Judo BC News Letter is now updated.

Monday - February 4, 2013

Staffing Update from the President
As you are aware when Diane St. Denis departed Judo BC the plan was to replace her position with a part time Program Coordinator in September 2012 followed by a Sport Development Director in January 2013. Finding the right person to be the Sport Development Director has proven to be a challenging task and we will be delayed in filling this position. The Board of Directors and hiring committee has been working to find a suitable candidate, we will have someone onboard as soon as possible. We have been interviewing recently and hope to make an offer within the next week or so.
We recognize that this staffing situation has led to some challenges and delays in communication, and on behalf of the board I would like to thank you for your patience as we transition into our new staffing model. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at president@judobc.ca anytime.

Thank you,

Sandy Kent
President - Judo BC

Pacific International 2013 Registration Deadline!
The last day to register for this event is Feb 11th. Don't miss out and register now! Click here to download the Technical Package and registration forms. Please note no registration will be accepted the day of the tournament.

Pacific Iinternational 2013

Judo BC Directory January 2013 update
An updated copy of the directory is available here.

2013 Canadian Judo Championships
5 months to go until Nationals! Click on the logo below to check our webpages dedicated to this event!
2013 Canadian Judo Championships

Referees Needed for Youth Provincials
Judo BC and the Referee Committee is encouraging any and all willing referees, regardless of level, who wish to officiate at the Youth Provincial Championships March 9th in Prince Georgre to attend the championship. A presentation and review of the up-coming IJF rule changes will be made prior to the start of the tournament. If you are available to attend this event please contact referee@judobc.ca.

Local Campbell River Judokas Earn 17 Medals

Patrick Connor of the Campbell River Judo club is bestowed a second place medal by the club’s founder, Sensei James Ramsay at last weekend’s judo meet hosted by the Campbell River club. Read all about it in the Campbell River Mirror!

viaSport Grants Now Open
Opening dates for several viaSport Grants have been announced. For more information visit the programs page of the viaSport website.

Mental focus for Judo
If you’re serious about learning a martial art like judo then you have to develop mental focus. Mental focus can be thought of as the ability to deal with external and internal stimuli in an appropriate way for the situation at hand. It’s a skill not an innate ability which means it can be taught, learned, practiced and developed.
© Sandra Hewson 2013

Click here to read the complete article by Sandra Hewson.

Judo Canada Selection Policies
Judo Canada has posted the selection policy for the 2013 Pan Am Championship in addition to the selection policies for 2013 Junior, Senior and Cadet World Championships. For all the details please visit the Judo Canada website.

Weight and Age Standards 2012/13 updated January 2013
Click here to download the Weight and Age Standards update.

Looking for Clubs to host Eclipse Program
After the outstanding success of the Eclipse Program at the Prince George Judo Club, we are looking for clubs interested in hosting Eclipse programs in their Dojos. This program is funded by viaSport, Judo Canada and Judo BC and provides opportunities for youth at risk. If you club is interested please contact our office for more information.

Another Success Story for BC Judokas in Wrestling
Asanee Schmidt won gold at the War-on-the-Floor tournament Grade7/8 and challenged the Grade 9/10 class; winning a bronze medal. Atid Schmidt won silver in the Grade7/8 competition. Both practice at the New Westminster Judo club.The War-on-the Floor and the Kamloops Age-Class tournament are used for ranking BC Wrestlers.

Register Now for Upcoming NCCP Courses
New Dojo Assistant course announced for early March in Abbotsford and registration is ongoing for the Dojo Instructor course scheduled for Kamloops in May 2013. Click on the links in the event section below for the details of each course.

Join us on Facebook and Twitter
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Upcoming Judo BC events (click on the file for the details)
  • May 31 to June 2 - Inter-Provinicial Training Camp, Canmore, Alberta (Jr & Sr Provincial Team Selection Event) - more details coming soon!
  • July 4 to 7- Canadian Championships, Richmond BC


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