A true pioneer in Canadian martial arts history has passed at 98 years of age. A direct student of Kawaishi in France, a WWII Commando. I will miss my semi regular seminars with him. Fortunately he has passed his knowledge onto his sons, who continue the family's martial arts legacy. In 1958, Georges Serei, a Judo and Ju-Jitsu black belt leaves France and started training in Montreal at one of the first available Judo schools. With help from 3 partners, Louis Arpin, Jacques About and Louis Blanc, they opened the Hakudokan dojo in the Outremont area of Montreal. The next year, following a recommendation from the Collège des Ceintures Noires of France, they set up the Collège des Ceintures Noires, forerunner of Judo Canada, Georges Serei being the first president. In 1957, Georges started his 2 sons, ages 4 and 6 years old, with their martial arts training in Judo. They train in both Judo and Ju-Jitsu in the Hakudokan dojo and the dojo he built in their family home.