Standing nearer to 5-foot-2 tall immediately, he was a large in his sport in America by the point he coached the 1964 U.S. judo workforce on the Tokyo Olympics, the primary time judo was contested in an Olympics, and his presence nonetheless looms giant.
“I used to be so proud to be the primary judo coach for the US, and particularly for the Japanese Individuals who endured a lot. I used to be glad they had been in a position to see a Japanese American representing the U.S. at such a worldwide occasion,” he stated in a 2018 interview with the California State College system. The four-man workforce included two-term United States Senator (Colo.) Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Paul Maruyama, bronze medalist James Bregman and George Harris. Maruyama, the 1972 USA Olympic workforce judo coach, and Campbell, are San Jose State alums.