Shintaro Higashi

Judo near New York

Shintaro Higashi

Shintaro Higashi grew up training at the Kokushi Budo Institute of NY under his father Nobuyoshi Higashi. He achieved success at the world level in Judo in the IJF international Judo circuit. He climbed as high as 43rd in the world, medalling in multiple World Cups, competing in the World Championship for the US team. He fought in other martial arts as well.

He was selected for the Pan American and the World Championships teams for USA in the sport of Sambo. He is also a 2x all-state wrestler, in HS and in the NCAA (New York State). He holds the rank of 6th degree red/white belt in Judo from the Kodokan/USJF and numerous other ranks under his father in JJ, Aikido and Karate. He currently resides in Manhattan and appreciates arts and culture.

2x All State Wrestling

2x National Judo Champion

2x World Team member

3x World Cup Medalist

Panamerican Grand Prix Silver Medalist

Sambo Pan American Champion

TGF NY Open BJJ Champion


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