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Judo Alberta 2017-18 Schedule of Events

Judo Alberta 2017-18 Schedule of Events

The 2017-18 Judo Alberta Schedule of Events is now available!

Please note that some dates and locations are subject to change. The membership will be notified of any changes in a timely manner.

To view the calendar please click here.

Thank you!

Judo Alberta

SEVENTH-PLACE FINISH FOR CANADA’S TEAM

SEVENTH-PLACE FINISH FOR CANADA’S TEAM

Montreal, August 13, 2017 – “Mission accomplished!” exclaimed national team coach Jean-Pierre Cantin at the closing of the Cadet World Judo Championships, which came to an end on Sunday in Santiago, Chile.

On the closing day of the tournament, the countries in attendance faced off in the team challenge. Canada’s team finished in seventh place after being eliminated by the Germans in the first round of the repechage. “The strategy was pretty simple. The female German athletes were too strong for our women so the only way we could come out on top was if our men won all their events. This left us with no leeway and no room for error,” explained Cantin.

The coach pulled out his secret weapon, Ontario’s Benjamin Kendrick, for the +81 kg bout. The U90 kg bronze medal winner successfully completed his mission. “Ben managed to score a magnificent ippon against his opponent, who had to be at least 40 kg heavier than Ben. It was spectacular.” Despite that victory, the Canadians came out on the low end of a tight 4-3 score, which put an end to their day.

Earlier, they had won their first match of the day against the Mexicans. “In the first fight against Mexico, I had to choose between Luka Khatelishvili and Alexandre Arencibia for the U81 kg division, and between Ian Ryder and Benjamin Kendrick for the +81 kg division. In order to maximize the athletes’ experience, I selected Alexandre and Ian.”

In the second round, Cantin’s protégés bowed out to a strong Brazilian team; the final score was 8-0. “I knew the Brazilians would be too tough for us so our strategy was to conserve as much energy as possible for the repechage. Incidentally, the Brazilians placed second overall.”

For today’s team events, Canada’s team was composed of Aidos Sapenov (U55 kg), Kiera Westlake (U52 kg), Keagan Young (U66 kg), Alicia Fiandor (U63 kg), Alexandre Arencibia (U81 kg), Luka Khatelishvili (U81 kg), Benjamin Kendrick (+81 kg), and Ian Ryder (+81 kg).

A total of two Canadians stepped onto the podium in Santiago. In addition to Kendrick, Keagan Young won a bronze medal in the U66 kg category earlier in the week.

“All the athletes worked hard and I’m proud of them,” declared Cantin, who also wished to recognize the excellent work of assistant coaches Ewan Beaton and James Millar, who greatly contributed to the team’s success. “We reached our goal together. Working with colleagues of their calibre throughout the preparation period and here at the Championships was not only a pleasure, but also a guarantee of a job well done.”

Source – http://www.judocanada.org/seventh-place-finish-for-canadas-team/

Judo Canada RTC Lethbridge Program 2017-2018

Maintaining Status as RTC Athlete

Year one of the RTC program allowed athletes come and go as these wish with limited accountable for attendance. Year two of the program will have specific expectations set on the athlete’s attendance and participation in the full program. The goal of the program is to build high level athletes that can perform at the International level.

U21 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (95% attendance)
U18 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (90% attendance)
U16 3-4 Nights Randori 1-2 Technical Sessions, 2-3 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (85% attendance)
U14 3-4 Nights Randori 1 Technical Sessions, 1-2 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (80% attendance)

Provincial Team Weight Training Only: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (90% attendance)

Important: If there are time to time specific conflicts (work, school, family) that will happen in the training program these commitments need to be communicated and talked about. It is required that 48hour notice is sent to Ewan Beaton: e.beaton.judo@gmail.com . The goal is to have an individual program for everyone that works within a team developmental concept.

Example: Joel, Nathan and Caleb will not be able to attend Saturday sessions until November because they have to work every Saturday morning/afternoon. (This will not be held against them in their attendance records if communicated)

If you cannot make the commitment and follow the training program then maybe the RTC Lethbridge is not for you. The training requirements are based on the volume that is needed for each age group so they will be able to have the training habits needed to be an international athlete.

International Development

One of the goals of the RTC Program is to develop athletes to a high level of international judo. It is important that athletes gain international experience as they head down the high performance pathway. We want to place athletes on World Championships Teams (U18/U21) but we also want to ensure they are prepared and have confidence in their abilities when they compete at this level.

The international developmental program does not take priority over inter-provincial and national events. Athletes who are travelling internationally are expected to follow and attend the Judo Canada national competition circuit.

U21
December 2017 France (16 days) – RTC Selection / Recommendation
March 2018 Portugal/Germany (16 days) – Judo Canada Selection or Standards
July 2018 Japan – (18 days) – Judo Alberta Selection & RTC Selection / Recommendation
• U21 Japan – High School student

U18
March 2018 Germany – Judo Canada Selection or National Team Standards
March Scotland (U18) – Judo Alberta Selection & RTC Selection / Recommendation
July 2018 Japan – (18 days) – Judo Alberta Selection & RTC Selection / Recommendation

U16
March Scotland (U18) – Judo Alberta Selection & RTC Selection / Recommendation
July 2018 Japan – (18 days) – Judo Alberta Selection & RTC Selection / Recommendation

Note: There is a self-funding cost to all of these events. There will be funding available to athletes through the Lethbridge Judo Club travel budget. (Athletes need to be a member of the club for a minimum of 2 years to have access to funds)

2017-18 Judo Alberta Registration Information

2017-2018 Membership Information

Membership Fees
Club Information Form
Membership Registration
Pipeda Agreement

Then deadline to register for the 2017-18 season is September 30th, 2018.

Nage no Kata and Kime no Kata Clinic June 14 – 15,

The Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club is pleased to host this clinic with Alberta’s own world class Kata team, Gord Okamura and Kelly Palmer, winners of 3 Gold Medals at the recent 2014 Canadian National Judo Championships.

Time: June 14, 2014 14:00 – 18:00 (Nage no Kata); 19:00 – 20:30 (Kime no Kata), June 15, 2014 9:00 – 12:00 (Kime no Kata); 12:00-13:00 (Review any other Kata questions)
Location: Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club
Registration: $25.00 at door.

Nage no Kata – will focus on the first 3 sets, ideal for those getting their Nage no Kata ready for grading.

Kim no Kata – please bring your wooden knife and sword for Kime no Kata. No metal weapons please. Some practice swords and knives will be available for sharing by those without their own.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Palmer at kellypal@telusplanet.

NCCP Dojo Instructor Course

Dates: June 27, 28 & 29, 2014
Location: Tolide Judo Kwai, Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 St. Ft. Saskatchewan
Time: 9 am, Friday, June 27. There is a substantial amount of material to cover so the course involves 28 hours of instruction.
Cost: $250 (payable “Judo Alberta”) which includes course materials and evaluation
Please bring: judogi, paper, pen/pencils
Registration: Deadline for registration is May 31/14. Please register by email to Keith Bibbey bibbey@telusplanet.net

Prerequisites:

A person with Level 1 certification under the old NCCP system may take the Dojo Instructor course.

A person who has taken the Dojo Assistant course may proceed directly to the Dojo Instructor course. This may be done before the completion of the 60 hour teaching requirement and before evaluation has taken place. Any hours of teaching in the DA portion will be credited toward the 120 hours required for the DI certification.

Judo Canada Notice

ANNOUNCEMENT – ELITE 8 – National Championships

U18 & Senior
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
10-11 January 2015

This new event aims to provide an opportunity to have the top athletes compete in an event to gain national team points, but also will be a selection event for the U18 European Spring Tour.

DATES: 10 JANUARY 2015 (U18 division), 11 JANUARY 2015 (SENIOR division)

The High Performance Director will announce the eligible athletes within one (1) week of the conclusion of the 2014 Ontario Open.

This event will be for two age groups:

a) a) Under 18 years of age (born in 1998 & later);

b) b) SENIOR (born in 1997 and OLDER)

The complete event details will be released in a technical package in July 2014.

makeachamp.com Funding Program

Please read the press release below; If you are an athlete interested in making a campaign for Canadian Championships or if you want to donate to this campaign or one of Judo Alberta athletes campaign please visit the Make a champ website.

Funding for 2014 Canadian National Judo Championships

MONTREAL, Canada. (April 11, 2014) For the second year in a row, the Canadian Judo community unites together to make sure every judoka has the funds they need to get to the Canadian Judo Nationals. MAKEACHAMP has created a unique campaign (http://makeachamp.com/CanadianNationalChampionship) where all the funds that are raised, will be split equally among athletes with campaigns for the National Championships. Clickhere (http://makeachamp.com/CanadianNationalChampionship) to visit the campaign.
Supporters:

This campaign is unique in that it gives everyone a chance to support our judokas as they prepare for the Canadian Judo Nationals. A contribution to this campaign goes a long way because the funds are split equally among athletes already raising funds – it is these athletes that need your support the most. Your contribution will propel those campaigns forward and get them focus on training rather than financing.

Athletes:

If you are a judoka and you are going compete at the 2014 Canadian National Championships, you can get a portion of the funds collected by this campaign. All you have to do is create a campaign on MAKEACHAMP (http://makeachamp.com/login) before April 25th, 2014 and you will receive a portion of the funds collected by this campaign.

12th Annual Judo Alberta Female Training Camp & Sleepover

Where: Hiro’s Judo Club Suite 115-1919 27 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E4
When: May 3rd and 4th, 2014

Are you interested in doing something more than judo? Everyone is welcome to join the fun off the mats.

Judo… Bring your judogi, running shoes, and workout clothes
Food, Games, Activities
Sleepover… Bring a sleeping bag, pillows, pyjamas, and toiletries
Fun! Fun! Fun!

*We always have a Friday night practice for competitors to come to from 7pm- 9pm. We invite local male athletes to participate in this class good judo training for athletes attending the 2014 Canadian Championships*

Tournament Opportunity – 2014 Jr. US Open

 

Judo Alberta coaching staff is pleased to announce a tournament opportunity for Canada Winter Games age athletes. (1996-1999)

Junior U.S Open Tournament and International Training camp:

Location- Fort Lauderdale, Florida

When- July 21st-July 28th, 2014

Judo Alberta Coaches attending:

Garry Yamashita

Laurie Wiltshire

Russ Gallant

Selected Judo Alberta athletes are as follows:

Name

Weight

Judo Club

Taeya Koliaska

– 44kg

Lethbridge

Virginia Nemeth

– 48kg

Lethbridge

Jordan Pedersen

– 52kg

Tolide

Alexandra Gagnon

– 52kg

Tolide

Hana Varsanyi

– 57kg

Lethbridge

Keira Trotter

– 63kg

Lethbridge

Lauren Bury

– 63kg

Kodokwai

Jordan Landry

– 70kg

Tokugawa

Anastasia Lysyk

– 70kg

Lethbridge

Sarah Perks

– 78kg

Letbridge

Ty Nakano

– 55kg

Hiro’s

Justin McEachern

– 60kg

Airdrie

Brandon Martin

– 60kg

Airdrie

Ian Ayasse

– 60kg

Hiro’s

Tanner Sudo

– 66kg

Lethbridge

Matt Stephenson

– 66kg

Lethbridge

Greg Cooper

– 66kg

Airdrie

Colemann Lennarson

– 66kg

Tokugawa

Dawson Mandel

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Chris Bailey

– 73kg

Tokugawa

Derrick Pienkowski

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Jack Stephenson

– 73kg

Lethbridge

Theo Lysyk

– 81kg

Lethbridge

Suggested Itinerary:

·         Monday July 21st, 2014- Departure from Edmonton and Calgary international airports

·         Tuesday July 22nd– Thursday July 24th – International training Camp

·         Friday July 25th, 2014- Registration

·         Saturday July 26th, 2014- U18 Competition

·         Sunday July 27th, 2014- U21 Competition

·         Monday July 28th, 2014- Beach Fun day

·         Tuesday July 29th – Depart Florida

 

Estimated Cost for this trip: $1200-$1500 per person

Judo Alberta will be funding the list of athletes above, estimated funding amount $300-$400.00 per person

 

Each athlete must put in a deposit of $700.00 and have all forms filled out and handed into Laurie Wiltshire by May 11th, 2014

 

Check list needed to Laurie Wiltshire by May 11th 2014:

·         Cheque of $700.00 written to Judo Alberta

·         Photocopy of birth certificate and valid passport

·         Registration form for U.S. Junior Open 

·         Permission to travel form (For under 18 years old) 

·         Passport size photo

 

Website for U.S Junior Open registration forms

http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Judo/Events/2014/July/22/2014-Junior-US-Open-Judo-Championships-and-International-Training-Camp 

 

The pages we need filled out and handed in are:

Pages- 14, 15, 21, and 24 (optional)

If you choose to fill out Page 24 since back patches are not mandatory for this event please send patch to your own address and have them sewn on prior to leaving for Florida. Everyone is allowed one back patch and additional is $15.00. If you choose to buy another back patch please add another cheque to your package for the amount you want and payable to: 2014 Jr. US Open Championships.

 

This event is targeted at Canada Winter games athletes, but Judo Alberta wants to also invite any U21 athletes that are born in 1995 and 1994 that have qualified to compete for Judo Alberta at 2014 National championships. If these athletes are interested please send in same forms and same deadline. There is no guaranteed funding for these athletes.

 

·         Athlete insurance will be purchased for all participants by Judo Alberta and the cost passed onto the participants. 

 

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact Judo Alberta Coaching staff.

 

Thank you

 

Judo Alberta Coaching staff

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