Pedro Guedes, new Judo Ontario Technical/Coaching Director

Thursday June 7th, 2012

Please join me in welcoming Pedro Guedes as our new Technical/Coaching Director

Pedro joined Judo at the age of 4 and became part of the Olympic Project in the country side of Sao Paulo.

Pedro eventually became a member of the Brazilian National Team and traveled around the world attending training camps and competing for Brazil.

Some of Pedo’s Judo results are as follows;

  • Silver medalist at World Championships by team

  • Bronze medalist at Grand Slam Jigoro Kano Cup

  • World cups medals

  • European Cups medals

  • Silver medalist at Pan American Championships

  • Gold medalist at Pan American Championships by team

  • Brazilian Champion

  • Stages in Japan, France, Russia, Canada and other countries around the world

After retiring in 2008 as a competitor Pedro worked as a Judo Coach in Slovenia until 2010. The Slovenia team is one of the best women Judo clubs in the world which has Olympic medalists, world medalists and Europeans champions. The year Pedro worked with Klub Sankaku they won the European Championships by Clubs.

Pedro also led Judo Camps and Seminars to Clubs in Slovenia, Croatia, Holland and Russia.

Since February 2011 till March 2012 Pedro was working with world champion Luciano Correa to achieve his qualification to the Olympic Games in the category -100 kg.

Pedro also volunteered in poor communities, teaching Judo and supporting social programs for children in areas of risk in Brazil.

While training and competing Pedro also obtained his Bachelor in Business Administration and then his Master’s in Business Administration. Pedro also studied Conflict Resolution at the

Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel

Pedro also speaks Fluent Portuguese, English and French.

Please join me in welcoming Pedro, we are quite confident in his ability to improve our High Performance program while building our base.

Brian Kalsen
President, Judo Ontario



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