Sensei is a NCCP Level 2 Certified Coach, Godan (5th degree black belt) with over 50 years experience in the sport. His training began in Japan, where he received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in high school and was quite successful in competition. He then immigrated to Canada and began teaching at the YMCA in Regina. He was provincial champion, but unfortunately he was unable to compete at the Canadian National Championships due to citizenship requirements at the time. Shinmura Sensei then started his own dojo, Seidokan, named in honor of his club in Yaizu, Japan. His ability to recognize athletic potential in young athletes and help them achieve their goals is unmatched in Saskatchewan. Shinmura Sensei was recognized for his long term commitment to Judo being awarded the inaugural Jim O’Sullivan Memorial Award for Long Term Dedication to Judo in Saskatchewan.
Aidan is NCCP Certified Dojo Instructor and works closely with our High Performance athletes as a member of the Judo Sask High Performance Committee.
April Korchinski started Judo in 1985 at the Regina YMCA Judo club, earning her Sankyu (green belt) before taking a break from the sport. In 2011, April returned to the mats at Senshudokan Judo Club, where she trained, coached and earned her Shodan in 2018. With the recent closure of Senshudokan, April has now become part of the the Avonhurst Judo Club. She is a National Kata judge, and a trained Level 2 Dojo Instructor and she is a member of the Judo Saskatchewan Board of Directors. She enjoys coaching, volunteering and continues to compete in newaza and kata competitions.
Don started Judo in 2016 looking to try an activity for recreation and fitness. He is an assistant coach for the recreational adult class and volunteers as a timekeeper at local Judo tournaments.
Don is proof that you can start learning Judo anytime.