What Do I Need To Wear To Classes?
If it's your first time, you can wear any athletic clothing! For members, you can purchase your judo gis through us! Contact us and we will help you with sizing and get your order in right away.
Already have a gi? Feel free to wear it! Please be aware that uniforms for martial arts such as Taekwondo and Karate are much thinner than judo gis, and will rip easily in practice due to the nature of the sport.
How Do The Belts Work?
Judo has 6 kyu (color-belt) ranks: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, and brown. The children's program additionally includes half-belts: white, white-yellow, yellow, yellow-orange, orange, orange-green, green, green-blue, blue, blue-brown, and brown. After brown comes black belt. The minimum age for a black belt in Canada is 16 years-old. Police Judo's grading is attendance based.
What Is The Youngest Age Group You Offer Classes For?
U8 is the youngest age group that we offer training for. U8 encompasses 5 - 7 year olds.
Where Is The Training Facility Located?
We are located at 5487 Lane Street, Burnaby BC. All of our training is done on a purpose built sprung-floor with dollamur judo mats.
Do You Offer A Trial Period?
On Wednesdays we offer an intro class for U12 - U14 age group. This class offers training once a week for a 10 week period. This program costs $200 to register and includes class registration fees and judo bc membership.
For other age group categories, we offer a monthly class registration option and this can be cancelled at any point. If you would like to try your first class for free, contact us at email@example.com
Are There Competitions?
As an olympic sport, judo offers many competitive options for students of all ages and abilities! There are multiple competitions and training camps offered by Judo BC and other provinces that are open to any Judo BC member! However, these are not mandatory.
Can I Join At Anytime?
Yes, you can sign up at anytime. However, the classes are set up for your childs development based off a semester system.
September – December | January – April | May – August
Additionally, we take the last two weeks off in August.
Is Judo For All Body Types?
Judo focuses on maximum efficiency with minimum effort, which means that there are techniques for EVERYBODY. While traditional judoka compete in weight classes, open weight competitions are offered and we encourage training with different body types!
Is Judo Safe?
Judo places an emphasis on safe practice and a significant portion of each class is focused on falling safely. Students do not progress to active sparring until they are competant in safe practice, and begin training with more experienced students and instructors. As a result, judo is a very safe contact sport for children and adults.
Is There Training On A Stat Holiday?
There will be no training on a stat holiday. An e-mail confirmation will be sent out to registered students.
What Is Judo BC? Do I Have To Become A Member?
Judo BC is the organizing body for Judo in British Columbia. All judo students in BC must be registered with Judo BC. The annual fees not only cover insurance, but also provide many opportunities for students in terms of training camps, competitions, seminars, webinars, coaching clinics, among other events. Please see the Judo BC website for more information: http://www.judobc.ca/