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

previous arrow
next arrow

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.



Spring Break Judo

Please remember that during spring break (March 18-28), classes are combined into a single 7-8:30 session, where younger kids can leave at 8 if this is too much later than usual for them.

2019 BC Open

Registration is online for our April 5 & 6 tournament (held at the Vernon Curling Rink). The technical package is also posted at the link below. http://trackiereg.com/2019BCOpen -There is a free “Petit Samurai” session for ages 5-11. -The competition is open to judoists yellow belt and up born 2011. -The deadline for registration is March …

Family Day

The deadline for Pacific International is March 1st.1. The last regional team workout this season is in Kelowna on Sunday March 3, 10-12.2. Our BC Open tournament is April 6th. Please keep this date open as we hope all yellow belts and up can compete and we need many volunteers for a successful tourney. The …