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Cameron Gary
Cameron Gary


COMPANY PROFILE

Cameron is the Director and Chief Consultant for CTG Development. We are divided into two distinct, yet related entities:

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JumpMasters

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Devoted to athletic speed and power development. Our advanced level training and experience provides consultation/instruction customized to fit your needs – from the novice to the professional.

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South County Budokai

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Self-Defense school specializing in Yoshinkan Aikido, Nihon Jujutsu and Police/Security-oriented Defensive Tactics. Other than special consults and private seminars, the school is currently on sabbatical.  However, we anticipate re-opening in the South Bay in 2016.

 

ATHLETICS COACHING

Cameron began his Track & Field coaching career as an assistant coach specializing in the horizontal jumps at Helix High School (La Mesa, CA) in 1981.  Cameron went on to coach the female horizontal jumpers at San Diego State University in the mid-1980's. After a hiatus from coaching in the high schools, Cameron returned to Helix in 2004-2006, Monte Vista High School (Spring Valley, CA) in 2007 – 2008, Mater Dei Catholic High School (Chula Vista, CA) in 2009 – 2013, where he coached the sprints, relays, hurdles and jumps. Cameron moved on to Olympian High School in 2014 - 2015, where he served as the head coach.  In addition to his high school athletes, Cameron also coached several youth and adult high-performance athletes. Over the years, Cameron has developed several school record holders, conference champions, San Diego CIF champions, State and United States national championship qualifiers. These athletes included but were not limited to, Gaylen Ames, Willie Williams, Paul Agnew, Craig Galloway, Frankie Green, Evon Willingham, Thoraya Maronesy, Hailey Mayer, Dale Thomas, Jackae Bridges, Cardedra Evans, Viviana Gonzalez, Alexandria Young, Marques Roberts, Aqel Carson, Sydney Magdalena, Ralaina LiDrazzah, Edward Galloway, Jazmine Scott, Sydney Barnes and Sydney Rush-Dunigan.  It should also be noted that Cameron also coached former Mater Dei standout football players C.J. Verdell and Kyle Moses. 


Cameron has always maximized the available talent resources.  Monte Vista had a mediocre jump program with no conference medalists or CIF qualifiers the year prior to his arrival.  After Cameron's first year (2007) Monte Vista had two Grossmont conference champions and five CIF qualifiers. Prior to Cameron’s arrival, Mater Dei Catholic rarely had a sprint, hurdle or jumps league champion or CIF qualifier.  By Cameron’s third year, Mater Dei’s women swept the short sprints in the Metropolitan (Mesa) League, and won the long jump, triple jump and high jump.  In 2012, Mater Dei had TWO girl 100-meter medalists in the San Diego CIF Championships (Cardedra Evans, Viviana Gonzalez). Cameron's athletes hold all the Mater Dei women's sprint records. Among these was the 24.83 second 200 meter record by Viviana Gonzalez in 2013.  This was the first sub 25-second 200 meter time in the Metro League in over 15 years and is on the San Diego County All-Time list.  It should be mentioned that Mater Dei Catholic is by far the smallest school in the league.  Cameron is currently going into his second year as the head Track & Field coach at El Cajon Valley High School.

 

This is a brief synopsis of Cameron's recent coaching accomplishments:

 

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In 2011, Otay Ranch HS triple jumper Marques Roberts) won the California State Championship

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Cameron trained Marques during the off-season for two years – including the year BEFORE he won the State Championship

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Cameron coached a girl 19-foot Long Jumper at Mater Dei in 2009 (Jackae Bridges). 

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No girl in the Metro League has come close to that mark since then

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The last 19-footer in the Metro league prior to that was Latanya Canada from Castle Park…in 1987

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This jump is on the San Diego County All-Time performances list

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Three of Cameron's Mater Dei athletes are on the San Diego All-Time performance list: Jackae Bridges (long jump), Alexandria Young (triple jump), Viviana Gonzalez (200 meters)

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The Olympian High School (OHS) Track & Field team roster nearly doubled during Cameron's tenure

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The student enrollment increased by only 10 – 15% during that time

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Olympian High School Track & Field athletes broke 26 school records during Cameron's tenure

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THREE Olympian student-athletes from the 2015 class  were recruited to universities

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That was a FIRST for Olympian

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Olympian NEVER had an individual event State Meet qualifier prior to Cameron's arrival (only relay teams)

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Olympian had individual qualifiers both years Cameron was there (Aqel Carson, Sydney Magdalena)

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One was the CIF champion – Sydney Magdalena (Div. 1)

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Another (Ed Galloway) was #1 in the county when he suffered a muscle strain at CIF Finals

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Athletic.net results over the last 10 years for the ENTIRE Metropolitan League (Mesa and South Bay divisions) show:

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Three girls ran the 200 meters in under 25 seconds – Cameron coached two of them (Ralaina LiDrazzah, Viviana Gonzalez)

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Four boys ran the 200 meters in under 22 seconds – Cameron coached two of them (Aqel Carson, Ed Galloway)

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One girl ran the 100 Hurdles faster than 14.50 – Cameron coached her (Sydney Magdalena)

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ALL of the above times are fully electronic (hand times are considered unreliable)

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Prior to Ed Galloway in 2015, the last Metro League boy to break 49 seconds in the 400 meters was Marcus Pierce from Sweetwater…in 2009

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The Metro Mesa League picks four athletes at the end of League Finals as Athlete of the Year (two boys and two girls)

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In 2015, Olympian had two of them (Antonio Riggins and Ed Galloway)

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Olympian would have had a third (Ralaina LiDrazzah) as she was more dominant and her marks were superior to the person selected

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Olympian HS Throws coach quit after the 2015 season started, so we were unable to find another at that time

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Cameron had to coach the throws – and developed the Mesa League Champion and OHS school record holder (Marlenne Velazquez)

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She was only a sophomore

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In the space of one year Cameron took former Point Loma HS long jumper Sydney Rush-Dunigan from a best of 24'-2" to 25'-6.50"

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He won a full scholarship to a major Big 10 university

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In 2016, Cameron's protégés...

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Jazmine Scott (Gompers HS) was the top freshman girl horizontal jumper in California

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Sydney Barnes (Olympian) was CIF (large schools) Triple Jump Champion

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Jazmine Scott and Michael Hull-Littlejohn both qualified for the USATF Junior Olympics National Championships

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Titishia Clemons (El Cajon Valley HS) was the Grossmont-Valley League Champion in the 100-meters

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El Cajon Valley women also were the league champions in the 4x100m Relay

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Gregory Jones (El Cajon Valley HS) was the Grossmont-Valley League Champion in the Long Jump

 

Cameron also teaches coaching education clinics for the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles (now “LA84 Foundation”; http://www.la84foundation.org) and VS Athletics. LA84 provides coaching education clinics for youth, high school and collegiate coaches in Southern California and is sponsored by profits generated from the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.  In 2008 Cameron became the horizontal jumps Event Coordinator, succeeding one of his mentors; internationally renowned jumps expert John Tansley. Cameron has also written technique and training articles for Athletes Acceleration, a nationally recognized speed-training forum.

 

ATHLETICS COACHING CERTIFICATIONS

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United States Track & Field (USATF)

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Level 3 - Jumps

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Level 2 - Sprints, Hurdles and Relays

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USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Performance Coach

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USATF Level 1 - General

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USATF Registered Coach

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National Federation of State High School Associations - California

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AAF/LA84 - Coaching Education Certification 

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Cameron attends ongoing training through various providers such as Perform Better, the National Strength & Conditioning Association, etc.

 

COMPETITIVE HISTORY

Cameron competed as a jumper at Helix High School, posting a long jump best of 23’ 4.5” in 1978.  At that time, it was the Helix school record and the Grossmont Conference Championship Meet Record (the previous record had stood for 15 years). It was also the Helix High stadium record. As of 2017, the Helix stadium record has not been broken.

 

Cameron became a national-level triple jumper at San Diego State University, winning the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championship in 1983 with a school record jump of 53’2.5”. Cameron was mentored by then Japanese national coach and world-renowned jumps expert Yukito Muraki. Cameron also qualified and competed in the NCAA National Championships, the U.S. National Championships and the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials (the latter without a coach). Cameron was among the top triple jumpers in the country when he suffered a severe ankle injury two months before the Olympic Trials.

 

Cameron began working full-time in law enforcement in 1985, but was a regular competitor in the California Police Olympics (Now the Western States Police & Fire Games), as well as the World Police and Fire Games. Cameron was undefeated in both venues for four years, and still holds the Western States Police & Fire Games record in the Triple Jump (50’ 2”; from 1989).

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MARTIAL ARTS BACKGROUND

Training Experience:

Cameron began practicing combative arts in 1979 (Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu). His early practical experience came via "on the job" training while working security in concert halls and college beer bars between 1983 and 1985.

 

Cameron's began practicing Taiho Jutsu (Japanese Police Arrest & Control Methods) in 1985 as a San Diego County Probation Officer. His training continued at the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in 1988. In 1989, he was introduced to Togakure Ryu Taijutsu through Keith Moon-sensei, a student of the Bujinkan. In 1991, Cameron began practicing Yoshinkan Aikido, Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu, and Goju Ryu Karate under Thomas Snowden-Shihan of the Seibukan (now Aibukan) dojo in Chula Vista. In 1995, Cameron began Aikido training under the late Kazuo Chiba-Shihan of the San Diego Aikikai. Cameron also trained in Yoshinkan Aikido with the late Amos Parker-Shihan, of Houston, TX (Parker-Shihan was the senior non-Japanese Yoshinkan Aikido instructor in the world), Steven Miranda-sensei of Aikido Sacramento, and David Dye-Soke (Head of the School) of the Shuyokan Dojo in Costa Mesa, CA. Cameron taught police and military defensive tactics for over 20 years.  At the time of his retirement from law enforcement in January 2015, Cameron was the Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor for the San Diego County District Attorney's office.

Cameron's formal martial arts rankings: 
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Third Degree Black Belt - Aikido (Aikido Yoshinkan Foundation)
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Third Degree Black Belt- Aikido (Kokusai Shuyokan Ryu)
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Second Degree Black Belt - Aikido  (Aikikai)
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Second Degree Black Belt - Taihojutsu (San Diego Associated Yudanshaka Alliance) 
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First Degree Black Belt - Jujutsu (Yoshin Ryu Bujutsu no Kai)
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Brown Belt - Karate (Goju Ryu Karate Do)
Cameron's Police Defensive-Tactics Instructor Certifications: 
Defensive Tactics Certifications
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S.P.E.A.R. System Level One Intra-Agency Instructor
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FBI - Defensive Tactics Instructor
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San Diego Regional Police Academy - (Unarmed & Impact Weapons) Instructor
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Controlled F.O.R.C.E. Institute - Unarmed Defensive Tactics Instructor
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Monadnock Expandable Baton Instructor
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Tactical Technologies Chemical Agents Instructor
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San Diego Sheriff Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Mace) Instructor
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International Shuyokan Ryu Renshukai Renmei - Taihojutsu Instructor
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United States Navy - Master-At-Arms Instructor
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San Diego District Attorney's Office - Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor
Court Certifications 
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San Diego County Superior Court - Court Qualified as an Expert Witness in Defensive Tactics & Use of Force Issues
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San Diego District Attorney's Office - Subject Matter Expert & Consultant re: Use of Force and "Cold" Weapon Engagement
Other Teaching Experience
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Event Instructor/Coordinator - LA84 Foundation
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Professor of Criminal Justice
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DeVry University - 2012 to present
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 Remington College; 2003 - 2004

Professional Memberships (Current and Past)

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National Strength & Conditioning Association

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American Society for Law Enforcement Training

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International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals

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The Association of Threat Assessment Professionals

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The International Hoplology Society (IHS)

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International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators

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Peace Officers Research Association of California

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United States Aikido Federation - Western Region (USAF-WR)

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Aikido Yoshinkan Foundation

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San Diego Yudansha Alliance

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American Women's Self-Defense Association - Past

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California Narcotic Officer's Association - Past

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California Gang Investigator's Association - Past

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National Tactical Officer's Association - Past

EDUCATION

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Master's Degree in Business Administration - University of Redlands

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Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - San Diego State University

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CAMERON'S CURRICULUM VITAE

 

"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise;
risking more than others think is safe;
dreaming more than others think is practical; 
and expecting more than others think is possible." 

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