Adolfo Gutierez

Sensei Adolfo, a Puerto Rican by birth, spent 6 years as a U.S. Marine and has worked as a school teacher and State Trooper as well as owning several businesses, including a Judo Academy that became the largest in the Northwest US, a children’s day camp and an outdoor trekking guide.

He currently spends most of the year in the UK where he teaches Judo and shares time with his wife and adult children enjoying all that a damp, cold island has to offer. Adolfo does NOT like it when Shepard describes Judo as “similar to a martial art, except more like ballet.”