Ted Votour became involved in Judo in 1973 when he joined the Newcastle Judo Club under the tutelage of Eric Glover and Ian Barry. Ted’s success came early with provincial and Atlantic wins in the white to green belt categories. He continued his winning ways in the blue to black belt categories, competing in various…

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Kevin Burchill is recognized for his achievements in Judo. Another of Ian Barry’s students, Kevin began his mastery of the sport in 1975. By 1978 he had become accomplished enough to win New Brunswick and Atlantic senior championships. In 1979 he repeated as Maritime and N.B. Senior champ, and also won a gold medal at…

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Ian Barry has been called the “father of Judo on the Miramichi”. Beginning in 1974, the year after the club had begun, Ian became the principal coach and instructor at the Newcastle Judo Club. For the next ten years Ian produced students who achieved notable success at the local, provincial, national, and international levels. He…

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