March 25, 2014

2014 Canadian Judo Championships
Registration is now under way for all eligible BC athletes. Please note the following deadlines:

April 1st –             Team BC Jacket orders
April 1st –             Registration forms and deposit for Masters and Kata
April 11th –           Registration forms and deposit for Junior and Seniors
May 1st -              Final payment

If you are planning on attending and didn’t receive an email last week from the office with the registration forms and deposit information please click here.

50th Anniversary Celebration
Judo BC is celebrating its 50th anniversary June 6, 2014 at the Richmond Executive Inn. In preparation for this historic event we are looking to gather and compile stories, photos, video and other memorabilia of the past 50 years. Please share with us a favourite story or memory from your involvement in Judo. It can be anything from the first time you stepped into the dojo to your proudest moment as a judoka, instructor, sensei, volunteer, parent or official to the funniest thing you have experienced in Judo. In addition, we would love to hear what Judo means to you (or your child) and the story of when you first realized that Judo was your passion. Even if you just started Judo this season we would love to hear from you. We are also looking for volunteers to help us write a brief history of Judo in BC. Interested parties are asked to contact the office.

All members who submit content for the commemorative booklet will get their name entered into a draw to win a special Judo BC prize!

Abbotsford Judo Club Invitational Valley Inter-club Judo Tournament
The Abbotsford Judo Club invites you to parcticipate in theire Invitational Valley Inter-Club Judo Tournament with the intention to provide shiai experience to aid in the development of local young competitors.

Tournament Site: Abbotsford Judo Club
31410 Maclure Rd. Abbotsford, BC.
Time: Saturday, April 26th 10:00am

For more information CLICK HERE

Diane St-Denis Appointed Chef de Mission for Team BC for the Wood Buffalo 2015 Western Canada Summer Games The BC Games Society is pleased to announce that Diane St-Denis has been appointed as the Chef de Mission for Team BC for the Wood Buffalo 2015 Western Canada Summer Games.

St-Denis is a proven leader in the Canadian sport system with experience from community level to provincial and national organizations. She has an extensive background in university sport and is currently the Executive Director of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Judo BC and during the lead up to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games was a communications specialist with the Canadian Olympic Committee, liaising between the COC and VANOC on issues, activities, and announcements.

To view full article CLICK HERE

Update from the National Grading Board
For an immediate implementation:  The Definition of the “TAI” period in the Judo Canada’s National Grading Syllabus is adjusted as follows:
Only results accomplished in the U18, U21, Senior and Masters (IJF Veterans) Age divisions are recognized as valid contribution towards the period of corporal development (Tai) of Judoka.

Judo Canada Western Canada Regional Integration Officer Update
For all the latest new from Judo Canada click here!

BC Open Now Open for Registration The Vernon & Lake Country Judo Clubs welcome all Judoka to participate in their Annual Open Junior and Senior Judo Tournament April 11 and 12 in Vernon, BC. To register, download the BC Open Tournament Package.

Does your club have any mats for sale? A buyer is looking forippon2010
 used judo mats. Please contact if you have any for sale.

A Judo Novel by Canadian Authors CHUTES is the first work of teen fiction about judo. It is unique. The authors wanted to convey the spirit of judo to readers from 11 years and up, explain its challenges, its goals and its benefits in a fresh and dynamic way.

2013 Canadian Judo Championships a Finalist for a Canadian Sport Tourism Prestige Award
The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), which celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities.
These awards are presented annually in six categories to individuals, companies, events and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism.

Group B: with an event budget less than $250,000
  • 2013 Canadian Judo National Championships (Richmond, BC)
  • 2013 Mastercraft Calgary Pro Shootout (Calgary, AB)
  • 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships (St. John’s, NL)
To view the full article, CLICK HERE.
Judo Canada Tournament Sanctioning Policy Updated
The Judo Canada Tournament Sanctioning Policy has been updated. To view the updated version CLICK HERE.

Mark your calendar now!
We are planning the following events for this Summer and will send out more details once they are confirmed.

Judo BC 50th Anniversary Gala
Friday, June 6th

Saturday, June 7th

US Jr National Open Championships

July 2 – 7
Honolulu, HI
For Canada Winter Games eligible athletes only. Judo BC will provide partial funding for top athlete in each weight category.

Girls Only Summer Camp
Aug 26 – 28
View Camp Flyer

New Member of a Judo Club in BC?
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