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19 January 2022

The team is growing!

Antoine Valois-Fortier officially takes over as coach of the Senior National Team. The recently retired athlete and 2012 London Olympic bronze medallist will guide a revitalized […]
3 January 2022

Elite 2022 competition that was scheduled on the 15th and 16th of January in Edmonton is now canceled.

Dear participants/provinces/clubs/coaches/referees/volunteers,   Following last week’s message posted on the Judo Canada’s website and social media, we regret to inform you that the Elite 2022 competition that was scheduled […]
31 December 2021

Update on Elite Nationals 2022

 Dear participants/provinces/clubs/coaches/referees/volunteers  It is a priority for Judo Canada to ensure the safety of the athletes, coaches and volunteers involved in such an event, but also […]
12 December 2021

David Popovici leads the Canadian delegation in Aix-en-Provence

Montréal, December 12, 2021 – At this weekend’s Aix-en-Provence Junior Tournament in France, several Canadian judokas were able to get their competitive legs back underneath them […]
10 December 2021

Kimberly Ribble, from Daniel LaRusso to Mr. Miyagi

After an athletic career that took her all the way to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, it was obvious to Kimberly Ribble that she would […]
2 December 2021

A Natural Choice for Judo Canada

Judo Canada is proud to announce the appointment of Antoine Valois-Fortier as coach of the senior national team. The recently retired athlete and 2012 London Olympic bronze medallist […]
2 December 2021

The Destiny of Antoine Valois-Fortier

The Québécois has retired from competition and will take up coaching After proudly representing Canada on the international circuit for over a decade, Antoine Valois-Fortier is officially retiring […]
28 November 2021

Shady ElNahas and Marc Deschênes taking home bronze from Abu Dhabi

Montréal, November 28, 2021 – Shady ElNahas (-100 kg) and Marc Deschênes (+100 kg) both earned a bronze medal for themselves and Canada, Sunday, on the final day of the […]
27 November 2021

Bitter defeat for Étienne Briand

Montréal, November 27 2021 – Étienne Briand was doing some soul-searching and head scratching after a disappointing performance at the Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) Grand Slam. While […]
26 November 2021

Adaptation: the critical element for Julien Frascadore’s future success

Montréal, November 26 2021 – This Friday, Julien Frascadore took part in his first Under 60kg judo bout, at the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi, United […]
17 November 2021

NextGen Academy: Making the next generation dream

Judo Canada is proud to launch the NextGen Academy, a project that will allow 25 athletes between the ages of 13 and 16 to experience 10 […]
11 November 2021

Judo Canada and Nanka Judo, new partners until 2028

Judo Canada announces a partnership with Nanka Judo Yudanshakai, the organization that manages and organizes grassroots judo in Southern California, with the objective of providing optimal […]
7 November 2021

Silver Medallist Shady El Nahas Hungry for More

Shady El Nahas marked his return to competition with a silver medal in the under-100 kg division at the Baku Grand Slam in Azerbaijan on Sunday. However, […]
7 November 2021

François Gauthier-Drapeau Continues to Shine

By his own admission, François Gauthier-Drapeau is off to a great start this season. After a strong performance that earned him a bronze medal at the recent Málaga […]
28 October 2021

Canada’s Much-Anticipated Return to Kata

After a year and a half of being sidelined by the pandemic, several Canadians made their return to competition this week at the World Championships Kata. […]

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