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Our History

1958

John Hatashita wearing a mizuno judogi

John Hatashita(6th dan) travels to Japan to learn from legendary judo masters. Between training sessions, he begins exporting judogi to his brother Frank Hatashita(8th dan). Frank Hatashita establishes Hatashita Enterprises.

Mizuno Judogi at Hatashita International

Hatashita Enterprises is the first importer of Mizuno Sports equipment.

1960

Fuji Tokai Nippon Judogi

Fuji Brand is established by Hatashita Enterprises

1965

Fuji Tokai Nippon Judogi

Frank Hatashita begins expanding his Toronto dojo to offer karate, jiu jitsu, kendo and establishes the dojo as the Canadian training ground for future sensei.

1968-1975

Frank Hatashita at Hatashita Dojo

Hatashita Dojo’s expand to over 100 dojos across Canada.

1992

Frank Hatashita at Hatashita Dojo

Roman Hatashita represents Canada at the Olympic Games

1996

Roman Hatashita with Dax Tatami Mats

Roman Hatashita purchases Hatashita Enterprises from Frank Hatashita.

2005

Hatashita International

Name change to Hatashita International to reflect its international trade.

2006

RCMP Training Self Defense and Martial Arts

RCMP begins using Hatashita as mat supplier for defensive tactics.

2007, 2011, 2015, 2023

2019 Canada Winter Games - Red Deer AB

Supply Canada Winter Games with tatami and gis.

2009

Hatashita International Dollamur Canadian Distributor

Granted Dollamur distribution for Canada.

2010

Official distributor for Twins Special from Thailand.

Official distributor for Twins Special from Thailand.

2015

2019 Canada Winter Games - Red Deer AB

Supply all martial arts mats for the Toronto Pan Am Games.

2016

Official judogi sponsor of Judo Canada

Official judogi sponsor of Judo Canada.

Establish Tatami Fight Gear Canadian distributorship

Establish Tatami Fightwear Gear Canadian distributorship.

2019

new 15,000 sq/ft distribution centre and retail store

New 15,000 sq/ft distribution centre and retail store.

new 15,000 sq/ft distribution centre and retail store.

Official supplier to Canadian Armed Forces for mats and equipment.