Avonhurst Judo Club


Class Schedule & Descriptions


 **Classes begin September until April 20th, 2019**







 Under 8's (2012+)



Youth Class




Recreational Adult





Recreational Adult



Senior Advanced



Senior Advanced






Class Descriptions

NEW  Recreational Adult Class (15 week session-Jan 8-Apr 18 )

SPECIAL PRICE:  $100 + Judogi   Click here for registration information

  • Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 pm -- Sensei Andrew MacLeod & Adam MacDonald
  • Thursday 6-7 pm-- Sensei Andrew MacLeod & Adam MacDonald

This 60 minute class, 2 times per week, will introduce you to the fundamentals of Judo. This class will be held in conjunction with the advanced class, but designed for recreational adults and beginners without any prior Judo experience. These classes offer adults the opportunity to work at their own pace as they are introduced to the basics of falling techniques, footwork and basics of posture. The emphasis is not competition, but the chance to get fit, meet new people, move up the grade system with the aim of achieving their black belt, and have fun. The ultimate goal is 'perfection' of techniques (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus ).

  • Get Fit
  • Keep Healthy
  • Learn Something New
  • Meet New People
  • Do It For Fun

Under 8 Child and Parent Class  Ages 4-6 (born 2012+)  (max:  10 students)

  • Tuesdays 5-5:45pm 

Sensei: Kim Bergey Kaip

This 45-minute class offers an opportunity for children to work together with their parent(s) to develop basic movement patterns and general fitness.  Participants will be introduced to Judo etiquette and sport-specific skills through judo-related games.  Focus will be on FUN & FITNESS.

 Youth Novice Ages 7-13 (Born 2006-2011)   (max:  16 students)
  • Tuesdays 6-7:30pm 

Sensei:  Andrew MacLeod

This 90-minute class offers judoka (students) the opportunity to develop general awareness of the body and general fitness through judo-specific activities and games .  Introduction to Judo etiquette, rules and concept of fair play. There is a focus on technical development (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus) and an introduction to modified competition.

Youth Advanced  Ages 9-13 (Born 2006-2009)
  • Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
  • Thursday 6-7:30pm 

**Judoka must be orange belt or higher, or yellow belts invited/recommended by Sensei's**

Sensei:  Kim Bergey Kaip

This 90-minute class, 2 times per week, offers colored belt judoka the opportunity continue their development of body awareness and general fitness through judo-specific activities and games .  Judo etiquette, rules and concept of fair play are reinforced as they work towards increased technical development (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus).

Senior Class  Ages 14+  (2005 and earlier)

  • Tuesdays 7:30-9pm -- Sensei Ross Kostron & Aidan Skaf
  • Thursday 6-7:30pm-- Sensei Lorna Hattum -Snider & Aidan Skaf

This 90-minutes class, 2-times per week, begins to increase exposure to formal competition.  Emphasis on general fitness development, with concentration on 'agility, balance, coordination and speed.  There is more emphasis on the 'perfection' of technique (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus) and an introduction to 'Kata's'.

NEW  Kata Class 

  • Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm

**Senior Judoka must be yellow belt or higher

**Junior Judoka must be green belt or higher or invited/recommended by Sensei's**

Kata, which literally means "form" is practiced following a formal system of prearranged exercise.  Through Kata practice, trainees learn the principles of techniques.   In the Kodokan, the following eight Katas are mainly adopted: 
  • Nage-no-Kata (Forms of Throwing) ...
  • Katame-no-Kata (Forms of Grappling or Holding) ...
  • Kime-no-Kata (Forms of Decisive techniques) ...
  • Ju-no-Kata (Forms of Gentleness & Flexibility) ...
  • Kodokan Goshin-jutsu (Forms of Kodokan Self-Defense) ...
  • Itsutsu-no-Kata (Forms of "Five")
  • Koshiki-no-Kata (Forms of Classics)
  • Seiryoku-Zenyo-Kokumin-Taiiku (Forms of Maximum- Efficiency National physical education)