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Carl Schell





Ville natale

Saint John

Année d'intronisation


Ambassadeur Sportif


Carl Schell (D)



Carl “Dutchie” Schell has been “Mr. Judo” to generations of New Brunswick youth for almost five decades. The founder of the first judo club at the Saint John YMCA and the Shimpokai Judo Club, he has been involved in developing the sport on every level.He established the New Brunswick Black Belt Association in 1961 and served two terms as President of Judo New Brunswick in addition to assuming other administrative and technical roles both provincially and nationally. In 1980 he was appointed coach of the New Brunswick team for national competitions.He later served as Executive Director of Judo New Brunswick and as the Atlantic vice-president of Judo Canada. His contributions to his sport have earned him membership in the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame and Judo Canada’s Hall of Fame, and his name is now added to the honour roll of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 9, 2007.

Faits rapides

  • Known throughout New Brunswick as “Mr. Judo” 

  • Devoted over 48 years to developing the sport in New Brunswick 

  • Formed and served as president of the first judo club in New Brunswick in 1958 

  • Founded the Shimpokai Judo Club on separate premises in Saint John in 1959 

  • Formed the New Brunswick Black Belt Association in 1961 

  • Served as president of Judo NB from 1961-66 and from 1982-85 

  • Acted as national councilor in judo for New Brunswick from 1961-74, and from 1966-71 

  • Served as secretary and treasurer for Judo NB from 1966-71 and again in 1986 

  • Named chairman of the technical and grading committees with Judo NB, and junior judo co-ordinator in 1979 

  • Coached the Judo NB team for the national competitions in 1980 

  • Served as representative for Judo NB at the Canada Games in 1982 

  • Became executive director of Judo NB from 1986-88 and served as Atlantic vice-president of Judo Canada 

  • Named the first honourary member of Judo NB in 1988 

  • Inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame in 2002

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