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September 2018 Regional Training Calgary (2)

2019 Judo Alberta Canada Winter Games Trials

(Revised) Judo Alberta Canada Games Trails Technical Package and Entry form (4)


Judo Alberta Annual Award Nominations

Judo Alberta Annual Award Nominations

Hello Judo Alberta Members,

Nominations for the Judo Alberta Annual Awards are now open. Members are encouraged to submit their nominations from the 2017-18 season for the following categories:

Volunteer of the Year
Coach of the Year
Referee of the Year
Club of the Year

Nominations can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PX599XP

The deadline to submit nominations is Sunday September 30th at 4:00PM.

2018-19 Registration Forms Now Available

The 2018-19 Season is just around the corner! Information and registration forms  are now available:

Club Registration Form
Member Registration Form
Promotion Registration Form
PIPEDA Agreement Form

NOTE:  Judo Canada registration/accident insurance expires August 31.  Therefore, it is imperative that registrations and payment reach Judo Alberta’s Registrar on or before September 30, 2018.  All registrations are non-refundable once sent to the Registrar.  All Registrations and Promotions payments are sent to Helen Bienert at 53529 Range Road 224, Ardrossan, AB  T8E 2L8.  DO NOT send them to Judo Alberta’s office.

  • NEW online club registration will be coordinated with Judo Canada this year. ONLY club registrations are being accepted; NO INDIVIDUALS.
  • 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 received a minimum of 14 days prior to that tournament/ event so Judo Canada issued membership cards can be generated. Registrations will not be processed at a tournament/event site.

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.  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.).


Helen Bienert

Judo Alberta Registrar


Elite Athlete Funding 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 and results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. These athletes applied for the third round of elite athlete funding for “costs incurred from” events participated in from April 2018 to August 2018. The next round of funding will be announced in December 2018 for competitions and training camps participated in between– September 2018 to December 2018 .

Name  National & International Events Funding
Virginia Nemeth Pan Am & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Hana Kuno Pan Am Cup & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Shianne Gronen Pan Am Cup & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Taeya Koliaska European Tour $1,050.00
TOTAL $5,100.00

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


Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Day 2

2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Day 2

The Blue Wave had a strong performance on Day 2 at the 2018 Canadian Open National Judo Championships as Alberta found the podium in many events. Here are some results from the day:

Cecilia Medilo – U18 F48
Kiera Westlake – U18 F57
Rashad Chin – Vet M66
Kyle Crowell – Vet M81
Jim Karas – Vet M100
Mark Pivovar – Vet M100+

Ema Tesanovic – U18 F48
Julia Sergeeva – U18 F70
Lloyd Kratky – Vet M66
Tim Takahashi – Vet M66

Emma Caldwell – U18 F52
Douglas O’Brien – U18 M46
Spencer McDaniel – U18 M50
Carlos Grisales – Vet M100

Congratulations to all judoka and we look forward to more success on Day 3!

To view the complete results from Day 2 please visit http://www.edmontonjudo.com/edmontonjudo.com/nationals2018/Nationals2018/Day2/index.html

NCCP Dojo Instructors Course

The “Dojo Instructor” course provides the participant with knowledge to instruct technical, physical, and mental aspects of judo and, via completion of an ON-LINE learning module, basic nutrition.  The course prepares the participant to be a club instructor responsible for providing judokas with the basic physical literacy skills with emphasis on children under the age of 14; and judo skills as described in the Judo Canada syllabus; and to introduce young judoka to competition.


  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Minimum rank of Brown belt with a working knowledge of the judo techniques included in the Judo Canada Kyu syllabus.
  • Complete the on-line “Nutrition for Judo Coaches” E-learning module.
  • A letter of recommendation from the sensei stating that the participant meets the technical requirements.
  • Trained DA
  • Sterling Backcheck – for details see: http://sterlingbackcheck.ca/cac_ace The Backcheck is required only if the length of time between the check done for the DA was done more than 3 years earlier.


June 22, 2018               9:00 am – 6:30pm

June 23, 2018               8:00 am – 6:00 pm

June 24, 2018               8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location:          Hiro’s Judo Club, #115  1919-27th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB

To Register:     Go to www.coach.ca and select the Workshop Calendar and enter June; Alberta; and Judo to find the course to register.  You will have to login to the Locker to register, so have your NCCP # and password available along with credit card information.

Provincial Training Camp Update

Provincial Training Camp, April 28-29, 2018

This is a great training camp for Alberta athletes who are attending the 2018 Open Nationals as we will focus on the mental preparation and tactical plans. 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.


1200-1400 Physical Testing 800-900 Physical Training
1400-1500 Lunch 915-1000 Nutrition Session (bring a snack)
1500-1630 Ne-waza Drilling & Randori 1000-1145 Judo Tactical/ Randori
 1730-1930 Tachi-waza Drilling & Randori 1145-1215 Team Alberta Meeting

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club

2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6

  • They is regular training at the Lethbridge Judo Club on Friday April 27, 2018 6:00PM to 8:00PM for anyone who would like to come down early

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 Championships.

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach                           

Phone: (403) 892-6099

E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Rocky Mountain Invitational Results



Judo Canada is happy to announce that the analysis of submissions to host the Canadian Open Championships has come to an end, and that the host city has been chosen: the event will be hosted by the City of Edmonton for the next three years. Numerous cities were considered, but the support from Explore Edmonton, the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta was a major asset in the decision-making process for Judo Canada. “We are ecstatic to welcome athletes from across the country to Edmonton for the Judo Open Nationals in May 2019, 2020 and 2021” said Lindsay Harrison, Director of Edmonton Events. “Edmonton is proud to contribute to the development of amateur athletes and to the sport of judo in our city.”

“Judo Alberta is a very proactive organization. They are aware that hosting such a big national event has an impact on the expertise of their teams and volunteers, and that it represents a positive effect on the economy and the heritage for the long-term development of judo in their province. The savings for the parents, the clubs and the provincial association will be invested in larger-scale competitions, which is a significant asset for the development of young judokas at the international level,” explained Nicolas Gill, CEO and Director of High Performance of Judo Canada.

The event will take place in the Van Vliet Complex at the University of Alberta. Christine Legault, Associate Director at the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation at the University of Alberta, said: “The University of Alberta is very excited to play host to Canadian Open Judo Championships for the next three years. The Universiade Pavilion offers a large open space layout with tons of seating capacity. The atmosphere and expertise on campus makes the University the perfect venue for this event.”

Kelly Thornton, from the local organizing committee, added: “The Edmonton judo community is proud to host the Canadian National Open Judo Championships for 2019–2021. We have seen firsthand, through Calgary’s hosting of the 2016-18 Championships, what hosting this prestigious event does for the local judo experience. The event will bring over 700 judokas to our city to compete for a national title.

Edmonton is experienced in hosting major judo events, such as the Edmonton International Judo Championship, held each year in March at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace. The city has also hosted the 2015 Pan American Judo Championships, as well as the 2011 Senior Nationals and 2002 Junior Nationals. The experience and enthusiasm of the local volunteers will guarantee a successful event. Each of our partners brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, and we greatly appreciate their support. Finally, I couldn’t go without thanking the Government of Alberta: without their support and financial contribution, it wouldn’t be possible to organize such a great event.”


Written by Sarah Mailhot for Judo Canada

Patrick Esparbès
Chief Operating Officer
(514) 668-6279

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