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June 27, 2016 by admin

The Steve Sasaki Award is presented annually to a long time member of Judo BC who exemplifies the principles of Kodokan Judo. This years recipient is George Okazaki of the Vernon Judo Club. The only thing that has kept George from being with the Vernon Judo club since its beginning in 1944 is that he’s […]


June 27, 2016 by admin

Judo BC in partnership with Judo Canada is offering a new program/bursary to facilitate Regional Training Centre (RTC) athletes transitioning to the National Training Centre (NTC) in Montreal. This bursary is to encourage and support full time RTC athletes as they progress along the Judo Canada Long Term Development Pathway at the NTC, with the goal to achieve […]


February 9, 2016 by admin

Congratulations to the following judoka for being promoted to Rokudan by Judo Canada in September 2015:Martin Kuramoto, Steveston Judo ClubRon Kuramoto, Steveston Judo ClubRon Wright, Victoria Judo Club and to the following judoka whose December 2015 promotions have been approved by the Judo Canada Grading Board. To Shodan: Simren Brar Abbotsford David Coventry Port Coquitlam […]

2015 World Judo Day

October 12, 2015 by admin

World Judo Day was initiated by the International Judo Federation and aims to promote the values of our sport as they have been designed from its inception.What activity will you do to mark ‪#‎WorldJudoDay‬ UNITY on 28 October? To download World Judo Day posters and diplomas  CLICK HERE Don’t forget to let Judo BC know […]

Antoine Valois-Fortier Earns Olympic Bronze Medal! 

July 31, 2012 by Admin

London, UK – July 31, 2012 (Sportcom) – After a twelve year wait, Antoine Valois-Fortier earned Canada another Olympic medal in Judo, Tuesday in the Under 81 kg category.  In the bronze medal final, the Beauport (Quebec) native beat out American judoka Travis Stevens, ranked 8th internationally.  Valois-Fortier’s medal is Canada’s first since Nicolas Gill’s […]