About Us

Hatashita International

Hatashita International has a long martial arts legacy in Canada. After World War II, John and Frank Hatashita began trading in judogi and karategi from Japan and became the first importers of Mizuno products in the world. John trained in Japan with judo masters while Frank used his exceptional judo and communication skills to build awareness of judo and martial arts in North America. Frank would eventually become Pan Am Judo Federation President and IJF Vice-President while running what became the "Mecca” of martial arts in Canada: Hatashita Judo Club, on Queen street in Toronto. Frank Hatashita was the first inductee into the Canadian Martial Arts Hall of Fame. John Hatashita ran his own club in Waterloo where he trained and coached 3 Olympic judoka.

In the early 2000’s, John's son, Roman Hatashita, a judo Olympian and many time Canadian champion, took over Frank's fledgling import operation and expanded it into a preeminent North American martial arts supplier. The world's best brands come to Hatashita International for product distribution.

See Hatashita History Timeline

Hatashita International is comprised of 3 divisions, all of which are dedicated to servicing our customers and the martial arts combat sports industry:

Wholesale Distribution

Hatashita International provides the community with the world's best martial arts and combat sport brands. Our extensive inventory of products enables us to provide fast, friendly service to clubs and organizations throughout North America. For over 60 years, Hatashita has been trusted for quality, service and value. If you operate a dojo and are ready to be treated as a valued customer, we'd love to team up! Simply complete an inquiry form and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Ready to grow your brand? Contact us for strong representation in Canada. We have unparalleled experience representing and promoting martial arts and combat sports brands.


Seeking a reliable manufacturer for your brand? Hatashita International's dedicated manufacturing facilities in Germany, China, Canada, Mexico and Pakistan are committed to producing the best gear in the world.

We produce custom made or branded products such as kimonos, gis, combat gear, apparel or sewn goods, providing concept, design, packaging, manufacturing and even distribution for your brand!

Draw from 60+ years of experience and extensive understanding of North American markets to create products that rise above the competition. Brands, dojos or organizations seeking manufacturing can benefit from our superior service, competitive prices and expertise. Let's explore what we can do for you!


The showroom at our Waterloo, Ontario, Canada warehouse is open to the public. All listed products plus a selection of apparel are available at our retail store!

What we believe

At Hatashita International we value honesty, integrity and respect. The foundation of our business practices are based upon these values.

How we achieve

Hatashita International is built on providing high quality products and personalized service to dojos and clubs throughout North America. Our simple formula of good value + good service has attracted patronage from many of the largest and esteemed organizations in the world!

Notable Customers

  • 2015 Pan Am Games (supplied mats and uniforms)
  • US Army (combat mats)
  • Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (combat training gear)
  • Canadian Border Services
  • RCMP (combat training gear and tatami mats)
  • Judo Canada (tatami mats)
  • Judo Ontario
  • Canada Winter Games
  • Canadian Olympic Team (uniforms and gear)


  • Mizuno and Fuji martial arts gear (official Canadian distributor) 
  • Reevo & Reevo's Award Winnning R9 MMA Gear (exclusive distributor)
  • Hayabusa Fight Gear (distributor)
  • Macho Gear (Canadian distributor)
  • DAX Tatami (Western hemisphere distributor)
  • KUMA Fight Technology Gear (manufacturor and distributor)
  • Fighting Films (official distributor)
  • Cleto Reyes boxing equipment (official distributor)
  • Dollamur FlexiRoll mats (official Canadian distributor)

Giving Back

We are dedicated to supporting amateur sports, athletes and various non-profits to help make this world a better place.


Facilitating micro loans to entrepreneurs in third world countries.



Supporting communities in need.





Sponsored Tournaments:

At Hatashita International, we believe tournaments contribute profoundly to the enjoyment of sport. We support tournament success through donations and reduced pricing on supplies.

Some events supported:
  • Pan Am & Para Pan Games Toronto 2015
  • Canadian Judo Championships
  • Edmonton International Championships
  • Hatashita International Judo Tournament
  • Tora Judo Championship

Contact Hatashita today and make us a part of your team!