Sensei Carl Dudoit

Carl Dudoit was born on June 6, 1933, in Hawaii.  He started studying jujitsu while a teenager.  His sensei, Michael K. Nizo of the Wailupe Judo Club promoted Sensei Dudoit to Shodan on May 31, 1953.

He worked as a territorial policeman inHawaii and was assigned toHonolulu’s Diamond Head District.  He patrolled at night, alone, with only a baton.  He would break up bar fights with no backup available.  It was in these situations where he honed his jujitsu skills.

On July 3, 1954, he married Johanna Piimauna in Clark County, Nevada.  The couple stayed in Las Vegas, and he opened the Las Vegas School of Judo and Jujitsu in the mid 1950s.  He also started training in judo and Shotokan Karate.  He earned  a judo shodan and a brown belt in Shotokan in the early 1960s.  The American Jujitsu Institute promoted Sensei Dudoit to nidan in the mid 1960s and he earned a nidan in judo around the same time.

In the late 1960s, Sensei Dudoit was diagnosed with throat cancer and decided to move back to Hawaii.  He left Las Vegas in 1969, leaving the Las Vegas School of Judo and Jujitsu with then ikkyu Roy Center.  Sensei Dudoit died from cancer in Hawaii on September 11, 1972.  He was buried on  September 18, 1972, in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Among Sensei Dudoit’s students are Professor Roy Center, Professor Rawlin Blake, Sensei Bill Richardson, and Sensei Dan Zook.

Sensei Carl Dudoit instruction Juniors in 1967