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Cassidy Allen
My long time student Cassidy Allen, an honor student at Claremont High School recently put together this outstanding Power Point Presentation for a class assignment. For this week, I'm sharing it with my readers.
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Mr. Kodokan Toshiro Daigo died, Judo 10th dan, 95 years old 10/10/2021

Toshiro Daigo, who was called Mr. Kodokan by winning the All Japan Championship twice during his active career at the de facto highest rank of judo, and serving as the Japan national team coach at both the 1976 Montreal and 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. (Daigo Toshiro) died on the 10th. He was 95 years old.

Born in Chiba prefecture. He started judo in the old Awa High School (now Awa High School). After graduating from Tokyo Higher Normal School (currently University of Tsukuba), he became a researcher at the Kodokan after working as a faculty member. He won the All Japan Championship in 1952 and 1954 after the war. He was a coach at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. From there, he was at the forefront of the Japanese judo world until he retired as chairman of the strengthening committee in the spring of the following year of the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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Goltz and Lebell

Gene & Me in 2013

Tomorrow is martial arts legend and Black Belt Hall of Fame member, Gene LeBell's birthday. Please join me in wishing my good friend all the best and always remember, when in doubt, choke them out!

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George Reeves, Noel Neill, and LeBell

On the TV series set The Adventures of Superman in 1956

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As the Ring Announcer in Raging Bull 1980

Green Hornet

In the Green Hornet TV series 1966

MMA Academy

Hayastan MMA Academy 2019 gathering with, Roman Mitichyan, Benny The Jet Urquidez, Hayward Nishioka, Gokor Chivichyan, Olympian Jimmy Wooley, OJ Soler, Jovany Varela, me, and several others

I'm always looking for new subjects to write about regarding judo as well as contributions from my readers. Please send them to gary@garygoltz.com, thanks.

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Nevada Judo Association

The Covid-19 Pandemic has nixed judo events in California and the West Coast for more than a year. That's about to change with two major judo event scheduled over Halloween weekend!

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