skip to content
Legion Athletic Camp
At The International Peace Garden - Canada’s Best Sports Camp



Important Information:


When: July 28th-Aug 3rd, 2019 (Week 3)


Head Coach: Gary Sova  (University of Manitoba)



Equipment List

Register for Judo


** Updated February 1

The Legion Athletic Camp is proud of Jeffrey Oduca, one of our Judo coaches, for receiving January's Coach of the Month award from Global News.


 Legion Athletic Judo Camp


The 2018 Legion Judo Camp sponsored by Judo Manitoba will feature current successful strategies in international tournament competition and judo fundamentals during the week of July 28-Aug 3, 2019 at the International Peace Gardens Sport’s facilities. Head coach Gary Sova (6th degree black belt) is excited to announce that this year our coaching staff will again feature many other top coaches such as Kevin McIver, Aaron Pfeffer, Cole Hunt, Airton Nakamura, Jeff Oduca, Patrick Tremblay-Sabourin, Bryant Huynh, and May Baldo-Oduca. Experienced coaches will teach athletes and coaches to develop top skills in gripping, dynamic throwing techniques, fundamentals, drills, counter throws, armlocks, changing directions, action/reaction, transitioning into various techniques, strangulations, pinning manoeuvers, mental preparation, and training techniques.   


Many past athletes who have participated in the Legion judo camp have risen to provincial, Canada Winter Games, and national team status in judo.  This year's Legion Judo Camp will have a developmental and training camp focus for athletes 10 to 17.


Coaches or parents of interested judo athletes who are between the ages of 10 -18 years of age can contact their local Royal Canadian Legions for possible financial support.   Interested athletes, parents, or coaches can also apply to local service clubs and their schools for possible financial assistance to attend this year’s camp. Any questions about this Judo Camp can be directed to either Head Coach Gary Sova 204-479-8571.





We are pleased to announce our Judo Guest Coach Sergio Pessoa.

2x Olympian (2012, 2016)
4x participant at World Championship (2009,2010,2013 and 2015)- 9th in 2013
2x silver medallist at the Pan American Championship
12x World cup medallist
2x medallist at Grand prix
6x National champion





 image image image 


Contact From jULY TO aUGUST: