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Martial Arts: Josiah Gonzales was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He started training Judo at the age of 13 under Haruo Makimoto of The Okubo Judo Club. Josiah spent his youth training 4-5 days a week and competing at the state and national level. At the age of 18, Josiah was awarded the rank of Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt) later that same year he and his teammates were invited to train in Japan at several schools including The Kodokan. A few years later Josiah’s Judo practice was placed on hold while he attended college. Josiah made his way back into Judo in hopes that he could inspire new practitioners to develop in the art of the gentle way

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