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EYJS Monthly Judo Tournament February 11th, 2017


To view the tournament package please click here.

Coaches Tip: Recipe of a Champion

Hello coaches,

Recipe of a Champion:
I have attached this article by Renee Hock former national team member and BC provincial coach. It is an excellent break down of what athletes need to do to progress in this sport as competitors. The key is consistency over a long period of time, week after week, month after month and year after year. This is demanding and during this time it is important to keep your program full of goals and ideas to keep it fresh and new. Progression and new challenges is one of the keys to keep athletes moving forward.
Recipe of a Champion

Note: We need to sell the power of the blackbelt. When you see how many people never make it to SHODAN it is really a great achievement. Sell judo for life!

New Rules:
Please remember to talk to your athletes about the new rules and try to bring some of the ideas into your practice. There will be a new rule clinic at the Pacific International and at the Edmonton International.
You can also catch some of IJF Grand Slams and World Cups on Saturday and Sunday mornings in IPPONTV.


If you have 30 minutes to catch some matches you will have a first hand look at what the rules look like and are being applied at the highest level. (there might be some adaptations in the next 3 weeks but it will give you a good indicator of what matches will look like)

Judo youtube also has the new rules clinic posted:


With the new rule changes I want everyone to understand the importance of teaching high quality throwing judo, traditional sleeve and lapel or sleeve and overhand. All athlete should be masters of sleeve control in the same side situation and inside grip control in opposite side situations. It is like a great painter; first you need to be fantastic at being a great classical/basic painter then you can move to the abstract.

The problem is that many people short cut to the popular or new fad without becoming experts in the basics. Not having good basics will slow down an athletes progression as they move up the competitive ladder.
Remember as we experiment with new grips and the new rules that it is important to pound home the basics in kumi-kata.

Posture is everything:
Please have athletes pay attention to their posture in randori and when performing skills. They need to stand straight and do this under pressure. With the new rules there is potential for a lot more power full gripping situations and athletes need to be able to stay straight and strong.

It is important that coaches share and talk about Anti-doping in sport and to have athletes to check their medications to ensure that they meet the anti-doping code. Judo Alberta will be running a few clinics in near future for athletes at training camps.

Please look through the update doping control list just to ensure that you are noting taking something that was added to the banned list. If you have questions regarding any medication please contact the CCES or go to the Global DRO site.
Athletes should verify the prohibited status of their medication(s) using the following CCES resources:
• Global DRO: www.globaldro.com
• CCES Athlete Zone: www.cces.ca/athletezone
• Email substances@cces.ca
• Info Line: 1-800-672-7775

Have a great day,

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

15th Annual Female Training Camp and Sleepover


To view the registration form please click here.
For more information please click here.

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp – February 25-26, 2017


2017 Provincial Championship Results

2017 Provincial Championship Results

Congratulations to all judoka who competed at the 2017 Provincial Judo Championships!
Thank you for the host Tolide Judo Kwai and all of the volunteers that helped make this tournament a success!
To view the results from this past weekend please click here.


U14F – 32 kg Olivia Gosselin
U14F – 36 kg Evelyn Beaton
U14F – 40 kg Charlize Medilo
U14F – 48 kg Anamaria Voica
U14F – 57 kg Greta Goasdou
U14M – 34 kg Tayven Trembley
U14M – 38 kg Arkan Shishani
U14M – 42 kg Dima Zotov
U14M – 46 kg Anthony Gorodetsky
U14M – 50 kg Victor Craevoi
U14M – 55kg Chris Honopoulos
U14M + 66 kg Nour Elfishawi
U16F – 36 kg Evelyn Beaton
U16F – 44 kg Ema Tesanovic
U16F – 52 kg Emma Caldwell
U16F – 57 kg Isabella Shepansky
U16M – 38 kg Douglas O’Brien
U16M – 42 kg Tymor Anan
U16M – 46 kg Katsuo Leung
U16M – 50 kg Alex Smith
U16M – 55 kg Nathan Demaere
U16M – 60 kg Alexander Wu
U16M – 66 kg Brett Dudar
U16M – 73 kg Josh Hill
U16M + 73 kg Ahmed Ghanem
U18F – 44 kg Ema Tesanovic
U18F – 52 kg Kiera Westlake
U18F – 57 kg Isabella Shepansky
U18F + 70 kg Annabelle Darlow
U18M – 46 kg Katsuo Leung
U18M – 50 kg Declan Harding
U18M – 55 kg Brady Dixon
U18M – 60 kg Joel Demaere
U18M – 66 kg David Wu
U18M – 73 kg Adam Thomson
U21F – 63 kg Alexandra Gagnon
U21F – 78 kg Shianne Gronen
U21M – 55 kg Max Brown
U21M – 66 kg Justin McEachern
U21M – 73 kg Isa Dzhabrailov
VETM1 – 73 kg Rashad Chin
VETM1 – 90 kg Laurent Cataye
VETM1 + 90 kg Vasfi Aliyev
SW – 52 kg Taeya Koliaska
SW – 57 kg Alicia Briggs
SW – 63 kg Alexandra Gagnon
SW – 78 kg Shianne Gronen
SW + 78 kg Sarah Perks
SMBB – 60 kg Rashad Chin
SMBB – 66 kg Stefane Truong
SMYB – 66 kg David Johnston
SMBB – 73 kg Ty Nakano
SMYB – 73 kg Jordan Elias
SMBB – 81 kg Chris Bailey
SMYB – 90 kg Eric Mburugu
SMBB – 100 kg Luke Harris
SMBB + 100 kg Adham Elmayergi
SMYB + 100 kg Adam Santa

RBC Training Ground Tour Coming to Alberta



March 18, 2017 – Grande Prairie, AB (Crosslink County Sportsplex)
March 25, 2017 – Lethbridge, AB (University of Lethbridge)
April 1, 2017 – Okotoks, AB (Crescent Point Regional Field House)
April 8, 2017 – Edmonton, AB (Foote Field Dome)

More information on the RBC Training Ground Program can be found at http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#the_program

2017 Florence Senda Junior Tournament



Saturday, April 22, 2017


Lethbridge Judo Club Dojo
2775 – 28th Ave. South
Lethbridge, AB. T1K 7L6


Club coach/representative meeting 10:00 a.m.
Tournament: 10:30 a.m. (U10)
U12 and U14 start times will be posted after weigh in.


Friday, April 21, 2017 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

Please click here to view the tournament technical package.

Inter- Provincial Training Camp: BC / Alberta / Saskatchewan: April 07 to April 09, 2017


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:

Lawrence Grassi Middle School – 610 7 Ave, Canmore, AB

Cost for the camp:

$55.00 – includes (1x Lunch) and (1xSupper) for the weekend. Please make cheques payable to Judo Alberta. Judo Alberta must be advised in advance for special requests for meals. Vegetarian/Vegan, Allergies – nuts, dairy, gluten, etc. The following information will be needed in order to accommodate the request: Name, request and group.

Friday April 07, 2017

Group 1 5:00PM to 6:45PM / Group 2 6:45PM to 8:30PM

Saturday April 08, 2017

Everyone Physical Training 8:00AM
Group 1 9:30AM to 11:00AM / Group 2 11:00AM to 12:30AM
Lunch 12:00AM to 1:10PM @ Hotel
Group 1 3:30PM to 5:30PM / Group 2 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Supper 6:00PM to 8:00 @ Hotel

Sunday: April 09, 2017

Group 1 8:00AM to 9:30AM Judo / Group 2 8:00AM to 9:00AM – Physical
Group 2 9:30AM to 11:00AM Judo / Group 1 10:00AM to11:00AM – P.T.

Hotel Information:

Ramada Inn & Suites: 1402 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, AB, T1W 1N5 1-888-678-4656
Deluxe Queen Road Side (2 queen beds, full bathroom) $152.99 per night plus taxes.
Deluxe Queen Rail Side (2 queen beds, full bathroom) $143.99 per night plus taxes.
Economy Double Road Side (2 double beds, shower) $134.99 per night plus taxes.
Economy Double Rail Side (2 double beds, shower) $125.99 per night plus taxes
Ask for Judo Group Block – (45 rooms blocked)
Hot Buffet Breakfast available from 6:30am-10:30am
Adult $6.99 + GST / Child (13 – 17) $4.99 + GST / Child (3 – 12) $2.99 + GST

Please send registration & cheques to:

(DEADLINE March 17, 2017)
Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach, 603 28B Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J-3T6
Phone: (403) 892-6099 E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

2017 Edmonton Internation Judo Championship

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Please click here to view the tournament registration sheet.

Servus Free Family Night


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