BC Judo Championships – 2014

29 10 2014

The BC Judo Championships were held in Abbotsford, BC on October 18.  I had two of my students competing in the tournament and as usual I was there shooting pictures. It was a tough day for me, personally, as I had just re-torn my MCL in my right knee the night before… I felt a bit like someone had taken a baseball bat to my knee that morning.  I had to go, though… I told my students that I would be there to cheer/coach them on.  My club, The Burnaby Judo Club, did fairly well, although at our senior levels, there were a few let downs.  My two students had mixed result.  It was their first tournament and nerves were definitely a factor. Importantly, everyone competed hard and I’m looking forward to seeing them again in the November Tournament. 

Here are a few shots from the day:

2014 BC Judo Championships
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


2014 BC Judo Championships
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


2014 BC Judo Championships
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr


2014 BC Judo Championships
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

And one to make you go "Awwwwwwe…"

2014 BC Judo Championships
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The whole set of pictures is available at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157648622209597/

I hope you enjoy them!





Vancouver Open Judo Tournament – 2011

10 02 2011
I was out at the Vancouver open Judo tournament last weekend and did a bit of shooting.
This is the first time that ANY Judo tournament was held in the new Olympic Oval. The light was great and it was a real pleasure to get out and shoot there. So much better than so many of the dark gymnasia that many competitions occur within. I was actually able to get the ISO as low as 2500!!! The full set is on my Flickr at:
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157625891666987/with/5432773987/

Here are a few pics from the tournament.

Like Judo, speed skating, the original design of the building, requires the human machine to be functioning at full capacity
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Vancouver Open Judo Tournament 2011 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Will he make it?
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Vancouver Open Judo Tournament 2011 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Chess Match
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Vancouver Open Judo Tournament 2011 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Finishing it off
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Vancouver Open Judo Tournament 2011 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Crunch
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Vancouver Open Judo Tournament 2011 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

There are more available on my Flickr set:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157625891666987/with/5432773987/
I hope you enjoy them!






Canada West Judo Tournament

2 12 2007

My Judo Club (Burnaby Judo Club) hosted the Canada West Judo Tournament on Saturday December 1, 2007.  It’s an annual event held on the first Saturday of December.  We use the entire gymnasium at Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby.  This year we had over 300 competitors entered.  I went as a coach to my students that were entered in the tournament this year, some of them in their very first tournament ever.  I’m really proud of my students they did a very good job.  Obviously there’s always room for improvement, but overall a very good showing.

While the day was long, the many people helping to set up and take things down meant that the work went smoothly and everyone was able to get home before the REALLY heavy snow of later that evening came down.

I made a small gallery of some of the pictures from the tournament at:

http://www.slacker.ca/brian/webpics/showpix.aspx?20071201Judo

Here are some of my highlight pictures from the tournament:

Some of my students with their medals:








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