Coach John Gussman began the study of Kodokan judo in 1962 with Frank Hubbard Sensei in Dearborn, MI. He competed on a national level until 1978. Since that time, he has coached and trained judo competitors on the national and international level. He currently holds the rank of Godan (5th Dan) in Kodokan Judo and is an Internationally Certified Judo Coach through USA Judo. John began the study of DanZan Ryu jujitsu in 1975 with Prof. Pat Browne and has been teaching DanZan Ryu jujitsu since 1986 when he and his wife Maureen founded the Fox Valley Judo and Jujitsu Club. John currently coaches national and international judo competitors at the Junior and Senior level. His assistant coaching staff comprises judo champions from around the world.