Among judo tournaments across the world, two recent ones were held for Okanagan and Kootenays.
Here Kelowna Judo Club members were able to make quite an impact. They won medals and a lot of prestige at these tournaments. The Okanagan Open that was hosted by the Kelowna Judo club took place a few weeks back where seven local clubs participated, from Pentiction, Revelstoke to Salmon Arm. The Kelowna Judo event was overall a successful one as it was attended by over seventy participants who can be termed as grass root level members in judo. For them it was their first tournament to participate as they cannot afford to be part of the big tournaments in Vancouver.