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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

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.

 

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2017-18 Season

The VJC 2017-18 season starts with Registration Wednesday September 6th from 7-8:30.  Registration will be ongoing through September.  The first night of classes is Thursday September 7th. New for this season, we’re planning to add a rec session Wednesday nights (fitness and varied topics) at the same time as the technical/conditioning sessions from 6:30-8PM.