March newsletter

March Newsletter Fun Fun Fun at the Okanagan Open This past weekend Lake Country Judo and the Kelowna Judo Clubs hosted our annual Okanagan Open. This was a developmental level tournament designed to introduce young judoka to judo competitions. We had at least 8...

Michelle Jorgensen from Lake Country Judo going to Para-PanAms in January!

click here for Castanet News article - Michelle Jorgensen of Lake Country Judo

Lake Country Judo Club wins big at Abbotsford championships

From Castanet News Lake Country Judo Club is celebrating after a sweeping win at the Abbotsford International Judo Championships. It's the first time the club has competed there in years, after being taken over by local black belt national champions Chris Smiley and...

Lake Country Judo Club is getting two new senseis to keep the almost 40-year-old club going

From Kelowna Capital News There are new and excited faces taking over the Lake Country Judo Club. Senseis Kathy Hubble and Chris Smiley are taking over the almost 40-year-old club this upcoming season starting in early September. Hubble and Smiley are both...

Judo & Martial Arts


Classes For All Experience Levels

One hour of Judo-style martial arts burns as many calories as an hour of running, and can give you confidence in a variety of situations, self-discipline and respect for yourself and others. Judo/BJJ improves your discipline, sportsmanship, speed, power, strength, and flexibility. Lake Country Judo and Martial Arts was formed in 1981 and offers recreational and competitive judo & other martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Many students have competed in and won National and International Events, bringing home many medals and trophies. In-club tournaments also provide students with necessary fun and practice. Lake Country Judo & Martial Arts is the least expensive and most fun Okanagan martial art and we endeavor to uphold the tradition, respect and discipline of the art, while making it super fun and safe for all ages!


OUR Classes

We offer training for people of all ages and experiences, helping them reach their fullest potential and become the best that they can be.

Our goal is simple and never changes: to give you the best martial arts training, for the best price. We will instill the core values and life skills such as respect, discipline, self-esteem, self-control, mental focus, agility and fitness into all of our students.

Not only will you receive a physical boost from participating in our exciting classes but you will also be educated in the philosophy of martial arts, as well as develop positive life skills that will help you conquer any obstacle that comes your way.

We can get you onto the mat and into your very first class for FREE. Come see for yourself why Lake Country Judo & Martial Arts is so much fun! Email/text/call anytime!

Kids (4-7) $55/mo

Tuesdays / Thursdays 5:20-6:00 pm

This is a class that prepares young children for martial arts classes. This class builds coordination skills and motor skills. Children learn how to fall plus a few fundamental Judo/BJJ techniques. The basics of sportsmanship, cooperation, discipline, and respect are learned here.  Emphasis is on physical literacy and FUN! Some judo basic Japanese terminology is introduced as well. Stripes on the white belt can be earned through good listening skills and demonstration of basic curriculum learning.

junior (8-12) $65/mo

Tuesdays / Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm
Fridays 5:00-6:00 (open mat style)

The children are taught the basic techniques of beginners Judo/BJJ (advanced Juniors are split off) and the continuation of discipline, tradition, etiquette and respect. Stripes and belt rank promotions are earned through basic understanding of techniques taught and sportsmanship. Kids can enter tournaments at this level if they would like but there is zero pressure to do so. Kids like to come just for the FUN and parents love the discipline being instilled in their children.

Senior (Adult)(13+) $75/mo

Tuesdays / Thursdays 7:00-8:15 pm Fridays 5:00-6:00 (open mat style)
Sundays 10:15 – noon (Kelowna venue) 

Our adult classes are based upon a proven formula. Our process begins with simple instruction and demonstration of Judo/BJJ techniques, followed by student practice, feedback, Randori (live training), Ne-waza (rolling), and competitions, if desired. At our club, we are lucky to offer high-quality instruction from world-class athletes who work with you to develop excellent techniques and cater to you where you want to go with it, either for recreation/fitness or high-level competition.


Family Fun

In our classes, you’ll Increase your energy, fitness, and mental discipline as you develop your technique. However, we are more than just a Judo club: our well-rounded martial arts classes offer a family environment where everyone becomes part of a team, and everyone helps one another! Read the testimonials about how much FUN it is here!


Want more info? get in touch!

class times


Kids Class (4-7):
Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:20-6:00


Junior Class (8-12):
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00-7:00
Fridays: 5:00-6:00


Senior Class  (13+):
Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:00-8:15,
Fridays 5:00-6:00 
Sundays 10:15-noon (Kelowna venue)