Head Instructor: Teresa Yamada
I started Judo when I was 12 and then, in the late 80s, continued my training at the University of Lethbridge, where I competed for the U of L Judo Team and the Alberta Senior Provincial Team for 3 years. I am a 2nd degree Black Belt, Judo Canada Certified Coach with a current Level II NCCP Certification (Dojo Instructor), and a current Red Cross First Aid course. While in Lethbridge, my Sensei was Dr. Yoshio Senda (1922-2009), and it is my goal to continue to pass on the principles of judo that he taught me. The most important of these principles are: have a good attitude in whatever you do, learn to be humble and thankful, never give up, and most importantly, always have fun.
2nd Degree Black Belt
Level II NCCP Certification (Dojo Instructor)
Red Cross First Aid
Dojo Instructor : Rob Kingston
Sensei Rob Kingston joined our coaching team last year. He has a 1st Degree black belt and spent a year in Japan training & studying Judo techniques and teaching strategies.
Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt)
Level II NCCP Certification (Instructor)- Final Certification in progress