Competitive Judo

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The Ottawa Judo Club has one of the largest competitive programs in the region.  The Ottawa Judo Club has up to 5 competitive classes per week (8 to 10 hours) and actively competes in tournaments all across North America.  This program is designed for green and Up.  The Ottawa Judo Club has many athletes competing at the Provincial and National level and beyond.

The program is under the direction of Sensei Hasan Alvi and Brian Kalsen.

Hasan Alvi the newest member of our competitive coaching team started Judo at the Royal Military College of Canada in 1997 leading Sensei Hasan to Judo training opportunities in Victoria, Quebec City, Kingston, Halifax and Ottawa.  Hasan trained and instructor at the Atlantic Training Centre in Halifax.

Brian Kalsen has many years experience as a Provincial Coach and a member of the Judo Ontario High Performance Committee and has been teaching competitive athletes for over 25 years.

Quote:  “My son has been with the Sensei Brian now for over 6 years and has gone from being a shy insecure kid to a Nationally ranked competitor.  My son now trains 5 times a week and loves pushing himself in all aspects of his life.  One of the benefits of being on the competitive team is the sense of family and the fun that goes with traveling together and competing together.”

Eligibility -You must be 13-19 years of age, Green to Black Belt.

Competitive Classes – Classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm.

The Ottawa Judo Club holds five times per week and covers the following categories in the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model:

TRAINING TO TRAIN – Consists of sport-specific skill development with emphasis on aerobic and strength development according to Peak Height Velocity indicators.

TRAINING TO COMPETE – Emphasizes sport-specific, tactical and fitness preparation.

TRAINING TO WIN – Maximizes all physical, mental, emotional, and ancillary capabilities with a view to succeed competitively on the national stage.

Our goal is to develop a life-long learning approach to Judo by providing a fun but challenging environment and teaching the fundamentals of Judo while getting fit. Our main objective is to develop life skills incorporating the philosophy of Judo by developing the following:

Self-Esteem
Self-Respect
Respect to Others
Discipline
Focus
Sportsmanship