The Vernon Judo Club meets at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Road.

Regular Classes run from September until the end of April (often into May for Nationals).

Contact us for summer or special programs.

2017 Nationals

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Congratulations to Avery, Brendan and Sydney on their 2017 national competitions in Calgary, where Brendan took home his third silver medal.



The VJC is located in the Western Canadian province of British Columbia, in the city of Vernon at the north end of Okanagan Lake.

The club was formed in 1944 by Mr. Y. Mori, in a time when martial arts were banned in many places and Japanese Canadians even required a special police permit to meet in groups. We’ve been practising ever since, making the VJC the longest continuously running club in Canada.

The club is run entirely by volunteers. Our parent group is a non-profit society dedicated to support our judoka.

We practice Monday and Thursday nights at the Vernon Japanese Cultural Centre, 4895 Bella Vista Road.

6:30-7:45 PM Junior/intermediate

7:45-9:15 PM Senior

Our season runs from early September to late April.

Advanced/conditioning sessions are on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 PM.  New for 2017, we are planning to run rec sessions at the same time.

Spectators are welcome at any time.



BC Open Day Two

A huge thanks goes out to all the volunteers, athletes, coaches, parents and referees who came together, allowing us to host the 2019 BC Open. We had over 30 Petit Samurai entrants and about 125 individual competitors. This is the first year that we offered newaza divisions—where four groups of three participated. Day two results …

BC Open Day One

Day one with its kata competition is complete. While most people were able to take advantage of the early weigh-in prior to the Saturday competition, there are still Saturday morning weigh-ins at the 3400-39th Avenue venue from 7:30-9AM. Due to the large number of U10 and U12 entrants, we are estimating a petit samurai start …