MASSE PRESENTS JUBILEE MEDAL TO MARTIAL ARTS GRAND MASTER ALBERT MADY
January 22nd, 2013 - 8:02pm
WINDSOR – Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) presents martial arts hall of famer Albert Mady with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal at Mady’s Isshin-ryu Chikara Dojo (studio). Since 1981 Mady’s school has been one of the longest operating schools in the City of Windsor. Mr. Mady currently has 25 affiliate schools operating throughout Canada, India, Germany, Denmark, Kosovo and the United States.
Grand Master Albert Mady has been involved heavily in the martial arts for 45 years, and is the first person to achieve an 9th degree black belt in Isshinryu Karate, in Canada. Mady has taught in the secondary school system, physical education department, for 14 years, teaching high school students how to defend themselves in an effective manner. Over the years he has been instrumental in his training for such groups as the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Windsor and Essex County and Dental Assistants of Windsor and Essex County. He also has taught many law enforcement individuals and security groups such as: Essex Security, Windsor Police Tactical Unit, OPP Essex detachment response unit, including many individual officers from the Windsor Police, Essex Police, Amherstburg Police, OPP, RCMP, Canadian Customs, Canadian Immigration Intelligence, Canadian Central Intelligence Service, Ontario corrections officers, Windsor Crown Attorney’s Office, United States ATF (alcohol tobacco and firearms) and the Copenhagen Police Academy, he also teaches "USE OF FORCE" for the border services program through St.Clair College.Mady has been honoured throughout the years for his multiple talents and many achievements.
Albert Mady is a proud Windsorite and credits his success to his school and martial art teachers where over the years he has produced local and international martial arts champions. "I have personally witnessed our Windsor and Essex County youth gain confidence, respect, and poise through the teachings of Mr. Mady. His commitment to teaching and leadership, have benefited many families in our region and is most deserving of this recognition”, stated Masse.
Mady is internationally recognized and has served many years on the various boards within the American Okinawan Karate Association including its Board of Directors. It is notable that Albert Mady has attracted students from all walks of life from elementary students, university students to accountants, lawyers and physicians and demands a mutual respect from all who study under him. Over the years he has positively influenced thousands of students to live better both physically and mentally. "I owe all my achievements and this great honour to my parents, my family and my students world wide" said Mady.
This past year marked the 60th anniversary of the accession of Her Majesty the Queen as Queen of Canada. The Diamond Jubilee is an opportunity to highlight individuals who like Her Majesty, have dedicated themselves to service to family, community and country through their significant contributions and achievements.
For further information, please contact:
Darlene Dunn Mahler (519) 255-1472