Judo Saskatchewan Summer Camp


July 26-August 1, 2015


LCBI High School, Ash St. & 4th Ave. Outlook, Saskatchewan.

Special Option:

Judo Saskatchewan will supply Airport transportation to & from the Saskatoon International Airport for $10.00 per person (please include with payment for camp if you will use this service )


Apply by June 26, 2015. Late applications will be an additional $25 per applicant.


Ewan Beaton:

Judo Saskatchewan High Performance Coach & Director of Development
2004 Canadian Olympic Coach/ 2008 Olympic Team Leader
1992/1996 Canadian Olympian
Judo Canada RTCM

Laurie Wiltshire:

Eight Time Canadian National Champion
2007 US Open Champion
High Performance Coach Judo Alberta

Amy Cotton:

2004/2012 Canadian Olympian
Four Time Canadian Champion
25 World Cup Medals
Judo Saskatchewan High Performance Coach

Scott Tanner:

Judo Nova Scotia High Performance Coach
1998 National Champion
Judo Canada Atlantics RTC
2011 University Games Canadian Coach

To view the tournament package please click here .

Presidential Recognition Award

Congratulations to Judo Alberta President Kelly Thornton on receiving the prestigious Presidential Recognition Award at the Canadian Judo Championships in St Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec.

Kelly Thornton:

“Kelly Thornton has been the President of Judo Alberta since 2010 and has been organizing tournaments in Edmonton for over a decade.

Kelly was the President of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2011 Senior Nationals and most recently the Lead Organizer for the 2015 Pan Am Championships in Edmonton.

Starting Judo when he was 9 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan by the age of 14 Kelly represented Saskatchewan at his first Nationals and competed Nationally during the nineties for Alberta and retired in 2001. Kelly has been the chief instructor of the Tokugawa judo Club since 1999.”

To view the write up of Kelly along with some other outstanding individuals please click here .

Jacklynn Pivovar raises $150.00 for Judo Alberta

On behalf of Judo Alberta I would like to thank Duncan Craig Lawyers Mediators and Jacklynn Pivovar for raising $150.00 towards Judo Alberta. Jacklynn was featured with Judo Alberta in the month of April on the Duncan Craig Facebook page and would receive $1 in donations for every like she received throughout the month.

Judo Alberta truly appreciates your kind donation.

Kind Regards,

Nate MacLellan

Provincial Team Announcement

Congratulations to all athletes, and wish you the best of luck at National Championships May 14th-May 17th in Saint Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec

U16 Athletes:

Despina Christou -48kg
Ashley Mcleod -52kg
Roisin White -52kg
Annabelle Darlow o70kg
Talani Iwaasa o70kg
T’Kyia Farn o70kg
Hunter Fossum -38kg
Jan Prus-Czarnecki -46kg
Nicholas Gagnon -46kg
Declan Harding -46kg
Blake Sudo -50kg
Jesse Illing -50kg
Jayden Saar -55kg
Zachary Render -55kg
Joel Demaere -55kg
Christian Hill -60kg
David Wu -60kg
Atlas Blanchette Van Oploo -66kg
Joseph Drake -66kg
Adam Thomson -66kg
Berk Berkeliev -73kg

U18 Athletes:

Virginia Nemeth -48kg
Taeya Koliaska -48kg
Brette Polikiwski -52kg
Alexandra Gagnon -57kg
Jordyn Pedersen -57kg
Hana Varsanyi -63kg
Keira Trotter -70kg
Sarah Perks o70kg
Ty Nakano -60kg
Walter Friesen -66kg
Dawson Mandel -73kg
Jack Stephenson -73kg
Isa Dzhabrailov -73kg
Mckenzie Morgan -73kg
Rourke Harding -81kg
Tanner Sudo -81kg

U21 Athletes:

Jordan Landry -70kg
Justin McEachern -60kg
Vladislav Degtiarev -60kg
Darren Elcock -60kg
Ian Ayasse -66kg

Senior Athletes:

Erin Morgan -48kg
Alicia Briggs -57kg
Rashad Chin -60kg
Stefan Truong -66kg
Kevin Tamikado -66kg
Tait Wiley -73kg
Brayden Grenier -81kg
Peter Montague -81kg
Robert Kingston -90kg

Masters Athletes:

Tim Takahashi -66kg
Mikhail Uritsky -66kg

Kata Athletes:

Gordon Okamura
Kelly Palmer

The athletes on this team have completed the requirements to make the Judo Alberta team according to our provincial selection policy. http://www.judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Team-Selection-policy-for-National-Championships.pdf .

If anyone wants to appeal this decision please send an appeal to the Executive committee by Monday April 20th, 2015.

Thank you

Judo Alberta Coaching Committee

Elite Athlete Finding 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 second round of elite athlete funding for events participated in from January 2015 – March 2015. The next round of funding will be announced in August 2015 for competitions and training camps participated in between April 2015- August 2015 (Excluding Open National championships)

Athletes that have received funding this round must fill out an athlete expense claim form attach their invoices from competitions/ training camp and hand it into Garry Yamashita to receive their funding.

Thank you

Judo Alberta coaching staff

Pan-Am Camp

Hello everyone,

Please find the information below regarding the Pan-Am Camp in Edmonton. There are over 50 athletes who have shown interest in attending this camp.

This will be a rare opportunity to watch some of the best athletes in the world and not miss a beat in your training!

Note: Coaches – please forward this information to your athletes.


Friday April 24, 2015:

7:45am-8:45am Physical Training
10:00AM Preliminaries
1:00PM/1:30PM Pan Am Championships
1:30PM-3:00PM Randori Session
4:00PM-7:00PM Finals

Saturday April 25, 2015:

7:45am-8:45am Physical Training
10:00AM Preliminaries
1:00PM/1:30PM Pan Am Championships
1:30PM-3:00PM Randori Session
4:00PM-7:00PM Finals

Sunday April 26, 2015:

10:00AM Preliminaries
1:00PM/1:30PM Team Competition Departure
4:00PM-7:00PM Departure

• Randori session will begin 10 min following the last match if the preliminaries

Judo Training & Competition Site:

Saville Community Sports Center
11610 65th Ave, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1
Website: www.SavilleCentre.ca

Morning Physical Training Site: (meet at the park at 7:45AM)
Ellingson Park – corner of 65th Ave NW and 112 St NW

Note: This park is 2.4km away from the competition site

Have a great day,

Ewan Beaton

Judo Saskatchewan HP Coach & Director of Development / Judo Canada Regional Training Center Manager

Provincial Team Training Camp April 18-19, 2015


*Provincial Team for Nationals championships all athletes should be present at this camp. If a U14 wants to attend and has attended provincial camps before they can also attend.*

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club
2775 28th Ave South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 7L6

Saturday April 18th

1200pm-2pm Technical/ Tactical training
5pm-7pm Randori Session

Sunday April 19th

800am-9am Circuit training OUTSIDE!!!
945am-1145am Review/ Randori
1145am-1215pm Team meeting/ info session for nationals & BBQ

Please bring outdoor running shoes and exercise clothing, should be a nice weekend. I would like Circuit training to take place outside 

This training camp is mandatory for athletes attending nationals in May. If there is any reason an athlete cannot make the entire camp please contact Laurie Wiltshire prior to the camp.

Thank you

Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com .

Help Support Judo Alberta in the Month of April

2015 Katsuta Kup


Saturday, April 18 2015


Raymond High School
T0K 2S0



Weigh Ins:

Fri April 17, 6:45-8:00PM (Jr. High)
Sat. April 18, 7:45-9:00AM (High School)
U8, U10, U12 use club entry form


1. $30/Contestant
2. Contestants may compete in one division only.
3. Entry fees are non-refundable.
4. Entry deadline is April 13, 2015

Please send one club cheque or money order payable to RAYMOND JUDO CLUB

Mail Registrations To:

Gloria Gilmour
Box 988
Raymond, AB
T0K 2S0
Ph: 403-752-4463
Email: judoclub”raymond.ca

To view the tournament package please click here .

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading


Fort Saskatchewan


June 6, 2015 Saturday

Starting Time:

11:00 am


Dow Centennial Centre Dojo (84 Street & 87 Avenue)

Go to the Judo Alberta website http://www.judoalberta.com/forms-publications/
and download the Dan Grading excel file for complete instructions and forms. The Dan Grading Syllabus can also be downloaded. Please note that a Judo Canada Passport is required and candidates must apply directly to Judo Canada and bring it to the Grading.

Please send all properly completed forms to Gord Okamura (Grading Secretary) at:
11247 – 59 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6H 1G2

All forms postmarked AFTER May 21, 2015 WILL NOT be accepted for this Grading.

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair
cc: Gord Okamura

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