The Terra Nova Judo Club was founded in 2008 and is currently one of only two judo clubs in the city of Windsor that are registered with Judo Ontario. Terra Nova Judo has two certified Dojo Instructors (NCCP 2) and one Dojo Assistant (NCCP 1). Its name and logo are derived from the heritage of Sensei Parsons’ native Newfoundland and also serves as a tribute to Kano’s Japan. The logo depicts the outline of the map of Newfoundland, the provincial flag and cultural ties to the ocean via the lighthouse. The red circular background pays tribute to Dr. Kano and the Japanese flag for the invention and development of the sport of Judo. The logo was designed by Guy Morneau.
In 1882, Dr. Jigoro Kano, President of the the University of Education, Tokyo, Japan, embarked on a journey to introduce a martial art that would one day become world renowned. Dr. Kano founded Judo (Japanese vernacular meaning “Gentle Way”) an ancient sport that emphasizes safety and self discipline through competitive grappling and mat techniques. Judo was introduced to the world at the 1964 Olympic Games. It inspired men, women and children across the world and is a respected sport today.
The Terra Nova Judo Club is located at 2530 Dougall Ave., in Windsor. We have a mat area of 1000 sqft of Dax tatami. Dax tatami are used by Judo Canada, Judo Ontario and the RCMP to name a few organizations. It has both male and female washrooms, as well as an individual change room. We are also pleased to announce that The Terra Nova Judo Club now has an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). So if you think you might be interested in trying judo, come visit us for a few classes and see if judo is for you.