Instructors

Jorge Comrie Jorge Comrie – Black belt 5th dan

Head and Beginner Class Instructor

Jorge started judo in 1967 at the National Judo Center in Panama City, then came to Canada in 1973 to study, and graduated from York University with a degree in economics. Over the next decades he went back and forth between Panama and Canada and trained at various clubs here and there, including the Hatashita Dojo and the Minoru Judo Club, both in Toronto. With over 40 years of experience, including international competition highlights such as several PanAmerican games and the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Jorge is our most seasoned judoka and the Chief Instructor of the club. Jorge holds a fifth degree black belt (go-dan) and has been with the UofT Judo Club since 2001.

Izidor Marinovic  Izidor Marinovich – Black belt 3rd dan

Intermediate Class Instructor

B. Letendre Photo for Judo Canada Bernard Letendre – Black belt 3rd dan

Beginner and Advanced Class Instructor

Over the past three decades, Bernard has achieved high rankings, including many podiums, in various regional, provincial, national and international tournaments, including a 5th place finish at the 2010 World Masters Judo Championships. Before moving to Toronto in 2011, Bernard trained for over thirty years under Sensei Raymond Damblant, 9th dan, at Club Hakudokan in Montréal, where he was also an assistant instructor for almost 10 years. Bernard is registered with the Coaching Association of Canada as a Level II Coach (Dojo Instructor).

Etienne Lamoureux Etienne Lamoureux – Black belt 1st dan

Beginner Class Instructor

Etienne started judo in 1996 at Judo Seiko and, since then, has competed all over the province of Québec. University studies brought him to Québec city where he pursued his training with the Club de Judo de l’Université Laval. He then trained for awhile at Club Hakudokan and, since 2015, has been with the UofT Judo Club. Etienne is a trained Judo Dojo Instructor.