Professional Judge: Susan Thomas Gitlin

I met Susan while training at Cesar’s up at Pleasant Hill. She was sitting in watching the classes. Susan works for the California Athletic Commission as a judge and has judged most major MMA events including Strikeforce and UFC. She has dedicated most of her life to the martial arts as a black belt in Kajukenbo. Her and her husband Arthur trained and fight together until his passing in 2009. It is inspiring to meet another strong and passionate woman who contributes heavily to the world of martial arts. A true testament to the fact that we never stop learning, Susan continues to perfect her craft as a judge and martial artist by taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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