TINA TAKAHASHI

INSTRUCTORS

TINA TAKAHASHI – Judo, Shotokan-Karate, Ju Jutsu, Sambo, Children’s, Teens & Adults Programs, Summer Camps, After School Program…

You may know Tina by the many speaking engagements she’s given to elementary schools for the FAME program, “Female Athletes Motivating Excellence” or have seen her doing interviews on C.T.V. Morning Live, CJOH, The New RO, The New You, Rogers, Japan Today or in magazine’s Chatelaine, Canadian Living, Homemakers or the Ottawa Citizen. In 2016, Tina was inducted alongside with Daniel Alfredsson into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame. Always in demand for speaking engagements, or martial arts lessons and clinics, Tina along with her husband Sean MacFadyen provide authentic, seasoned and professional instructors in all martial arts offered & fitness categories.

Highlights

  • Judo Canada Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Former Olympic judo coach
  • World University Judo champion
  • 6th degree black belt
  • Former World Sambo Champion
  • Co-Author of “Mastering Judo” by Masao Takahashi & Family

Judo Canada CAREER ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES

COACHING: ’88 OLYMPICS, ’86 WORLDS, ’87 WORLDS
COMPETITOR: ’80 WORLDS, ’82 WORLDS, ’84 WORLDS
CONTRIBUTION TO SPORT: Chair National Grading Board
ORIGINAL SENSEI: RENEE HOCK ’93 & ’95 WORLDS

Promoted to Rokudan (6th degree) in 2003 (14 years as 6th dan)
Judo practioner for over 50 years, teaching/coaching for 40 years.

  • Coached Women’s National team at over 20 international tournaments throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North, South and Central America
  • Participated in many national and international training camps and clinics throughout the world. NCCP level 3 certified
  • Judo Ontario Provincial Coach at several National Championships
  • Coached Ontario Winter Games for the East Region
  • Coached Women’s National Team in Ottawa ‘85-‘88, and at the Seoul Olympics. Judo Canada National Team Resource Coach until mid ‘90’s. Tina’s three sons who are all National judo medalists.  (Adam 3rd 2015 2nd 2011), Torin (1st x 2, 2011, 2012, 2nd x2, 2015, 2013, 2009 +), Liam Macfadyen (3rd 2012)
  • Taught judo to children, teens and adults recreationally and in schools for 40 years.
  • Taught judo to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his brothers and all the children of former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney

Education

Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Education & Ontario Teachers Certificate

Coaching Highlights with Women’s National Team

  • Olympic Games 1988 in Korea
  • World Championships 1986 in Netherlands
  • World Championships 1987 in Germany
  • Pan Am Games in 1987 in Indianapolis, USA
  • Francophonie Games in 1989 in Morocco
  • Fukuoka Int’l Women’s Championships 3 times in Japan

Awards

  • Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame – (inducted June 3, 2016)
  • Canadian Asian of the Year finalist, Sheila Copps Award – 2011
  • Female Coach of the Year Award Judo Ontario – 2010
  • Life member Judo Ontario/Judo Canada
  • Certificate of Recognition, Pioneer of Women’s Competitive Judo JC – 2006
  • Judo Ontario Hall of Fame – 2002
  • Inducted into:  Judo Canada Hall of Fame – 1998
  • City of Nepean Wall of Fame – 1986
  • Canadian Sport Award, Athlete of the Month – 1984
  • Int’l Achievement Award, Sport Federation of Canada – 1980
  • Ontario Distinguished Performance Achievement Award – ’76-‘84

Volunteer Highlights

  • Chairperson for Judo Canada’s National Grading Board 2008
  • Member of Judo Canada National Grading Board 2004-2008
  • Member Judo Ontario Black Belt Grading Board 2000-present
  • Women’s National Judo Team Representative mid ‘80s
  • Assistant Regional Director of East Region early ‘90s
  • Provincial “A” referee
  • East Region Tournament Organizer

Competitive Highlights (National and International Tournaments)

  • World University Championship 1st place: 1984France
  • World Sambo Championships 1stplace: 1980 Montreal
  • Pacific Rim: 1st twice: 1981 Japan, 1980 Hawaii
  • World Championships5th twice:  1980 USA, & 1982 France
  • Senior Canadian Judo Nationals 1st eight times: 1976, ’78, ’79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84
  • Canada Cup 1st:1980 Montreal
  • Cadet Canadian Nationals1st three times: 1974, ’76, ’77  
  • Medaled at over15 international tournaments in Europe, North and South America, & Japan including:
  • Quebec Open 1stthree times: 1979, 80, 81 Montreal
  • Pan Am Games 3rd:1983 Caracas, Venezuela
  • French International 3rd: 1981 France
  • British Open3rd: 1977 England
  • Dutch Open 3rd: 1981 Holland
  • Pan American Championships, 3rd three times: 1982 Chile, ’84 Mexico, ’85 Cuba
  • Pan American Championships 2nd:1980 Venezuela
  • Desert Open 1st:1980 Arizona

Kata (Pre-arranged forms/patterns of movement)

  • 1st place inNage no Kata CNE Int’l 1989, medaled in Ju-no- kata, Katame-no-kata
  • Course conductor kata, gokyo and competitive clinics in Ontario and Quebec
  • Judge Pan Ams and several Nationals
  • Chair for the National Grading Board
  • Organizer of kata judging seminars in 2008 with Kuniko Takeuchi Sensei, Chairperson Pan Am Kata Committee

Athlete Development (National and International Judo Champions)

Original sensei, coached many athletes from children to national and international champions.  i.e.  Renee Hock (World competitor ’93, ’95, many int’l medals, Sr.Ntl champ ‘86), Tony Walby (para Olympics 2012, IBSA Worlds 2014, Sr. Ntl Champ 2008 & multi time National medals), Evan O’Leary (Masters Ntl champ), Karen Hayde (KDK Cup Brazil champ, Sr. Ntl champ ‘95), Linda Konkol (Sr. Ntl champ ‘89), Julie Leblanc (Sr. Ntl champ ’85, US Open 2nd, 3rd, ‘’87-’88)  Michael and Kristina Kiss (Juv. Ntl champs) Dave Shapiro (Juv, Ntl champ), Torin Macfadyen (U18 Ntl champ, U15 Ntl Champ), Sean Macfadyen (Masters Pan Am champ ’07 , QC Open ’09, RMC Int’l 2009, Sr. Prov Team member) Stewart Tanaka (Sr. Ntl medalist), Thomas Filter (Jr. Ntl champ ’02), Alicia Rimad (U17 Ntl Champ ’10)

OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES

Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.

TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS

  • CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
  • CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
  • CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
  • CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
  • CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN

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