Hello All Parents and Judoka of the Portage Judo Club

On Tuesday of last week I made a phone call that started the wheels rolling on the search to find a new head coach for the Portage Judo Club.

A couple of health issues, which I need attending to this winter, a one-year-old grandson in Alberta whom I have only been able to visit once since he was born and fifty plus years of judo wear and tear on my body have added up to convince me this is the time to let someone else run the club.

I will never abandon the club and if no suitable judoka applies before the start of this season I will stay on and run things until a suitable replacement has been found.

Manitoba is blessed with an abundance of very talented and successful judoka who I feel would be a better choice to pass on their knowledge and keep this club as one of the most popular in the province.

I have booked our facility to start first classes on September 21, 2021 as long as Covid 19 protocols allow us to do so.  If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to call my cell at 204-256-3684.

Further information about registering for classes will be up on the website shortly.

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Judo Manitoba Masks

Limited number of Judo Manitoba masks available. $10.00 each. Sizes XS-L.

Please contact Brian Case if interested @ 204.856.3684

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Judo Update

Due to the current upswing in positive Covid tests and the move by the province to reinstate level red safety protocols for the City of Winnipeg and surrounding areas the plan to start Portage Judo Club classes on November 12th has been delayed till after the Xmas school break. I will consult with the assistant coaches early in the New Year about opening up as long as Covid levels recede. Feel free to call if you have any further questions.

Brian Case

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Jude Update-September 7/20

Due to the current situation and the nature of the sport of judo where contact is necessary, we regret to announce that classes have been delayed until November 12, 2020.

We will start with one class per night consisting of 13 years of age and over.

No beginners will be allowed at this time due to space restrictions necessary to comply with Judo Manitoba return to play regulations.

Registration can be done by texting me your name along with 2 others that you will consider to be your bubble partners.

On the first night of classes you must each fill out and print off:

  • Judo Manitoba registration sheet
    • Covid declaration form
    • Assumption of risk form if under 18 years of age
    • Judo Manitoba Waiver if over 18 years of age

If Covid-19 remains at infection rates which allow us to continue operating under stage 2 regulations, an under 13 of age class will start up in January.

Class time is from 7:30-8:30 Tuesday and Thursday nights.

This schedule was decided upon at a meeting of coaches and some parents held last week.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to call or text me on my cell at


More info on what class criteria we will follow can be found on Judo Manitoba website under Return to Play.


Brian Case

Head Coach

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Portage Judo update

Hello everyone

We are all going through something we have never experienced before. I feel that our year never had the proper closure it should have had. I am trying to organize a final get together/barbecue picnic and am looking for a date in late July. The Asham family  have graciously offered to host this event. More info will be made available as soon as possible and all Covid protocols will be in place.

On another note I have been waiting to see how this whole Corona effect would play out. Judo Manitoba held Sport Manitoba’s  first virtual AGM this past Saturday and although work is being done we are a long way off yet from having a consistent set of protocols that will allow us to open up Dojo’s in Manitoba. I feel we need to move forward somehow so I am encouraging you to text me if you or your siblings are interested in classes for the 20/21 season.
Brian Case 204-856-3684.

As for last season I feel for those who paid for classes that they never got. I am suggesting at this point Portage Judo will allow a credit against 20/21 registration fees . For those that may not know new mats were ordered last season and we need to be fiscally responsible and keep enough funds in the bank to cover our room rentals.

If you feel this suggestion is unfair or have a better idea I encourage you to contact me or any of our other assistant instructors so we can bring your idea forward. Thanks for your patience in this situation and I look forward to seeing you all in Judo classes at some point in the not too distant future.

Sincerely Yours

Brian Case
Head Coach

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Portage Open – Cancelled

Due to the provincial state of emergency the Portage Open scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been cancelled.

Brian Case

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Judo Classes Cancelled

Portage Judo Club classes are cancelled until April 3rd, at which time a decision will be made about whether the season is over.

Brain Case

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Manitoba Open Results


Back row:
Troy Doherty(referee),Murray Patterson(coach),Tennyson Verwey(gold medal), Cam McLean(assistant coach),Wade Campbell(assistant coach),and  Olivia Krynski(referee).

2nd row:
Owen Bevan(U10 competitor),Kaylyn Wallace(4th place),
Hayden Meeches-Gabriel(U10 competitor),Belle McLean(bronze medal).

David Bevan (gold medal),and Avery Harrison(gold medal)

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March Classes

Due to the 4 Curling events taking place in Stride Place we have moved classes to the MNP Exhibition Building for 2 weeks. This means that on March 10,12,17 and 19th we will hold classes at their regular time but in the MNP building.

Thank You
Brian Case


In other news, please keep the weekend of April 18th open as we are planning on holding our own Portage Judo Tournament then.

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Inner Judo Championships Results

Results from Inner Judo Championships held in Winnipeg Manitoba on Saturday Feb. 1st.
Gold medals
-Owen Bevan U12-48kg
-David Bevan U14-46kg
-Isabella McLean U14-57

Silver medal
-Avery Harrison U14-48

Bronze medals
-Wade Campbell ,Veteran-90kg
-Chysom Scott, Veteran+90kg
Fourth Place
-Kailyn Asham,U12
-Kaylyn Wallace,U12

Zachary Caners competing in his first ever competition won a match but did not place in his U14 division.

Johnny Asham, Colby Bird, and Atavia McLean competed in the U10 age group division where focus is on technique and not results, so scores are not kept and placing is not assigned.

Next up for the Portage Judo Club is the Manitoba Open to be held in Winnipeg on February 22nd.

Brian Case
Head Coach-204-856-3684

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