Patrick Esparbès

30 November 2022

The magic that sustains it

Bernard Letendre As I wrote here a few years ago, our judo club is a fully volunteer organization that has been operating without interruption for well […]
19 January 2022

I may never get promoted again and that’s all right

Bernard Letendre, LL.B., LL.M. Global Head of Strategy and Product Manulife Investment Management Most people know that judo, like many corporations, has a well-defined system of […]
10 December 2021

Transition of athletes into coaches to develop judo further

Hans Van Essen is the editor in chief and creative content provider for Judo Inside. As journalist Van Essen visited a countless number of events. The […]
17 June 2021

Making it sustainable by keeping it fun

Bernard Letendre, LL.B., LL.M. Global Head of Strategy and Product Manulife Investment Management This article is about an important lesson that has come into focus for […]
11 May 2021

The transpacific judo of Yoshihiro Uchida and Hiroshi Nakamura

“For him, the most important accomplishment is to finish school and get a degree. To become a key contributor to society, to give back to others […]
29 December 2020

Managers: Should you run your team as a community sport club or as a high-performance athletic program?

  Bernard Letendre, LL.B., LL.M. Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Canada Home Manulife Investment Management Here’s an interesting question for you: Should you run your […]
29 December 2019

Covid-19 – Oon Yeoh’s Judo Lesson

  Anthony Diao Judoka since 1986 and black belt since 1995, this French journalist born in the United States grew up on three continents. He holds […]
29 December 2018

The dojo is closed and I need a backup plan

Bernard Letendre, LL.B., LL.M. Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Canada Manulife Investment Management     For me, physical activity has always been synonymous with social […]
10 February 2017

Kosei Inoue: When Judo Is in Your Soul

Anthony Diao Judoka since 1986 and black belt since 1995, this French journalist born in the United States grew up on three continents. He holds a […]
29 December 2016

Succession planning — for the future of your organization

Bernard Letendre has been practicing Judo for almost 40 years, holds a third-degree black belt and is an instructor at the University of Toronto Judo Club.  […]
29 December 2015

Judo in the Digital Age

Monica Lin Morishita is a Gold, National Magazine Award winning journalist who has written for Maclean’s, Toronto Life, Châtelaine, Canadian Living and The Globe and Mail. She received […]
29 December 2014

World Championships preview by Hans Van Essen

Hans Van Essen is the editor in chief and creative content provider for Judo Inside. As journalist Van Essen visited a countless number of events. The […]
29 December 2013

Montreal seen from France

Anthony Diao Judoka since 1986 and black belt since 1995, this French journalist born in the United States grew up on three continents. He holds a Masters […]
29 December 2012

Girls who go toe-to-toe with boys

Bernard Letendre, LL.B., LL.M. Head of Wealth and Asset Management, Canada Manulife Bernard Letendre pratique le judo depuis près de 40 ans, est ceinture noire troisième […]
29 December 2011

Meeting Canada’s Most Influential Women in Judo By Monica Lin Morishita

Meeting Canada’s Most Influential Women in Judo Monica Lin Morishita is a Gold, National Magazine Award winning journalist who has written for Maclean’s, Toronto Life, Châtelaine, […]
6 February 2023

Rapidly Progressing François Gauthier-Drapeau Third in ParisTitle

Shady El Nahas Upset in Bronze Medal Final Antoine Valois-Fortier did not hold back his praise for François Gauthier-Drapeau, bronze medallist in the under-81 kg weight category at […]
5 February 2023

Tenth Consecutive Podium Finish for Jessica Klimkait

Canadian Wins Silver at Paris Grand Slam In her return to action following a shoulder injury, Jessica Klimkait picked up right where she had left off at the […]
31 January 2023

Bronze for Priscilla Gagné in Portugal

Only forty seconds had elapsed in Priscilla Gagné’s final bout of the day when the referee declared her the winner of the bronze medal at the Parajudo […]
29 January 2023

Jumber Meladze and David Popovici Come from Behind to Earn Spots in Rankings

For Jumber Meladze and David Popovici, the road was full of twists and turns as they attempted to make their way to the podium in the under-81 kg weight […]

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