Avonhurst Judo Club

Judo teaches us to look for the best possible course of action, 
whatever the individual circumstances.

Kano Jigoro

Class Schedule & Descriptions
Sept 2021-April 2022

 TUESDAY
 THURSDAY
 SATURDAY
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Under 8 Child & Parent Class (2015+)  MAX:  10 judoka 
5-5:40 pm

Virtual Judo-Family Style
9:00am-9:30am


Youth-Beginner & Advanced (2009-2014) MAX: 30
6:00-7:15pm

Youth-Beginner & Advanced (2009-2014)  MAX: 30
6:00-7:15pm

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Recreational Adult  MAX: 12 
6:00-7:15 pm

Recreational Adult  MAX: 12 
6:00-7:15 pm

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Senior Advanced   
7:30-9:00 pm

Senior Advanced   
7:30-9:00 pm

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Open Mat
7:30-9:00 pm
Kata 
7:30-8:45 pm
 


As of July 11th, 2021, all COVID restrictions have been lifted.  However, changes to class numbers & class times my be necessary to ensure a safe return to the mats. We will follow the direction of the Sask Health Authority (SHA) for a safe return!!  



Youth Program Descriptions

Under 8 Child & Parent Class

Ages 4-6 (born 2015+)  (max:  10 students + parents)

  • Thursday 5-5:40pm + Virtual Judo
Coach:  Kim Bergey

This 40-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 Beginner

Ages 7-13 (Born 2009-2014)  
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm (max: 15 students) + Virtual Judo
Coach: Andrew MacLeod

This 75-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.

NOTE:  Currently, Judoka can only sign up for 1 night a week.  If the circumstances improve, they may have the option to train 2 nights per week.

Youth Advanced

Ages 7-13 (Born 2009-2014)  
  • Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm (max: 15 students) + Virtual Judo
Coach:  Lorna Hattum & Mike Smook


This 75-minute class, offers our returning 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).

NOTE:  Currently, Judoka can only sign up for 1 night a week.  If the circumstances improve, they may have the option to train 2 nights per week.

Virtual Judo-Family Style

Registered Judoka & their families
  • Saturdays 9:00am
Coach:  Mike Smook

This LIVE 30 minute class will focus on basic Judo skills & movements that can be done individually or with a partner.   Judoka will have the opportunity continue their development of body awareness and general fitness through judo-specific activities.  Judo etiquette will be reinforced as they work towards increased technical development (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus).
 

Teen & Adult Program Descriptions

Recreational Adult

Ages 13+  (2008 and earlier)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:15pm


This 60 minute class, 2 times per week, will introduce you to the fundamentals of Judo. This class is 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

Senior Advanced 

Ages 13+  (2008 and earlier) + U14 by invitation 
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-9:00pm
Coach:  Aidan Skaf & Toshi Shinmura



This 1.5 hour 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). 

Kata

**Senior Judoka must be yellow belt or higher

Thursday 7:30-8:45 pm

Coach:  Kim Bergey


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)