Shimnura 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.
Kim was recently inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame 2018 & the Regina Sports Hall of Fame 2017 for her accomplishments as an athlete for Judo & Wrestling.
She is a NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach, with over 40 years in the sport as a athlete, coach and official. She is also National "A" Level Official & National Level "Kata" Judge and a member of the Judo Saskatchewan Referee Committee. Kim has an extensive competitive background at the national and international level. She was a member of the Canadian National Team for a span of 5 years, representing Canada at numerous international events.
Aidan is NCCP Certified Dojo Instructor and works closely with our High Performance athletes.
Nikyu-Blue Belt & Coach of Rec Adult Class
Adam is certified NCCP Dojo Assistant and coaches our new "recreational adult class". He also leads the Avonhurst Judo Logistics and Support Team a committee to support for the club in a variety of activities, like fundraising, club socials, etc. If you are interested in working with Adam to support the club, let us know.
Ikkyu-Brown Belt-Assistant Coach