Physical Literacy

"Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life."

– The International Physical Literacy Association, May 2014

Odd Squad Police Judo Safety Plan – COVID 19

Consultation with Police Judo NCCP Coaching Advisor Deb Laidler – Judo BC Sport Safety plan – OSP Board Member Dr. Bill MacEwan - Prov Gov’t Health Guidelines

Effective Jan 1st, 2022

OSP Police Judo, 5487 Lane St, Burnaby, BC:

  • Proof of vaccines are required for youth aged 12 and up for OSP Police Judo practices taking place at 5487 Lane St., Burnaby BC
  • Vaccine Card and/or proof of vaccination is required for instructors and coaches practicing or teaching at OSP Police Judo unless there is proof of medical exemption (Vaccine Card confirmation will be entered into Zen Planner with permission of student)
  • Off mat training and common areas require masks
  • Masks are optional for judo training on the mat
  • Mat capacity will be 25 people
  • Air circulation from front and rear doors will be provided for the training floor
  • Anyone feeling ill, sick, or with a cough, fever, runny nose, headache cannot not be training – regardless of COVID negative tests

Hand sanitization and masks are available at the check-in desk.

Any OSP Junior or LETA member requiring a membership adjustment based on these current regulations, please contact Brendon Frick at (OSP Juniors) or Adelphie Cheng at (adults)

OSP 2021 Summer Camps

5487 Lane Street, Burnaby BC

Date: July 14 & 15
Ages: 8 to 13


Wednesday July 14th

9:00 - 9:30 Welcome orientation, Introduction and Tour OSP building
9:30 -11:30 Intro to Judo, break falls & physical drills (Yuki Yokosawa)
11:40-12:30 Hot dog lunch & class room presentation
12:30-14:00 Intro to food preparation ( how to ) / charcuterie board making
14:00-15:00 Circuit training/ Stretching Cool Down (Yuki Yokosawa)
15:00-15:15 Camper Pick Up

Thursday July 15th

9:00 - 10:00 Warm-up exercises, Judo Technique & Drills
10:00 - 11:00 Circuit Training
11:00-12:00 Hot dog lunch & class room presentation
12:10-13:00 Self defence techniques with guest instructor - Al Arsenault/Mark Steinkampf (retired VPD member)
13:00-15:00 Organic farm Visiting
15:00-15:15 Campers Pick Up


Pro-D Day Camps

Register for the Pro-D Day event on April 26, 2021.
This event will cover basic self defence, physical literacy, and a short presentation.


8:50am - 9:00am: Drop off
9:00am - 10:30am: Physical Literacy / Judo
10:30am - 10:40am: Water & Snacks
10:40am - 12:00pm: Drug Presentation
12:00pm - 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm - 12:55pm: Police Judo Demonstration
12:55pm - 2:15pm: Charcuterie Board
2:20pm - 2:50pm: Circuit Training
2:50pm - 3:00pm: Wrap-up

There has been great interest in the Physical Literacy programs of Odd Squad including from both the volunteers in Odd Squad who are helping deliver the programs and the youth and students participating in the OSP Physical Literacy programs like Police Judo, Self Defense Clinics, Circuit Training and Fitness classes. We are continuing to work on our goals of expanding our reach to youth in the community with the help of our volunteers and coaches. Mentorship for youth can include learning from the classroom setting to practical training on the gym floor and outdoor physical activities. The Odd Squad Team can deliver this training anywhere, ranging from the middle of a library floor, a court yard, a community hall kitchen floor, a school hall way to fields and outdoor spaces.

In 2003 Police Judo started a small, humble family class at the Vancouver Police Department gym running once a week for kids from age 5 to 12 years old. The Police Judo programs have expanded over the years to include several clubs, hundreds of members (youth and adult) and a reach that has gone from local to the international stage. Police Judo instructors working with Odd Squad Productions (OSP) - a registered not-for-profit charity -  designed to educate youth on risky behaviors, started to introduce physical literacy training for youth as part of their educational programming.

Judo is a perfect fit for Odd Squad as most of the principal OSP members are  Police Judo Instructors, and we have extensive experience in bringing this interactive (and fun!) training to First Nations communities throughout BC, Alberta and into almost every community in the NWT over the past ten years.


In November 2020, the Junior programs for Burnaby Odd Squad Police Judo Juniors (6-8 year olds / 9-12 year olds) program were formally brought in under the Physical Literacy Pillar of Odd Squad Productions. S/Cst. Chin-I Hsiang manages the Odd Squad Junior programs and training clinics. The Odd Squad Police Judo Juniors is a certified Judo BC and Sport BC training program. In addition to the regular youth programs and classes, Odd Squad offers outreach to youth through clinics and training programs.

Our coaches continue developing their coaching skills with countless volunteer hours for mentoring and connecting youth through the regular judo classes, self-defence lessons, summer camps, day camps, and community-based judo demonstrations.  Our outreach trips have ranged delivering physical literacy programs at local Indigenous communities to also exploring the cultural differences that connect us together through judo-based youth activities throughout BC and Canada, and all the way to Mexico, Europe and Asia.   

Our Programs:

Odd Squad Police Judo Juniors classes run in Burnaby at the Odd Squad Headquarters at 5487 Lane St on our state-of-the-art spring-based training floor.

Odd Squad can deliver and provide custom Police Judo camps and workout sessions for youth groups ranging in size from several kids to over a hundred youth.

By introducing structured judo training, Odd Squad finds that youth appreciate the opportunity to build on what they learn from the drug/gang education lectures, and they quickly pick up on the ethos of taking care of one’s partner, start developing interpersonal skills, goal-setting and learn resiliency skills along with self-confidence.

For more information on how the Odd Squad Team can assist your individual or organizational needs for Physical Literacy training, please contact!

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