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2017 Red Deer Invitational



November 25, 2017


Hunting Hills High School
150 Lockwood Ave

Weigh ins:

Friday, November 24, 2017
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Tournament start time:

Kata at 9:00 AM.
Tournament to follow with U 10 & 12


$50/division; 2 or more divisions $80; Kata $50/team/kata.


Please send completed Release and entry forms and payment to:
Jerome Roth (Tournament Registrar) jroth@rhfaccountants.ca


100-5218 50 Ave
Red Deer, AB
T4N 4B5

Tournament Director:

Brian Fujimoto jbfuj@telusplanet.net. 403-350-1286

To view the tournament technical package please click here.

To view the registration spreadsheet please click here

2017 Veteran World Championship Results

Congratulations to Judo Alberta’s Rashad Chin for winning a silver medal at the Veteran World Judo Championships in Olbia, Italy!

To view the results please click here.

Regional Training Camp October 27-28, 2017


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Friday October 27, 2017

19:00-21:00 Technique / Randori

Saturday October 28, 2017

8:00-9:00 Physical Training & Drilling
9:00-10:00 Break (goal setting session)
10:00-12:00 Technique & Randori

Address for regional training camp location:

Tokugawa Judo Club
9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Please bring judogis to the physical training.

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

Regional Training Camp Calgary October 28-29, 2017


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Saturday October 28, 2017

17:00-19:00 Randori & Technical

Sunday October 29, 2017

8:00-9:00 Physical Training & Judo Technique
9:00-10:00 Break (Goals Setting Session)
10:00AM-12:00 Technique & Randori

Address for regional training camp location:

Ishi-Yama Judo Club
240 90 Ave Se, Calgary, Alberta T2J 6P6

Please bring judogis to the physical training.

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: (403)892-6099
E-mail: e.beaton.judo@gmail.com

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading – November


Red Deer


November 26, 2017 Sunday

Starting Time:

10 am


Aka Shika Judo Club Dojo (87 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer)

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 November 12, 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 November 26th. (No handwritten submissions)

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair
cc: Gord Okamura

2018 Alberta Winter Games Zone Development Camps

In preparation for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games in Wood Buffalo, Judo Alberta will be hosting zone development camps in the northern and southern regions of Alberta. It is highly encouraged that eligible athletes are in attendance.



October 21, 2017

Age Group:

Birth year 2001-2005 (As of December 31, 2017)


Zone 1-4 (Airdrie Judo Club, Airdrie)
Zone 5-8 (Tokugawa Judo Club, Edmonton)


(Same for both locations)
Session #1 1:00PM-3:00PM
Session #2 5:00PM-7:00PM

** Anyone travelling from out of town may submit an expense claim to Judo Alberta. Expense claim forms can be found at http://www.judoalberta.com/index.php/forms-publications/

NCCP Recall

Dear Coaches,

This memo is to remind all coaches active in the judo community, that as per the Coaching Association of Canada policy, any NCCP certification granted in Canada will expire on the fifth anniversary unless the coach accumulates the required Professional Development (PD) points. For details please see pages 20 and 21 of the NCCP policy:


Where do you find when your certification expires?

In the LOCKER in your profile/ certification tab you will see:

HOW TO EARN PD points?

All the PD activities must be recorded in the LOCKER.

  • Self directed activities must be recorded by each coach in their own LOCKER profile page where the “self-report” button is available in the “certification” tab (see the picture above).    NOTE: the annual coaching is a self directed activity worth one point per year and must be reported in the LOCKER each year.  The LOCKER will not accept retroactive reporting.
  • Any Nationally or Provincially/Territorially sanctioned PD activity (coaching clinic –  i.e. seminars for coaches delivered by invited experts, instructor clinic – I.e. kata seminars, etc.) will be recorded in the LOCKER by a designated NCCP facilitator who has access to the LOCKER.  These activities must be approved for the PD points by Judo Canada in advance of such activity being conducted.  No retroactive approval will be granted.
  • Any organized by the CAC (both in person or on-line) courses or seminars -i.e. the Sport Leadership Symposium are automatically reported in the LOCKER and award PD points.
  • Any organized by Judo Canada NCCP activities are automatically recorded in the LOCKER and award PD points.

What if you do not have enough PD points on the date of certification expiry?

If coaches choose to remain active , then their two options to be recertified will be either to take the course again or challenge the evaluation.  Judo Canada course and evaluation fees will apply as per the NCCP policy – see page 31: HTTP://WWW.JUDOCANADA.ORG/WP-CONTENT/UPLOADS/2011/05/2017AUGUST-NCCP-POLICY-EN.PDF

2017 Dojo Assistant Course – Lethbridge, AB

Date: October 13-15, 2017

Location: Lethbridge Judo Club (2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6)

Materials: Course materials will be provided

Required: Pen, paper, judogi

The deadline to register is October 6th, 2017.

Registration details:

  • Log on to coach.ca
  • Under the “Coach Training” header, left click on “NCCP Workshop Calendar”
  • In the filter enter “October” and “Judo”, an event should show up on the calendar for October 13, 14 & 15, on the right hand of the screen click “Event”.
  • A new screen will open and a “register for this event” button should appear. Left click on this button and register for the event.
  • Please see the pathway below to register.

Please note, Judoka need to be 16 or older, green belt or higher to receive certification.

I look forward to seeing you there,


Keith Bibbey
NCCP Chair
Judo Alberta

Judo Alberta Annual Awards


Hello Judo Alberta Members,

Nominations for the Judo Alberta Annual Awards are now open! Members are welcome to submit their nominations from the 2016-17 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/8XMDH36

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

Thank you!

Judo Alberta

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

Ranking Name National & International Events Funding
1 Kiera Westlake Cadet Pan-Am, Cadet Worlds $     750.00
2 Annabelle Darlow Cadet Pan-Am, Cadet Wolds $     750.00
3 Joel Demaere Cadet Pan-Am, Cadet Worlds $     750.00
4 Virginia Nemeth U21 European Tour, National Camp $     300.00
5 Cecelia Medilo Cadet Pan-Am $     300.00
6 Ema Tesanovic Cadet Pan-Am, Judo School $     300.00
7 Hana Varsanyi U21 European Tour, National Camp $     300.00
8 Erin Morgan Pan-Am Championships $     300.00
9 Shaianne Gronen U21 European Tour, National Camp $     300.00
$  4,050.00

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

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

To view the official announcement please click here.

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