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EDMONTON, EDMONTON & EDMONTON

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.”

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Written by Sarah Mailhot for Judo Canada

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

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 December 2017 to April 2018. The next round of funding will be announced in August 2018 for competitions and training camps participated in between– April 2018-August 2018

Ranking Name National & International Events Funding
1 Virginia Nemeth Belgium/Paris & Portugal/Bosnia  $ 600.00
2 Shianne Gronen Belgium/Paris & Portugal/Bosnia  $ 600.00
3 Erin Morgan IJF World Cup Bulgaria  $ 500.00
4 Annabelle Darlow U21 Portugal & Bosnia  $ 400.00
5 Hana Kuno U21 Portugal & Bosnia  $ 400.00
6 Cecelia Medilo U18 Turkey & Croatia  $ 400.00
7 Joel Demaere U18 Turkey & Croatia  $  400.00
8 Ema Tesanovic U18 Turkey & Croatia  $  400.00
9 David Wu U21 London Sportif  $   200.00
10 McKenzie Morgan U21 London Sportif  $   200.00
TOTAL  $  4,100.00

Events which have been supported with Judo Alberta 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.

http://www.judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/athlete-expense-form.pdf

Sincerely Judo Alberta coaching staff

2018 Open Nationals Team Alberta Announcement

Judo Alberta is please to announce the 2018 Team Alberta roster that will be competing at the 2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships from May 17-20, 2018 in Calgary, AB.

Congratulations to all judoka and we look forward to watching the Blue Wave in action!

LAST NAME First Name Club Age Division Weight Category
      Division 1 Category 1
Hum Boyd Airdrie U18 M50
McEachern Justin Airdrie Senior M66
Morgan McKenzie Airdrie U21 M81
Parker Mia Barracuda Judo Club U16 F57
Shishani Arkan Hayabusa Training Centre Ltd. U16 M42
Tanasuik Sasha Hayabusa Training Centre Ltd. U18 M90
Leung Katsuo Hiro’s U16 M55
Hanearin-Balczer Jarrett Hiro’s U18 M50
Wilczek Alex Hiro’s U18 M60
Anan Tymour Hiro’s U16 M50
Mogdan Chris Hiro’s U16 M50
O’Brien Douglas Hiro’s U18 M46
Christou Despina Hiro’s U18 F52
Nakano Ty Hiro’s U21 M73
Wiley Tait Hiro’s Senior M81
Williams Stevie Hiro’s Senior M81
Roberts Teyana Hiro’s U16 F63
Goasdoue-Wallace Greta Hiro’s U16 F63
Leung Katsuji Hiro’s U16 M60
Crook Shion Hiro’s U16 M73
Micu Andrew Hiro’s U16 M66
Goasdoue Erwan Hiro’s Veteran M73
Grisales Angie Hoku sei kan U16 F52
Kinderwater Sydney Hoku sei kan U16 F57
Grisales Carlos Hoku sei kan Veteran M90+
TESANOVIC EMA Ishi-Yama U18 F48
MCASEY TIGHE Ishi-Yama U16 M73
Karas Kondelia Kodokwai U16 F52
Sergeeva Julia Kodokwai U18 F70
Isabella Shepansky Kodokwai U18 F63
Polowy Kelly Kodokwai U18 F57
McDaniels Spencer Kodokwai U18 M50
Nobert Seth Kodokwai U18 M60
Dudar Brett Kodokwai U18 M73
Johnston Davis Kodokwai U18 M73
Vysostki Victor Kodokwai U16 M38
Landry Jordan Kodokwai Senior F70
Udma Samuel Kodokwai U18 M55
Tremblay Simon Kodokwai Veteran M90
Fenwick Steve Kodokwai Veteran M100
Chin Rashad Kodokwai Senior M60
Karas Jim Kodokwai Veteran M90
Truong Stefane Kodokwai    
ALLEN PHILIP LETHBRIDGE U16 M46
ALTHOUSE TAYLOR LETHBRIDGE U18 M81
ALTHOUSE CARTER LETHBRIDGE U16 M60
BEATON EVELYN LETHBRIDGE U16 F40
COFFMAN KIYOMI LETHBRIDGE U18 F52
DEMAERE CALEB LETHBRIDGE U16 M38
DEMAERE NATHAN LETHBRIDGE U16 M60
DEMAERE JOEL LETHBRIDGE U18 M60
DIXON BRADY LETHBRIDGE U18 M60
GRONEN SHIANNE LETHBRIDGE U21 F70
HILL CHRISTIAN LETHBRIDGE U21 M73
HILL ELIJAH LETHBRIDGE U16 M42
IWAASA BRYNN LETHBRIDGE U16 F36
KOLIASKA TAEYA LETHBRIDGE U21 F52
KUNO HANA LETHBRIDGE U21 F70
KUNZLI COLIN LETHBRIDGE Veteran M100+
LAZENBY AIDAN LETHBRIDGE U16 M42
MEDILO CECILIA LETHBRIDGE U18 F48
NEMETH VIRGINIA LETHBRIDGE U21 F48
RENDER ZACHARY LETHBRIDGE U18 M81
SCHAFFEL ARIANNA LETHBRIDGE U18 F57
SMITH DEAN LETHBRIDGE U16 M60
SMITH ALEX LETHBRIDGE U16 M55
TAKAHASHI TIM LETHBRIDGE Veteran M66
WESTLAKE KIERA LETHBRIDGE U18 F57
CALDWELL RYLIE LETHBRIDGE U16 F44
CALDWELL EMMA LETHBRIDGE U18 F52
CALDWELL MATTIE LETHBRIDGE U21 F57
PIENKOWSKI CORALEA LETHBRIDGE U16 F63
DARLOW ANNABELLE LETHBRIDGE U21 F78
Cobbe-Hoggan Ethan Medicine Hat U18 M90
Ivey Kayen Medicine Hat Judo U18 M73
Pivovar Mark Rodrigo Resende Judo Veteran M90+
Harding Declan Ryu Senshi Judo Club U18 M50
Butlin Reese St Albert U16 M50
Craevoi Victor St Albert U16 M55
Crowell Kyle St Albert Veteran M81
Ghanem Ahmed St Albert U18 M90
Kratky Lloyd St Albert Veteran M66
Penetrante Xavier St Albert U16 M55
Bishop Pierce St Albert U16 M73+
Prus-Czarnecki Jan Tokugawa U18 M73
Prus-Czarnecka Anna Tokugawa U16 F48
Wu David Tokugawa U21 M66
Wu Alexander Tokugawa U16 M66
Joly Steve Tolide    
Dalisay Victor Tolide    
Gagnon Alexandra Tolide U21 F57
Gagnon Nicholas Tolide U18 M73

Kata Team

Name Club Competition 
Troy Gallant/ Elijah Hill Lethbridge Judo Club U21 Nage no Kate, Kodokan Goshinjutsu
Keith Bibbey/Wesley Enns Tolide Jud Club Kodokan Goshinjutsu
Kelly Palmer/Gordon Okamura U of A Judo Club Katame no Kata /Kime no Kata

2018 Canada Cup Memo

Dear Coaches,
Judo Canada has introduced a new international competition during the Canada Day long weekend. This event is a IJF/PJC event for Cadet/U18 and Junior/U21. The competition will also feature a U16 and senior competition. Judo Alberta will be organizing travel/hotel to and from these tournaments, Ewan Beaton (ewan@judoalberta.com ) will need to know who will be attending by: May 21, 2018

Trip Deposit 1 Competition: $500.00 Deposit

Eligibility: Participation at the 2018 Open National Championships
Recommendations: IJF U18 Cadet /U21 Junior athletes.
Funding: There will be funding available for number 1 ranked Canada Winter Games athlete in their weight division. CWG Athletes who compete U18 age division who are traveling/selected/funded to Japan in the summer are expected to participate at the Canada Cup.
Approximate Cost: $1,200.00
Registration: http://www.judocanada.org/event/canada-cup/?instance_id=230 Judoka wishing to attend this event must discuss this with their club sensei before registering online

Travel Date:
Departure: Wednesday June 27, 2018 Return: Thursday July 05, 2018
IMPORTANT: Each athlete has to register themselves for these tournaments online.
Please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ewan Beaton at E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Sincerely,
Judo Alberta Coaching Committee

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading

Where:  Fort Saskatchewan
When:  June 2, 2018 Saturday
Starting Time: 1:00 pm
Venue:  Dow Centennial Centre Dojo (84 Street & 87 Avenue)

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 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 18, 2018 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 2nd. (No handwritten submissions)

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair

cc: Gord Okamura

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.

SUPPORT THE BLUE WAVE; BE THE BLUE WAVE!

SATURDAY 28th SUNDAY 29TH  
1200-1400 Physical Testing & Throwing 800-900 Physical Training
1400-1500 Lunch 900-1000 Break
1500-1630 Technical/Tactical Judo Training 930 TEAM ALBERTA MEETING
 1730-1930 Judo Randori 1000-1200 Judo Tactical/ Randori

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club

2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6
http://www.lajudo.com/Lethbridge_Judo/Home.html

  • There 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

Sportif International Judo Tournament – London

Team Alberta is currently in London, England competing in the Sportif International Judo Tournament! Here are the results from Day 1 and 2:

 

Day 1 Sportif Judo Alberta results:

U15 – Pre-Cadet
🥇Evelyn Beaton
🥇Caleb Demaere 
🥇Katsuji Leung
🥉Elijah Hill
🥉Sydney Kinderwater

U21 – Junior
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Mckenzie Morgan
🥉David Wu
🥉Kiera Westlake
5th Seth Nobert

Day 2 Sportif International

Judo Alberta results:

U18 Cadet 
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Kiera Westlake
🥉Douglas O’Brien
🥉Emma Caldwell
5th Nathan Demaere

 

Congratulations to all judoka! Great job on representing the Blue Wave overseas!

 

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 2017 to April 2018

Priority:
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.
http://www.judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Elite-Athlete-Funding-Policy.pdf
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:
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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

To view the application please click here.
Thank you
Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

2018 Florence Senda Junior Tournament

Date:
Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

Times:
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.

Weigh-ins:
Friday, April 20, 2017 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 21, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

Entry Fee:
$40.00 per contestant; (All fees are non-refundable unless event is cancelled)

ALL REGISTRANTS RECEIVE A SOUVENIR T-SHIRT

Eligibility:
Open to all members of Provincial Judo Associations, Judo Canada and IJF Associations
All competitors must be prepared to present their judo documentation.

Minimum rank – yellow belt
U14: Boys / Girls: born 2005 – 2006 (3 min. match duration)
U12: Boys / Girls: born 2007 – 2008 (2 min. randori format)
U10: Mixed Gender: born 2009 – 2010 (2 min. randori format)

To view the tournament package please click here.

2018 Judo Alberta Female Training Camp

It was a fun filled weekend in Pincher Creek, AB as the Barracuda Judo Club hosted the 16th Annual Female Training camp and sleepover!

A special thank you goes out to the Barricuda Judo Club for being excellent hosts, to our special guest Bianca Ockedahl, and to all of the amazing volunteers that made this special weekend happen!

To view more photos from the weekend please visit https://www.facebook.com/judoalberta 

 

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