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What's New at TJK?

  • Bronze Medal at the Thuringia International Cup Judo in Germany
  • Three Toronto Judo Kai members participated in the prestigious Thuringia International Cup Judo in Germany; Simon Popov, Amr Abd Elrehim and Asia Douglas. This competition is one of the highest level open international competitions in Europe. Asia took home a bronze medal having won three matches and only losing one.
  • Big Win at the Edmonton International Tournament
  • Toronto Judo Kai takes 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals at the Edmonton International Tournament.
  • Amr Abd Elrehim and Sazont Brezin won gold medals, Maksin Antsipovitch won silver, Michael Arabov and Sasha Polyakov won bronze and Anna Zhitareva and Simon Popov took 5th place.

Congratulations to all the participants!

  • NEW - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes
  • Beginning Monday, February 18th, TJK will be offering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for students ages 14 and up.
  • Classes will run 4 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday's 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. This program is independent of Toronto Judo Kai and the cost will be $130.00 per month. Members of Toronto Judo Kai who wish to join will receive reduced fee of $85.00 per month.
  • This program will be taught by BJJ Black Belt, Sensei Leandro Albuquerque. He is part of highly recognized and respected Brazilian international fighting organization GF Team Brazil.
  • 4 Gold and 1 Bronze Medal at the Elite 8 National Championships
  • January 12 -13
  • Toronto Judo Kai earned second place for overall placement of clubs and first place of all clubs in Ontario at this event in Montreal, PQ. 
  • Asia Douglas earned double gold medals in U18 and SENIORS +70kg and +78kg, earning her the most outstanding senior female athlete by Judo Canada.

    Simon Popov and Amr Abd Elrehim each earned gold medals in their categories andAnna Zhitareva took home a bronze medal.

    Congratulations to all of the participants.

  • 3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver Medal Awarded to TJK at our First International Competition
  • Team TJK didn't disappoint as they competed in their first international competition, the Open Twents Judo Championship in the Netherlands. During the first day, Amr Abd Elrehim received a gold medal and Asia Douglas received a silver medal. During Day 2, Asia Douglas and Josef Popov were both awarded gold medals. This is an amazing achievement by our athletes.
  • TJK Ranked One of the Top Clubs in Ontario
  • TJK was ranked as one of the top clubs in all of Ontario due to the amazing number of medals (10) won by our club's participants at the Ontario Open Championships.
  • TJK's Winning Streak Continues, 10 Medals at the Ontario Open
  • Our elite team performed fanastically at the top Ontario tournament, the Ontario Open. The team earned five Gold medals, two Silver medals and three Bronze medals
  • Amr Abd Elrehim, Simon Popov, Asia Douglas, Maksim Antsipovitsh and Gabrielle Castro won gold medals, Anna Zhitareva and Josef Popov won silver and Josef Popov, Alexander Polyakov, and Rafael Castro won bronze medals.

  • Impressive Results at the Quebec Open - 5 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • TJK sent a full team to one of the best tournaments in North America with 900 competitors from 12 countries and returned with 7 medals. Asia Douglas (2 gold) , Amr Abd Elrehim, Josef Popov, Maksim Antsipovitsh all won gold medals, Simon Popov won silver and Anna Zhitareva won bronze. Congratulations team!

  • 17 Medals at the 2018 Asahi Open
  • Nineteen of our club's members competed at the Asahi Open in Waterloo, Ontario. Seventeen members returned with medals. They received 7 Gold, 5 Silver and 5 Bronze. Congratulations to all of our competitors - exceptional performance.

  • Two Gold Trophies at the elite Canada Cup Championships in Montreal
  • We are very pleased to announce that at the Canada Cup Championships in Montreal on June 29, to July 01, 2018, the following club members were awarded the following medals:

    Asia Douglas took Gold at 70 kg
    Amr Abd Elrehim took Gold 73 kg
  • This is a very high level tournament, it features over 600 athletes from approximately 20 countries competing at senior, junior, and cadet levels. It provided spectators with an opportunity to observe several athletes who hope to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo,.

    We are so very proud of both competitors for their hard work and endless dedication to perfection. They both demonstrated their exceptional athletic skills.

  • TJK has Top Ontario Team, 3 Gold and 2 Silver Medals at 2018 Canadian Open National Judo Championships
  • Ten members of our elite team made us proud by competing in Calgary at the Canadian Judo Nationals.  Asia Douglas won two gold medals for both the U(16) and U(18) categories, Amr Abd Elrehim won 1 gold medal, Simon Popov and Bogdan Cherkashyn each won a silver medal.  Stellar performance team.

  • 2018 Peel Judo Championships
  • Nine club members competed, everyone won. Four gold and five silver medals were won.
  • 2018 Tora Annual Shiai
  • April 28, 2018
  • All club competitors won a medal; four gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

  • Gold Medal at 2018 Elite Invitational in Montreal
  • TJK's Asia Douglas does it again - earning another gold medal in the + 70 kg category! This event included eight of Canada's best athletes in their respective categories. Outstanding performance!

  • 6 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals at the Annual Ajax Budokan Championship
  • Team TJK won 12 medals, half of them gold at the Annual Ajax Budokan Championship. Jonas Neilissen, Sazont Brezgin, Sasha Chirokov, Simon Popov, Gleb Kadenko won gold medals, Arthur Gareev won a gold and a bronze medal, Sasha Chirokov and Visil Photopulos won silver medals and Lior Mizraih, Josef Popov, Natenel Kaplan won bronze medals. Congratulations team!

  • 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal at the Ontario Open Judo Championships
  • Team TJK does it again earning 7 medals at the Ontario Open Judo Championships. The Toronto Open is the largest and most recognized tournament in Ontario. Asia Douglas won a gold and a silver medal, Sazont Brezgin won a gold medal, Sasha Chirokov won a gold medal Simon Popov won Silver and Arthur Gareev won a silver medal. Gleb Kadenko won a bronze medal. Amazing efforts by Rafael Enrico Castrol (5th), Visil Photopulos, Artem Kononov and Peter Genkin. Great efforts produce great results.

  • 2 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals at the Quebec Open Judo Championships
  • On November 4 – 5, 2017, our elite team competed at the Quebec Open Judo Championships. This is the biggest tournament in North America with over 500 participants attending from the USA, Europe, South America and Canada. Our teams performance was outstanding with Asia Douglas winning 2 gold medals and Simon Popov, Bogdan Cherkashyn and Sazont Brezgin earning a bronze medal each. Congratulations to all our competitors!
  • Gold Medal Win at The Niagara Falls Open
  • Congratulations to Asia Douglas who won a gold medal at the Niagara Falls Open Judo Tournament. Asia had no opponents at u16, u18 or u21 levels to fight, so she decided to compete against Seniors. She won two matches with a total fighting time of only 25 seconds! What an amazing performance!.
  • Canadian Grappling Champion, Misha Cirkunov at Toronto Judo Kai
  • Grappling Champion and Canadian top light heavy weight MMA fighter Misha Cirkunov taught a four hour ground fighting clinic for club members. His amazing skill level and patience made this seminar a wonderful event to attend. We hope to have Misha return again soon to continue to share his knowledge and skills with our club members.
  • Judo Olympian, Sergio Pessoa at Toronto Judo Kai
  • 2012 Canadian Judo Olympian and silver medalist in the Pan American games, Sergio Pessoa, taught childrens and adults seminars in the TJKr dojo. He reviewed various hold-downs and throws, working directly with fellow judoka. We thank Sergio for his contributions to our club, and look forward to his next seminar.

  • Black Belt Thursdays
  • For a limited time, all judo black belts Shodan and up are welcome to train for FREE on Thursday nights from 8:00pm - 9:30pm.
  • Check out our Competition Highlights on our New YouTube Channel
  • Toronto Judo Kai currently has two videos on our new YouTube Channel. Catch the highlights of past competitions here
Morris Olympic Camp
  • 7 Wins and Throw of the Day Awarded to TJK at Judo Exchange
  • Eleven club members competed in 2 matches each at the JCCC - Judo Kai, Dojo Exchange. Our athletes won 18 out of 22 matches, performing fourteen Ippons making our club the top club in the judo exchange. Congratulations to all participants.
Morris Olympic Camp
  • 7 Years of Fond Memories
  • TJK held a year-end party celebrating 7 years of fond memories. Thank you all for being a part of our success.