Camp Budokan

Budokan Bear CAMP BUDOKAN founded in 1965, was the first judo camp of its kind and still delivers an     unequalled training opportunity.  We are proud of our ability to attract internationally respected coaches.  Coaches who unselfishly pass on their extensive knowledge of judo to the athlete.  The ever-increasing popularity of CAMP BUDOKAN is a testimony to the quality of     instruction given. Don’t deny yourself, your child or student the experience of  CAMP BUDOKAN.  Register today, by mail, email or fax.  Once the office receives the application and payment a letter of acceptance and medical information form will be sent to you to complete and send back.


Beginner / Intermediate / Elite

Teaching you the latest International fighting strategies, techniques & training methods.

  • 2 to 3 Judo training sessions per day
  • learn katas
  • endurance training
  • physical conditioning
  • refereeing seminar

Daily activities consist of morning stretch and jog, morning judo session, afternoon judo session or team sport, swim, evening Randori session, nightly snack.

Day Camp!!!
Campers arrive at 8:00am and depart at 6:30pm.  Day camp includes, 3 meals and  two judo practices and a sporting activity for $299.
Camp Budokan Instructors
Camp Budokan boasts some of the top instructors in Canada.  Additional guest Instructors and National Team Members will be announced once confirmed.

Camp Director

Karl Doherty, 5th Dan

  • Judo Canada Executive committee member
  • President of Ajax Budokan Judo Club
  • Member of Canada’s National Team 1978 to 1990
Co-Director & Founder of Camp Budokan
 Bill Doherty, 7th Dan

  • Past president of Judo Ontario
  • Member of National & Provincial Grading Boards
  • Past member of Judo Canada Executive
  • Past member Judo Canada High Performance Committee
  • Member of Judo Canada Hall of Fame.

 Kevin Doherty, 7th Dan

  • 1981 World Bronze medallist.
  • Head Coach of Ajax Budokan Judo Club.
  • 1984 and 1988 Olympian.
  • Member of Judo Canada Hall of Fame.

Scott Tanner, 4th Dan

  • Past Canadian Champion
  • Head Coach – Judo Nova Scotia
  • Judo Canada Coach