Arthur Canario

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Arthur Canario
BornBrooklyn, New York, United States
StyleJudo
Teacher(s)Hank Kraft
Arthur Canario
Medal record
Men's Judo
Representing  United States
US National Championships
Gold medal – first place US National Championships 1971
UBelgium Masters
Silver medal – second place Belgium Masters[1] 2014

Arthur Canario (born in Brooklyn, New York)[2] is a former nationally ranked judo practitioner and collegiate football player for Long Island University at CW Post.[3] As an offensive tackle at LIU,[4] he became an Academic All-American and graduated magna cum laude in 1973.[5] He later attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine[5] and became an orthopedic surgeon.[4]

Judo career[edit]

Canario started studying judo as a result of a Christmas present from his parents in 1965.[6][7] When he began, at the Queens Judo Center in New York, his coach, Hank Kraft, said he had "two left feet".[5] However, he eventually worked his way to the top of the sport.[8] At the 1965 New York Yudanshakai Junior Tournament, held at the Prospect Park YMCA, he placed third in the 16-year-old unlimited category.[9]

At his peak, Canario was a 6'5, 220-pound heavyweight.[5] He was ranked as one of the top 3 judo fighters in the United States in 1971,[5] and won the national heavyweight title that year over Charles Hooks.[5][10] Although he was named to the US International Team,[11] he was unable to compete at the 1971 World Championships in Germany.[12]

In 2006, he became a 4th degree black belt in judo[4] 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.[13] In 2010, he won the bronze medal at the Grand Master and Kata World Championships.[14]

Canario is currently active in the New York Athletic Club and represents it in competitions.[4] He is also the president of the World Masters Judo Association.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veteran Athletes Represent USA Judo in Belgium Masters". Team USA.
  2. ^ "Dr Arthur Canario, On the NYAC Judo Open Cup and Sports in Central and South Asia". BitLanders.com. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ "LIU Post Pioneers Athletics Site". LIU Post Athletics.
  4. ^ a b c d "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2015-01-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c d e f Active Interest Media, Inc. (October 1971). Black Belt. p. 32. ISSN 0277-3066.
  6. ^ Eskenazi, Gerald (1971-07-04). "Canario Doesn't Flip for Anonymity". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  7. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. December 1971. p. 31. ISSN 0277-3066.
  8. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. 1971. ISSN 0277-3066.
  9. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. November 1965. p. 62. ISSN 0277-3066.
  10. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. September 1971. p. 21. ISSN 0277-3066.
  11. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. November 1971. p. 14. ISSN 0277-3066.
  12. ^ Black Belt. Active Interest Media, Inc. June 1972. p. 23. ISSN 0277-3066.
  13. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-12-16. Retrieved 2015-01-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Team USA won five medals at the Grand Master and Kata World Championships last week in Budapest, Hungary" (TXT). Teamusa.org. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)