All Japan Champion
Sensei Shinjiro Sasaki started Judo at the age of six in his home town of Hiroshima, Japan. At the age of 18, he continued his study of the sport at the world renowned Kodokan, the home of Judo as established by Jigoro Kano, founder of Judo in 1882.
After graduation with a degree in Law, Sensei Sasaki became a top Judo player on the famous Ryotokuji Japanese professional Judo team.
His career as a professional Judoka extended into international competition, ranking him as one of the top Judokas in the world and a contender for the 2008 Olympics. In 2005, Sensei Sasaki took gold at the Kodokan Cup making him the Japanese National Champion in the 60kg weight division.
- 2001 All Japan University Judo Championships 60kg 1st
- 2002 All Japan University Judo Championships 60kg 2nd
- 2002 World Cup Poland International Tournament 60kg 3rd
- 2003 Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships 60kg 3rd
- 2004 All Japan Businessgroup Judo Championships 60kg 2nd
- 2005 All Japan Businessgroup Judo Championships 60kg 2nd
- 2005 Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships 60kg 1st
- 2006 All Japan Championships in Fukuoka 60kg 3rd
- 2006 Belgium International Judo Tournament 60kg 3rd
- 2006 Syria International Judo Tournament 60kg 1st
- 2007 All Japan Businessgroup Judo Championships 60kg 2nd
- 2007 Pacific Rim International Judo Tournament 60kg 1st
- 2008 All Japan Businessgroup Judo Championships 60kg 2nd
- 2009 New York OPEN International Judo Tournament 60kg 3rd
- 2011 Sunshine State Games 66kg 1st
- 2013 Sunshine State Games 66kg 1st and Most Outstanding Mens
We hosted Sasaki Sensei at my dojo in 2015, it was largest attended event we have ever had there was no room left on the mat. People traveled from all over for the chance to learn from Sasaki. His knowledge of Judo is so vast and deep mixed with his extensive competitive experience allows him to teach techniques that can used during randori and competition. You can’t go wrong hosting him, I can’t wait to have him back, he’s one of the nicest and more respectful people I have met in our sport. He is fully committed tot growing Judo in the United States one day and one dojo at a time.Chuck Wall
We had the pleasure of having Shintaro Sasaki visit my dojo in May of 2015. It was an honor to be in the presence of such an exceptional judo practitioner. His passion for this sport is apparent. It’s amazing to see someone who can touch five-year-old novice or elite athlete. It is rare to see these qualities in the same individual. He was able to inspire excitement in the children. The children are still talking about his visit. Regardless of his high level he is so down to earth and able to make everyone understand complex techniques. At the same time, he is receptive to input from clinic participants. We can’t wait for his return. We are looking forward to his next visit. His clinics would be an asset to any club and judoka.Noboru Saito
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Sensei Shinjiro Sasaki was a star player on the famous Ryotokuji Japanese professional Judo team. He is a former Japanese National Champion (Kodokan Cup 2005), and the 2007 Pacific Rim Champion. In the spring of 2011, Shinjiro Sasaki came to the United States, where he opened the Sasaki Judo Club in Riverview, Florida.
Since then he has trained members of the U.S. Cadet World’s Team, the U.S. infantile Pan-American Games Team, and the U.S. Harnes, France International Team. Sensei Sasaki brings to his teaching the same fire and passion for Judo that he brings to the mat as a competitor. He is a student of educational theory, and a firm believer in individual instruction.
Book him now for your next clinic or camp, the level of knowledge and instruction that he brings to the mat is completely unmatched anywhere.
Mayo Quanchi, R.I.
Senpai Sasaki came to Nihon-University in 2015, that university has been #2 for 3 years in Japan. it was great opportunity that we learned Seoi-nage, and how you should train in daily practice from him. His knowledge of Judo helps a lot for our Judo. He also tells us how Judokas should be too. we highly recommend to invite him to your dojo.Nihon-University
Had such a great pleasure training with the Legend Shinjiro Sasaki at the Mission 22 seminar! He always has great old school and innovative techniques that he brings to the academy! Thank you for showing techniques that help my BJJ and my Judo also supporting such a great cause.Surej Budhram and Renato Tavares
Shinjiro Sasaki visited our high school and did a short seminar for us. Sensei Sasaki always tells us what we need to get stronger/better. His seminar is always awesome and helpful. We are honored he graduated our school and have him as our Senpai. We are sure that Sasaki helps USA Judo as well with his Judo mind.Kindai Fukuyama High School
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We met Sensei Shinjiro Sasaki at another academy and worked with him several Saturdays when he used to teach Judo in the mornings before open mat. From the 1st day we learned from him we immediately fell in love with amazing and effortless technique, aside from his awesome personality and extreme willingness to teach and help us learn. We knew right away we had to share the knowledge with our students and we coordinated a seminar in house at our academy Palm Beach Gardens Martial Arts located in Palm Beach Florida. We had people drive from all over – from Miami, Vero Beach, etc… just to attend this awesome seminar. We got nothing but positive feedback from everyone, and look forward to doing another seminar in the very near future. We highly recommend Sensei Sasaki if you are looking to learn real, high quality and technical judo from the best.Igor and Natasha Almeida