PJJA, established in 1949: “Every one of our instructors is trained and promoted from within our academy. After many years of dedication to their training, after an intense 12-18 month instructor training program, after passing a grueling two-week exam that pushes the limits of their body and mind, and once awarded the black belt rank, they give their time, skills and knowledge back to the school. This is “the way” it has been in our academy for nearly 70 years”.

Head Instructor

Angelo Caruana
with PJJA since 1979
4th Degree (Yodan) Ju Jitsu
4th Degree (Yodan) Judo
Black Belt: Bokendo

“The highest reward for one’s Judo & Ju Jitsu training is not what one gets for it, but what one becomes because of it.”

 

Instructors

Paul Yoshimune
with PJJA since 1994
2nd Degree (Nidan) Ju Jitsu
2nd Degree (Nidan) Judo
Black Belt: Bokendo

David Nguyen
with PJJA since 1997
2nd Degree (Nidan) Ju Jitsu
2nd Degree (Nidan) Judo
Black Belt: Bokendo

Yannick Barel
with PJJA since 1999
1st Degree (Nidan) Ju Jitsu
1st Degree (Shodan) Judo
Black Belt: Bokendo

Joey Caruana
with PJJA since 1999
1st Degree (Shodan) Ju Jitsu
Black Belt: Bokendo

Mark Sugui
with PJJA since 2007
1st Degree (Shodan) Ju Jitsu
1st Degree (Shodan) Judo

Instructors from the last 10 years. For your dedication to the Academy, we are forever grateful:

Frank Santiago – Retired

Mike Johnson – Killed in the line of duty (SJPD)

Sebastiaan in’t Hout – Relocated back to Europe

Brett Layton – Retired