Perry Teale - Founder, Builder, Competitor, Executive, Pioneer
Perry Wendell Teale, Judo Canada Hall of Fame, Judo Nova Scotia Hall of Fame, Life member, Judo Canada, Life member Judo Nova Scotia.
Mr. Teale was the first Judoka inducted into the Judo Nova Scotia Hall of Fame. Further honors are as follows:
- Over 30 years as an active participant in Judo
- Founder and builder of the Nova Scotia Kodokan Black Belt Association (Judo Nova Scotia)
- President of Judo Nova Scotia for 16 years
- One of Doug Roger's first Judo Coaches.
- National Councilor for 15 years.
- Traveled extensively across Nova Scotia to conduct technical clinics and grading examinations.
- Six-time Provincial Judo Champion.
Ken Whitney - Builder, Competitor, Executive
- Over 48 years as and active participant in Judo.
- Provincial Champion in the various kyu ranks.
- Provincial Coach from 1973 – 1988
- Canada Winter Games Coach 1965, 1969, & 1983.
- President of Judo Nova Scotia from 1976 – 1988.
- Vice-president of Judo Canada for two terms.
- Judo Canada National Councilor from 1976 -1984.
- Chairman of the Provincial Grading Board 1976-1985, 1987- 2004,
- Named Sport Nova Scotia Executive if the year -1984.
- Sport Nova Scotia Sport Service Award (received three times)
- Inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame – 1996
- Inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame (Judo) – 1998
- Inducted into the Judo Nova Scotia Hall of Fame – 2004
- Life member of Judo Nova Scotia – 2006.
- Represented Nova Scotia at the National Championships in 1964, 1967.
Bruce Hogue - Builder, Competitor
- 25 years as an active participant.
- A founding member of the Shearwater Judo Club 1960
- President and Chief Instructor, Shearwater 1962 -1973
- Represented NS at the 1964, 1966, and 1976 National Judo Championships
- Chosen from N.S. as a team member to represent the Canadian Military at II championat De Judo Du Consel International Du Sport Militarie (CSIM) held in Ostende, Belgium, October 1967.
- Awarded S. Kotani 9th Dan Memento at 1968 National Coaches clinic for precise technique,
- As coach and participant, led the Shearwater Judo Team, capturing provincial, Navy, & Tri-service titles from 1963 -1973.
- Captured Brown/Black and overall Open titles, 1967 Maritime Centennial Championships held in Halifax at TUNS.
- NS Provincial titles from 1962-1973.
Allan Swanzey - Competitor
- Provincial Champiompion 1962 – 1965
- Military Champion – Atlantic – 1965
- Chief Instructor, Dalhousie Judo Club – 1959 – 1962
- Assistant Judo Instructor. Halifax Judo Academy & Stadacona Judo Club 1960
- First Nova Scotia Competitor to represent the Province at the 2nd National Judo Championships – Toronto, Ontario – 1962.
- British Army Judo Championships in Colchester, England, 1963.
1983 Nova Scotia Canada Games Team
Pictured above from Left to right top row is Coach, Mike Soares – Sackville,David King – Port Hawkesbury,(Bronze Medal), Scott Robichaud – Meteghan (Bronze Medal) Travis Parshon – Port Hood, Derrick Logan Pictou – (Gold Medal) Ken Whitney – Shearwater, Coach,
Bottom row Left to Right, Marcus Casson of Trurp, Michel Savoie – 0f Port Hawkesbury – Bronze Medal, Shane MacIssac – Truro (Silver Medal)
The performance of this 1983 Canada Winter Games Team has not been surpassed at this time with 5 medals out of 7 competitors representing the Province of Nova Scotia.
Bill Anderson - Builder, Executive
- Present Judo Rank – yodan
- Committees active on
- Provincial grading member
- Atlantic Provinces grading board member
- Active in all functional administration of JNS
- Member of Officiating committee.
- Officiating Status: National “A”
- Coaching:Certified NCCP Levels I & II, Judo Coach
- Executive Committee member 1991-2009
- Life Member of Judo Canada
- Head Sensei 1984-Present
Dave Anderson -Builder, Executive
-Started the Pictou Judo Club in 1976
-Established himself as a valued organization builder at the club level and at the provincial level in both NS and NB.
Past Judo Clubs associated with:
1960 – Stadacona Judo Club (Perry Teale, Chief Instructor)
1967/75 – AZUMA Judo Club New Brunswick – Chief Instructor.
1975/80 – Pictou Judo Club, N.S. – C.I.
1981/88 – Port Elgin J.C. C.I.
1996 – Present. –Bridgewater, J.C.
Past Administrative Positions Held:
1973/75 – President of Judo New Brunswick
1977/79 – Secretary of Judo Nova Scotia.
1979/80 – Vice-President Judo Nova Scotia
2002/04- Vice-President Judo Nova Scotia
2002/06- President Judo Nova Scotia.
2006 – Past President JNS
CIndy Northen - Competitor, Coach, Administrator
- Provincial Champion 11 times in both junior and senior divisions from ’81-‘87
- Atlantic Champion 7 times – in both Junior and Senior divisions from ’82-‘87
- Canadian Judo Championships in ‘83, ‘84, ’85 won 3 bronze, 1 silver, 1 gold.
- Gold medal in 1984 Ontario Open and 1985 Canadian Open (CNE)
- Member of Judo Canada National Team 1983 – 1986
- Achieved Black Belt in 1986 at the abe of 16 (Minimum age requirement)
- Canada Winter Games Coach & Manager – 1987, 1991,1999,2007,
- Cindy was recognized by her peers to light the 1987 Canada Winter Games Torch.
- Judo Nova Scotia Provincial coach 1986 &1987
- Instructed at the Judique Judo Club in 1983 to 1987
- Instructor at the Kanokai Judo Club 1993 to present.
- Certified Level III NCCP Judo Coach
- 1996 Sport Nova Scotia Outstanding Volunteer Award.
- 1996 & 1997 JNS Top Female Judoka (non-competitor)
- 1998 JNS Executive of the year.
- 1999 Sport Nova Scotia – JNS Volunteer of the year.
- 2000 JNS Volunteer of the year
- 2002 Ken Whitney award
- 2004 Inducted into the Cape Breton Sport Heritage Hall of Fame.
- 2005 IKON Community Coach of the year for Judo Nova Scotia.
- Co-Chair of the Blake Lumsden Memorial Tournament – 1999 to present.
- 2006 JNS Community Coach of the year.
Brian Degaust - Builder, Competitor, Administrator, Coach
- Chairman – JNS Grading Board – Aug 2004 to June 2008
- Member of the Atlantic Provinces Grading Board – Aug 2001 to present.
- Member of JNS Grading Board – Aug 2001 to present.
- Tournament Chair of World Masters – Sydney, N.S. 2001
- President – JNS Aug 1999 to 2001
- Member at Large – JNS 1990 to 1999
- Chairman JNS Referee – Aug 1986 to 1990
- Secretary/Treasurer of JNS – Aug 1984 to 1986
- Michelin Judo Club –(co-founder) – 1979 to 1981
- Pictou Judo Club – 1981 to 1984
- Shearwater Judo Club – 1984 to 1987
- Bedford Judo Club – 1987 to 1989
- North Victoria Judo Club (Founder) 1989 to 1991
- Sydney Judo Club – 1991 to 1994
- Cape Breton Family YMCA Judo Club (Founder) 1995 to 2001
- Island Martial Arts Judo Club – (Founder) 2001 to present
- Sport Nova Scotia “Coach of the Year” 2001
- Cape Breton Sports Heritage Award “Executive of the Year” 2001
- JNS Top All around Judoka – 2000
- Sport Nova Scotia Service Award – 2000
- JNS Top all around Judoka – 1997
- JNS Top Male Judoka – 1996
Bonnie Sherman - Competitor, Coach
1978 – 1982 -48kg, female division, Nova Scotia Champion
1979 – 1981 -48kg Atlantic Champion: Honors for Best Technique
1981 – Bronze – -48kg As a Junior Competitor in Canadian Senior Championships
1982 –Bronze in US International Championship.
1983-1984 – Placed 7th in British Open (London England)
1985 – 5th in the Fukoka Cup (Japan) Gold in Canadian National Championships.
1986 – Silver – Pan American Championships (Puerto Rico).
1987 – Gold US International Open, Gold Am-Can Championships (Buffalo, NY) Gold, International Canada Cup, (Montreal0
1988 – 5th Tournoi de Paris (Beat Anaya – 3rd in world from U.S.)
1989 – 5th German International, (Russellheim, Germany), Gold – Asahi International Open (Ontario)
1992 – Trained in Tokyo Japan at the Kodokan Institute und Yoshiro Yamashita.
1989 – Promoted to Sandan (3rd degree Black Belt)
1997 – obtained her Shodan’s after 3 years of study.
Mike MacInnis - Builder, Coach
-National Junior Olympics - 1975/76
-Competitor in the 2nd Combined Womens & Cadets Championships in Oshawa, ON - 1977
-Competitor at the Joseph Howe Festival - 1979
-Toronto East Region 1st Place - 1980
-Promoted to Black Belt - 1982
-(Gold)Provincial Judo Champion - 2006,2008.2009
-Promoted to 2nd degree Black Belt - 2008
-Head Sensei at Mabou and Judique Judo Clubs, St. FX Judo Club in Sydney, Westmount, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Mulgrave and Eskasoni - 1980 - Present
-Judo Instructor for Sydney Paarks and Recreation teaching Judo Probrams to all grads 7,8,9,Students on CB School District - 1986-88
-Canada Winter Games Technical Advisor - 1987
-Judo Nova Scotia Provincial Coach - 1991
-Canada Winter Games Judo Coach - 1991
-Bronze –Pan Am Masters - 2007
-JNS Coach of the year award - 2005
-IKON Award nominee for Fair Play Award - 2008
-Judo Nova Scotia Official of the Year - 2009
-IKON Award Official of the Year - 2009
-Atlantic Coaches Seminar - 2006
-NCCP Level III Coach
Donnie MacInnis - Official, Builder
-Provincial Grading Board Member
-Provincial Referee Director
-Member of Judo Canada Awards Committee 2003-2008
-Chairman of Judo Canada Referee Mentoring Committee
-Member of Judo Nova Scotia Executive 1989-2002
-1st Vice-President Judo Canada 1998-1999
-Vice President Atlantic Region 1998-1999
-Referee Status: International ‘C’”
-Refereed 1995 and 2003 Canada Winter Games
-Refereed fifteen National Championships
-Refereed ten international tournaments
-Refereed 2000 World Masters
-Refereed 2004 Pan American Masters
-Manager 1999 Canada Winter Game
-Sport Nova Scotia Volunteer of the year 1993
-Investors Community Official of the year (Finalist) 2000-2001
-Judo Nova Scotia Official of the year 2000-2001
-Cape Breton Sport Heritage Awards Official of the Year Runnerup2000
-Moosehead Awards Official of the Year 2001
-Ken Whitney Award 2001
-Investors Community Official of the year 2002-2003
-PSO Community official of the year 2002-2003
-Ikon Awards Official of the year 2005-2006
-Nova Community Official of the year 2006
-Ikon Official of the year 2006-2007
-Judo Nova Scotia 10 Year Service Award 2007
-Cape Breton Sport Heritage Awards Official of the Year 2008
Calvin Boutilier - Builder
- 1956-57 Taught “Self defense at YMCA in Sydney
- 1958 Became physical education director at YMCA of Cape Breton.
- 1961-62 Taught Judo at Cornwallis Naval Base, Deep Brook, Nova Scotia.
- 1962-64 Taught Judo at RCAF Station Greenwood
- 1966 Achieved Black Belt in Judo from Sensei Perry Teale
- 1964-80 Head Sensei at YMCA Judo in Sydney Dojo Shu.
- 1968 Taught at Canadian Coast Guard College.
- 1971 Coached Nova Scotia team in the first Canada Winter Games.
- 1973 Coached Nova Scotia team to the Eastern Championships Gold Medal.
- 1973 Achieved Nidan from Sensei Perry Teale.
- 1978-80 Taught self defense for the Glace Bay and Sydney Police Forces.
- Competed regularly from 1961-70, winning many titles.
- Was an original member of the Nova Scotia Kodokan Black Belt Association
- Training under Sensei Perry Teale.
- Had opportunity to train regularly with Hiroshi Nakamura and other high ranking sensei’s
- Trained the following Judo Nova Scotia Provincial Black Belt Champions: Charlie MacDonald,Todd Slaney, Chuck Broderick, Mike Brasseux
Charlie MacDonald - Builder, Coach
- 1965 Started Junior Judo Club at Sydney YMCA
- 1966 Taught Judo at Military Radar Base for one year.
- 1967 Taught Judo at Whitney Pier Athletic Club.
- 1968 Taught Judo at the Canadian Coast Guard College.
- 1969 Taught at New Waterford Central School.
- 1971 Taught at the Breton Education Centre, New Waterford.
- 1972-73 Taught two years at Mount Carmel School in New Waterford.
- 1974 Taught at Lee Campbell’s Fitness Club.
- 1982 Taught for 10 years at St.Agnes School in New Waterford.
- In competition has fifty fights with only ten losses and only thrown four times.
- Attended first Canada Winter Games in 1971 and attained 1st degree Black Belt from Canada Games.
- Acting as Team Captain won the Mudansha Team Tournament 5 Times.
- Coached standout Judoka such as: Todd Slaney, Jim Mitchell, Ben Zisserson, Charlene Oliver