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about Abbotsford Judo Club

Why join Judo?

Judo is “the way of gentleness rather than brute force.” Judo is both an art and a sport, a means of defence, and equally, a means of offence. Like Ju-Jitsu, its forerunner, judo is a method of turning an opponent’s strength against himself, thus defeating him in the most efficient manner.

Judo was formulated as a new system of bare-handed fighting in 1882 by Professor Jigoro Kano, a student of Ju-Jitsu. Judo utilizes the very best of the Ju-Jitsu techniques, eliminating the harmful ones and modifying others so that they can be practised safely. This makes judo one of the safest contact sports for children.

One hour of judo burns as many calories as an hour of jogging, and can give you confidence in a variety of situations, self-discipline and respect for yourself and others, and improves your speed, power, strength, and flexibility.

Here at the Abbotsford Judo Club, we believe that the sport of Judo is about more than just producing great athletes; it is also about producing good people. With this concept in mind, our primary goal since 1981 has been to bring the sport of Judo and an understanding of the principles that guide it to Abbotsford and the surrounding communities. Throughout all of our classes, we have worked to create a safe and welcoming environment where students can develop the skills they need to succeed in this sport while also developing a sense of self-confidence, a respect for others, and lasting friendships with their fellow students.

Our Instructors

Tokue Suda

Tokue Suda

Chief Instructor

6th Dan

Layton Keely

Layton Keely

Instructor

3rd Dan

Terry Maniwa

Terry Maniwa

Instructor

2nd Dan

Chris Astoria

Chris Astoria

Instructor

2nd Dan

Brayden Cryer

Brayden Cryer

Instructor

1st Dan

Dan Hutchings

Dan Hutchings

Instructor

1st Dan

Payton Harris

Payton Harris

Instructor

1st Dan

Karissa Comeau

Karissa Comeau

Instructor

1st Dan

Turner Cyr

Turner Cyr

Instructor

1st Dan

Isabelle Harris

Isabelle Harris

Instructor

1st Dan

George Peary

George Peary

Instructor

1st Dan

Local Support

Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the opportunities the financial support of our sponsors has provided

Abbotsford Firefighters Association
Bolt Fitness
BC Gov
JSP Performance
CN Railroaders
Nitro Pinball
National Air Tech
NewLeaf Wellness
Bakerview Financial Solutions
Abby Police Union
Balkan Signs
RBC Royal Bank