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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.

Senda Cup Change Announcement


2017 Saskatchewan Open

Hello coaches,

Please find the information for the 2017 Saskatchewan Open on January 20-22, 2017

Technical Package:

The Saskatchewan Open is an important developmental event for Alberta athletes to attend. There will be athletes from B.C, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario attending. This is a great event to have matches with athletes from other provinces. Last year Judo Alberta had approximately 100 athletes attending this competition. It would be great if we can have more than 100 athletes this year at this competition. It will take the whole province and athletes from all over the province to achieve this. It is a great event for our athletes please make plans to attend this event.

U16 athletes should compete in both U16 & U18
U18 athletes should compete in both U18 & Senior (brown & black belts)
U21 athletes should compete in both U21 & Senior (brown & black belts)

This competition is an important Judo Canada points competitions for U18 / U21 / Seniors. (points are only scored in the senior events)

Saskatchewan Open Points; (Senior)
1st Place 10 National Team Points
2nd Place 7 National Team Points

If the division is less than 8 athletes it is 80% of the points

Saskatchewan Open National Team Standards: (Senior) 1st Place G standard 2nd Place H Standard

Standards give athletes access to International events – three or more people in a division

Important: U18 World Cadet Championships – athletes that score a G standard will be eligible for the 2017 Cadet World Championships

Have a great day,

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, December 16th-18th, 2016

Guest Coach:

Kelita Zupancic
2012/2016 Olympian
2015 Pan-Am Games Champion


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Fee for camp:

$ 40.00 per athlete (Please provide payment on arrival to Garry Yamashita)

Training camp Address:

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

Friday December 16th

18h00 Athletes Arrive & Pay
18h30-21h00 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori

Saturday December 17th

8h00-9h00 Circuit training
9h30-11h00 Technique U14/U16
11h00-13h00 Technique & Ne-waza Randori U18/U21
14h30-15h30 – Nutrition Session U16/U18/U21/Senior
15h45-17h30 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori U14/U16
17h30-19h30 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori U18/U21
19h00 –20h00 Pizza

Sunday December 18th

8h00- 9h00 Circuit training
9h15-10h15 – Sport Psychology
Session U16/U18/U21/Senior
10h30-13h00 Review & Randori
Good bye Merry X-mas!!!

Clubs are required to provide a club list of participants by December 09, 2016. This will allow us to organize the camp properly.

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

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