Judo Classes Cancelled for 20/21 Season

Due to the nature of our sport, it is unlikely we would be able to resume safe judo classes while the COVID19 pandemic is a public health concern which is likely to go well into next year. Therefore, the YMCA has decided to cancel the judo program for the rest of the judo season.

We will update you again in the spring when hopefully the situation will have improved enough to resume the judo program next fall.

Thank you for your support. Stay safe. Stay well.
Cambridge Judo Club


Due to concerns about COVID-19, our club is following Judo Ontario's and Judo Canada's recommendation to cancel classes until further notice.


Please be safe and follow the government's guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Passing of Doug Maffin

Sensei Doug Maffin in his judogiIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sensei Doug Maffin, who passed away peacefully at Lisaard House on April 10th.

Doug was a volunteer of the YMCA for about 50 years and was very active in a number of activities aside from judo like racquetball, canoeing, hiking, swimming, and photography.  Doug will be greatly missed.

Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life reception will be at Napa Grille, Cambridge, Thursday, April 26th from 4-7p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for the Lisaard House or The Grand Valley Trails Association. As Doug bid a sad goodbye on April 10th to a full and wonderful life of 70 years, he wanted us to relay… "Happy trails to you all!"Relatives and friends are invited to sign Doug's online book of condolences at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

Marie McDowell Awarded Honourary Black Belt

Marie McDowell being awarded her honourary Shodan at the 2016 Ontario Open

It's Official! Long-time judoka and volunteer Marie McDowell was awarded an honourary black belt (Shodan) at the 2016 Ontario Open in Scarborough on November 13, 2016. Marie was then presented with her black belt at the club the following Wednesday.

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