Professor Juan Gomez

In the later part of the 1930s Juan Gomez began studying Danzan Ryu Jujitsu under the instruction of Sensei Charlie Wagner and later came under the tutelage of Professor Okazaki.

In 1939 he was one of the charter members of the Amercian Jujitsu Guild – later to be called the Amercian Jujitsu Institute – serving in the office of Vice President.

Professor Gomez opened his own school and among the black belts he trained were future professors and Hall of Fame members Wally Jay and Antone “Tony” Gonzales.

Professor Gomez passed away on October 17, 1995.