Avonhurst Judo Club

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

Kano Jigoro

Class Schedule & Descriptions
September 2022 to April 2023

6:00-7:15 pm
Under 8 Child & Parent Class   
5-5:40 pm

Recreational Adult
6:00-7:15 pm

6:00-7:15 pm

Olympic Weightlifting  
7:15-7:45 pm

Recreational Adult  
6:00-7:15 pm

Senior Advanced   
7:45-9:00 pm

Senior Advanced   
7:30-9:00 pm

Open Mat
7:30-9:00 pm

7:30-8:45 pm

Program Descriptions

Under 8 Child & Parent Class

Ages 4-6 (born 2016+)  

  • Thursday 5-5:40pm 

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.


Ages 7-13 (Born 2010-2015)  
  • Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm  

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 .  All judoka will focus on 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.  

Returning judoka will continue to develop their fitness & refine their technical development as they work towards their next belt rank (as per Judo Canada Kyu Syllabus).   Judo etiquette, rules and concept of fair play are reinforced as they work towards increased technical development & prepare for shiai (competition).

NEW--Olympic Weightlifting

more details coming soon

Avonhurst Judo Club is an official Saskatchewan Weightlifting Association training centre. This program gives our judoka an opportunity to learn the sport of olympic weightlifting. These classes cover the basics of the two Olympic lifts (Snatch, Clean and Jerk) as well as strength and mobility training. 
All ages 10+ welcome.

NEW--WOMEN ONLY-Fun, Fitness & Self-Defense

more details coming soon
(15 week introductory course)

CALLING ALL WOMEN!!!  We are excited to invite all the Avonhurst Judo family to bring your female friends & family members to join us in our new Avonhurst Judo Club program – a female only class led by Lorna Hattum & April Korchinski, along with all our other female instructors and coaching team.  

The goal of the class is to entice more females to become long-term members of the Avonhurst Judo Club, by increasing self-confidence and building a skill set using judo based activities. We encourage you to bring moms, sisters, aunts, grandmas, or any other females in your lives to join the class. This program will be delivered to support women in a way that increases self-esteem and confidence by using supportive and encouraging approach!!

Recreational Adult

Ages 13+  (2010 and earlier)
  • Tuesday & Thursday 6:00-7:15 pm   

This 75 minute class, 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+  (2010 and earlier) + U14 by invitation 
  • Tuesday & Thursday 7:30-9:00pm

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). 


**Judoka must be yellow belt or higher & ages 13+**

Thursday 7:30-8:45 pm

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)
  • Kodomo-no-Kata (Forms for Children)