We have been bumped from Tuesday, November 27th to Wednesday, November 28th. I apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but it is out of my control. There will be orange belt grading on Thursday, November 29th. Anyone wishing to grade to green belt or higher will have the opportunity on Tuesday, December 4th. In the circumstance where weather might force a class cancellation please check our website or text my cell 204.856.3684. School buses might not run but as long as I can get to town classes will run. If you have any other concerns feel free to talk to myself or one of the other instructors.
Isabella McLean receiving her bronze medal at the Saskatchewan Open. Congratulations Isabella. Great job!
Congrats to Murray “the Man” Patterson, the Club’s newest black belt (shodan), seen here with fellow successful shodan, Sonja Crist (who actually started at the Portage Club years ago, and Pinto “Best Uki in Carberry” Town.
First day of classes this year will be September 18th.
The seasons last class is April 25th 2019.
3 classes per night:
6:30-7:15 beginners from 8-9 years of age
7:15-8:00 advanced novice and beginners from 10-12 years of age
8:00-9:30 all judoka over 12 years of age including seniors
Fees for the season:
$250 for U12
$270 for 13 and older
First 2 classes are almost full. If you are interested in registering please text Brian Case 204.856.3684
The tournament Saturday was a huge success! There were no real problems and the club made a bunch of money that all goes back to providing better service, training, and opportunities for all our judoka.
There were 126 competitors. Portage got 29 medals as well as 14 U10 participation awards.
The biggest deal was the HUGE turnout of U10 and U12 fighters. The club really thrives with the interest of these kids, as well as the parents’ willingness to get them involved and volunteer. As older kids and their families leave, it’s fantastic to see new members rising up to keep the club going strong.
Only two more weeks of classes, and the last ones are always the most fun!
Izabella and Wade both got medals at the Edmonton Tournament, which is the absolute coolest venue in the centre of West Ed Mall, with 850 competitors and balconies full of spectators.
Good job, you two!
Brave the cold! You won’t regret it!