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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.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.In 2008, she was named as Chair of the National Grading Board by Judo Canada.
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.
Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education & Ontario Teachers Certificate
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)
Alfred Harold Douglas Rogers was a Canadian Olympic competitor in judo, and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the sport. He was an honoured member in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. His best results were a silver medal in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and a gold medal at the Pan American Games, in 1967. He was a student of Masahiko Kimura.
John Patrick Donohue, M.S.M. posthumous was an American-Canadian basketball coach. Donohue was the head coach of the senior Canadian men's national basketball team for 16 years, and he led them to several international successes. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2013.
Robert Bearpark was a Canadian soccer head coach.
Jason Newth Morris is an American retired judoka. He was a four-time Olympian and 2008 Olympic Coach, is best known for winning the silver medal in the –78 kg weight category in the 1992 Summer Olympics and a Bronze Medal in the 1993 World Judo Championships. He is a Hachidan his favorite techniques are Uchi Mata, Tai Otoshi, and his "Sticker or Sticky Foot".
Henri Bernard Gauthier was a judo practitioner involved in the creation of the Pan-American Judo Union. He served as the first president of the Canadian Judo Federation from 1949 until 1960. He introduced the formation of several judo leagues for the expansion of judo throughout the Canada and abroad. He maintained continuous liaison with the International Judo Federation and the affiliated national delegations for the purpose of exchanging on technical and administrative matters.
Philip Masato Takahashi was a judoka from Canada, who represented his native country at two consecutive Summer Olympics. He twice won a bronze medal at the Pan American Games during his career in the bantamweight division, in 1979 and 1983. His greatest achievement came as a bronze medal at the 1981 World Championships. In 1986, he won the bronze medal in the 60kg weight category at the judo demonstration sport event as part of the 1986 Commonwealth Games.
Wayne Erdman is a Canadian retired judoka who represented Canada in Judo at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He won the gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games in the men's lightweight division. Erdman holds the rank of 7th dan and is the chair of the Grading Board for Judo Ontario. He is also a certified Level 3 NCCP coach and a former National Coach. He is currently a senior sensei at the Kaizen Judo Club in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Kristina Kiss is a Canadian former soccer midfielder, who won medals twice with the Canada national team at the Pan American Games: 2003 and 2007.
Eli Sukunda is a Canadian fencer. He competed at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympics.
Mark Berger is a Ukrainian-born Canadian judoka. He won the gold medal in the men's heavyweight judo event at the 1983 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. He also competed in sambo, winning silver at the 1988 World Championships.
The Japanese martial art and combat sport judo has been practised in Canada for over a century. The first long-term judo dojo in Canada, Tai Iku Dojo, was established by a Japanese immigrant named Shigetaka "Steve" Sasaki in Vancouver in 1924. Sasaki and his students opened several branch schools in British Columbia and even trained RCMP officers until 1942, when Japanese Canadians were expelled from the Pacific coast and either interned or forced to move elsewhere in Canada due to fears that they were a threat to the country after Japan entered the Second World War. When the war was over, the government gave interned Japanese Canadians two options: resettle in Canada outside of the 'Japanese exclusion zone' or emigrate to Japan.
Masao Takahashi was a Canadian judoka, author, coach, and founder of the Takahashi School of Martial Arts in Ottawa, Ontario. He was involved in judo for more than 70 years, and was ranked hachi-dan, making him one of the highest ranked Canadian judoka. In 2002 he was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of his service to improving the status of Japanese Canadians through his lifelong commitment to the promotion and development of Judo in Canada. He was inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2005 Takahashi co-authored a book, Mastering Judo, with his family.
Hugh Raymond Takahashi is a wrestler, judoka, coach, lecturer, and author who represented Canada in wrestling at the 1976 and 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the 1982 and 1983 Wrestling World Championships, the 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games, and the 1983 Pan-American Games. Takahashi won gold in the Flyweight division at the Commonwealth Games, and placed fourth at his second Olympic Games. He holds 16 Canadian national wrestling titles and was inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1991. He is also ranked san-dan in the Japanese martial art Judo, the son of noted Canadian judoka Masao Takahashi and June Takahashi, and the brother of fellow Olympian Phil Takahashi and Olympic coach Tina Takahashi.
Tony Walby is a Canadian judoka who represented Canada in Judo at the 2012 Paralympics in the +100 kg category and - 90kg division in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. He won his first match, lost his second, and was then eliminated in repêchage.
Takenori Imura is a Japanese master of Shotokan karate. He has won the JKA's version of the world championships for kata on 2 occasions. He has also won the JKA All-Japan championships for kata on 5 occasions. He is currently an instructor of the Japan Karate Association.
Breanna Leslie is an American pentathlete, heptathlete, and 100 m hurdler.
David Hart is a 4-time Olympian in the sport of water polo who is still active as a mentor and coach. He competed as an athlete for the Canadian men's national water polo team at the 1972 Summer Olympics, 1976 Summer Olympics, and as an assistant coach at the 1984 Summer Olympics, placing 16th, 9th, and 10th, respectively. He also served as assistant coach for the Canadian women's national water polo team placing 5th at the 2000 Summer Olympics. An inductee in the McMaster University Hall of Fame, Ontario Aquatic Hall of Fame, Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame, he has also received life-time achievement recognition from the Coaching Association of Canada, Ottawa Sports Awards, Hamilton Sport Banner Series, Hamilton People of Significance Award and Aquatics Canada. David was the first ever Canadian water polo personality to coach a foreign team as head coach of the Brazilian Women's Team 2002-2003. He won 8 international medals as a coach, competing in 5 World Championships and 6 Pan American Games. Numerous innovative programs were created by David during a career spanning 1965 to 2022 including: Canadian Water Polo League/Canadian Water Polo Dream Team/I Love Water Polo program. He launched his own David Hart Performance Water Polo business in June 2018. He currently lives in Griffith, Ontario, Canada.
Steven Takahashi is a Canadian freestyle wrestler. He won the silver medal in the men's 57 kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the son of Olympic wrestler Ray Takahashi, nephew of Olympic judo competitor Phil Takahashi and coach Tina Takahashi, and grandson of influential judoka Masao Takahashi.