Bronze in the Canada Cup!
by Sarah LeMay Over the weekend, when most people were celebrating Canada Day, two local athletes were at The Canada Cup, Canada’s first-ever International Judo Federation-sanctioned tournament. Athletes Solomon Choran...Read more
Etobicoke Athlete takes a Silver Medal at the National Championships
Judo athlete Ron Hanji (pictured far left) of The Art of Balance Dojo in Etobicoke put the best in the world on notice with his Silver Medal at the Canadian...Read more
Should We Really Be Teaching Our Kids to Fight?
By Joshua Hagen Judo, like other martial arts, is a contact sport. This can sometimes lead to bumps, bruises, and even crying on occassion, not to mention the fact that...Read more
Jason Morris the Coaches' Coach
By Joshua Hagen In case you’re unaware of who Jason Morris is, he is a four-time Olympian who took a silver medal in the ‘92 Olympic Games, and a bronze...Read more
O-Soto-Gari for Opposite Side Opponents
By Joshua Hagen I believe O-Soto-Gari to be surprisingly under-utilized at the International level. It is such an effective technique which boasts not only a high success rate, but also...Read more
What Judo Can Learn From MMA
I think that the most important skill in judo, as in MMA, is your ability to adapt to what your opponent gives you. With that concept firmly cemented in my mind, studying opponents and modern uses of techniques has now more than ever become paramount to me as a coach.Read more
Solomon Choran Returns from Europe
By Joshua Hagen Solomon Choran of The Art of Balance Dojo recently returned from a couple of major competitions in Europe. Competing in both Portugal and Bosnia Herzegovina, it was...Read more