Sensei Todd Hodder Todd Hodder grew up in Gander, Newfoundland, and started Judo in the fall of 1985 under Sensei Dave Stockley. The dojo was a small elementary school classroom. It was later run by Sensei Robert (J.R.) Thomson and Sensei Peter Vanroon. Todd received his Shodan in November 1996 and his Nidan in March 2001. He has competed in numerous Judo tournaments at both the provincial and national levels, including the 1991 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island. Todd began practicing Jiu-Jitsu in September 1992 under Professor Gerry Marshall and received his First Degree Black Belt in July 1995, his Second Degree in July 1996, Third in July 1999 and Fourth in July 2003. Sensei Todd ran a Jiu-Jitsu/Judo club in Gander, from 1996 to 1999 at the Arts & Culture Center pool where the club currently trains. Sensei Todd Passed away as a result of a tragic helicopter crash, in Northern Quebec on July 17th, 2009.
"It is with an enormous amount of gratitude, that we recognize and kindly thank all those friends and family members who donated funds to host the Todd Hodder Memorial Fund. The Todd Hodder Memorial fund uses donated funds to support under-privileged children (age 6 – 16) to participate in judo through a NLJA recognized club. Underprivileged is defined as lack of financial resources for the purposes of this policy. Funds donated specifically to the Todd Hodder Memorial Fund will only be used for that purpose and tracked separately in NLJA financial accounts. Should a young adult also require financial assistance please feel free to also make an application. Support is provided in the form of either payment of club/NLJA/Judo Canada registration fees AND/OR funding for the purchase of a judo gi. All payments will be made internal to the NLJA or directly to the requesting club. No funding is provided directly to requesters. Anyone who would like to make an application or an application on behalf of an under-privileged child is very welcome to contact Danielle Hodder at (709) 256 2099 or firstname.lastname@example.org " -Danielle