This page salutes Judo Yukon’s athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers who have made outstanding achievements and contribution past and present throughout their judo career.
Sept 1959 - Sept 2009
50 years of continuous dedicated Judo
Chuck Mackenzie was inducted to the Sport Yukon Hall of Fame as an athlete, coach and builder of Judo in the Yukon.
In 1961 he joined the Whitehorse Judo Club to participate as an athlete and by 1963 he was also an assistant instructor. As an athlete he won the 1963 Yukon Judo Championships in the junior heavyweight division and in 1972 he won two gold ulus at the Arctic Winter Games. In 1964, Chuck became the head instructor for the club. He received his first degree black belt in 1970 and his second degree black belt in 1976.
Besides being an athlete and coach Chuck was also a great organizer. He coordinated the 12th annual Canadian Judo Championships in Whitehorse in 1973 and the same year received an award from Judo Canada for his outstanding contribution to Judo. He also developed the Yukon Kodokan Black Belt Association.
Whitehorestar Archives - 1973 - Canadian Judo championship at FH Collins school, Whitehorse, YT.