HISTORY OF THE TOKUGAWA JUDO CLUB
- Has been in existence since 1984.
- Various instructors have been with the club.
- Numerous provincial team members.
- Affiliated with the Judo Alberta, Judo Canada, and Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society
A Brief History Of Judo
|1860||Birth of Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo|
|1882||Kano founded the Kodokan Judo Institute at Eishoji
Temple in Tokyo with
mats and 9 students.
|1938||Kano died at sea.|
|European and British Judo Association formed.
International Judo Federation formed in Europe
Panamerican Judo Union formed.
First world championship in Tokyo, Japan.
|1964||First appearance at Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.|
|There are currently 194 countries practicing judo.|
|1924||Judo introduced to west coast by Takagaki, 4th dan.
Before and during World War II, many Japanese were
relocated to other parts of Canada. After the war, many
remained in their new communities. This was the
beginning of the Raymond and Lethbridge Judo Clubs in
Alberta, Hatashita Judo Club in Toronto and the Montreal
|Early 1950s||European black belts, mainly in Quebec, formed the
Canadian Judo Federation which was affiliated with the
IJF. Canadian Kodokan Black Belt Association formed with
Sasaki as President in 1956. Umetsu became President of
CKBBA and CKBBA was admitted to the IJF. Hatashita
became the 3rd President of CKBBA. Haunberger became the
4th President of CKBBA. Wright became the 5th President
of CKBBA. Kojima became the 6th President of the CKBBA.
|1943||Raymond Judo Club formed by Katsuta, 4th dan and Senda, 1st dan.|
|1944||Picture Butte Judo Club started by Hashizume, 2nd dan and Kuramoto, 1st dan.|
|1952||The Alberta Yudanshakai (black belt association) was formed in Lethbridge with Katsuta as President.|
|1957||Hashizume became the 2nd President of the Alberta Kodokan Black Belt Association.|
|1959||Yosh Senda was the 3rd President of the Judo Alberta.|
|1976||Allan Sattin was the 4th President of the Judo Alberta.|
|1980||Ron Senda became the 5th President of the Judo Alberta.|
|1986||Bill Cox became the 6th President of Judo Alberta.|
|1989||Frank Perich became the 7th President of Judo Alberta.|
|1995||Mike Tamura became the 8th President Judo Alberta.|
|2001||Garry Yamashita became the 9th President of Judo Alberta.|
|2007||Paul Hachey becomes the 10th President of Judo Alberta.|
|2009||Gord Okamura becomes the 11th President of Judo Alberta.(Interm)|
|2009||Kelly Thornton becomes the 12th President of Judo Alberta.|
|2016||Trevor Hazell becomes the 13th President of Judo Alberta.|
|1955||First club formed in Edmonton, with an instructor
from the RCMP.
|1958||The Kodokwai club was formed by Doug Bone, Ray
Kelly, Don Cruise and Vic Hunt.
|1962||The Edmonton District Judo Society was formed and
Henry de Graff was the first instructor of the Jasper
|1965||John van Doorn was the junior instructor at Jasper
Place Judo Club under Ron Van den Heuvel.
|1975||Belgravia Community League started the Belgravia
Judo Club with John van Doorn as the Chief Instructor.
|1981||Bill Cox became the Chief Instructor of Belgravia
Judo Club when John van Doorn retired.
|1984||Belgravia Judo Club became a society.|
|1986||Belgravia Judo Club became Tokugawa Judo Club.|
|1999||Kelly Thornton became the Chief Instructor at
Tokugawa Judo Club.
|2016||Tokugawa Judo Club purchases building for judo club at 9647-62ave.|