I felt really bad for Gary being called an a-hole in front of the entire country but there were a few things about the video that struck me. For starters, I'm left wondering why Gary would call Jack Black's "Tiger Roll" a "non-Kodokan international Judo standard" when he's wearing a black gi with a kohaku obi? I've never seen that before.
Conan said it was the "most depressing class I've ever seen". Andy Richter then busts on Gary a bit. Jack Black creates a video response where he calls himself a 423rd degree black belt because Gary calls himself a 7th degree black belt (while wearing a red and white belt). Jack Black was right about how Gary's personal introduction sounded pretentious. Jack didn't come right out and say it but he essentially did with his own "rank".
The response to Gary's video was classic but I felt this could have been a great opportunity to put Judo and the USJA in the National spotlight for all the right reasons. Instead, Judo is made to be a punch line and for that night was put in the National spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The President of the USJA is called an "a-hole" on television in front of the country and his class is called the most depressing class I've ever seen by one of the world's most well known comics and talk show hosts. I'm sure Gary has done a lot of good things with Judo in the USA but this was not a good idea in my opinion.