For further information, contact Charles Sensei at (843) 553-6702 or e-mail:                                  ronaldallancharles@comcast.net 

Our Gold Star Chartered Samurai Judo Association is the largest judo and largest jujitsu club in the United States.  Our instructors have been screened with background checks and have their judo and jujitsu ranks registered with the United States Judo Association.  We offer experience in all areas of judo:  teaching, competing, refereeing, kata (the formal demonstration of techniques), and kata judging.  And we teach traditional jujitsu, the art of self-defense.  We are a

non-profit club.  None of our instructors is paid.


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RONALD ALLAN CHARLES, Ph.D., began judo in 1961 and studied under Kotani Sensei and Shinojima Sensei at the renowned Kodokan Judo Institute in Japan, 1968-69, earning his Black Belt in 1969.  Kotani Sensei, 10th dan (degree) black belt, had studied under founder of judo Dr. Jigoro Kano.  That makes Charles Sensei the "grand-student" of Dr. Kano, and his students are Dr. Kano's "great-grand-students!”


Charles Sensei has taught judo in 40 countries during his adventures to 100 countries, to civilians, police, and the military and at public schools, colleges, and universities.  He earned a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from The Citadel and his Ph.D. in Education from USC.  He is a Noted Alumnus of The Citadel. 


He co-authored the USJA Jujitsu Manual and its judo section and also designed all USJA promotion and certification certificates.

CREDENTIALS

Judo rank:  8th dan

Jujitsu rank:  6th dan

Master Judo and Jujitsu Rank Examiner

Bronze Benefactor Life Member

Founder, National Judo Institute

Chairman, Awards Committee

Member, Jujitsu Committee

Former Secretary, Judo Promotion Board

Master Coach

Authorized Instructor, Coach Education Course

Background Check Valid

Safe Sport Certificate and Heads Up Credential Valid

Regional Referee

Level A Kata Instructor AND Level A Judge for:

    nage-no-kata

    katame-no-kata

    ju-no-kata

    itsutsu-no-kata

    gonosen-no-kata

    renraku-no-kata

Regional Judo Coordinator

Greatest Camp on Earth Course Instructor

Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award

National Hall of Fame, 1985 Outstanding Life Member Contributor

National Hall of Fame, 2012 Coach of the Year

President, South Carolina Judo, Incorporated

Director, Samurai Judo Association

 

GLEN CHEARS


2nd dan jujitsu

1st dan judo

Coach

Kata Instructor and

    Judge

Referee

DR. LISA CAPRIOTTI


3rd dan judo

2nd dan jujitsu

3rd dan karate 

2nd dan iaido, the art of the

    Samurai sword 

Coach 

Kata Instructor and Judge captain, women’s judo team

National Referee

tournament co-coordinator

Pan-American kata
   champion

world kata competitor

National Hall of Fame, 2014
   Outstanding Kata 
   Competitor

National Hall of Fame, 2015
   Outstanding Masters
   Competitor

world champion, 2016

RICKY HERNDON


brown belt judo and jujitsu

Coach

Referee

Kata instructor and Judge

ROBERT GOUTHRO


2nd dan judo

2nd dan jujitsu

3rd dan karate 

2nd dan iaido, the art of

    the Samurai sword 

Coach 

Kata Instructor and Judge

National Referee

tournament co-coordinator

Pan-American kata
   champion

world kata competitor

National Hall of Fame,
   2014 Outstanding Kata   
   Competitor

JOHN MERWIN


director, Samurai  

    jujitsu program

4th dan jujitsu

brown belt judo 

5th dan hapkido

3rd dan taekwondo

Coach

Kata Instructor and Judge

referee

DON ORT


brown belt

Coach

Referee

Propaganda Minister

Czar of Recruitment

ELI FLETCHER


2nd dan judo

Coach

state champion

DR. JORGE LAGARES-GARCIA


1st dan judo

Kata instructor and  

    Judge

Coach

Referee

OTHER ESTEEMED INSTRUCTORS

LEONARD CARTER


6th dan judo

Coach

National Judo Rank

   Examiner

BEN BERGWERF


9th dan jujitsu

8th dan judo

Master Jujitsu and       

    Judo Rank 

    Examiner

author, USJA Jujitsu

    Manual

Professor of Jujitsu  Coach

TED CHITTENDEN


3rd dan judo

4th dan jujitsu

2nd dan Shaolin kenpo

Coach

Rank Examiner

Regional Referee

Kata Instructor and  

   Judge

all-military services

   champion

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DR. MICHAEL GROSZ


4th dan judo

4th dan jujitsu

National Judo and Jujitsu

    Rank Examiner     

Coach

Kata Instructor

BRUCE SPEARS


4th dan jujitsu

military & law enforcement

    instructor

Coach

Jujitsu Rank Examiner

For security reasons, a can

    of spinach represents

    his head.

JOSEPH VRANICH


2nd dan jujitsu

brown belt judo

AL JACOBS


3rd dan judo

Coach

Kata Instructor and
   Judge

national champion

National Hall of            

   Fame, 2015 Coach

   of the Year