Instructors

Sensei Jeff Giunta

Jeff is married with four children. The whole family has participated in Judo at one time or another. Jeff has 20 years of Judo and Jujitsu experience. He has also represented the U.S. at six Pan-Am Championships (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008) for Judo Kata. He has been a coaching staff member at Spirit of the Eagle International Judo Training Camp in Ohio for six years. Also, in 2007 Jeff represented the Pan American Judo Union at the 1st International Kodokan Kata Championships in Tokyo, Japan. He has coached little league baseball and also enjoys snowmobiling in the winter months.

Certifications

  • Bronze Life Member (USJA)
  • Level 1 Coach Certified (USJA)
  • Coach Certified (USA Judo)
  • A Level Kata Instructor and Judge Certified (USJA)
  • CPR
  • First Aid

Memberships

  • United States Judo Association (USJA)
  • United States Judo, Inc (USA Judo or USJI)
  • United States Judo Federation (USJF)

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2007 USJF Kata Competitor of the Year
  • 2006 USJA Male Master Competitor of the Year
  • 2006 USJF Kata Competitor of the Year
  • 2006 Coach for Empire State Games, Western Region
  • 2005 USJF Kata Competitor of the Year
  • 2004 Coach for Empire State Games, Western Region
  • 2004 USJA Kata Practitioner of the Year
  • 2002 USJA Kata Practitioner of the Year (NY)
  • 2001 USJA Senior Competitor of the Year (NY)

Shiai competition highlights

  • 2012 Am-Can -66kg Silver
  • 2011 1st international Masters Championships -66kg gold,-73kg Silver, newaza division Silver
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  • 2010 Am-Can -66kg, Bronze Masters
  • 2009 Pan am Masters -66kg 4th, Team USA, Bronze
  • 2009 Am-Can International Judo Challenge: Bronze Masters-66kg
  • 2006 Am-Can International Judo Challenge: Silver Masters-66kg
  • 2006 USA Senior Nationals: Silver Masters -66kg
  • 2004 Arnold World Martial Arts Classic/ USJA Senior Nationals: Gold Masters-66kg
  • 2002 Am-Can International Judo Challenge: Gold Masters -66kg
  • 2002 USA Judo Senior Nationals: Bronze Masters -66kg
  • 2001 Am-Can International Judo Challenge: Silver Masters -66kg
  • 2000 Empire State Games: Bronze -66kg
  • 1999 Am-Can International Judo Challenge: Bronze Masters-66kg

Kata competition highlights

  • 2012 USA Senior Nationals 4 Gold Men's Over-all
  • Participant in the 2011 International Judo Federation World Kata Championship in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2011 USA Senior Nationals 5 Gold, Men's Over-all, IJF World Kata Championships. Frankfort, Germany
  • 2010 USA Senior Nationals. 5 Gold, Men’s Overall Champions
  • 2009 IJF World Kata Championships. Valletta, Malta
  • 2009 USA Senior Nationals. 5 Golds, Men’s Overall Champions
  • 2008 Fukuda International Kata Championships,6 Golds, Men’s Grand Champions
  • 2008 IJF World Kata Cup. Paris, France
  • 2008 Pan American Judo Union Championships 3 Golds
  • 2008 USA Senior Nationals. 4 Golds, Men’s Overall Champions
  • 2007 1st International Kodokan Kata Championships. Tokyo, Japan
  • 2007 Pan American Judo Union Championships 3 Golds
  • 2007 USA Senior Nationals. 4 Golds, Men’s Overall Champions
  • 2006 Fukuda International Kata Championships,7 Golds, Men’s Grand Champions
  • 2006 Canadian Open Masters Championship: 3 Golds, Mens Grand Champions
  • 2006 USA Senior Nationals: 4Gold, Mens Over-all Champions
  • 2005 Fukuda International Kata Invitational: 4 Gold, 3 Silver, Mens Grand Champions
  • 2005 World Masters Championships: Gold (Kime-no-Kata), Silver (Nage-no-Kata), Bronze (Goshin-jutsu)
  • 2005 Pan-American Judo Union Championships: 2 Silver
  • 2005 USA Judo Senior Nationals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, Mens Over-all Champions
  • 2005 Arnold World Martial Arts Classic/ USJA Senior Nationals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver
  • 2004 Ontario Open: 2 Gold
  • 2004 Fukuda International Kata Championships: 2 Gold, 4 Silver
  • 2004 USA Judo Senior Nationals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver
  • 2004 Pan-American Judo Union Championships: 2 Silver
  • 2004 Arnold World Martial Arts Classic/ USJA Senior Nationals: 3 Gold
  • 2003 Fukuda International Kata Championships: 2 Gold, 4 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2003 Pan-American Judo Union Championships: 3 Silver
  • 2003 Canadian Masters Judo Championships: 4 Gold, Mens Over-all Champions
  • 2003 USA Judo Senior Nationals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, Mens Over-all Champions
  • 2003 Arnold World Martial Arts Classic/ USJA Senior Nationals: 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2002 Fukuda International Kata Championships: 3 Gold, 2 Silver
  • 2002 USJA Senior Nationals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • 2002 Canadian Masters Judo Championships: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, Grand Champions
  • 2002 USA Judo senior Nationals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, Mens Over-all Champions
  • 2001 Pan-American Judo Union Championship: 3 Bronze
  • 2001 Fukuda International Kata Championsh ip: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze, Mens Grand Champions
  • 2001 USJA Senior Cup: 2 Gold, 2 Silver
  • 2001 USA Judo Senior Nationals: 2 Bronze
  • 2000 Fukuda International Kata Championships: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, Mens Grand Champions
  • 2000 USJA Senior Cup: 1 Gold

Other competition highlights