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Camp, film screening for Claremont’s young Judo fans

The Claremont Human Services Department will show the documentary film Star and the Car on Saturday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Hughes Community Center.

The film documents the journey of Judo Sensei and eighth degree black belt, Gary Goltz, who teaches Judo classes through the city’s recreation department.

Mr. Goltz’s love of the 1950’s TV series Highway Patrol led him to restore a 1955 Buick to resemble Broderick Crawford’s car in this iconic show. His commitment to restoring the Buick has resulted in television appearances, holiday parades and getting to know the cast and crew of the original television show.

Mr. Goltz will share how these experiences helped him as a successful businessman and entrepreneur.

To attend the film screening, RSVP by March 4 by phone to (909) 399-5490 or visit the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. The first 30 participants will receive two pieces of pizza and a bag of popcorn.

Mr. Goltz is offering a one-week spring camp that will help participants, ages 6 to 17 years old, understand the basics and techniques of Judo.

The combinations of throwing and grapping techniques used in mixed martial arts will be taught to help students understand the importance of safety with themselves and others.

A regulation judo gi (uniform) is required to participate in this class. These can be purchased from the instructor at the first class and cost $40 to $80.

The spring camp takes place at the Hughes Community Center from April 1 through April 5, Monday through Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m. Class fees are $50 for Claremont residents and $55 for non-residents.

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