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Welcome to the Almonte Judo Club's Official Web site


We are one of Almonte's longest standing recreational group, operating out of the Almonte Arena. Our club consists of young and old and is run by long-time Judo enthusiast, Gord MacDonald. The Almonte Judo Club welcomes all ages to our mats... for a great way to keep fit, have fun and compete.

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2017-18 Registration and First Class Wed Sept 6, 2017 !!!!!

The Almonte Judo Club returns for it’s 50th season on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 !!! You may register and participate on the first night (Sept 6), or simply show up, sign a waiver form, and try the class (or 2, or 3) with no obligation or cost.

We continue to practice in the upstairs Hall of the Almonte Community Centre each Wednesday night, September through the end of April. New members are always welcome but it is recommended the student begins in September. Come enjoy one of the finest Clubs anywhere – view from our comfortable seating area, enjoy free trial classes, or jump right in !! We are well established, very affordable, fully insured, fun, safe, friendly, and will provide you an element of challenge and fitness which fits your age and lifestyle.

Your membership entitles you to all the privileges as a member of the Almonte Judo Club, Judo Ontario, and Judo Canada, including quality black belt instruction, participation in tournaments and clinics (optional), inter-Club training, insurance coverage, and much, much more.

Juniors (5-12 yrs of age) are on the mats from 6:45PM – 8:00 PM, then Seniors (13+) begin practice at 8:05PM and end at 9:30PM.

Prices for Juniors start at approx. $200 for a full season comprised of 32 weeks. Payments may be made in September and January, or enjoy the Club discount if fully prepaid in September. Used uniforms (if size in stock) are available for $20, and if purchased new, $40 – $50. Membership with Judo Ontario and Judo Canada are included in the above-noted fees.

Serving Almonte and surrounding communities steady since 1968, we are anxious to meet and introduce you to the Olympic sport, martial art, and means of self-defence known as Judo. Join hundreds of others from the community who have benefited from our program over the years – you will not be disappointed !

Call Gord MacDonald at 613-256-2180 if interested – and we’ll reserve you a spot. If you are uncertain or have questions – we can answer them !!

Year-end Awards Night, Wednesday April 26, 2017

Family and friends gathered Wednesday April 26, 2017 in the Almonte Arena Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of Almonte Judo Club members over the 2016-17 season.

Promotions in belt rank were as follows;

To White-Yellow Stripe: (10 members)

Bodhi Barringer
Paxton Barringer
Max Ibarra
Luke Ibrahim
Sophia Leclair
Pascal Marshall
Max Nicholson
Sylas St.Dennis
Griffin Weir
Elliott Weldon

To Yellow Belt: (13 members)

Keaton Allison Bourne
George Clattenburg
Casey Gayton
Marlise Ibrahim
Ben Ladouceur
Erwin Marshall
Marjorie Mennie
Luka Rizk
Mason Spinks
Enola Stevens
Johnathan Stroud
Ella Villeneuve
Clementine Weir

To Yellow-Orange Stripe: (9 members)

Samuel Blum
Ben Clattenburg
Getson Hall
Tait Jaynes
Rory St.Dennis
Ayla Stevens
Darius Stevens
Emma Stevens
Erika Toop

To Orange Belt: (3 members)

Rowen Stevens
Bill Treusch
Jackson Weldon

To Orange-Green Stripe: (4 members)

Isabelle Georgeadis
Lucas Lafortune
Myles Thompson
Ruby Watters

To Green Belt: (2 members)

Dan Lafortune
Liam Lafortune

To Green-Blue Stripe: (5 members)

Kaylee Demers
Kathryn Hawkins
Max Hemsley
Brendan Nichols
Drake Nichols

To Blue Belt: (2 members)

Duncan Robertson
Curtis Villeneuve

To Blue-Brown Stripe: (2 members)

Devon Georgeadis
Ben Howlett

To Brown Belt: (1 member)

Sylvain Ganter

Congratulations to a total of 51 members earning belt promotions this season !!

In addition to the above-noted members, several blue, brown and black belt members continue to train and work toward their next belt/Dan. We congratulate each of them on a successful season as well!

A number of students who achieved a perfect attendance record over the past season were also recognized with certificates.

1st year perfect attendance:

Bodhi Barringer
Paxton Barringer
Ben Clattenburg
Casey Gayton
Tait Jaynes
Marjorie Mennie
Mason Spinks
Clementine Weir
Griffin Weir

3rd year perfect attendance:

Isabelle Georgeadis

4th year perfect attendance:

Devon Georgeadis
Myles Thompson

22 years perfect attendance:

(Head Instructor) Gord MacDonald

Congratulations to all certificate recipients for their dedication and perseverance throughout the year(s).

2016-17 Fall Registration – Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Almonte Judo Club returns for it’s 49th season on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 !!! You may register and participate on the first night (Sept 7), or simply show up, sign a waiver form, and try the class (or 2, or 3) with no obligation or cost.

We continue to practice in the upstairs Hall of the Almonte Community Centre each Wednesday night, September through the end of April. New members are always welcome but it’s recommended the student begins in September!! Come enjoy one of the finest Clubs anywhere – view from our comfortable seating area, enjoy free trial classes, or jump right in !! We are well established, very affordable, fully insured, fun, safe, friendly, and will provide you an element of challenge and fitness which fits your age and lifestyle.

Your membership entitles you to all the privileges as a member of the Almonte Judo Club, Judo Ontario, and Judo Canada, including quality black belt instruction, participation in tournaments and clinics (optional), inter-Club training, insurance coverage, and much, much more.

Juniors (5-12 yrs of age) are on the mats from 6:45PM – 8:00 PM, then Seniors (13+) begin practice at 8:05PM and end at 9:30PM.

Prices for Juniors start at only $190 for a full season comprised of 32 weeks. Payments may be made in September and January, or enjoy the Club discount if fully prepaid in September. Used uniforms (if size in stock) are available for $20, and if purchased new, $40 – $50. Membership with Judo Ontario and Judo Canada are included in the above-noted fees.

Serving Almonte and surrounding communities steady since 1968, we are anxious to meet you and introduce you to the Olympic sport, martial art, and means of self-defence known as Judo. Join hundreds of others from the community who have benefited from our program over the years – you will not be disappointed !

Call Gord MacDonald at 613-256-2180 if interested – and we’ll reserve you a spot. If you are uncertain or have questions – we can answer them !!

Year-end Awards Night, April 27, 2016

Family and friends gathered Wednesday April 27 in the Almonte Arena Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of Almonte Judo Club members over the 2015-16 season.

    Certificates of progress

Casey Gayton
Max Ibarra
Pascal Marshall
Thomas More
Sylas St.Dennis
Ella Villeneuve

A large number of

    belt promotions

were announced including;

To White/Yellow stripe:

Keaton Allison Bourne
George Clattenburg
Jayden Goodwin
Getson Hall
Tait Jaynes
Benoit Labonte
Ben Ladouceur
Erwin Marshall

To Yellow Belt:

Darius Bilshausen
Rowen Bilshausen
Samuel Blum
Ben Clattenburg
Abel Hollinger
Vicky Lafortune
Marley St.Dennis
Rory St.Dennis
Ayla Stevens
Emma Stevens
Erika Toop
Phoenix Torck
Bill Treusch

To Yellow/Orange stripe:

Elowyn Rodriguez

To Orange Belt:

Caitlyn Burke
Liam Burke
Dan Lafortune
Lucas Lafortune
Myles Thompson
Will Thompson
Joe Watters

To Orange/Green stripe:

Abby Thompson

To Green Belt:

Kathryn Hawkins
Max Hemsley
Brendan Nichols
Drake Nichols
Curtis Villeneuve

To Green/Blue stripe:

Duncan Robertson

To Blue Belt:

Ashdon Howlett
Castin Howlett

A total of 20 Club members (current blue, brown and black belts) were not graded at this time.

Congratulations to All !!!

Almonte competitors shine at Gatineau tournament Jan 24, 2016

There's the Spirit !!!

The Almonte Judo Club fared very well in a tournament held at Centre de Sportif in Gatineau, Sunday Jan 24, 2016. This was the first tournament for Caitlyn Burke, Kathryn Hawkins and Elowyn Rodriguez, and only the second tournament for Liam Burke. Congratulations to all on your excellent results, competitive spirit, and outstanding representation of our Club and town!!

Included are two photos – one serious, and one ‘not so’.

Pictured are:

Front Row Left to Right; Liam Burke – Gold medal, Ava Allison Bourne (Beckwith/Almonte) – Bronze medal.

Back Row Left to Right; Sensei Gord MacDonald, Elowyn Rodriguez – Silver medal, Ben Howlett – Bronze medal, Ashdon Howlett – Silver medal, Caitlyn Burke – Bronze medal, Kathryn Hawkins – Gold medal, Sensei Chenoa Marshall

AJC Celebrates the Holiday Season !!!

Climbing the Belt !!!

Judo Appetites !!On Wednesday evening, December 16, Club members were joined by family and friends to celebrate the final class of 2015, and the arrival of the Christmas Season. Following an hour of entertaining judo, festive treats and drinks were enjoyed by well over 100 people of all ages. The Club took a well deserved 3 week break and returned for the start of a new session on January 6, 2016.

Summer Judo holds final class and BBQ, Sunday August 16, 2015

Perfect weather greeted more than 50 members, friends and family at Metcalfe Park in Almonte on Sunday August 16. What a perfect way to end our 10th summer judo session. What started as a small group of keeners has now expanded to become one of the premiere summer judo programs in the region.

Nothing beats a fun outdoor session followed by a BBQ consisting of hotdogs, hamburgers, and steak !!!! Thanks to the many volunteers who supplied food and assistance at this great event.

We take a brief 3 week break before returning for our Fall Session. The new season promises to hold all the fun and excitement our Club is known for ….. and also introduces at least two new black belts, and possibly three !

Fall Registration , Wed Sept 9

The Almonte Judo Club returns for it’s 48th season !!!!! on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

We continue to practice in the upstairs Hall of the Almonte Community Centre each Wednesday night, September through the end of April. New members are always welcome!! Come enjoy one of the finest Clubs anywhere – view from our comfortable seating area, enjoy free trial classes, or jump right in !! We are well established, very affordable, fully insured, fun, safe, friendly, and will provide you an element of challenge and fitness which fits your age and lifestyle.

Juniors (5-12 yrs of age) are on the mats from 6:45PM – 8:00 PM, then Seniors (13+) begin practice at 8:05PM and end at 9:30PM.

Serving Almonte and surrounding communities steady since 1968, we are anxious to meet you and introduce you to the Olympic sport, martial art, and means of self-defence known as Judo. Join hundreds of others from the community who have benefited from our program over the years – you will not be disappointed !

Two long time club members awarded Black Belts !!!!

Tina Takahashi Martial Arts and Fitness was host to an East Region Grading on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Several judoka from Ottawa, Ajax, Almonte and beyond were evaluated in front of a panel of high ranking judo officials from across the province.

The Almonte Judo Club is proud to announce both Almonte candidates, Meghan Ladouceur and Ward Smith, were successful in their grading to Shodan !! (1st degree black belt) This is a tremendous accomplishment for both club members, and follows several months of intensive training. Chenoa Marshall and Sebastian Kadoke-Scantlebury volunteered their time and bodies in the capacity of ‘partners’ for Meghan and Ward respectively. We are indebted to those individuals who unselfishly devoted so much time to ensure the readiness of both candidates.

Meghan and Ward join existing black belts, Chenoa Marshall, Lena Vinogradov and Gord MacDonald to help form one awesome team! As Sensei, I could not be more proud to see the direction our Club is moving. Exciting times for certain!

A celebration and gathering was held at the Almonte Fitness Centre on Sunday June 14 to recognize the success of Meghan and Ward. Thanks to all those who were able to attend. A great time was had by all, and we’ll let the pictures tell the story!

Year-end Awards Night, April 29, 2015

Family and friends gathered Wednesday April 29 in the Almonte Arena Hall to celebrate the accomplishments of Almonte Judo Club members over the 2014-15 season.

A large number of belt promotions were announced including;

To White/Yellow stripe:

Ben Clattenburg
George Clattenburg
Alexia Francoeur
Ben Ladouceur
Marley St.Dennis
Rory St.Dennis
Erika Toop

To Yellow Belt:

Elowyn Rodriguez

To Yellow/Orange stripe:

Caitlyn Burke
Liam Burke
Matthew Gagliano
Sarina Geisser
Dan Lafortune
Lucas Lafortune
Willow Marwood
Brody St.Dennis
Myles Thompson
Will Thompson
Joe Watters
Kathryn Whitaker

To Orange Belt:

William Francoeur
Isabelle Georgeadis
Liam Lafortune
Fern Marwood
Rebecca Robertson
Abhy Thompson
Ruby Watters

To Orange/Green stripe:

Kathryn Hawkins
Max Hemsley
Brendan Nichols
Curtis Villeneuve
Ryan Vinogradov

To Green Belt:

Duncan Robertson

To Green/Blue stripe:

Ashdon Howlett
Castin Howlett

To Blue Belt:

Ben Howlett

To Brown Belt:

Matthew Church
Sebastian Kadoke-Scantlebury

Congratulations everyone !!

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