Emma and Graham Norquay (left

Emma and Graham Norquay (left

Judo Jottings: Local judokas making an impression

Three firsts, three competitors! One very successful weekend!

Three firsts, three competitors! One very successful weekend! On April 18th, three competitors represented the B.C. contingent — Kara Goodman from Fernie and Emma and Graham Norquay from the Invermere Judo Club.  Kara and Emma are both on the BC Team and are gaining experience for the Nationals in May.

Both fought extremely well. Kara had a lower level belt competitor and demonstrated true grace in her bouts. Emma, too, was in a division where she showed the same qualities. She was also able to fight in another division with equal belted competitors.

In this division, Emma clearly demonstrated her versatility and more in-depth knowledge of the sport. Graham had five bouts. Each bout was won by throwing his competitors with a full point or an ippon.

A coach of an Alberta Club after the competition came over and complimented all three competitors on their demonstration of skill and sportsmanship. We are very proud how these young athletes are representing us!

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