Our Instructors

Professional Black Belt Instructors

We continually upgrade the teaching and coaching skills of all Team 1 judo instructors. To insure top quality instruction, all instructors are encouraged to attend national and international teaching and coaching continuing education classes/seminars. We strive to stay current with teaching, coaching, and competitive research and trends.

Our current head instructor is Joey Nawa. He has over 28 years of Judo experience and spent two years at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Spring as part of the resident athlete program. His competitive resume spans the world and he consistently ranked among the top 5 in the United States. He has a master’s degree and works as a pediatric occupational therapist.

The head coach is Josh Resnick. He has over 28 years of Judo experience and was on the U.S. National Points Roster from 1991 to 2004 as both a junior and senior competitor. He has competed throughout Europe, Asia, and the Pan Americas as part of the esteemed San Jose State Judo Team. He works as a special education teacher in the City of Orange.