Shimnura Sensei received his shodan (1st degree black belt) in high school in 1968 from Kodokan in Kakegawa. In competition he quite successful in Japan. In 1977 he immigrated to Canada. In 1978 he was teaching at the YMCA in Regina, and he was provincial champion in the under-157 lb, but was unable to compete at the Canadian National Championships because he didn’t have Canadian citizenship. In 1980, he decided to start is own dojo. Shinmura Sensei started the Seidokan in Regina (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 Regina. Over his 39 years of dedicated coaching in Regina, he has proven his ability to bring judoka to elite levels of competition. In 2016, Shinmura Sensei decided to officially retire from coaching. In 2017, Judo Saskatchewan recognized his long term commitment to Judo in the province by awarding him the inaugural Jim O’Sullivan Memorial Award for Long Term Dedication to Judo in Saskatchewan. Shinmura Sensei will be working with our Senior Advanced class on Thursday evenings. It is an honor to have him return to the mats and share his knowledge and expertise with our Avonhurst judoka.
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 35 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.
NCCP Certified Dojo Instructor and a member of the Judo Saskatchewan Coaches Committee.
Nikyu-Blue Belt & Administration Chair
Avonhurst Judo Logistics and Support Team, is a committee led by Adam. He is a practicing recreational judoka, referee and coach of our new "recreational adult class". The committee functions as a 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