Black Belt Federation) as well as the United States Judo Association (USJA) where he also served as Chair of their Promotion Board and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2003. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hal Sharp Judo Teachers Foundation.

Link to - The Complete Tiger Roll Video Story (includes the original submissions)

Sensei Gary with Jack Black, the Conan Video & Forman kids who are in the video

Sensei Gary began his study of judo in 1966 after watching Bruce Lee as Kato in the Green Hornet television series. This led him to signed up for a judo class with a friend at the Jewish community center in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Atlanic on What It Means to Understand Bruce Lee June 2020

There he met Kyu Ha Kim, a two-time All Korean Champion who today is a 9th Dan. Gary trained for more than a decade under Mr. Kim (see Sensei Gary in a 1968 newspaper story & in a 1970 film clip shot at Mr. Kim's). He also trained for several years under Dr. Kiel Soon Park, a 1967 World Silver Medalist, who today is a 9th Dan and President of Korean Yudo Association of America.

   

Sensei Gary at the Pittsburgh YMHA 1966, AAU Championships 1968, & YMCA 1969

 

Sensei Gary with his mentor, Dr. Kiel Soon Park in 1971 & in 2019

In 1971, Sensei Gary initiated the judo program at the University of Pittsburgh and today the Pitt Judo Club is still going strong. Gary began to emerge as a judo leader after joining forces with the late Nick Zaffuto in 1975 who helped him to get elected Allegheny Mountain Region - AAU Chairman in 1977.

Sensei Gary & Arnell Newsome with the late Nick Zaffuto in 1975

Sensei Gary's mentors; Kyu Ha Kim & the late Dr. Oswaldo Zarantonello

Goltz Judo became affiliated with Claremont's Human Services Division in 1990 where it has reigned as their largest program.

Sensei Gary, Kyu Ha Kim, Jin Kyung Suk, Head of the Korean Yudo College, (Yong-in University today) along with the late Andy Bernard, George Mower, Eddie Adelson, & the late Laird Allen in 1972

Sensei Gary & Kyu Ha Kim at the Pitt Judo Club in 2013 which he started in 1971

More Videos, Interviews, & Articles of Sensei Gary:

Sensei Gary in Black Belt (Black Belt Magazine photos)

Sensei Gary's Judo Credentials:

  

Awards to Sensei Gary for
advising the LAPD & helping run the 2017 World Police Games

Sensei Gary with fellow marital arts advisors to the LAPD's Arrest & Control Unit in 2006

·         Los Angeles Police Department, Defensive Tactics Consultant

·         USJA Master Coach, Rank Examiner & Kata Instructor

·         USA Judo National Referee & International Coach

·         JRDG Kappo Katsu-Hou (Japanese Resuscitation) Certified in 1996

Sensei Gary's Distinctions as a Judo Coach:

Olympic Champion Saito, Dr. Z, & Sensei Gary with Blind Team at the Kodokan

·         US Blind Team, 1991 World Championships

·         California Goodwill 1992 & 1995 Judo Missions to Japan

·         Callae Goltz, 1990 to 1994 Junior National Champion

·         Gabriel Goltz, 1992 & 1993 Junior National Champion

·          Nathan Goltz, 1992 to 1994 Junior National Champion

·        United States Judo Association 2003 Coach of the Year

·         Recipient 2011, Nanka Outstanding Judoka Award

·         Inez Torres, 2013 & 2015 Junior National Champion

·         JoJo & Sadie Forman, 2016 - 2019 #1 Junior National Players

·         Paul Bova, 2018 IJF World Veteran's Gold Medalist

Sensei Gary & Paul Bova in Cancun

 

Callae Goltz, 1992 Triple Crown Cover & with the late Keiko Fukuda, 10th Dan in 1993

Sensei Gary with his kids & Toshiro Daigo, 10th Dan in 1995 (Note is from 2010)

Sensei Gary with the late Yukimitsu Kano (Jigoro Kano's grandson) at the Kodokan 1991

Sensei Gary's Accomplishments while President of the USJA & of Nanka:

·          Lead the USJA from a $50K deficit to a $80K surplus - Interview

·          Initiated USJA's recognition of Theodore Roosevelt and Jeremy Glick

·      Created the Grassroots Judo™ Joint Summer & Winter Nationals

·          Donated the Winter Nationals to Nanka, yielding $25K per year

·         Helped to form the American Judo Alliance Agreement

Sensei Gary at historic AJA Meeting with Mark Hill, Kevin Asano, John Paccione, Keith Bryant, Robert Fukuda, & Neil Simon

  

Presidents Lance Nading, USA Judo, Kevin Asano, USJF, & Sensei Gary, USJA with Kayla Harrison holding her Olympic gold medal

Sensei Gary with 2012 & 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, Kayla Harrison

  

Sensei Gary with 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Marti Malloy & 2016 Silver Medalist. Travis Stevens

Sensei Gary with Yosh Uchida, 10th Dan, 1964 US Olympic Coach

     

Sensei Gary presenting Ronda Rousey UFC Superstar her 4th Dan (his Black Belt Magazine article about her)

Sensei Gary & Karo Parisyan of the UFC (his Black Belt Magazine article with him)

Sensei Gary presenting Jason Morris, 92 Olympic Silver Medalist, USJF Hall of Fame Award with teammate Tony Okada

Sensei Gary & Sensei OJ with Double Bronze Medalist Israel Hernandez & Sensei Gary with Nicolas Gill

Sensei Gary & OJ in Cuba with Ronaldo Veitia Coach of their Women's Team

Sensei Gary with his close friend Jin Iizumi, 8th Dan author of the Soft Judo DVD Series

Sensei Gary presenting his close friend Hal Sharp, 10th Dan a"long life" calligraphy

Sensei Gary with the late George Harris, 10th Dan in 1977 & 2007

  

Sensei Gary, Jim Bregman 64 Olympic Medalist, 10th Dan, Yonah Melnik & Yarden Gerbi of Israel

Sensei Gary, Chinese 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Tong Wen & Fabin Jiang

Note to Sensei Gary from 'Judo' Gene LeBell

Sensei Gary presenting a certificate to his mentor Hayward Nishioka, 9th Dan

Sensei Gary with his close friend and mentor the late Karl Geis, 10th Dan

Sensei Gary & Jim Bregman in Shanksville, PA with the family of Flight 93 hero Jeremy Glick, 10th Dan

Sensei Gary with British Judo legend Neil Adams, 9th Dan

The late Sensei 'Yone' presented Sensei Gary Honorary Life Membership in the U.S. Sumo Federation for his years of support

The late Helio Gracie signed "to my good friend Sensei Gary" in his book

 

"with much respect" from judoka / actor Bo Svenson

Sensei Gary with D.J. Mbenga of the Lakers a black belt from the Congo sporting gold hair!

Sensei Gary with 'Karate Kid / Cobra Kai' Sensei "No Mercy" Kreese, Martin Kove

Sensei Gary with Enter the Dragon Karate star Bob Wall

Sensei Gary relaxing at home with his beloved dogs

Sensei Gary with his wife Sharon and all the members of his favorite group, CSNY

Sensei Gary's Education, & Business Affiliations, & Awards:

·         BA, University of Pittsburgh, Rhetoric, Cum Laude, 1976

·         MBA, Pepperdine University, President/Key Executive Program, 1988

·       Ernst & Young, Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year, Nominee, 1993

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Life Member, California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, 1998

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Principal, Goltz Business Development Group, since 1995

·        Chaffey School District, Community Service Award, 1995

·         Recipient, Mayor's Certificate of Tribute, City of Los Angeles, 2000

·         Los Angeles City Council, Hollywood Parade Director, since 2005

Sensei Gary with his famous Broderick Crawford 'Highway Patrol' 1955 Buick

Sensei Gary's Contact Info:

Email: gary@goltzjudo.com   Cell: 909-702-3250

     


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