Though the Invermere Judo Club season is from September to May, there are still some ongoing activities.
In May, Emma Norquay, accompanied by coach Karen Sharp, went to Montreal to compete in the Canadian National Judo Championships.
It was the first time for Emma in a competition of such a magnitude and to say at least Emma was overwhelmed and hesitant, enough to give her opponents the opening to attack and throw Emma with full ippons.
Now she knows this will not be happening again, but is also fully aware that she was competing among the sixth best in her group in Canada. Congratulations and keep up the spirit.
Mark Digney attended the AGM of the B.C, Blackbelt Association in Vancouver on behalf of the Invermere Judo Club.
Tomaz Stich was recommended for his shodan and has continuously practised Kata with Mark. It was rewarded. Tomaz passed the Kata examination (he thinks with the best results) and is now the newest Black Belt in the Invermere Judo Club. Our heartfelt congratulations to Tomaz.
We are looking forward to a new season in the fall, see you on the tatame.
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