The 2018 Legion Judo Camp sponsored by Judo Manitoba will feature current successful strategies in international tournament competition and judo fundamentals during the week of July 29-Aug 4, 2018 at the International Peace Gardens Sport’s facilities. Head coach Gary Sova (6th degree black belt) is excited to announce that this year our coaching staff will again feature many other top coaches such as Kevin McIver, Aaron Pfeffer, Cole Hunt, Airton Nakamura, Jeff Oduca, Patrick Tremblay–Sabourin, Bryant Huynh, and May Baldo-Oduca, in addition to our Guest Coach, Olympian Sergio Pessoa. Experienced coaches will teach athletes and coaches to develop top skills in gripping, dynamic throwing techniques, fundamentals, drills, counter throws, armlocks, changing directions, action/reaction, transitioning into various techniques, strangulations, pinning manoeuvres, mental preparation, and training techniques.
Many past athletes who have participated in the Legion judo camp have risen to provincial, Canada Winter Games, and national team status in judo. This year’s Legion Judo Camp will have a developmental and training camp focus for athletes 10 to 17.
Coaches or parents of interested judo athletes who are between the ages of 10 -18 years of age can contact their local Royal Canadian Legions for possible financial support. Interested athletes, parents, or coaches can also apply to local Royal Canadian Legions and their schools for possible financial assistance to attend this year’s camp. Legion Camp Brochures are also available through Gary Sova. Any questions about this Judo Camp can be directed to either Head Coach Gary Sova 204-479-8571.