• 2019-2020 Membership Registration Information

    Judo Alberta Membership, Judo Canada registration/accident insurance expires August 31.  Therefore, it is imperative that on-line registrations and payment reach Judo Alberta on or before September 30, 2019.  Judo Alberta and Judo Canada registration fees are non-refundable once submitted on Trackie. NOTE:  JUDO CANADA HAS IMPLEMENTED A CLUB FEE OF $100 TO THOSE CLUBS WHO(…)

    2019-2020 Membership Registration Information
  • Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Finding Announcement

    The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted elite athlete funding.  Funding is based on performance, results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. The coach committee nominated the following athletes for the third round of elite athlete funding for costs incurred(…)

    Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Finding Announcement
  • 2019 Judo Alberta Coaches Retreat

    Date: September 07-08, 2019 Location: Tolide Judo Club, Fort Saskatchewan Guest Presenter: Jimmy Pedro, 2 x Olympic Medallist, 3 x World Medallist, 2012/2016 USA Olympic coach Cost: Free for all coaches in Alberta who are members in good standing / Out of province coaches cheques$125.00 payable to Judo Alberta Register for the 2019 Judo Alberta(…)

    2019 Judo Alberta Coaches Retreat
  • SUCCESSFUL NATIONALS IN EDMONTON

    Edmonton, May 19, 2019 – Sunday was the third and last day of the Canadian Open Judo Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. The Butterdome of the University of Alberta saw the senior athletes battle it out to win the remaining national titles. This year’s edition saw numerous young athletes having success in an older category, like Isabelle Harris (-63 kg), from(…)

    SUCCESSFUL NATIONALS IN EDMONTON

BC Inter-Provincial Training Camp

 

Hello everyone,

Please find the trackie link for the BC Inter-Provincial Camp in Vernon, BC on September 27-29, 2019. This is always a great event with about 200 athletes participating from BC and Alberta. This is a great early season preparation and I encourage all athletes that will be competing at the 2019 Saskatchewan Open and the 2019 Eastern Tour in November to participate in this camp.
Friday, September 27th
4 – 6 pm Teams Arrive
7 – 9:30 pm Judo Everyone

Saturday, September 28th 
8 – 9 am Physical Training Everyone
9:30 – 11:00 am Judo Group 1
11 – 12:30 Judo Group 2
2:00 – 3:30 pm Coaches Workshop
3:30 – 5:30 pm Judo Group 1
5:30 – 7:30 pm Judo Group 2

Sunday, September 29th 
8 – 9:30 am Judo Group 1
9:30 am Bag lunches available for pick up
9:30 – 11 am Judo Group 2

Group 1 – U14, U16 & U18/U21/Senior Females -57kg – TBC
Group 2- U18, U21, Senior & Veteran Males and U18/U21/Senior Females +57kg – TBC

Trackie Link:

https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/2019-judo-bc-fall-inter-provincial-camp/34894/#.XWAAZuhKjIU

 

Have a great day,

 

Ewan Beaton

Judo Alberta HP Coach

2019 Saskatchewan Open – October 19-20, 2019

2019 October Sask Open Technical Package Final

 

 

Judo Alberta Great Mrs. Florence Senda Passes Away

It is with great sadness and a sense of immense loss that the family of Florence Senda announces her passing on August 22, 2019 at the age of 93 years. She was born on April 14, 1926.

Florence is survived by her Children; Ron (Collette Oseen) Senda, Greg (Jane) Senda and Dawna (Giuliano) Coslovi, her Grandchildren; Deanna (John) Wolsey, Kathryn (Gray) Oseen-Senda, Mika Senda, Teio Senda and Dean Coslovi, and two Great Grandchildren; Shawny Senda and Theo Rybka-Senda. She is also survived by her siblings; Misae Masuda (sister) and Arthur (Pat) Hironaka (brother).

Florence was predeceased by her husband Yosh Senda and her daughter Mae.

Florence was a local girl born and raised in Raymond, Alberta. She married Yosh Senda in 1947 and together they raised their family in Lethbridge. Mom had strong roots in Southern Alberta and believed in actively giving back to the community by volunteering her time for various community organizations. She will be especially remembered for her many years at the Lethbridge Judo Club and was still practicing right up until her passing. She led a quietly independent life, spending the last 3 years living in the community at Garden View Lodge with her dog Roo.

People wishing to pay their respects can meet the Family on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta, 470 – 40th Street South, Lethbridge.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Buddhist Temple of Southern Alberta with Ikuta Sensei officiating.

In lieu of flowers and koden, donations may be made to the “Dr. Yoshio & Florence Senda Scholarship Fund” at the University of Lethbridge, 4401 – University Drive W, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4.

2019-2020 Membership Registration Information

2019-2020 Membership Registration Information

Judo Alberta Membership,

Judo Canada registration/accident insurance expires August 31.  Therefore, it is imperative that on-line registrations and payment reach Judo Alberta on or before September 30, 2019.  Judo Alberta and Judo Canada registration fees are non-refundable once submitted on Trackie.

NOTE:  JUDO CANADA HAS IMPLEMENTED A CLUB FEE OF $100 TO THOSE CLUBS WHO DO NOT HAVE 10 OR MORE MEMBERS REGISTERED BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 2019.

JUDO ALBERTA/JUDO CANADA FEE SCHEDULE

  • Online registration AND payment must both be received before members are properly registered and in good standing with Judo Alberta and Judo Canada. If both are not received, registrations are not valid which could disallow athletes participating in provincials, nationals, internationally, training camps or other related events.  Insurance coverage is also not in place for those members.
  • If a club or its members are not registered and wish to participate in a tournament/event, both the online registration and payment must be submitted a minimum of 14 days prior to that tournament/ event so Judo Canada membership cards can be generated.

CLUB INFORMATION – To be completed and submitted to the Registrar (registrar@judoalberta.com) and Judo Alberta (judo@judoalberta.com) so Club information is up to date.  All Judo Alberta clubs are required to have their members sign a liability waiver.  For the safety of each club, be sure to have current members sign a waiver and ensure any new members thereafter also sign a waiver.  If you have any questions or need assistance creating a waiver, please contact the Judo Alberta office.

MEMBER INFORMATION – Each member can complete this form to assist the Club in completing Judo Canada’s online registration.  DO NOT send this form to the Registrar or Judo Alberta offices; it is strictly for club use. 

Encourage members who may be FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) or have a disability to indicate this on their form or on-line registration.  This information can assist in funding and programs.

PIPEDA & CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT – Each club member should complete this document.  The original is kept by the Club with access by Judo Alberta should the need arise.  A PIPEDA Agreement for members does not need to be completed each year; just once for as long as they are a member.  Judo Alberta only needs to be provided with a copy of the Exclusion List.

The Confidentiality Agreement needs to be completed by all club members who have access to personal information within the club structure. This would include the coaches and registrar, as well as any board members who have access to private contact or medical information. Time should be taken by the registrar and/or head coach to reinforce the importance of maintaining the privacy of all athletes, volunteers and coaches.

PROMOTIONS— Promotion form is to be filled out completely including qualified Examiner/Sponsor indicated.  Both this form and payment need to be received before Promotions will be registered and processed.  All Promotions must be registered with Judo Alberta; unregistered promotions could cause delays or fines (ie.  Shodan grading, tournament registrations, Nationals, Alberta Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, etc.).

Thanks,

Helen Bienert
Judo Alberta Registrar
registrar@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Finding Announcement

Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Finding Announcement

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted elite athlete funding.  Funding is based on performance, results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. The coach committee nominated the following athletes for the third round of elite athlete funding for costs incurred from events participated in from April 2019 to August 2019. The next round of funding will be announced in December 2019 for competitions and training camps participated in between– September 2019 to December 2019:

Name National & International Events Judo Club Funding
Taeya Koliaska Junior Europe Lethbridge Judo Club  $       875.00
Alex Gagnon Junior Europe Tolide  $       875.00
Kiera Westlake Cadet Pan-Am Championships Lethbridge Judo Club  $       450.00
Shianne Gronen Senior Pan-Am Championships Lethbridge Judo Club  $       450.00
Evelyn Beaton Cadet Pan-Am Championships Lethbridge Judo Club  $       450.00
 TOTAL  $    3,100.00

Sincerely Judo Alberta High Performance Committee

Sport for Life – LTAD E-Learning Course

To Sport for Life champions,

Sport for Life aims to develop physical literacy and improve the quality of sport by creating, sharing, and mobilizing knowledge. This acts as a catalyst for governments, institutions, and organizations to improve programs and services. In the spirit of continuous improvement, Sport for Life is proud to release the revised Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity e-learning course<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001yPgJDSNq2z7H36HT35TYkuFkZhJUbildoVORkeA4hzuXZknV6tPTu49AIJWdfpOOGj9iD-UOloF9mU5O3pWtAKqpPgHkp514WbEPva2Dr4p3J0xySRv8yBq66-RvGka3WFwVT2vPcK6KlKau4rvKf3htzTPC6MPZIWzwTuh_y0ED-9VqBOxhgzi_SIY_QpD5QjdYFSsbcFRGjG2PpaxsJw==&c=Xt4v3zVlkjExzVbRpwA2_jZ6NigSU4G0I4wMPOhwhLJjWiwafHJD3g==&ch=053caaKw2LXoBUv84aCHEpPV1paF9Iks_gaCyn6OJjmFHcpqHgsh-Q==> to support the new resource.

From now until July 31, 2019, Sport for Life is offering this course at 50% off (normally $24.95 + tax). Use coupon code 004F78 for the English version or 9DB694 for the French version. Our aim is to make it accessible to as many leaders and organizations as possible to deliver quality sport and physical activity in your region. Also, if you had previously purchased the old version of this course, you now have automatic free access to this new version through your Sport for Life campus account.

To take the refreshed LTD course, click here:

https://sportforlife-sportpourlavie.ca/catalog.php<http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001yPgJDSNq2z7H36HT35TYkuFkZhJUbildoVORkeA4hzuXZknV6tPTu49AIJWdfpOOV2P3IEzg2DVeV9iDR1rPqg7vVYpf5uNXBIiQwqyJ4em7mnNLlHu_PfmCV5BH1HdyuzEMkyRKO6BMJQP6ma-_jsG5zWpeJgo6nwiVEW0cYCjNNijNafHVmA==&c=Xt4v3zVlkjExzVbRpwA2_jZ6NigSU4G0I4wMPOhwhLJjWiwafHJD3g==&ch=053caaKw2LXoBUv84aCHEpPV1paF9Iks_gaCyn6OJjmFHcpqHgsh-Q==>

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be familiar with the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity Framework and the primary objectives of each stage of development.
  • Recognize the characteristics of quality sport and physical activity programs that support the development of physical literacy, strive for excellence, and empower people to be active for life.
  • Know how to find additional resources to analyze gaps in current programs.

This course is presented in four sections. When you have completed the entire course and passed each learning assessment, you will be able to download/print a Certificate of Completion and obtain NCCP professional development points (worth 1 credit).

Sport for Life CEO Richard Way commented on the course saying, “I am excited about the third edition of the Canadian framework as it will support improving the quality of sport and physical activity across Canada. This e-learning module is a quick way to understand the concepts and factors underpinning long-term development, enabling sport leaders to positively impact participants along their individual pathways regardless if they are seeking to be Olympic or Paralympic champions or active and healthy for life.”

For more information, contact Alex Wilson – alex@sportforlife.ca<mailto:alex@sportforlife.ca>.

  • Any coaches requiring professional development points towards their NCCP certification can take this course.
2019 Judo Alberta Coaches Retreat

2019 Judo Alberta Coaches Retreat

Date: September 07-08, 2019

Location: Tolide Judo Club, Fort Saskatchewan

Guest Presenter: Jimmy Pedro, 2 x Olympic Medallist, 3 x World Medallist, 2012/2016 USA Olympic coach

Cost: Free for all coaches in Alberta who are members in good standing / Out of province coaches cheques$125.00 payable to Judo Alberta

Register for the 2019 Judo Alberta Coach Retreat: Deadline August 31, 2019
https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-coaches-retreat/33940/

Hotel:
Judo Alberta Free Hotel: Please indicate if you will need a hotel for the coach retreat
(Double occupancy Saturday Night Only) Please contact ewan@judoalberta.com

2 hotel rooms Lethbridge
2 hotel rooms Hiros
1 hotel  room Ishi-yama
1 hotel  room Airdrie
1 hotel  room Barracuda
1 hotel  room Medicine Hat
1 hotel  room Raymond
1 hotel  room Red Deer
1 hotel  room Grand Prairie
1 hotel  room Fort McMurray

Note: There is possibility of additional Judo Alberta clubs to be added to the free hotel list if your judo club is not on the list. Judo Alberta will mix and match rooms for coaches/clubs if needed to ensure the maximum participation. If your club will need to have additional rooms for your club please let me know and I can book these rooms for you but the club will be responsible for the cost of the room. ($95.40+tax per room)

2019 JUDO ALBERTA COACHES RETREAT

 

NCCP Dojo Instructors Course Cancelled

Unfortunately the NCCP Dojo Instructors Course Scheduled for June 7-9, 2019 has been cancelled.

Please stay tuned for more details on a re-scheduled date.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Thank you.

 

SUCCESSFUL NATIONALS IN EDMONTON

SUCCESSFUL NATIONALS IN EDMONTON

Edmonton, May 19, 2019 – Sunday was the third and last day of the Canadian Open Judo Championships in Edmonton, Alberta. The Butterdome of the University of Alberta saw the senior athletes battle it out to win the remaining national titles.

This year’s edition saw numerous young athletes having success in an older category, like Isabelle Harris (-63 kg), from Abbotsford Judo Club, in British Columbia. “It wasn’t easy today, because it was my second day fighting, so I was sore and tired,” she said. “I had a little more trouble getting into it at the beginning, but the level was about the same as yesterday, and it went better as the day went by.” It was a fifth participation at Nationals for the 17-year-old, but a first experience in the senior category. She’s planning on going home to rest and heal minor injuries before the Canada Cup in Montreal at the end of June. “I’m going to have to keep working hard in training, because winning doesn’t mean I’m perfect, and it doesn’t mean that they won’t win next time!”

Gabriel Juteau, from Club de judo Boucherville in Quebec, won the honours in the -73 kg category. This was a very satisfying medal, knowing that he switched from -66 kg to -73 kg this year. “I had won the gold medal in senior a few years ago, but in -66 kg. I was very happy to see I could still win in -73 kg,” he commented. “I started off a little slow, but it’s always like that, and the final was the fight I felt the best and the most confident.”

After two days in second place, the province of Quebec was finally able to catch up with Alberta and be first on the medal count once again. Their lead is slowly getting smaller, but for now, their crown is still intact.

Medals after day 3
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Quebec 20 20 33 73
Alberta 20 10 19 49
British Columbia 12 7 27 46
Ontario 8 12 17 37
Manitoba 1 4 3 8
Northwest Territories 1 1 1 3
Saskatchewan 0 3 4 7
New Brunswick 0 1 2 3
Prince Edward Island 0 1 1 2
Nova Scotia 0 1 1 2
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 1 1

 

Go to JUDOCANADA.TV to see the complete results of the tournament.

The Organizing Committee, a Well-Oiled Machine

Kelly Thornton, president of the Edmonton Organizing Committee, was very happy and proud to see the results of his team’s hard work over the last few days. While he was a member of the organizing committee in Calgary for the past 3 years, it was his first time as the president, and he feels lucky to be surrounded by such a fantastic team.

“Some members of the committee were also there for Calgary, so we were able to use all their feedback to improve the experience in Edmonton. The venue was great, the lighting allowed for some phenomenal pictures, the bleachers were close to the mats so the crowd could really see all the action. I’ve heard nothing but good comments from everyone during the weekend,” he said.

“The amount of work accomplished by the committee members and the volunteers is impressive. It’s a big event, and we always want to add new things to make it a little better than it was before. We had some core members from last year’s committee who also were here in Edmonton, especially Allan Sattin. He was the Chair in Calgary, and he was a great help to fix any issue we might have. We also had a really good working relationship with Judo Canada. They have been really busy working for the Montreal Grand Prix, but they were still available for us whenever we needed them, and they really stepped up to the plate when they got here.”

The Canadian Open Judo Championships will be in Edmonton for another two years, with the next edition being on May 14-17, 2020.

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Written by Sarah Mailhot for Judo Canada

Information:
Patrick Esparbès
Chief Operating Officer
(514) 668-6279
P.ESPARBES@JUDOCANADA.ORG

FIRST MEDAL FOR KELLY DEGUCHI ON CANADIAN SOIL

FIRST MEDAL FOR KELLY DEGUCHI ON CANADIAN SOIL

Edmonton, May 18, 2019 – The U16 and U21 athletes were in action on the mats of the Butterdome at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, for the Canadian Open Judo Championships.

For Kelly Deguchi, it was a first competition experience in Canada. At 20 years old, Christa Deguchi’s younger sister decided to follow her footsteps and recently chose the Lethbridge Judo Club, in Alberta, as her new team. After seeing the support and success Christa has gotten from Judo Canada, Kelly was inspired to try it out for herself. Her first experience was a success, winning the gold medal in the U21 -57 kg category. “I was very nervous this morning, but I did my best, and I’m very happy. The Canadian girls are very quick and powerful, it was not an easy victory,” said the judoka who will fight again tomorrow in the senior category. “I’m happy with my decision to come here, and I’m hoping I can represent Canada in international tournaments with my sister in the future.”

Greta Goasdoue-Wallace (-63 kg), from Hiro’s Judo Club, in Calgary, stood on the highest step of the podium for the second day in a row. The 14-year old won a surprise gold medal on Friday in U18, and a second one in U16 today. Her first fight was won by ippon after a few seconds, setting the trend for the day. “I felt ready today, because I knew the girls I was up against. With the medal I won yesterday, I knew today would be a good day. Last year I fought in U16 and I won the silver medal, so it was great to come back and do even better this year!”

On the men’s side, in U16, Norbert Andras, 14, was undefeated in the -55 kg category for the second year in a row. “I was a little nervous this morning, but after the first fight, I thought ‘I got this,’ and I knew I’d be able to win a medal.” He will be fighting again next month at the Canada Cup, trying to defend another title he won last year.

Last but not least, Joel Demaere (-60 kg), from Lethbridge Judo Club in Alberta, was trying to win a first title in U21, having won a gold medal in U16 two years ago. “I had a really good weight cut before the tournament, so I felt strong and confident coming in. I felt really good, I was able to keep my nerves under control, so it really was a perfect day.”

Andras, Demaere, Goasdoue-Wallace and Deguchi

Manitoba’s Small but Mighty Team

The province of Manitoba decided to play it safe for this edition of the Canadian Open Judo Championships, only bringing the very best athletes to bring medals home. Airton Nakamura, one of Manitoba’s provincial coaches, was satisfied with his team’s performance. With only 10 athletes fighting today, they were able to win 1 gold and 3 silver medals.

“So far, so good! Our athletes are consistent, so the ones who were expected to medal did. The younger ones might need a little more experience, but that’s what they’re here for, and they’ll come back ready to win it next year,” he said. “We might try to involve them in more tournaments before Nationals next year, to make sure they have the experience and maturity to perform at a high level. We were able to maintain our performance level from last year, which was a good year for us. Most of our athletes fighting in senior tomorrow are actually U21, but we expect the same level of effort from them, and we have high hopes. They are a strong team, and they have the potential to win more medals.”

 

Medals after day 2
Gold Silver Bronze Total
Alberta 15 7 14 36
Quebec 13 17 28 58
British Columbia 10 4 18 32
Ontario 8 8 12 28
Manitoba 1 4 2 7
Northwest Territory 1 1 0 2
Saskatchewan 0 3 3 6
Prince Edward Island 0 1 1 2
New Brunswick 0 1 1 2
Nova Scotia 0 0 1 1
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 1 1

 

Tomorrow, the senior athletes will be under the spotlight for the last day of the event. Watch the live streaming and see live results at JUDOCANADA.TV.

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Written by Sarah Mailhot for Judo Canada

Information:
Patrick Esparbès
Chief Operating Officer
(514) 668-6279
P.ESPARBES@JUDOCANADA.ORG

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