Welcome to Lake Country Judo Club

Judo History
Judo, which means "The Gentle Way", is a Japanese martial art based upon the ancient techniques of jujutsu. Dr. Jigoro Kano, President of the University of Education in Tokyo, developed judo in 1882. Dr. Kano, who had studied jujutsu in his youth, incorporated the best of these ancient techniques into the new art of Judo. Dr. Kano subsequently founded the Kodokan in Tokyo, Japan as an place to teach his new art.

Judo Techniques

About Lake Country Judo Club

The Lake Country Judo Club has been active in Lake Country / Winfield, British Columbia since 1981. Founded by Sensei Bob Griechen (Black Belt 5th degree) the club is currently run by his son Keith Griechen (Black Belt 3rd Degree in Judo and Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), Kathy Hubble (Black Belt 3rd Degree in Judo and Purple Belt in BJJ and 5X World Masters Champion in Judo and BJJ), and Chris Smiley (Black Belt 2nd Degree in Judo and Purple in BJJ and 5X Canadian Veterans Champion.) The club has a junior ( 4 - 12 yrs old ) and senior class ( 13 & up ).

Sensei Keith Griechen ( Black Belt 3rd Degree ) and Chris Smiley (Black Belt 2nd Degree) perform a quick demonstration