CHUCK WALL JR.  (3rd Degree Black Belt)
HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Sensei Chuck is a 3rd Degree Black Belt (Sandan) and began Judo at a very young age.  Competing in local, regional and national level tournaments starting at age 5 he has more than 32 years of competitive experience.  Teaching Judo is a family affair, his father is a 5th Degree Black Belt and International Referee, his mother a Black Belt; all together they have opened and instructed at more than 8 dojo’s across Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Virginia.

Chuck has trained with numerous world class instructors and competitors.  Chuck received his 1st Degree Black Belt in 1989 while a student of Sensei Sachio Ashida (9th Degree Black Belt, former US Olympic Coach and A-Level referee) while he was attending the State University of New York at Brockport.  Doc Ashida, as most people referred to him began his training at age 12 in Kyoto Japan and received his black belt at age 18.  In 1953  Dr. Ashida was appointed as the Kodokan Representative to the United States.  Chuck Wall has also studied under other renowned Judo instructors to include Jimmy Takemore (9th Degree Black Belt and founder of the Pentagon Judo Club and currently head instructor of the Washington Judo Club at Georgetown University).

Chuck is also retired Marine and veteran of the Iraq War; serving in Fallujah from 2005 – 2006 and is a Bronze Star recipient.

  • 2013 US Nationals – 1st Place Masters National Champion M3-73kgs
  • 2012 World Masters – USA – 7th Place M3-73kgs
  • 2008 US Nationals – 2nd Place M2- 73kgs
  • 2008 Am/Can Challenge 2nd Place
  • 2008 World Masters – Belgium
  • Over 30 years of competitive Judo and Wrestling accomplishments
  • State University of New York at Brockport Wrestling Team 1987-1989
  • St. Francis High School Wrestling 1984 – 1987
    • 3x State Qualifier
    • Career Record of 129 – 12

Certified National Judo Coach
Certified Judo Teacher by USA Judo
Certified Judo Teacher / Coach by United States Judo Associatio


CHARLIE WALL SR. (5th Degree Black Belt)
TECHNICAL ADVISOR – PAN-AMERICAN REFEREE

Charlie Wall is currently an active member in the Hudson Yudanshakai of the United States Judo Federation and acting as our Technical Advisor as well as father of Head Instructor Chuck Wall.  A Life Time Member of USJF, Sensei Wall holds the rank of Godan (5th degree black) and is a Pan American Level Referee.  He is now an assistant instructor at the Kokushi Dojo (at the Wykoff YMCA) in New Jersey under Sensei Ogasawara (8th Dan) and David Otani.

Charlie Wall Sr. has dedicated his life to Judo which began sometime in the 1960′s but won’t say exactly when.  His first instructors were Sensei’s Charlie Chaves and Mas Yanagi at the Tohoku Judo Club in the Boston area.  He has held Yudanshakai level offices as past President and member of the Board of Examiner of Empire Judo Yudanshakai, past Board of Examiner member of Hudson Yudanshakai, and ran his own judo programs in Norwich and Hamburg, New York and the Old Colony Judo Club in Plymouth, MA.

Charlie Wall Sr. now takes great pleasure in sharing the love for Judo with his son and grandkids who are now black belts.  He enjoys overseeing the greater development of our Judo program and brings and unmatched amount of knowledge to the mat. 


ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

Chris Reynolds
1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan)

Chris began his judo training at a young age and was fortunate to be the next door neighbor of one the highest ranking Judo Instructors in the United States, 9th Degree Black Belt Dr. Sachio Ashida. For the next 10 plus years he learned from the Kodokan’s own representative appointed by Jigoro Kano’s own son.  After college Chris accepted a commission in the Marine Corps as an Infantry Officer and currently still serves as a Major at the Basic School on Quantico.  He’s also the father of two rising Judo and Wrestling stars!

Tony Bueno
1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan)

 

Charlie Wall III
1st Degree Black Belt

  • Virginia State Champion
  • Shufu Open
  • Takemore Invitational
  • YMCA International Camp Champion

 

Nidia Gutierrez
2nd Degree Black Belt

James Huber
1st Degree Black Belt (Shodan)

James is a retired Marine Corps Officer and started Judo after introducing his son to the sport.  Recognizing that Judo is a wonderful family martial art and sport James joined him on the mat and began his journey to Black Belt which he achieved in January of 2014.

Pierric Parret
2nd Degree Black Belt (Nidan)

 

Sydney Wall
1st Degree Black Belt

  • 8x Virginia State Champion
  • 6x Maryland State Champion
  • Summer Slam Champion 2014
  • National & International Competitor
    • Junior U.S. Open 2014
    • Bahama Open 2014
    • U.S. Scholastic Nationals 2014
    • Toulouse, France International Tournament  2013
    • USJA Nationals 2013

 

Mike Whitaker
 1st Degree Black Belt