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Upcoming 2018/2019 Season!

Posted on August 23, 2018 at 10:10 PM

Hope everyone has had a great summer and is looking forward to the upcoming Judo Season! Mark your calendars, Registration will open September 5 at 6:30 at the dojo. The first seniors class will be held this night and Junior and Intermediate classes will start the following Monday! Hope to see everyone back out on the mats for another great year!

Wind Up Weekend!

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 11:45 PM

Hope Everyone had a great last week of Judo this past week!

Last weekend was quite a busy one for our club;

Sensei Eric, Pat & Todd attended the Sports Summit on Saturday, where they enjoyed a day of sport related presentations. They also had the pleasure of meeting Susan Auch; 3-time Olympic Medalist in Speed Skating, Haley Irwin; Canada Women’s Hockey Team 3-time medalist, and Rick Lang; two time World Curling Champion!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the road clean up, we had a great outcome! Followed by a lovely BBQ back at the dojo, it’s great to see all the students achievements over the past year.

Hope everyone enjoys there summer, see you in September!

Spring Newsletter 2018

Posted on May 9, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Hope everyone has had a chance to grab a copy of the newsletter on Monday night!

Please note a date change for the road clean up & year end BBQ it will be held on MAY 27th, 2018. Please sign up by Monday (May14)! Sign up sheet has been posted in the Dojo!

Lake of the Woods Tournament

Posted on April 12, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Lake of the Woods tournament in Kenora held on April 7, 2018!Competitors who brought home medals include: Sensei Todd (Gold), Ameer (Gold), Avi (Gold & Silver), Chiara (Gold), Dylan (Gold), Elise (Gold), Ethan (Bronze), Wyatt (Silver) and Keri (Bronze).

Happy Easter!

Posted on March 31, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Happy Easter Everyone!

Reminder that classes are still running on Monday!

Canceled Classes for March Break

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 11:25 PM

Reminder! There will be no open mat this Saturday and Junior and Intermediate classes are canceled this week due to March break. Also, remember to mark you calendars for the Lake of the Wood tournament in Kenora on April 7, 2018!

Hope everyone has a great break!

Orillia 2018 Ontario Winter Games

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 11:35 PM

Congratulations to all the athletes representing Northwestern Ontario at the, March 2nd in Midland.

Competing in U18 Male and Female placing on the podium in their weight division include Kerwin Klywak, J&M Judo, Kenora -46kg, won gold, Alex Harris, Sakamoto Judo Club, Thunder Bay, -73kg won silver, Emma Bell, Dryden School of Judo, -63kg won silver, Avi Bragnalo, Thunder Bay Judo Dojo, -60kg won bronze, Jayden Woolsey, Borderland Judo Club, Fort Frances,-60kg, won bronze, Adam LaFroy, Sakamoto Judo Club, Thunder Bay, -66kg won bronze and Keaton Carmen, Marathon Judo Club competed and represented our region well.

Also in attendance where Coaches Pat Vieira, Thunder Bay Judo Dojo, John LaFroy, Sakamoto Judo Club, Referees, Eric Boutin, Thunder Bay Judo Dojo and Chuck Macdonald, Borderland Judo Club.

Shown in picture from left to right; Alex Harris, Emma Bell, Kerwin Klywak, Avi Bragnalo, Adam LaFroy, Jayden Woolsey, not present for photo is Keaton Carmen.

Fort Frances Tournament

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 11:20 AM

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Tournament in Fort Frances on February 24, 2018. Competitors who brought home metals include; Wyatt Markall (Gold & Bronze), Colin Raison (Gold), Ethan Edison (Silver), Patrick Proulx (Bronze), Ameer Mohammed (Gold) and Todd Lafleur (Gold).

Next up we are looking forward to the 2018 Lake of the Woods Tournament in Kenora being held on April 7, 2018.

Ontario Winter Games

Posted on February 25, 2018 at 5:15 PM

Avi Bragnalo; Thunder Bay Judo Dojo, Kerwin Klywak; Kenora, J&M Judo, Jayden Woolsey; Fort Frances, Borderland Judo, Adam La Froy and Alex Harris; Thunder Bay, Sakamoto Judo, Emma Bell; Dryden School of Judo and Keaton Carmen; Marathon Judo Club have qualified for Orillia Ontario Winter Games, held on March 1 and 2nd. They will be representing the NW Region competing U18 in judo at the Venue in Midland held March 2nd. Avi Bragnalo from the Thunder Bay Judo Dojo will also be the flag bearer for the NW Region. Pat Vieira from Thunder Bay Judo Dojo and John LaFroy from Sakamoto Dojo will be coaching, Eric Boutin from Thunder Bay Judo Dojo will be refereeing and Chuck MacDonald from Borderland Judo in Fort Frances will also be going down to referee judo. Medals will be presented upon the completion of each weight-category. Good luck to all the competitors!

Family Day Classes

Posted on February 19, 2018 at 3:45 PM

Hope everyone is enjoying Family Day.

Reminder that there are judo classes tonight.

Hope to see everyone on the mats!