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Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

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

Name  National & International Events Funding
Virginia Nemeth Pan Am & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Hana Kuno Pan Am Cup & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Shianne Gronen Pan Am Cup & European Tour $ 1,350.00
Taeya Koliaska European Tour $1,050.00
TOTAL $5,100.00

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

Sincerely,

Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

2018-19 Registration Forms Now Available

2018-19 Registration Forms Now Available

The 2018-19 Season is just around the corner! Information and registration forms  are now available:

Club Registration Form
Member Registration Form
Promotion Registration Form
PIPEDA Agreement Form

NOTE:  Judo Canada registration/accident insurance expires August 31.  Therefore, it is imperative that registrations and payment reach Judo Alberta’s Registrar on or before September 30, 2018.  All registrations are non-refundable once sent to the Registrar.  All Registrations and Promotions payments are sent to Helen Bienert at 53529 Range Road 224, Ardrossan, AB  T8E 2L8.  DO NOT send them to Judo Alberta’s office.

  • NEW online club registration will be coordinated with Judo Canada this year. ONLY club registrations are being accepted; NO INDIVIDUALS.
  • Online registration AND payment must both be received before members are properly registered and in good standing with Judo Alberta and Judo Canada. If both are not received, registrations are not valid which could disallow athletes participating in provincials, nationals, internationally, training camps or other related events.  Insurance coverage is also not in place for those members.
  • If a club or its members are not registered and wish to participate in a tournament/event, both the online registration and payment must be received a minimum of 14 days prior to that tournament/ event so Judo Canada issued membership cards can be generated. Registrations will not be processed at a tournament/event site.

CLUB INFORMATION – To be completed and submitted to the Registrar (registrar@judoalberta.com) and Judo Alberta (judo@judoalberta.com) so Club information is up to date.  All Judo Alberta clubs are required to have their members sign a liability waiver.  For the safety of each club, be sure to have current members sign a waiver and ensure any new members thereafter also sign a waiver.  If you have any questions or need assistance creating a waiver, please contact the Judo Alberta office.

MEMBER INFORMATION – Each member can complete this form to assist the Club in completing Judo Canada’s online registration.  DO NOT send this form to the Registrar or Judo Alberta offices; it is strictly for club use. 

Encourage members who may be FNMI (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) or have a disability to indicate this on their form.  This information can assist in funding and programs.

PIPEDA & CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT – Each club member should complete this document.  The original is kept by the Club with access by Judo Alberta should the need arise.  A PIPEDA Agreement for members does not need to be completed each year; just once for as long as they are a member.  Judo Alberta only needs to be provided with a copy of the Exclusion List.

The Confidentiality Agreement needs to be completed by all club members who have access to personal information within the club structure. This would include the coaches and registrar, as well as any board members who have access to private contact or medical information. Time should be taken by the registrar and/or head coach to reinforce the importance of maintaining the privacy of all athletes, volunteers and coaches.

PROMOTIONS— Promotion form is to be filled out completely including qualified Examiner/Sponsor indicated.  Both this form and payment need to be received before Promotions will be registered and processed.  All Promotions must be registered with Judo Alberta; unregistered promotions could cause delays or fines (ie.  Shodan grading, tournament registrations, Nationals, Alberta Winter Games, Canada Winter Games, etc.).

Thanks,

Helen Bienert

Judo Alberta Registrar

registrar@judoalberta.com

2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Day 3

2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Day 3

It was another great day on the mats for Team Alberta as they collected a combined 25 medals between the U16 and U21 divisions! Here are the results from the day:

U16 Division:
F36 – Brynn Iwaasa GOLD
F40 – Evelyn Beaton GOLD
F44 – Rylie Caldwell BRONZE
F48 – Anna Prus-Czarnecka BRONZE
F52 – Angie Grisales GOLD
F63 – Teyana Roberts GOLD
F63 – Greta Goasdoue-Wallace SILVER
M38 – Caleb Demaere GOLD
M38 – Victor Vyscstki SILVER
M42 – Aidan Lazenby GOLD
M42 – Elijah Hill BRONZE
M55 – Katsuo Leung BRONZE
M60 – Katsuji Leung SILVER
M60 – Nathan Demaere BRONZE
M66 – Alexander Wu BRONZE
M73 – Pierce Bishop BRONZE

U21 Division:
F48 – Virginia Nemeth GOLD
F52 – Taeya Koliaska SILVER
F52 – Emma Caldwell BRONZE
F57 – Alexandra Gagnon SILVER
F63 – Hana Kuna GOLD
F70 – Shianne Gronen GOLD
F70 – Julia Sergeeva BRONZE
M60 – Joel Demaere SILVER
M81 – McKenzie Morgan BRONZE

Congratulations to all athletes and we look forward to watching the Senior division tomorrow for the final day of competition!

To view the complete results please visit https://judocanada.tv/resultatsresults/

EDMONTON, EDMONTON & EDMONTON

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

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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