Our Club

Welcome to Hiro’s Judo Club. Our Club was established in 1957 by Mutsuhiro (Hiro) Kanashiro, and is the oldest continuously operating martial arts club in Calgary. In studying Judo, you are about to embark on a course of training that will develop your potential and require you to fully use your mental and physical skills.
Hiro’s Judo Club is a non profit incorporated society
whose objects are:

  • To provide premises and the necessary equipment
    and facilities for the practice of the sport of Judo
  • To provide on a non profit basis, the necessary
    instruction and supervision for the teaching of the
    principles of Judo to the members in accordance with
    the curriculum set out by Judo Canada.
  • To encourage and promote the sport of Judo in the
    City of Calgary, Alberta

Judo is derived from the ancient arts of unarmed combat. It is a martial art that has been made into a sport so that the art may be practised without being injured. The “sport” aspect was developed by Jigoro Kano, who commenced teaching it in 1882. Since then, it has become a sport that is practised worldwide, and is part of the Olympic Games.