Tina Takahashi

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Tina Takahashi
Personal information
Born Toronto, Ontario
Website http://www.tinatak.com/
Country Canada
Sport Judo
Rank    Rokudan (6th dan)
ClubTakahashi Dojo
Updated on 3 September 2012.

Tina Takahashi is a Canadian judoka, coach, and author. Highlights of her career include winning Canada's first gold medal at the World University Games in Judo in 1984 and coaching Canada's first women's Judo Olympian Sandra Greaves in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. [1] [2] Takahashi was the first Canadian woman to achieve the rank of roku-dan (sixth-degree black belt), and the first women's Sport Canada carded athlete.


Takahashi was Canadian champion 9 times, has taught Judo for more than 30 years, and was inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. [3] [4] In 2008, she was named as Chair of the National Grading Board by Judo Canada. [5]

Takahashi is the daughter of Canadian judoka Masao Takahashi and June Takahashi, and the sister of Olympians Phil Takahashi and Ray Takahashi.

In 2005, she co-authored a book titled Mastering Judo with her parents and three siblings. [6]



Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education & Ontario Teachers Certificate

Championships and Accomplishments


Competitive Highlights (National and International Tournaments)



Coaching Highlights with Women’s National Team

Volunteer Highlights

Kata (Pre-arranged forms/patterns of movement)

Athlete Development (National and International Judo Champions)

Original sensei, coached many athletes from children to national and international champions. i.e. Renee Hock (World competitor ’93, ’95, many int’l medals, Senior National Champion ‘86), Tony Walby (Para Olympics 2012, IBSA Worlds 2014, Sr. Nationall Champ 2008 & multi time National medals), Evan O’Leary (Masters National Champion), Karen Hayde (KDK Cup Brazil champ, Sr. National champ ‘95), Linda Konkol (Senior Nationl champ ‘89), Julie Leblanc (Senior National champ ’85, US Open 2nd, 3rd, ‘’87-’88) Michael and Kristina Kiss (Juv. National champs) Dave Shapiro (Juv, National champ), Torin Macfadyen (U18 National champ, U15 National Champ), Sean Macfadyen (Masters Pan Am champ ’07, QC Open ’09, RMC International 2009, Sr. Prov Team member) Stewart Tanaka (Senior National medalist), Thomas Filter (Junior National champ '02), Alicia Rimad (U17 National Champ '10)

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  2. "Local Judo Athlete Plays On". Newswest Online. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  3. Takahashi, Masao; Family (2005). Mastering Judo. Windsor, Ontario: Human Kinetics. p. 214. ISBN   073605099X.
  4. "Hall of Fame". Judo Ontario website. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  5. "Tina Takahashi named as Chair of the NGB". Judo Ontario website. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  6. Takahashi, Masao; Family (2005). Mastering Judo. Windsor, Ontario: Human Kinetics. ISBN   073605099X.