Judo BC Newsletter

December 16, 2014



Judo BC Holiday Office Closure
Judo BC will be closed from 12:00 pm on December 24, 2014 through to January 4, 2015. The office will re-open will normal office hours on Monday, January 5, 2015.

If you require urgent assistance please email 
executivedirector@judobc.ca. 

The next Judo BC E-Newsletter will be released Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Happy Holidays!

Sport Development Director Position
Judo BC is looking for an outstanding person to join our organization. Reporting to the Volunteer Board of Directors for Judo BC, the Sport Development Director (SDD) is responsible for contributing to and enacting technical components of strategic plan. They will also act as Head Coach for Judo BC, organizing the annual plan and working with volunteer regional coaches and athletes.

Please 
CLICK HERE to view the job posting.

NCCP Competition Development Course in BC!
It’s official Judo BC will be hosting a Judo Canada NCCP Competition Development course in August 2015! The tentative dates are August 20 – 23 and the location is to be confirmed but will likely be in the Metro Vancouver area.  This course is equivalent to the old NCCP level 3 course and the prerequisites are:
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Minimum rank of Shodan
  • Dojo Instructor trained (attended a DI course and completed the MED online evaluation – equivalent to the old NCCP level 2)
  • Completion of the multisport Comp Dev modules:
    • Coaching & Leading Effectively
    • Developing Athletic Abilities
    • Prevention & Recovery
    • Psychology of Performance
    • Leading Drug Free Sport
    • Managing Conflict

All of the multisport modules are offered by Coaches ViaSport (classroom or online) and here is a link to the course schedule: 
http://www.viasport.ca/course-calendar
Once you have taken these multi sport modules please let us know so that we can add you to the list of people eligible for the Comp Dev course.

More details about the course will be published soon.

Tom Mukai Recognized as Community Sport Hero
Congratulations to Tom Mukai, recepient of the the Sport BC Community Sport Hero award. This program recognizes coaches, officials, mentors and administrators who have dedicated themselves to amateur sport at the community level.  Since its inception in 2001, 50 Provincial Sport Organizations have honoured 536 sport volunteers in 45 different communities.

Judo BC Winter Training Camp Featuring Former National Coach Sensei NakamuraJudo BC will be hosting the 2014 Winter Training Camp at the Abbotsford Judo Club December 27-30, 2014. This is for judoka who are U16 + and have minimum orange belt. The registration fee is $50/person with each club submitting one payment.

In addition to the on mat sessions with Sensei Nakamura there will be a presentation on knee injuries prevention by our very own Lisa Nakajima. Lisa is a former Senior National Champion and is currently a 2nd year Medical student.  Carl Nienhuis, the Team BC Mental Performance Consultant for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, will also be in attendance to work with the CWG athletes.
Please CLICK HERE to register.

Registration Deadline: 
4:30pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014

Canada West Invitational
The Canada West Invitational took place at the Burnaby Judo club December 6, 2014. The results will be posted once they are available.

To view more photos, check out our 
FaceBook page and make sure you give us a LIKE!

Steveston Shiai Results
The Steveston took place November 22, 2014. The results will be posted for download once they are available. More pictures can be found 
here.
Photo courtesy of Brian Hampson

BC Athletes to Compete at the 2015 Elite 8 Invitational National Championships
Congratulations to all the BC athletes who were selected for this new and prestigious competition. The following judoka will be representing BC at the Elite 8 Invitational in January.
  • Leo Goldberg
  • Lavanna Laass
  • Ario Nishimura
  • Megan Hanks
  • Geoffrey Hanks
  • Meghan Jamieson
  • Tavis Jamieson
  • Grace Northrop
  • Dante St. Prix
  • Braxton Clark
  • Blake Tsuyuki
  • Ignacio Rodriguez
  • Andriy Romanov
  • Amara Jarvinen
Live web cast of the event will be available. CLICK HERE for more information.

Rodriguez Recounts Experience Competing at European Continental Open
Judo BC's Ignacio Rodriguez recently competed for Canada at the European Continental Open held in Lisbon, Portugal October 4-5, 2014. Upon reflection of the event, Rodriguez would definitely recommend other Judo BC competitors taking part in this event, "The tournament was strong enough to give a competitor exposure to European judo, while still allowing them to have a chance for a medal."
CLICK HERE to read the Rodriguez's full account of the competition.
 

Western Canada Regional Integration Officer Update
The December edition of the Western Canada Regional Integration Officer Update is now available for download. 
CLICK HERE to view.

Support the Blind Judo Foundation
The Blind Judo Foundation is seeking $20,000 to create a DVD with 14 specific teaching chapters. The purpose is to teach interested Judo Instructors how-to teach Judo to the blind and visually impaired. Coach Cahill will lead the charge using qualified instructors and blind / VI Judoka as the subjects.

Therefore, we have created a Crowdfunding Campaign 
http://www.razoo.com/story/Blind-Judo-Strong-Instructional-Videos to help fund the project.  We have a couple that is providing $5000 of Matching Funds to help us reach our goal of $20,000.  We can’t do this alone and therefore we are calling upon you to consider making a donation that will be matched dollar-to-dollar up to $5000.  Check out theCampaign and let us know what you think. We are open to reaching others that might be interested.

Best to you and your family during this Holiday Season.

Ron Peck
Co-Founder
Blind Judo Foundation

Upcoming NCCP Courses
Judo BC is offering the following NCCP courses this fall:
  • January 23 to 25 – NCCP Dojo Instructor Course, Delta – note: revised dates - registration now open
  • February 13 to 15 – NCCP Dojo Instructor Course, Kamloops – registration now open
  • May 30 to 31 - NCCP Dojo Assistant Course, Prince George
  • August 20-24 - NCCP Competition Development, location TBA
Clubs interested in hosting a NCCP course should contact the NCCP chair at nccp@judobc.ca.
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Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • December 21 - Coastal Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • December 27 to 30 - Winter Training Camp, Abbotsford, BC
  • January 2 to 4 – Judo Quebec Winter Training Camp, Montreal, QC
  • January 4 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • January 10 & 11 - Elite 8 National Championships U18 & Senior, Montreal, QC
  • January 10 & 11 - Kootenay Regional Training, Invermere, BC
  • January 11 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • January 17 - Island Regional Training, Nanaimo, BC
  • January 17 - Northern Regional Training, Hart Judo Academy, Prince George, BC
  • January 17 - Washington State Judo Championships, Kent, WA
  • January 18 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Abbotsford, BC
  • January 23 to 25 - NCCP Dojo Instructor Course, Delta, BC
  • January 24 & 25 - Saskatchewan Open, Regina, SK
  • January 25 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • February 1 - Okanagan Regional Training, Vernon Judo Club, Vernon, BC
  • February 1 - Kootenay Regional Training, Fernie, BC
  • February 1 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • February 7 & 8 - Vancouver International & Youth Provincial Championships, Langley, BC
  • February 8 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Langley or Abbotsford, BC
  • February 13 to 15 - Dojo Instructor Course, Kamloops, BC
  • February 14 - Norther Regional Training, Prince George Judo Club, Prince George, BC
  • February 15 - Kootenay Regional Training, Creston, BC
  • February 15 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • February 22 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • February 22 to 28 - Canada Winter Games, Prince George, BC
  • March 1 - Okanagan Regional Training, Penticton Judo Club, Penticton BC
  • March 1 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Abbotsford, BC
  • March 7 & 8 - Pacific International, Richmond, BC
  • March 8 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • March 9 to 11 - Judo Canada Training Camp, Richmond, BC
  • March 14 & 15 - Edmonton International, Edmonton, AB
  • March 15 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • March 21 - Northern Regional Training, Hart Judo Academy, Prince George, BC
  • March 22 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Abbotsford, BC
  • March 28 & 29 - Spring Training Camp, Steveston, BC
  • March 29 & 30 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • April 11 & 12 - Kata Clinic, Steveston, BC
  • April 12 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • April 19 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Abbotsford, BC
  • April 26 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Steveston, BC
  • May 3 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Burnaby, BC
  • May 8 - Lower Mainland Regional Training, Abbotsford, BC

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