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Olympian Jimmy Pedro Seminar May 5, 2018

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Time: 12-1:30pm & 2:30-4pm
Location: Hayabusa Training Centre
Cost: $99/session early bird price (before April 1st) or $149 for both sessions

World Champion Jimmy Pedro is one of the most decorated judo players in American history. Jimmy is world renowned for his judo expertise, coaching ability, and training methods.

As a world renowned coach, his success at the 2012 & 2016 Olympic Games led to the victories of Kayla Harrison earning back-to-back gold medals and Travis Stevens earning a silver medal in 2016.

Jimmy is a two time Olympic bronze medalist in the sport of Judo (1996 & 2004), US Olympic Judo coach (2012 & 2016) & World Judo Champion 1999.

Seminar includes:
High-Level Judo Throws
Takedowns for BJJ
Gripping Techniques
Mental Preparation
Coaching & Training Strategies
Leadership Themes

Judo Alberta Female Training Camp March 17-18, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Judo Alberta Female Training Camp is now open!

When:
March 17-18, 2018 hosted by the Barracuda Judo Club

Where:
St. Michael School
864 Christie Avenue
Pincher Creek

This years camp will feature special guest Bianca Okedahl who has represented Canada in many national and international events such as Paris Grand Slam, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Samoa, Belgium Ladies Open. Before retiring in 2011, she was ranked 37th in the world in the under 48kg category.

Time: Saturday March 17, 2018 Registration and welcome is from 11:30-12:30pm, Pick-up time is 12pm on Sunday March 18.

Registration:

  • $40 per participant (this will include food, lodging, activities and gift)
  • $25 per chaperone (If you are not a judoka but want to chaperone for the weekend)
  • Release form must be filled out and sent with payment
  • Payment due with release forms.

 Please make cheques payable to Judo Alberta 

There are no age or belt restrictions so long as you are a member in good standing with Judo Alberta or another provincial judo association.  Judo techniques and strategies will be presented from a female perspective.  As well, this is a great opportunity for girls to get to know each other and spend some time with other female athletes.

Registration Deadline:  Friday March 9th, 2018

Mail Release and payment to:

Tammy Thornton
48 Howson Cres
Edmonton, AB, T5A 4T6

Please e-mail club registrations forms and any inquiries to: Mrst@telusplanet.net

Or call Tammy at: (780) 717-1797

To view the registration package please click here! 

Judo Alberta Provincial Championship Results

Congratulations to everyone who competed at the 2018 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships this past weekend!

We would also like to thank the Tolide Judo Club and all of the volunteers that dedicated their time into hosting this great event.

Here are the results from the weekend:
U14F -36
U14F -40
U14F -44
U14F -48
U14F -52
U14F -57
U14F -63
U14M -34
U14M -38
U14M -42
U14M -46
U14M -50
U14M -55
U14M -60
U16F -36
U16F -44
U16F -48
U16F -52
U16F -57
U16F -63
U16M +73
U16M -38
U16M -42
U16M -50
U16M -55
U16M -60
U16M -73
U18F +70
U18F -48
U18F -52
U18F -57
U18F -63
U18M -50
U18M -55
U18M -60
U18M -66
U18M -73
U18M -81
U18M -90
U21F +78
U21F -57
U21F -63
U21M -55
U21M -66
U21M -73
U21M -81
VETM +100
VETM -100
VETM -81

SMBB +100
SMBB -100
SMBB -60
SMBB -66
SMBB -73
SMBB -81
SMBB -90
SMYB -100
SMYB -81
SW +78
SW -48
SW -63
SW -70

Grand Champion

Congratulations to Rashad Chin of the Kodokwai Judo Club for winning the Judo Alberta Grand Championship title!

DEGUCHI WINS CANADA’S FIRST GOLD MEDAL AT THE PARIS GRAND SLAM

Margelidon finishes 5th

Montreal, February 10, 2018 – Christa Deguchi (-57 kg) surprised everyone with a perfect day on Saturday at the Paris Grand Slam, in France. She won the final by ippon against Tsukasa Yoshida, from Japan, and won Canada’s first ever gold medal at the prestigious judo tournament.

Formerly representing Japan, Degushi started fighting for Canada last fall. This gold medal at the Paris Grand Slam is not only the first one for Canada; it also has a special signification for the athlete, who won against a Japanese opponent.

“I lost twice before against Yoshida, so this was my revenge. I am happy that I’ve won for Canada and it was really nice to hear the Canadian National Anthem after my victory. I won a tournament last week and I really wanted to win today too, so I feel good. I just changed my nationality, and I want Japan to be afraid of me. It felt really good to beat them,” said Deguchi.

The 22-year-old won by ippon against French Hélène Receveaux in the semi-final, in a very short bout that lasted 26 seconds. In the preliminary rounds, she won against Manon Durbach from Luxembourg, Youjeong Kwon from South Korea, and Timna Nelson Levy from Israel.

“For Christa this is a great result. She is the first female athlete to win the Paris Grand Slam in Judo Canada history. She finishes her European tour with two back-to-back gold medals. I believe these results will give Christa a lot of confidence for future competitions,” commented her coach, Sasha Mehmedovic.

Arthur Margelidon (-73 kg) lost in the quarterfinal against Kosovar Akil Gjakova, after winning his first 2 fights in the preliminary rounds. He had to go through repechage, where Swedish Tommy Macias won by ippon after 18 seconds. In the final for the bronze medal, Changrim An, from South Korea, also won by ippon.

Antoine Bouchard (-73 kg) and Stéfanie Tremblay (-63 kg) both had 1 victory and 1 loss. Bouchard, who finished in 17th place, started his day by winning against Chinese Daga Qing, but then lost against Georgian Lasha Shavdatuashvili. Tremblay won her first fight by ippon against French Yasmine Horlaville before losing against Japanese Miku Tashiro, and finished in 9th place. In the under 52 kg category, Ecaterina Guica lost her first fight and didn’t get a ranking.

-57 kg -73 kg
Christa Deguchi wins the competition. Photo credit: Rafal Burza
1 Christa Deguchi (CAN) 1 Akil Gjakova (KOS)
2 Tsukasa Yoshida (JPN) 2 Lasha Shavdatuashvili (GEO)
3 Jisu Kim (KOR) 3  Changrim An (KOR)
3 Nekoda Smythe-Davis (GBR) 3 Tsogtbaatar Tsend-Ochir (MNG)
Arthur Margelidon against Tommy Macias, from Sweden. Photo credit: Rafal Burza
5 Timna Nelson Levy (ISR) 5 Arthur Margelidon (CAN)
5 Hélène Receveaux (FRA) 5 Igor Wandtke (GER)
7 Margriet Bergstra (NLD) 7 Tohar Butbul (ISR)
7 Telma Monteiro (POR) 7 Tommy Macias (SWE)

 

Pelletier 7th and Jora 9th in Italy

Malcom Pelletier (-60 kg) and Bogdan Jora (-66 kg) finished in 7th and 9th place in their categories at the Cadet European Cup in Follonica, Italy.

Pelletier won his first 3 bouts by ippon in the preliminary rounds. He lost his fourth fight against Daniel Detari, from Hungary, and went through repechage, where he won against Greek Vasileios Briolas. The Quebecois lost his second bout in the repechage against Spanish Daniel Gallego Saez.

Jora finished in 9th place in his category. He finished his day in repechage, where he lost against Estonian Deniel Nuriev. He had 2 victories and 1 loss in the preliminary round. He won his first fight by waza-ari in the repechage, against German Tom Moritz.

Arno Blacquière (-55 kg) had 1 victory and 1 loss. Andrée-Ann Somers (-44 kg), Sarah Maloum (-52 kg) and David Teper (-55 kg) all lost in the first round and didn’t get a ranking.

-60 kg
1 Shamil Umaev (RUS)
2 Bruno Barros (POR)
3 Vache Adamyan (AUT)
3 Lennart Slamberger (GER)
5 Daniel Detari (HUN)
5 Daniel Gallego Saez (ESP)
7 Georgios Balarjishvili (CYP)
7 Malcom Pelletier (CAN)

 

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Written by Sportcom for JUDO CANADA
Information: 514-990-0966 | 1-866-990-0966

2018 Female Training Camp – March 17-18, 2018

Hosted by: Barracuda Judo Club

St. Michael School
864 Christie Avenue
Pincher Creek

Time:

Saturday March 17, 2018 Registration and welcome is from 11:30-12:30pm, Pick-up time is 12pm on Sunday March 18.

Registration:

    • $40 per participant (this will include food, lodging, activities and gift)
    • $25 per chaperone (If you are not a judoka but want to chaperone for the weekend)
    • Release form must be filled out and sent with payment
    • Payment due with release forms.

Please make cheques payable to Judo Alberta

There are no age or belt restrictions so long as you are a member in good standing with Judo Alberta or another provincial judo association.  Judo techniques and strategies will be presented from a female perspective.  As well, this is a great opportunity for girls to get to know each other and spend some time with other female athletes.

Registration Deadline:  Friday March 9th, 2018

Mail Release and payment to:
Tammy Thornton
48 Howson Cres
Edmonton, AB, T5A 4T6

Please e-mail club registrations forms and any inquiries to: Mrst@telusplanet.net

Or call Tammy at: (780) 717-1797

To view the registration form please click here.

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, February 24-25, 2018

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, February 24-25, 2018

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:Tolide Judo Kwai
Dow Centennial Centre
84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan
http://www.tolide.com/

SATURDAY February 24, 2018 SUNDAY February 25, 2018
1300-1500 Ne-waza Technique & Randori 800-900 Fitness & Drills
1500-1700 Break 900-1000 Break
1700-1900 Tachi-waza Technical & Randori 1000-1150 Review & Randori 


2018 Open Nationals Qualification Update:
Including this camp there are two more Open Nationals Qualification Provincial camps in Alberta. U16/U18/U21 athletes need to participate in 3 training camps in the season to be eligible for nationals. Seniors only need to participate in 1 training camp. Competition Minimums: 20 matches or 4 competitions for U16 and 5 competitions for U18/U21/Senior. Talk to your coaches/clubs regarding your status.

2018 Open Nationals Selection Criteria: http://www.judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Team-Selection-Policy-for-Open-Nationals-.pdf

Next Provincial Camp: March 24-25, 2018, Calgary

Thank you

 Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach                      

Phone: 403-892-6099             E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Inter Provincial Training Camp: BC / Alberta / Saskatchewan: April 13-15, 2018

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:  Lawrence Grassi Middle School – 610 7 Ave, Canmore, AB

 Cost for the camp: $65.00 – 2 x breakfast, 1 supper and 1 lunch to go on the Sunday

Schedule:

Friday April 13, 2018               

Group 1 5:00PM to 6:45PM / Group 2 6:45PM to 8:30PM

Coaches Welcome 9:30PM @ Ramada Hotel – Ballroom           

Saturday April 14, 2018

Breakfast 6:30AM to 7:30AM @ Ramada Hotel – Ballroom

Everyone Physical Training 8:00AM

Group 1 9:30AM to 11:00AM / Group 2 11:00AM to 12:30

Group 1 3:30PM to 5:30PM / Group 2 5:30PM to 7:30PM

Supper 6:30PM to 8:30 @ Ramada Hotel – Restaurant

Movie Night: 9:00PM @ Ramada Hotel – Ballroom

Sunday: April 15, 2018            

Breakfast 6:30AM to 7:30AM @ Ramada Hotel – Ballroom

Group 1 8:00AM to 9:30AM Judo / Group 2 8:00AM to 9:00AM – Physical

Group 2 9:30AM to 11:00AM Judo / Group 1 10:00AM to11:00AM – P.T.

 

Hotel Information:       

Ramada Inn & Suites: 1402 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, AB, T1W 1N5 1-888-678-4656

Deluxe Queen Road Side (2 queen beds, full bathroom) $134.99 per night plus taxes

Deluxe Queen Rail Side (2 queen beds, full bathroom) $1125.99 per night plus taxes

Economy Double Road Side (2 double beds, shower) $116.99 per night plus taxes

Economy Double Rail Side (2 double beds, shower) $107.99 per night plus taxes

Ask for Judo Group Block – (45 rooms blocked)

 Please send registration & cheques to: (DEADLINE March 30, 2018)

CHEQUES PAYABLE TO: JUDO ALBERTA

Address: 603-28B Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J-3T6

Email: ewan@judoalberta.com   Phone: 403-892-6099

2018 Canadian Open Judo Championship Sponsorship Opportunities

From May 17-20, 2018 the 2018 Canadian Open Judo Championship and IBSA Judo Pan-American Championship being held in Calgary, AB.

The local organizing committee is currently accepting sponsors to help support this prestigious national event.

To learn more about the ways in which you can become involved please click here to view the sponsorship package.

If you have any questions please contact judo@judoalberta.com for more information.

Thank you.

 

Local Organizing Committee

Edmonton International Judo Championship

Edmonton International Judo Championship

 

Dear Fellow Alberta Judoka,

In the time period between March 9th and 12th, 2018 the 13th edition of the Edmonton International Judo Championship and Judo Symposium is taking place in the centre of the largest indoor mall and entertainment centre in North America. The Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society, Judo Alberta, and Judo Canada would like to encourage athletes, coaches, referees, parents, and club administrators to come to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to participate in this event.

It is our belief that our ALBERTA Judo tournament, which attracted 925 participants in 2017, will provide all athletes in attendance a tremendous opportunity to obtain a volume of valuable, high quality, national and international competition experience in an extremely safe environment. Our location and the associated infrastructure supporting Edmonton, ensures ease of access to the city, and the venue, while at the same time it limits travel costs and associated time zone issues that sometimes plague competitors interested in competing in large tournaments. For Canadian and American athletes, far and wide, there is an ease of travel to Edmonton. We would ask that you share this information with your many judo friends in other locations.

We believe that the tournament’s multi day format also facilitates travel time for all participants, no matter where they are from, and our mat system ensures an organized flow of events for every competitor. We are pleased to advise that as a result of the historic success of our tournament product offering we are already receiving multiple inquires from judoka from various countries interested in participating in this year’s Edmonton International.

Our venue is like no other judo tournament in the world, and our schedule also ensures that participants, coaches and families have the opportunity to partake in the special events aspects of the largest indoor shopping and entertainment center in North America, West Edmonton Mall. This facility with over 800 stores, 110 restaurants, the world’s largest indoor amusement park, world’s largest indoor water park, a casino, an entertainment centre, and much more, ensures that all members of your entourage will be entertained. For those not in attendance these past few years please visit www.westedmontonmall.com for more details of the ancillary benefits of the West Edmonton Mall venue.

From a judo perspective, we believe our location provides a unique opportunity for the display and understanding of our sport, as a result of the 100,000 + people per day walking around the enclosed but open air tournament site. Please review our website  www.edmontonjudo.com for pictures of this very dynamic tournament environment.

The mid of March is a perfect time to participate in our judo event. The Tournament and associated workshops have proper judo activity for every taste and interest. You can come to Edmonton with your team, family or with your judo friends from all over, and feel that Judo is more than just sport.  As stated, more than 925 athletes experienced that in 2017 and we expect that similar participation in 2018 from your fellow judoka who will be joining you this spring in Edmonton. For many it will be a meeting place of old friends, consolidated by a long friendship in judo.

The Edmonton International has become the largest full range tournament in Canada, reaching all categories of Judoka from children to Masters. This category A, Canadian National Team points tournament, in addition to providing an incredible array of competitors and outstanding judo, includes other important and remarkable activities, attractive to everybody who likes judo including:

  • Friday Afternoon from 2 to 3:30 pm, a Judo camp for children U16 and down where the younger judokas will be introduced to the mysteries of judo. We encourage all instructors to join us on the mats for this. For 2018 our youth will not only participate in a massive tournament but will be have the opportunity of meeting and being instructed at this tournament specific Friday training event by USA Olympic silver medalist Travis Stevens who is bringing with him a large group of competitors to compete at this year’s Edmonton International. Travis understands the value of youth in our sport and has offered to be a guest instructor in this afternoon event. It will be a special time for the youth of our sport, and it is these moments that help cement desire and commitment into the young minds about our sport.
  • With fresh rules for our sport now in place we have put together a top notch Referee Symposium with panel members fresh from the Pan American IJF referees clinic. This event will take place Friday evening in the conference room of  one of our host hotel, the Executive Inn, to ensure all referees, coaches and fighters are fully aware of today’s judo rules.
  • In conjunction with Judo Canada, we are providing Live internet broadcasting of every mat.

We have arranged hotel packages for participants and members of their travel teams which are included in the tournament package and on our website www.edmontonjudo.com, additional hotels will be coming online shortly so check back regularly to our website for further selection should the three in this present package be sold out.  Additionally, any further information or tournament package revisions will be uploaded on our website as they become available. If you have any questions in the short term I would be pleased to respond by email.

Please mark your calendars, adjust your budgets, and plan to travel this March 9th. 10th  and 11th  2018 to the Edmonton International Judo Championship, truly a unique and outstanding Judo tournament experience. We would ask that you share this information with your many judo friends in other locations.

Yours in Judo,

Mark K. Hicks

Tournament Director

Edmonton International Judo Championship

www.edmontonjudo.com

mhicks@sherwoodford.ca

To view the tournament technical package please click here.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT: http://bit.ly/2DoHDAs

Regular Registration closes February 25, 2018 at 23:59 MST
Late Registration closes March 3, 2018 at 23:59 MST; No registrations will be accepted after March 3, 2018.

2018 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships – Online Registrations Open

Hosted by

The 2018 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships being held on February 10th, 2018 at the Tolide Judo Club (8700 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4P5).

Remote weigh-ins for this event will be held on February 9th from 7:00PM-8:30PM at the following locations:

  1. Red Deer Judo Club, 89 Poplar Street, Red Deer, AB (Contact: Al Schaefer 403-352-1907)
  2. Hiro’s Judo Club, #115, 1919-27 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB (Contact Garry Yamashita 403-870-7197)

Please note that this event is a mandatory Team Alberta event.

All registrations must be received no later than January 31, 2018.

Here is the think to register online https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/2018-judo-alberta-provincial-championships/20370/#.Wl5TtoWcGM9 

If you are registering a club list, each athlete will require an email address for the waivers to be sent to.  If under 18, it needs to be a parent email.  Over 18 it will be their email so they can confirm.

Payments will still need to be mailed.

To view the tournament technical package please click here
To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.

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