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Top 10 Finishes for Zupancic and Margelidon

Montreal, December 3, 2016 – Kelita Zupancic and Arthur Margelidon were the only Canadians to achieve rankings on the second day of competition in the Tokyo Grand Slam, held on Saturday in Japan. Zupancic placed fifth in her Under 70 kg category and Margelidon placed seventh in the under 73 kg group. Starting her day with a... Read the rest of “Top 10 Finishes for Zupancic and Margelidon”.

A Short Stay in Japan for Klimkait and Guica

Montreal, December 2, 2016 – Canadian judokas Jessica Klimkait and Ecaterina Guica did not advance far in the Tokyo Grand Slam on Friday. For Klimkait, who is ranked 56th in the world, the first bout went well: She beat Priscilla Gneto of France with a yuko in the Under 57 kg category. She did not... Read the rest of “A Short Stay in Japan for Klimkait and Guica”.

Silver Medals for Priscilla Gagné and Justin Karn

Montreal, November 27, 2016 – Canadians Priscilla Gagné (Under 52 kg) and Justin Karn (Under 60 kg) both were both awarded silver medals at the 2016 Japan Open for Visually Impaired and Blind Judoka, which took place at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo. Gagné, who was born in Granby, began the day with victories in her first three... Read the rest of “Silver Medals for Priscilla Gagné and Justin Karn”.

Eight Medals for Canada’s Judokas

Montreal, November 23, 2016 – The Canadian delegation to the Veterans World Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale earned a total of eight medals in the tournament. Two judokas wearing the Maple Leaf stood at the top of the podium at Saturday’s event, which took place in Florida. “The Canadian contingent had a successful tournament overall.... Read the rest of “Eight Medals for Canada’s Judokas ”.

Announcement of 2016-2017 Bursary Winners

Montreal, November 18, 2016 – To celebrate and encourage work towards excellence, Judo Canada is proud to announce the names of its 2016-2017 bursary recipients. Two different bursaries were awarded; three judokas received a $5000 bursary for the first year of the National Training Centre (NTC) Transfer Bursary, and three others received a $1500 Brad... Read the rest of “Announcement of 2016-2017 Bursary Winners”.

Patrick Esparbès Joins Judo Canada

Montreal, October 27, 2016  – Judo Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of Patrick Esparbès as Chief Operating Officer. He will officially begin his new position as of November 7th, 2016.   A former Judo National Team member, Mr. Esparbès previously lead Judo Québec for over 12 years. In 2012, he left Judo Québec... Read the rest of “Patrick Esparbès Joins Judo Canada”.

A Gold and Two Bronzes for Canada

Montreal, October 15, 2016 – Jessica Klimkait (Under 57 kg) delivered an outstanding performance in the European Open of Glasgow, Great Britain, this Saturday, finishing the competition on the first step of the podium. Meanwhile, Bradley Langlois and Zachary Burt both put their hands on bronze medals, in the Under 73 kg and Under 90 kg respectively.... Read the rest of “A Gold and Two Bronzes for Canada”.