PROFESSOR DANIEL SARAGOSA
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Professor Danny Saragosa was born in Hilo, Hawaii on June 21,
1950. His early years were spent in Kalihi and in Waianae, where
he excelled in many sports. He was a Class "A" amateur
fighter for five years, losing only one match during that time.
In high school, he was co-captain of the Waianae High School basketball
team along with Francisco Limbago Jr., son of AJI President Francisco
Limbago. He was also an All-State linebacker for two years. Further,
he was the first-ever state champion for Waianae High School in
track and field, and was named the Oahu Interscholastic outstanding
track person of the year in 1968.
Saragosa began studying Kenpo Karate in 1962 under Professor Ernest
Rodrigues, former vice president of the AJI. He received his Shodan
on December 3, 1970.
He was undefeated in tournament kumite competition for over eight
years. He has been a member of American Jujitsu Institute since
1965 and continues today as secretary. Saragosa has trained in
jujitsu under Prof. Francisco Limbago from 1968 to the present.
It was during recent training that he began his judo training under
Sensei Roy Kawano. He is the chief instructor of the Wahiawa Kodenkan.
Professor Danny Saragosa retired from the Honolulu Police Department
in 1998 after 28 years of service. He is ranked as a Shichidan,
7th Degree Black Belt.