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|Born||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Representing United States|
|US National Championships|
|US National Championships||1971|
Arthur Canario (born in Brooklyn, New York) is a former nationally ranked judo practitioner and collegiate football player for Long Island University at CW Post. As an offensive tackle at LIU, he became an Academic All-American and graduated magna cum laude in 1973. He later attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine and became an orthopedic surgeon.
Canario started studying judo as a result of a Christmas present from his parents in 1965. When he began, at the Queens Judo Center in New York, his coach, Hank Kraft, said he had "two left feet". However, he eventually worked his way to the top of the sport. At the 1965 New York Yudanshakai Junior Tournament, held at the Prospect Park YMCA, he placed third in the 16-year-old unlimited category.
At his peak, Canario was a 6'5, 220-pound heavyweight. He was ranked as one of the top 3 judo fighters in the United States in 1971, and won the national heavyweight title that year over Charles Hooks. Although he was named to the US International Team, he was unable to compete at the 1971 World Championships in Germany.
In 2006, he became a 4th degree black belt in judo and competed in the World Masters Judo Competition. Two years later, in 2008, he won the United States Judo Association's Hall of Fame Award for Outstanding Male Masters Competitor. In 2010, he won the bronze medal at the Grand Master and Kata World Championships.
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