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Matsuo ‘Mac’ Takeda

Matsuo ‘Mac’ Takeda Inducted 2016 Head Instructor 7th dan at the Sacramento Judo Club, Inc. Born December 14, 1944 at the Internment Camp, Gila Rivers, Arizona Raised in the Fowler and Fresno area on a farm Education 1967– BS Degree, Agribusiness-Agronomy, California...

Harold (Hal) Sharp

Harold (Hal) Sharp Inducted 2016 Sensei Sharp, 9th Dan (USA Judo, USJF & USJA), born in 1927, has been active in judo for 65 years, starting at the Kodokan Judo Institute where he earned the rank of Yodan through intensive competition. Chu Kawakami, 9th Dan, and...

Joseph Fitzsimmons

Joseph Fitzsimmons Inducted 2016 Dr Fitzsimmons tells his own story. I was born in Piqua, Ohio, a small farming community, on January 31, 1924. I am now 92 years of age. I attended St. Mary’s Grade school. I flunked the second grade, probably because I was deaf in the...