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From beginner to national champion, the Airdrie Judo Club can inspire to make Judo a life long sport.





August 2, 2021


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15 hours ago

Airdrie Judo Club

Want to win a #TeamCanada podium jacket signed by 🥉 medallist Jessica Klimkait? 🥋

Enter now at the Bell 🇨🇦 Olympic Club 👉
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2 days ago

Airdrie Judo Club

It is time to celebrate Judo Canada’s fantastic performance at the 2020 Olympic Games. It has been a challenging time for judo as the covid-19 pandemic consumed the world, it has been 16 months of stop, change plans, pivot, move forward, stop, move backwards and pivot again, certainly not ideal for a high-performance program. The Canadian Olympic Judo Teams journey was more difficult than most; isolation training, Olympic camps in Lethbridge, cohorts of four at the INS, limited access to international events and no international training camps. The excuses and reasons were there for the Canadian team not to perform but guess what, they dug in with determination, embracing the challenge and kept moving forward. Not many nations had to over come these challenges to develop an Olympic team that was capable of winning multiple medals, making this Canadian Olympic teams run at the 2020 Olympics even more remarkable. It took a team to produce these results; amazing national coaches, personal coach support, training partners, doctors, therapists, strength coaches, psychologists, nutritionists, Judo Canada board members, Judo Canada office staff, provinces, RTC programs, Olympic team members families, judo supporters, sponsors and incredible athletes, EVERYONE is connected to these results, it takes a village to build a performance. Canadians were able to cheer on a Judo Canada team best fifteen wins, two bronze medals and two fifth places at the 2020 Olympic Games in July 2021. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL RUN! Congratulations Judo Canada!
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4 days ago

Airdrie Judo Club


🇨🇦Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard wins Canada's 2nd Bronze Medal in as many days in Judo at the #Tokyo2020 Olympics after defeating 🇻🇪Anriquelis Barrios!

All of Canada's medals have been won by women so far!
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is a well established dojo for any age and ability.  Focusing on self-confidence and the respect for others and oneself, our club helps develop role models for our community.

The Airdrie Judo club promotes a safe learning environment to develop strength, power, speed, agility, and flexibility while instilling concentration and discipline.  From beginner to national champion, the Airdrie Judo Club can inspire to make Judo a life long sport.


paul hachey


Head Instructor

- 5th Degree Black Belt (Godan)
- NCCP Level 3 (Competitive)
- AB Coach 2002-10 & 2016-18
- National “A” Referee
- 10X National Medalist



Assistant Instructor

- 2nd Degree Black Belt
- NCCP Level 1 (Dojo Assistant)
- International Judo Federation
“B” referee (IJF “B”)




Attention Airdrie Judo Club Members

May 31, 2021

To all Airdrie Judo Club Members,

As you may have heard last week the provincial government released an “Open for Summer Plan” which has three stages that will ease Covid-19 restrictions. This means we are getting close to being back on the mats!  Stage 1 will go into effect starting June 1st, 2021.  Stage 2 is projected to begin in approximately 2 weeks pending the number of vaccinations and case numbers in the province. This stage permits indoor and outdoor sport to resume without restrictions. We are still waiting on some more details from Alberta Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation (SPAR) to provide guidance on this stage. More information to come.

The Airdrie Judo Club would like to open out door training starting July 6 until our fall registration in early September.   These would be 1 hour sessions open to all members and their families every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6pm – 7pm.  This will take place in the field beside the dojo.  No equipment will be needed except water and yoga mat if you do not like laying in grass.  Also, we would encourage everyone to join us every Sunday starting July 10,  for a Run/Walk/Bike/Rollerblade around Airdrie.   Starting point will be at the dojo at 10am. 

This September the Airdrie Judo Club will celebrate our 40th Anniversary. This is a great milestone, and will be celebrated throughout the entire judo community. By staying diligent, I am confident that when the club fully reopens, we will be stronger and have many more great years ahead of us.

Yours in Judo,
Paul Hachey
President, Airdrie Judo Club