- May 27, 2021
-- Celebrating the Canadian Olympic Team wearing our masks in Tokyo!
When the combat sport business got obliterated by Covid-19 we quickly pivoted our very skilled martial arts uniform sewers and designers to create the best reusable face mask. Made from technical sporting material and polypropylene filters they perform wonderfully. So proud Ford, American Standard, Toyota, and the Edmonton Oilers, and now the COC have all chosen our masks.HATASHITA INTERNATIONAL
Hatashita International has a long legacy of martial arts in Canada. Beginning after the war, John and Frank Hatashita began trading in judogi and karategi from Japan and became the first exporters of Mizuno products in the world. John trained in Japan with judo masters while Frank used his exceptional judo and communication skills to build awareness of judo and martial arts in North America. Frank would eventually become Pan Am Judo Federation President and VP of the IJF while subsequently running what was then the "Mecca" of all martial arts in Canada from his Queen street location in Toronto. Frank Hatashita was the first inductee into the Canadian martial arts hall of fame. John Hatashita trained and coached 3 Olympic judoka.
In the early 2000's, Roman Hatashita, a judo Olympian and many time national champion took over the fledgling operation and has grown it to be a prominent martial arts supplier in North America. The world's best brands come to Hatashita International when they require distribution of their products.
Hatashita International is comprised of 3 divisions of which all are dedicated to servicing our customers and the martial arts combat sports industry: https://www.hatashita.com/