Megan Raymond (Judo black belt and BJJ blue belt), is an esteemed instructor at Restigouche Dojo with a remarkable background in Judo and Wrestling. With many years of teaching experience, Megan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as an instructor.
Megan's passion for Judo began at a young age, and her dedication and hard work have propelled her to become a highly accomplished athlete. Throughout her Judo career, she has achieved numerous medals in prestigious competitions, including the Canadian Championships, Junior Pan-American Judo Tournament, and the Ontario International, to name a few. Her exceptional skills and technique have solidified her reputation as an athlete.
Not limited to Judo, Megan has also made a mark in the field of Wrestling, earning the OFSAA Gold medal. Her versatility and determination have allowed her to excel in both disciplines, showcasing her exceptional athletic abilities.
In addition to her extensive experience as an athlete and instructor, Megan brings a unique background as a massage therapist specialized in sports therapy. Her expertise in massage therapy enhances her understanding of the human body and its mechanics, enabling her to provide personalized guidance and support to her students. While massage therapy treatments are not offered at Restigouche Dojo, Megan's background in this field further enhances her ability to promote physical well-being and injury prevention among her students.
Known for her positive and encouraging approach, Megan creates a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Her students find comfort and confidence from her teaching, fostering a sense of motivation and inspiration. She is not only committed to their technical development but also to their personal growth as individuals.
Outside the dojo, Megan is dedicated to empowering women and mothers. As a mother of two, she understands the importance of nurturing young minds and serves as a positive role model for her female students. Her goal is to create a safe and inclusive space where students can build self-esteem and confidence, both in their chosen sport and in life.
Megan's extensive teaching experience, expertise, and genuine passion for Judo make her an exceptional instructor, while her contributions at Restigouche Dojo continue to shape the next generation of athletes. Megan's dedication to the sport and her students, along with her background as a massage therapist, showcase her commitment to providing a holistic and well-rounded training experience. She looks forward to guiding and inspiring others on their own path to success in Judo.