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June 2011
Team Fushida on Podium at 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships

Congratulations to Team Fushida members for their great performances exhibited at the 2011 World Jiu-Jitsu Championships this past weekend. Isaac Doederlain (Gracie Humaita) narrowly misses an opportunity at the Gold medal by taking a loss in the semi finals by only a referee decision. So close!! Isaac closes the day with a 3rd Place finish. Radhames Familia, Jr.(Tim Burrill BJJ) got close, but took a loss in the quarter finals in his approach to the podium. Great achievements by both these players... Keep up the hard efforts you guys put in during training!!

May 2011
BIG weekend for Team Fushida at the 2011 Canadian Senior Nationals (Judo)

All Fushida athletes reached the podium... Stéfanie Tremblay reached the top with a gold medal finish (-63kg div) Blake Tsuyuki narrowly missed the top spot in the finals and finished with silver (-60kg div) Kata team...John Morris/Stephen Duran got top honours with a Gold finish in Nage-no-Kata. Congratulations to all...superbly done. Keep up the hard work on the mats!!!

September 4, 2010
Gold for Fushida Athletes at the Judo World Cup

Big honours to Fushida sponsored athletes Michal Popiel (-66kg) and Alexandre Emond(-90kg) as each came away with a gold medal at the Judo World Cup in Miami. We wish them all the best at the World Championships in Tokyo Sept 9-13th, 2010!

September 3, 2010
Team Fushida's First Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athlete

Welcome to our very first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete Radhames Familia, Jr. to Team Fushida. Radhames trains under Tim Burrill in Providence, Rhode Island and holds the rank of Purple belt. Good luck on the mats Radhames!

July 6, 2010
The Road to Finding the Perfect Gi

Follow the road of a Jiu-Jitsu player from the UK trying to find the perfect gi.....19 gis later he found it. Read Meerkatsu's Blog - Part 1 | Part 2

May 19, 2010
Fushida Sponsored Athletes Capture National Medals

Congratulations to the following Fushida sponsored athletes at the 2010 Canadian Senior National Championships in Jonquière, Quebec.

John Morris and Stephen Duran - Kata, Gold

Alexandre Emond -90kg, Gold
Michal Popiel -66kg, Silver
Stefanie Tremblay -57kg, Silver
Blake Tsuyuki -60kg, Bronze

February 3, 2010
Success for Alexandre Emond

Fushida is pleased to announce that Alexandre Emond had an immensely successful start to the European tour by taking first place in the -90kg division at the Belgium Judo Open - Vise. Alexandre had a long difficult road ahead of him as he worked his way through a 61 judoka deep division. Alexandre dominated each of his matches by “Ippon” for the Gold medal. Congratulations Alexandre!!! Well done. It is exciting as this paves the way to his next big event...the Grand Slam – Paris (France) this coming weekend.

January 15, 2010
New Fushida Gis Available

Fushida is pleased to announce the launch of the following new products.
Prestige.v2 Judo Gi, Icon.v2 True Fit Judo Gi, Komodo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi, Mantis Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Belts. All now available!

December 10, 2009
New Team Fushida Members

Team Fushida welcomes newly sponsored athletes Blake Tsuyuki, Stefanie Tremblay and Alexandre Emond

August 30, 2009
New Fushida Products

Check out our new martial arts gear bags and embroiderd "EasyFit" judo baseball caps and save 15% off the regular price!

Also watch for our new line of Brazilian jiu-jitsu uniforms and new judo uniform models.

August 12, 2009
Team Fushida Member Michal Popiel Moves Up 5 places in the World Rankings

Fushida sponsored athlete Michal Popiel takes another step closer in his quest to compete at the 2012 Olympics. Michal improved his world position by another 5 places moving from 15th to 10th on the IJF World Ranking list. This places Michal in a very positive position for this coming 26th World Judo Championships in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on August 26th-30th. All the best Michal!!
Read Michal's Bio

August 10, 2009
Team Fushida Sponsors BC Kata Team in Malta

Fushida is please to be sponsoring John Morris and Stephen Duran at the World Kata Championships in Malta, hosted by the International Judo Federation from October 16-18, 2009
Read John & Stephen's Bio

February 27, 2009
Team Fushida Member Michal Popiel Moves Up in the World Rankings
Fushida sponsored athlete Michal Popiel improves his position as he moves up in the IJF world rankings from 50th to 15th. Michal has just completed a European Tour with Team Canada. Tournaments were the Paris Grand Slam, OTP Bank Hungarian World Cup and the 2009 Grand Prix in Hamburg Germany. We are proud to have Michal on Team Fushida and even more excited to be by his side in his quest to compete at the 2012 Olympics.
Read Michal's Bio

February 21, 2009
Fushida at the 2009 Pacific International Senior Invitaional Open
Thank you to the Pacific International Open and everyone who visited the Fushida booth in Steveston. The tournament featured teams from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Washington State and Tokai University Japan for a total of 170 atheletes. Tournament director Alan Sakai indicated that tournament participation was up from last year. Congratulations to the outstanding female and male athletes of the tournament as they each took home top of the line Icon Fushida judogis donated by Fushida. The tournament was also followed by a National Training Camp directed by Team Saskatchewan head coach Ewan Beaton.

February 4, 2009
New Photo Gallery
Fushida is excited to announce the launch of our new photo gallery featuring beginners, novice and top level athletes putting the Fushida gear into action. Check out the Gallery!

January 31, 2009
Fushida at the 2009 Vancouver International Open
Thank you to everyone who visited us at the 2009 Vancouver International Open and to the organizers of the tournament. The tournament was a big success and featured full implementation of the new IJF rules.