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  • "Judo has given me so many things in my life, it taught me how to control my body, co-ordination, discipline, and how to push through and deal with things that I don't like to, but do because I have to do. It taught me leadership and how to follow. I believe that Judo has made me a better person, member of my community, and friend." - Coach Joseph Sapp

    "Walk a single path, becoming neither cocky with victory nor broken with defeat, without forgetting caution when all is quiet or becoming frightened when danger threatens." - Dr. Jigoro Kano

    Joseph Sapp was born in 1983 in Cloverdale, CA. He graduated in 2001, and went on to attend the Santa Rosa Junior College, where he graduated in 2011. He then attended the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, graduating in 2012.
    His history with Judo started in August 2001 at the Santa Rosa Junior College, under coach Terry Kelly. He also trained under Sensei Gary Goltz, and Sensei Gokor Chivichyan. He received his Shodan rank in 2005, and Nidan in 2007. Joseph currently holds the rank of Sandan.

    Coach Sapp became a masters national champion at the 2014 USJA winter nationals.