FUNdamentals Judo



The Ottawa Judo Club runs FUNdamental classes three times a week. The FUNdamental program is under the direction of Sensei Steve Horvath and Elena Vinogradov.

Sensei Steve has been awarded on multiple occasions from Judo Ontario for his Outstanding Contribution as a Volunteer and is still an active member of the tournament management team both Provincially and Nationally.

Sensei Steve, Michel & Eduardo have a great way with kids.  The Children feel safe and love how they incorporate games in the the classes and make Judo fun.

Quote: “The Ottawa Judo Club has a great atmosphere.  My daughter loves going to Judo and now focuses better in school and has more confidence in herself.”

Eligibility – You must be 5 – 12 years of age and a beginner or orange belt.

FUNdamental Classes – Classes are Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm.

The classes covers two categories in the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) as follows:

Active Start – Focuses on physical activity in unstructured and semi-structured A – Focuses on the ABC’s of athleticism in a fun, participatory environment. Basic movement skills and general development leading to physical literacy.

ABC’s – 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
  • DisciplineFocus
  • Sportsmanship