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2017 Canadian Open Judo Championship


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Judo Alberta Inter-provincial Training Camp – Canmore


Hello everyone,

2017 Inter-provincial Camp was another great success bringing together the best young athletes in Western Canada for three hard days of training in beautiful Canmore! (over 180 athletes – check out the photos on the Judo Alberta Facebook page) The camp is not only a success because of the judo but because of the love that the city of Canmore shows the camp!
The community steps up every year to show their support by donating larger amounts of products and gear to be given to the camp for prizes.
The athletes take full advantage of the fruits, the Gatorade station, the Big Chief Beef Jerky and the Muscle Milk! These little touches make the difference; the coaches receiving gifts from the organizing committee, the coaches having their Saturday meals covered by Judo Alberta and the judogis’ given to athletes by Matsuru are examples of what makes this camp different then any other camp in Canada.

Judo Alberta would like to thank Denise, Terry, Scott and Patti for all of the hard work they put into the camp. Without their dedication to making this camp great the Canmore Inter-Provincial Camp would just be another camp with mats laid down in a gym. They are great example of the people involved with Judo Alberta and are proud members of their community of Canmore.

Judo Alberta would like to thank all the coaches who made the trip to Canmore; competitive judo coaching is not easy; it is time consuming and sometimes energy draining. The dedication of the coaches in Alberta and Canada does not go unnoticed and Judo Alberta/Judo Canada understand that you are backbone of judo in this country. A special thanks to Garry Yamashita who always ensures that the mats get there and is always one of the first to arrive and last to leave!

Judo Alberta would like to thank Judo Canada who were are partners in this camp providing the services on Janusz Pawlowski for the camp. The brilliance of Mr. Pawlowski’s judo can be overwhelming sometimes but his skills is appreciated by coach and athletes. Everytime you are on the mats you will learn something new no matter who you are or what level you are; he is a legend of JUDO and we are happy that he is part of the Judo Canada coaching staff.

We hope that next years camp will be just as spectacular and we hope that we will welcome new judoka and coaches to the mats from Alberta!

Have a great day,

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

Provincial Training Camp, April 29-30 2017


This is an important camp for all athletes attending the 2017 Open Nationals. Information regarding the Open Nationals will be given at this camp. This is also an opportunity for TEAM ALBERTA to be together prior to nationals. The provincial coaching staff encourage all athletes attending the Open Nationals to attend this training camp. SUPPORT THE BLUE WAVE; BE THE BLUE WAVE!

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club
2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6

•This is regular training at the Lethbridge Judo Club on Friday April 28th, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM for anyone who would like to come down early.

Saturday 29th:

1200-1400 Physical Testing & Throwing
1400-1500 Lunch
1500-1630 Technical/Tactical Judo Training
1730-1930 Judo Randori

Sunday 30th:

800-900 Physical Training
900-1000 Break
1000-1200 Judo Tactical/Randori

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

The info session held Sunday after the camp is very beneficial for athletes, parents and coaches to understand team policy and expectations for the Open National Championship.

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: (403) 892-6099
Email: ewan@judoalberta.com

Elite Athlete Funding Application

The Judo Alberta coaching staff has released the Elite Athlete funding application.
This application is for funding for Judo Alberta/ Judo Canada events that have taken or will take place between: December 16, 2016 to April 21, 2016


A) Athletes Selected by Judo Canada to participate in International Events
B) International Events recognized by Judo Canada (National Team Handbook) & Judo Canada RTC International Competitions/Tours
C) National Point Events and Training Camps
D) Special Provincial Training Camps

The elite athlete funding is for athletes in age divisions U18, U21, and Senior that are travelling out of province for tournaments or training camps at a national or international level.
The Judo Alberta coaching staff is allocating $4,000.00 towards this part of the season for elite level athletes. The whole funds may or may not be completely used depending on the number of applicants and events.

Applying for this funding does not guarantee that funds will be issued to you. The coaching staff are looking for athletes that have shown dedication to their own judo training, tournament participation, and training camp participation. Also the coaching staff are looking for athletes that are planning for future goals in the sport. Please see a list of example tournaments that we will fund on the Elite athlete funding policy.

The coaching staff do want the athletes to have full support from their personal coach/ head sensei/club before applying for funds.
**Please supply receipts with the application – this will expedite the processing of the funds

The deadline to apply for this round of funding is April 21, 2017.

Please submit funding applications to Ewan Beaton: ewan@judoalberta.com
**Judo Alberta will only accept applications by email or given directly to the HP Coach

Thank you
Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

To view the Elite Funding Application Form please click here.

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading – June 3rd, 2017




June 3, 2017 Saturday

Starting Time:

1:00 pm


Tokugawa Judo Club Dojo (9647 62 Avenue, Edmonton)

Go to the Judo Alberta website http://www.judoalberta.com/index.php/grading-kata/ and download the Judo Canada Dan Grading Forms 2017 excel file for complete instructions and forms. The new 2017 Dan Grading Syllabus can also be downloaded. Please note that a Judo Canada Passport is required and candidates must apply directly to Judo Canada. The passport and Tournament Points Certification forms (effective Jan 1, 2017) must be mailed with the Grading forms to the address below.

Please send all properly completed forms and passport to Gord Okamura (Grading Secretary) to: 11247 – 59 Avenue Edmonton, AB T6H 1G2

However, please email your draft excel file to gyokamura@gmail.com beforehand for initial feedback.

All forms postmarked AFTER May 19, 2017 WILL NOT be accepted for this Grading. Candidates who do not submit proper forms or the Judo Canada passport will not be considered for grading on June 3rd. (No handwritten submissions)

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair
cc: Gord Okamura

2017 Katsuta Kup Judo Championship – May 6, 2017


To view the tournament technical package please click here.

2017 Canadian Open Judo Championship – Volunteers Needed

The 2017 Canadian Open Judo Championships will be held in the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary from May 25-28 followed by a National Training Camp in Calgary from May 28-31.

The success of this prestigious event is dependant on the support of volunteers across the province of Alberta. There are a number of unique volunteer positions available throughout the duration of the tournament. If you are looking to gain some excellent volunteer experience and are available to assist, please register using the ling below:


Please contact Volunteer Coordinators Terry and Denise Morgan (tdcmstar@telus.net) for more details.

Thank you for supporting the Blue Wave!

Judo Alberta-Nationals Organizing Committee


2017 Female Training Camp

It was an excellent turnout at the 2017 Female Training Camp held this past weekend.
A special thank you to our volunteers and host at the Rodrigo Resende Judo Club and to Priscilla Gagne for leading an excellent training camp.




NCCP: FREE Coach Initiation in Sport Module


The NEW Coach Initiation in Sport is an online NCCP module developed to introduce new or experienced coaches to the foundational skills in coaching. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, the module will be available for FREE for 150 days.
Please click here for more details.

For more coaching tips and resources please visit www.coach.ca

Edmonton International Judo Championships – Results

Congratulations to all judoka who competed at the Edmonton International Judo Championship this past weekend!

Here are the results from the weekend:

Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results

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