Judo students from all over the Kootenays came to Invermere to learn new skills from Renee Hock (far left)

Judo Jottings: Invermere Judo Club hosts Canadian champion

A group of judokas from Fernie, Creston and Invermere participated at the Regional Training this weekend at the Debbie Seel Centre.

An enthusiastic group of judokas from Fernie, Creston and Invermere participated at the Regional Training this weekend at the Debbie Seel Centre. The training sessions were given by Renee Hock, a fourth degree belt, and a one-time junior and four-times senior Canadian champion.

The instructions were clear and precise with advanced techniques shown, with all athletes gaining knowledge as they practised as a group, true to the saying: “ In skill opposed, in spirit united”.

The Regional Training gives points towards the B.C. Team selection for the upcoming Canadian Championship. Mackenzie Dubois, Marcia Paget and Emma Norquay are working toward acceptance.

The next events will be a tournament in Fernie at the end of January, followed by the B.C. Championship in Langley in February. Credits to our coaches Karen Sharp, Bob Gadsby and Mark Digney who are working with enthusiasm. Our athletes are progressing in their knowledge of Judo. Keep it up and see you on the tatame.

To learn more about the Invermere Judo Club, visit invermerejudo.com or email invermerejudo@gmail.com.

Just Posted

The end of an Echo

Invermere Valley Echo shuts down operations in Columbia Valley

Creating a new narrative for Canal Flats

Economic development consultant hired, lists vision for next 90 days

UPDATE: Crews battle as wildfires rage in B.C. Interior

Crews brace for another day on B.C. firelines as no let up is likely

VIDEO: B.C. wildfires by the numbers

Wildfires continue to engulf regions of B.C.’s forests and communities.

VIDEO: More than 180 wildfires burning across B.C.

Firefighters from other provinces called in to assist

DTSS Grad March 2017

DTSS Grad March 2017

59 cats seized in Chase

59 neglected and injured cats were seized from a property in Chase

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dead at age 52

The singer/songwriter passed away early Thursday morning in Detroit

Paying tribute to a primeval passage

Uninterrupted celebrates the Adams River sockeye run in an extraordinary way.

UPDATE: Pemberton Music Festival cancelled, no automatic refunds

In the past, the music festival located in Pemberton drew large crowds last year of 180,000 fans

Medical wait times cost B.C. patients $2,300 each

New Fraser Institute report places B.C. at second worst in costs associated with long wait times

UPDATE: 22 killed at Ariana Grande concert

Witnesses reported hearing two loud bangs coming from near the arena’s bars at about 10:35 p.m.

One in three Canadian high school students have rode with drinking drivers, study reveals

Nearly one in five rode with a driver who’d been smoking pot

Top court to hear federal government’s appeal on residential school records

A lower court judge ruled to destroy the stories after 15 years unless consent is given to preserve

Most Read