At Sawtelle Judo Dojo, the instructional staff is among the finest in the United States. Kenji Osugi, seventh degree black belt, is the head instructor. Other assistant instructors are Thierry Dusigne (fourth degree) and Einhard Schmidt (fifth degree). Our head advisor is Norikazu Maeda (first degree black belt). The sixth and seventh degree black belts are allowed to wear red and white belts to distinguish their high rank in the judo world.