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Tournament results & Rush Mitani award

Posted on February 26, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Borderland 2nd Annual Shiai! Everyone performed well, with the following members placing on the podium: Wyatt (1st & 2nd), Ameer (1st), Nicholas (3rd), Avi (2nd), Elizabeth (2nd), and sensei Todd (2nd & 3rd).


A special announcement goes to sensei Pat for receiving the Rush Mitani Award at the tournament. She received it for her 30 years of Judo training and outstanding contribution to the sport in northwestern Ontario. This award is in memory of Rush Mitani who is considered the Father of Judo in northwestern Ontario, and its first presentation was in 1952. Sensei Pat is the first woman to ever receive this prestigious award, and in our eyes absolutely deserve it. Congratulations sensei!

Family Day class hours

Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM

We will run regular class hours on Family Day (next Monday). Hope to see you out on the mats!

Fort Frances tournament

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 5:05 PM

A reminder that the Borderland Judo 2nd Annual Shiai will take place on Saturday, February 25th. The tournament site will be held at the Couchiching Multi-Use Facility on 201 Frog Creek Road, Couchiching First Nation (just outside of Fort Frances). Please let one of the senseis know if you're interested in competing!

Tournament results

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Congratulations to Avi and Ameer who both competed at Winnipeg's Inner City Open and brought home medals! Avi competed in the U16 -66 kg cateogory and earned a bronze medal, and Ameer competed in the U14 -46 kg category and earned a gold medal. Special thanks to sensei Todd who coached, and to sensei Pat for her support to the team. Congratulations boys!

Schedule update

Posted on January 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Starting this week, seniors classes on Wednesdays will be extended by 30 minutes, so the new Wednesday schedule is 6:30-8:30. This won't affect the Monday schedule.

Also, the open-mat practices on weekends have moved to Sundays at 12:00-2:00.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let one of the senseis know in class. Thank you!

Winter/spring session begins next week!

Posted on January 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years holiday.

Registration and the first class of the winter/spring session begin next Monday at 5:30 PM. Let's have another great season of judo!

Mannequin Challenge

Posted on December 22, 2016 at 10:00 AM

We performed the Mannequin Challenge during last night's class; it was a great way to end our first session. Check out the video here.

New competition rules

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Click the link below to check out the new competition rules outlined by the International Judo Federation! Some of the changes include duration of contest, points evaluation, penalties, and more.

Christmas Newsletter

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 6:05 PM

Please take a couple of minutes and read our Christmas newsletter. Thanks!

The Chronicle Journal's tournament article

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 3:20 PM

Thank you to Janet Fuchek for writing another great article on our tournament!