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2017 Sportif International Selection

Hello coaches,

Judo Alberta is proud to make the following selection to the 2017 Sportif International competition and training camp from April 12 to April 17, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

This is a great developmental international competition and training camp featuring athletes from over 20 different European countries. The training camp will feature a full day of Neil Adams focusing on his world famous juji-gatame.

Selected Athletes:

Douglas O’Brien Hiro’s
Ema Tesanovic Ishi-yama
Cecilia Medilo Ishi-yama
Joel Demaere Lethbridge
Kiera WestLake Lethbridge
Braden Dixon Lethbridge
Nathan Demaere Lethbridge
Aidan Lazenby Lethbridge
Declan Harding Spruce Grove

Tentative Departure from Canada: April 12, 2017

Tournament: April 15, 2017

Sportif Training Camp: April 16-17, 2016

NTC Training: April 18, 2016

Return to Canada: April 19, 2017

Competition Information: http://www.sportifjudo.com/international-tour-camps/


Cost: The approximate cost for this event is $2,000.00

Judo Alberta will be making the flight, hotel and ground transportation arrangements for this event.

Judo Alberta Acceptance Deadline is: February 03, 2017

Registration: Athletes have to register for the competition and camp online

Judo Canada will also have a team from Lethbridge RTC attending this event and other RTCs in Canada.

Self-Funded Athletes:

U18 / U21 athletes from Alberta who are not selected for this event are invited to attend this event. Athletes attending this event should be a medallist previous National Championships or Quebec Opens or Ontario Opens or can be recommended by the Judo Alberta Coach Committee.


Attending an international event should not replace any provincial or domestic developmental events. This is a great event for athletes who have been competing at the national level and are serious about training and performance.

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach
Judo Canada Regional Training Center Coach Lethbridge

Canada Winter Games Funding

Hello coaches,

Judo Alberta is proud to provide funding for the following Canada Winter Games eligible athletes for the 2017 Pacific International on March 04-05, 2017.

The athlete will be provided with the funding following the event. Judo Clubs are responsible for registration, flight and hotel arrangements. (Judo Alberta is not making arrangements only funding)

Canada Winter Games Funded Athletes:

Number Name Club
1 Brette Dudor Hayabusa
2 Seth Norbert Hayabusa
3 Desi Christou Hiros
4 Danil Mamiashev Hiros
5 Katsuo Leung Hiros
6 Jarrett Hanearin-Balczer Hiros
7 Jakob Gorodetsky Ishi-yama
8 Julia Sergeeva Kodokwai
9 Kelley Polowy Kodokwai
10 Davis Johnson Kodokwai
11 Josh Hill Lethbridge
12 Jesse Tortorello Lethbridge
13 Emma Caldwell Lethbridge
14 Coralea Pienkowski Lethbridge
15 Taylor Althouse Lethbridge
16 Zac Render Lethbridge
17 Connor Hudson Lethbridge
18 Alexander Wu Tokugawa
19 Jan Prus-Czarnecki Tokugawa
20 Nicolas Gagnon Tolide


Judo Alberta Acceptance Deadline is: February 03, 2017


Ewan Beaton will be staying for the first 2 days of the national training camp. The training camp is an excellent opportunity for athletes to train with athletes from other athletes and national coaches. It is recommended for athletes to attend this camp. The camp is eligible for points in the Judo Alberta selection criteria for the 2017 Open Nationals.

Guest coach for the camp will be National Coach Janusz Pawlowski. He is a former World Championship and Olympic medallist who has coached/trained numerous world class athletes around the world. The training camp will also feature athletes from Japan who were participating at the 2017 Pacific International.

Please provide me with a list of athletes who will be staying for the camp.

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

Regional Training Camp (Calgary) – February 5th, 2017


Regional Training Camp (Edmonton) February 3rd-4th, 2017


2017 Judo Alberta Rules Clinic


Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted athlete funding. Funding is based on performance and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. These athletes applied for the first round of elite athlete funding for “costs incurred from” events participated in from September to December 2016. The next round of funding will be announced in April 2017 for competitions and training camps participated in between January 2017 – April 2017


Events which have been supported with Judo AB funding or were explicitly not included in this
funding opportunity were not considered in these applications

Athletes that have received funding this round must fill out an athlete expense claim form attach their invoices from competitions/ training camp and sends into Garry Yamashita to receive their funding.


Thank you

Judo Alberta coaching staff

2017 Judo Alberta Provincial Judo Championships



January 28, 2017


Dow Centennial Center (8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4P5)

Weigh In:

Friday, January 27, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm @ Dow Centennial Centre (upstairs in the Pacesetter Room)

Additional Remote Weigh-ins:

Friday, January 27, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm @ Hiro’s Judo Club, #115 1919-27 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB Contact Garry Yamashita 403-870-7197


U10, U12 – $40
U14, U16, U18, U21 – $55
Seniors & Veterans – $60
$20/additional division
$30 per kata per team. $20 for each additional kata. Cannot be combined with shiai.
$10/competitor U16 and older who fail to qualify for his/her registered weight.
$20/entry for late registrations, received after January 20, 2017

To view the tournament technical package please click here.
To view the tournament registration spreadsheet please click here.

Tournament Director:

Keith Bibbey
Phone: 780-975-4722
Email: bibbey@telusplanet.net

Volunteers Needed – 2017 Alberta Provincial Judo Championship



Tolide Judo Kwai will be hosting the 2017 Alberta Provincial Judo Championship on Saturday January 28, 2017 at the Dow Centennial Centre, in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. You can help us and make this event successful.

Please click on the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K2D7BPG and complete a volunteer form by January 15, 2017.


Richard Gagnon
2017 Provincials Volunteer Coordinator

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Camp Dec 16th-18th, 2016


Judo Alberta Yudansha Gradings

Please be advised of the following:

1. Judo Canada will be issuing a new National Grading Syllabus effective January 1, 2017. The current grading forms excel file found on the Judo Alberta website will be updated and posted.

2. For future tournaments, yudansha candidates will be expected to track their competition points on the Tournament Point Certification forms and submit them when they apply for yudansha gradings. In the “rank” field, just indicate whether the opponent’s rank is black belt or colour belt. Unsubstantiated points may possibly be disallowed. Participation points do not require a Tournament Point Certification form.

3. If you attend approved kata clinics and wish to earn points, you should sign the attendance sheet.

4. Participation in regular Team Training camps or NCCP courses cannot be claimed for points. However, “Nationally recognized training camps can count for points.

5. Points for NCCP Certification or for Coaching requires the candidate to be fully certified under the definition of the NCCP program (attendance at courses does not mean full certification).

6. Effective January 1, 2017, in Kata Competitions, 2 points per team you beat can be claimed for placing (no need for 5 teams in category). Participation points can be claimed.

7. Demonstration of kata at a yudansha grading should be formal (proper bow in, clean judogi, technically correct, etc). Candidates should select a partner (uke) who is proficient and will enable the candidate to best demonstrate the kata.

8. Demonstration of techniques at a yudansha grading should be done in a randori style. Candidates and their partners should both wear white judogi.

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