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The Vernon Judo Club meets at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Road.

Regular Classes run from September until the end of April (often into May for Nationals).

Contact us for summer or special programs.

2017 Nationals

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Congratulations to Avery, Brendan and Sydney on their 2017 national competitions in Calgary, where Brendan took home his third silver medal.

 

About

The VJC is located in the Western Canadian province of British Columbia, in the city of Vernon at the north end of Okanagan Lake.

The club was formed in 1944 by Mr. Y. Mori, in a time when martial arts were banned in many places and Japanese Canadians even required a special police permit to meet in groups. We’ve been practising ever since, making the VJC the longest continuously running club in Canada.

The club is run entirely by volunteers. Our parent group is a non-profit society dedicated to support our judoka.

We practice Monday and Thursday nights at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Road.

6:30-7:45 PM Junior/intermediate

7:45-9:15 PM Senior

Our season runs from early September to late April.

Advanced/conditioning sessions are on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 PM.  New for 2017, we are planning to run rec sessions at the same time.

Spectators are welcome at any time.

 

Events

BC Open Division Lists

Competition is underway.    U10, U12 and Petit Samourai are done. Look here for periodic updates. U10/U12 division lists. All remaining divisions, U14 and older have been posted with match numbers. There were no entries for the team competition.

Preliminary Draws

We have posted the preliminary draws (to be adjusted with completed division weigh-ins) at the venue.  See this link for a Listing of Divisions as they currently stand. We are particularly impressed by the big showing of U10 and U12 competitors — it could be about noon before we can get underway with the Petit …

BC Open

Our BC Open Judo Tournament is only 3 weeks away.  The tournament technical package and online registration is at http://www.trackiereg.com/2018BCOpen.