Judo BC Newsletter

Judo BC Girls Only Camp Takes the #ALSIceBucketChallenge

The Judo BC Girls Only Camp is in full swing in at Camp Hatikvah in Oyama, BC. The past day and a half have been crammed full of swimming, capture the flag, and of course, lots of Judo training. The intensity of sessions has been high while the judoka focus on refining the basics and learning new techniques.

Check out the video below.

Fall Training Camp in Prince George

This is a reminder that the 2014 Fall Training Camp will be held in Prince George at the Northern Sport Centre on September 20th and 21st. All eligible athletes are encouraged to attend along with club and regional coaches and this camp is a mandatory selection event for the 2015 Canada Winter Games. Pre registration of all athletes and coaches by the clubs is required.

Please CLICK HERE to register and read all the details.

BC Judo Championships Technical Package
The BC Judo Championships technical package is now available on the Judo BC Events page. Please note that the last page of the package is a registration form for the Canada Winter Games event.

CLICK HERE to view the package.

Okanagan Regional Training Sessions
All practices are to be held from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm which will allow everyone enough time to travel to the destination club.
•    October 26 - Kelowna Judo Club
•    December 14 - Aberdeen Judo Club
•    February 1 - Vernon Judo Club
•    March 1 - Penticton Judo Club
•    April 12 - Kamloops Judo Club

Coastal Regional Training Sessions
The following dates have been selected for Coastal Regional Training sessions for the 2014-15 season.
•    September 14 - Steveston Judo Club
•    September 28 - Burnaby Judo Club
•    October 5 - Abbotsford Judo Club
•    October 12 - Steveston Judo Club
•    October 26 - Burnaby Judo Club
•    November 16 - Burnaby Judo Club
•    November 30 - Abbotsford Judo Club
•    December 14 - Abbotsford Judo Club
•    December 21 - Steveston Judo Club

Judogi Standards in Canada for the 2014-2015 Season
Considering that  the IJF will introduce another  NEW  judogi standards in April 2015,  no new judogi  standards are introduced in Canada until further notice but not sooner  than after the Open National Championships in May 2015.  The judogi standard in force are the standards used in Canada in the season 2013/14 (length of the sleeve 5 cm from the wrist, etc.)

NOTE: All Canadians competing abroad – including club competitors competing at events in the USA, have to compete there in judogi that meets  the IJF standard.

BC AAP Recipients Announced
Judo BC is pleased to announce the following judokas are receiving financial support from the BC Athlete Assistance Program:
Lavanna Laass, Hart
Megan Hanks, Aberdeen
Meghan Jamieson, Steveston
Ignacio Rodriguez, Burnaby
Dmitri Kim, Burnaby
Dante St. Prix, Burnaby
Braxton Clarke, Nanaimo
Leo Goldberg, Abbotsford
Ario Nishimura, Steveston

The BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC AAP) is an athlete-centred program of financial assistance funded by the Province of British Columbia and administered by the Sport Branch of the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.  The program seeks to recognize high performance athletes who are participating in programs offered through a provincial sport organization or post secondary institution and competing in recognized national or international competitions to relieve some of the pressures associated with training and competition needs.

Girls Only Camp in Oyama, BC was a lot of fun!
Judo BC would like to thank Keith Griechen and Lake Country Judo Club for not only lending us the mats but also delivering them, setting them up, carrying our luggage, and picking up the mats too.

Thank you to Camp Hatikvah for the wonderful venue that included docks to jump off into the lake, camp fires for s'mores, and the best chef ever. Thanks Dave!

And finally, to the instructors, the Girls Only Camp could not have been as successful as it was without the leadership of our instructors. Thanks to Donna Hanson, Renee Hock, Aline Strasdin, Lisa Nakajima, Kathy Hubble and Karen Sharp.
Pictures can be found on our FaceBook page. Check it out!