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Born January 7, 1953 Detroit, Michigan. Started my Martial Arts training in 1967 in Shotokan Karate. Received my Gokyu in Shotokan and then the school closed. Started Judo while in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1972. Discharged in 1977 and continued my training with Jesse Cosmo Sensei. Received my Shodan from Cosmo Sensei December 13, 1983 from the Budokan Judo Association. Went to train with Roland Leone at the New Baltimore Judo Club. Took over as instructor for the club in 1983 and taught there till 1992 and Returned to train with Cosmo Sensei. While in Canada attending a tournament I met Tatsuo Mitsubura founder of Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai. I started training with him and received Nidan in 1986. In 1992 Mitsubura Sensei passed away and his son Paul took over. I was made Michigan Chairman for Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai and promoted to Sandan Judo Shodan Jujitsu. I was promoted Yodan Judo, Nidan Jujitsu in 1996. March 1999 I was made Director of Operation for the association because of Paul's transfer of employment which didn't leave him much time to run the association and was promoted to Sandan Jujitsu. June 1, 1999 I was made Vice President of the association and promoted to Rokudan Judo and Godan Jujitsu. On January 12, 2002 I was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Man of the Year Jujitsu. On September 15, 2004 I was promoted to Shichidan and made head of Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai due to the passing of Mitsubura Katsumi (Paul).

 

Consiglio Sensei Taken in his office

June 2, 1999

 

Consiglio Sensei at his Detroit Dojo applying a wrist lock and front snap kick to Cosmo Sensei. Picture taken just before closing of Dojo 6/89

 

 

 
 
Degrees and Certifactions
 
Shodan 1st. Degree Black Belt Budokan Judo Association December 13, 1983
Recieved Presidential Sports Award for Judo from Ronald Regan July 21, 1985
Nidan 2nd. Degree Black Belt Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai February 22, 1986
Made Michigan Chairman for Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai September 5, 1992
Sandan 3rd. Degree Black Belt Judo Shodan 1st. Degre Black Belt Jujitsu Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai October 8, 1992
Recieved Instructors License From Dai Nippon Budo Renmei February 7, 1995
Yodan 4th. Degree Black Belt Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai October 8, 1996
Nidan 2nd. Degree Black Belt Jujitsu Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai November 5, 1996
Made Director of Operations for Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai March 12, 1999
Made Vice President of Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai Promoted to Rokudan 6th. Degree Black Belt Judo Godan 5th. Degree Black Belt Jujitsu Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai June 1, 1999
Recieved Title of (Shihan) Master Instructor Dai nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai June 1, 1999
Recieved Title of Kyoshi Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai June1, 1999
Shodan 1st. Degree Black Belt Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu August 14, 2000
Rokudan 6th. Deegree Black Belt International Sungja Do Association May 15, 2001
Nominated for the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame December 1, 2001
Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Man of the Year Jujitsu for the Year 2002 January 12, 2002
Made President of Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai Promoted to Shichidan Judo-Jujitsu Dai Nippon Judo-Jujitsu Kai September 15, 2004
Member of the Budokan Judo Association, Dai Nippon Budo Renmei, Budo Kai and the PMNA