2018 Annual Award Winners

2018 Annual Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Judo Alberta 75th Anniversary Gala this past weekend and helped make it a special night. We were very happy to announce our Annual Award winners at the gala to help celebrate the night. Congratulations to the following recipients:

Annual Awards:

Coach of the Year
Brad Seeman, Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

Volunteer of the Year
Anne Barg

Referee of the Year
Steve Norris

Club of the Year
Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

Athlete Awards:

U16 Male:
Nathan Demaere, Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

U16 Female:
Michelle Grisales, Hoku Sei Kan Judo Club

U18 Male:
Katsuo Leung, Hiros Judo Club

U18 Female:
Ema Tesanovic, Ishi Yama Judo Club

U21 Male:
McKenzie Morgan, Airdire Judo Club

U21 Female:
Virginia Nemeth, Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

Senior Male:
Joel Demaere, Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

Senior Female:
Hana Kuno, Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club

Provincial Referee Development Grant

Provincial Referee Development Grant

Provincial Referee Development Grant


To encourage members to pursuit refereeing. Two grants will be available in the amount of $250 each, one for southern Alberta and one for northern Alberta.

Grant Timeline:

September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019

Provincial Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be U16 and up.
  • Minimum green belt or higher.
  • Must be a member in good standing with Judo Alberta.
  • Must have officiated two (2) regional tournaments (ex: Lethbridge or EYJS monthly)
  • Must pass their provincial C referee examination
  • Must have officiated a minimum three (3) of the following tournaments in the U14 categories and below:
    • Red Deer tournament
    • U of A
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Florence Senda
    • Katsuta Cup
    • Provincials


If there are more than one candidate in an area, the referee committee will choose the winner based on ability.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for this grant, please contact referee committee chair Tammy Thornton at mrst@telusplanet.net

Thank you,


Judo Alberta Referee Committee

2019 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships

2019 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships

2019 Provincials Invitation-Tolide

To download the tournament technical package please click here.

The 2019 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships will be held on February 2nd, 2019 at the Tolide Judo Club (8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4P5).

You must register for this tournament online at https://www.trackiereg.com/2019JudoABChamps by Sunday January 27th, 2019.

Weigh-Ins will take place on Friday February 1st at the following locations:

Dow Centennial Centre (8700 – 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB) from 7:00PM-8:30PM
Red Deer Judo Club (Unit 6 – 87 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer, AB) from 7:00PM-8:00PM
Hiro’s Judo Club (#115, 1919-27 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB) from 7:00PM-8:00PM

Please note that this is a Team Alberta mandatory event.


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

What You Need To Know About Concussions in Judo

What You Need To Know About Concussions in Judo

Judo Canada has released new information on concussions in Judo. Check out the pamphlet here.

National Kata Camp

National Kata Camp

Place: Montreal

Location: Shidokan Judo Club

Date: August 11-12, 2018

Cost: $100 for two day event.


  • H. Nakamura IJF Judge
  • F. Blaney IJF Judge
  • Y. Landry IJF Judge
  • G. Lachaine IJF Judge
  • G. Poirier PJC Judge

Katas: Nage-no-kata, Juno-kata, Goshen-Jutsu, Katame-no-kata, and Kime-no-kata

Eligibility: Open

Recommended Hotel: http://www.hotelrubyfoos.com/ book using Judo Canada rate

To register please visit http://www.judocanada.org/event/kata-camp/

Judo Alberta Coats

Judo Alberta Coats

Judo Alberta is now accepting orders from the general membership for official Judo Alberta coats. Cost is $100. Please contact Kelly Thornton for more information or call 780-886-9920.

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