2018 Canada Cup Memo

Dear Coaches,
Judo Canada has introduced a new international competition during the Canada Day long weekend. This event is a IJF/PJC event for Cadet/U18 and Junior/U21. The competition will also feature a U16 and senior competition. Judo Alberta will be organizing travel/hotel to and from these tournaments, Ewan Beaton (ewan@judoalberta.com ) will need to know who will be attending by: May 21, 2018

Trip Deposit 1 Competition: $500.00 Deposit

Eligibility: Participation at the 2018 Open National Championships
Recommendations: IJF U18 Cadet /U21 Junior athletes.
Funding: There will be funding available for number 1 ranked Canada Winter Games athlete in their weight division. CWG Athletes who compete U18 age division who are traveling/selected/funded to Japan in the summer are expected to participate at the Canada Cup.
Approximate Cost: $1,200.00
Registration: http://www.judocanada.org/event/canada-cup/?instance_id=230 Judoka wishing to attend this event must discuss this with their club sensei before registering online

Travel Date:
Departure: Wednesday June 27, 2018 Return: Thursday July 05, 2018
IMPORTANT: Each athlete has to register themselves for these tournaments online.
Please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ewan Beaton at E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta Coaching Committee

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading

Where:  Fort Saskatchewan
When:  June 2, 2018 Saturday
Starting Time: 1:00 pm
Venue:  Dow Centennial Centre Dojo (84 Street & 87 Avenue)

Go to the Judo Alberta website http://www.judoalberta.com/index.php/grading-kata/ and download the Judo Canada Dan Grading Forms 2017 excel file for complete instructions and forms. The 2017 Dan Grading Syllabus can also be downloaded.  Please note that a Judo Canada Passport is required and candidates must apply directly to Judo Canada. The passport and Tournament Points Certification forms (effective Jan 1, 2017) must be mailed with the Grading forms to the address below.

Please send all properly completed forms and passport to Gord Okamura (Grading Secretary) to:

11247 – 59 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6H 1G2

However, please email your draft excel file to gyokamura@gmail.com beforehand for initial feedback.

All forms postmarked AFTER May 18, 2018 WILL NOT be accepted for this Grading. Candidates who do not submit proper forms or the Judo Canada passport will not be considered for grading on June 2nd. (No handwritten submissions)

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair

cc: Gord Okamura

Provincial Training Camp April 28-29, 2018

This is a great training camp for Alberta athletes who are attending the 2018 Open Nationals as we will focus on the mental preparation and tactical plans. Information regarding the Open Nationals will be given at this camp. This is also an opportunity for TEAM ALBERTA to be together prior to nationals. The provincial coaching staff encourage all athletes attending the Open Nationals to attend this training.


1200-1400 Physical Testing & Throwing 800-900 Physical Training
1400-1500 Lunch 900-1000 Break
1500-1630 Technical/Tactical Judo Training 930 TEAM ALBERTA MEETING
 1730-1930 Judo Randori 1000-1200 Judo Tactical/ Randori

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club

2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6

  • There is regular training at the Lethbridge Judo Club on Friday April 27, 2018 6:00PM to 8:00PM for anyone who would like to come down early

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

The info session held Sunday after the camp is very beneficial for athletes, parents and coaches to understand team policy and expectations for the Open National Championships.

Ewan Beaton

HP Judo Alberta Coach                           

Phone: (403) 892-6099

E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Sportif International Judo Tournament – London

Team Alberta is currently in London, England competing in the Sportif International Judo Tournament! Here are the results from Day 1 and 2:


Day 1 Sportif Judo Alberta results:

U15 – Pre-Cadet
🥇Evelyn Beaton
🥇Caleb Demaere 
🥇Katsuji Leung
🥉Elijah Hill
🥉Sydney Kinderwater

U21 – Junior
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Mckenzie Morgan
🥉David Wu
🥉Kiera Westlake
5th Seth Nobert

Day 2 Sportif International

Judo Alberta results:

U18 Cadet 
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Kiera Westlake
🥉Douglas O’Brien
🥉Emma Caldwell
5th Nathan Demaere


Congratulations to all judoka! Great job on representing the Blue Wave overseas!


Elite Athlete Funding Application

The Judo Alberta coaching staff has released the Elite Athlete funding application.

This application is for funding for Judo Alberta/ Judo Canada events that have taken or will take place between: December 2017 to April 2018

A) Athletes Selected by Judo Canada to participate in International Events
B) International Events recognized by Judo Canada (National Team Handbook) & Judo Canada RTC International Competitions/Tours
C) National Point Events and Training Camps
D) Special Provincial Training Camps

The elite athlete funding is for athletes in age divisions U18, U21, and Senior that are travelling out of province for tournaments or training camps at a national or international level.

The Judo Alberta coaching staff is allocating $4,000.00 towards this part of the season for elite level athletes. The whole funds may or may not be completely used depending on the number of applicants and events.

Applying for this funding does not guarantee that funds will be issued to you. The coaching staff are looking for athletes that have shown dedication to their own judo training, tournament participation, and training camp participation. Also the coaching staff are looking for athletes that are planning for future goals in the sport. Please see a list of example tournaments that we will fund on the Elite athlete funding policy.
The coaching staff do want the athletes to have full support from their personal coach/ head sensei/club before applying for funds.
 Please supply receipts with the application – this will expedite the processing of the funds
The deadline to apply for this round of funding is:
Wednesday April 11, 2018
Please submit funding applications to Ewan Beaton: ewan@judoalberta.com
 Judo Alberta will only accept applications by email or given directly to the HP Coach

To view the application please click here.
Thank you
Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

2018 Florence Senda Junior Tournament

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lethbridge Judo Club Dojo
2775 – 28th Ave. South
Lethbridge, AB. T1K 7L6

Club coach/representative meeting 10:00 a.m.
Tournament: 10:30 a.m. (U10)
U12 and U14 start times will be posted after weigh in.

Friday, April 20, 2017 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 21, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

Entry Fee:
$40.00 per contestant; (All fees are non-refundable unless event is cancelled)


Open to all members of Provincial Judo Associations, Judo Canada and IJF Associations
All competitors must be prepared to present their judo documentation.

Minimum rank – yellow belt
U14: Boys / Girls: born 2005 – 2006 (3 min. match duration)
U12: Boys / Girls: born 2007 – 2008 (2 min. randori format)
U10: Mixed Gender: born 2009 – 2010 (2 min. randori format)

To view the tournament package please click here.

2018 Judo Alberta Female Training Camp

It was a fun filled weekend in Pincher Creek, AB as the Barracuda Judo Club hosted the 16th Annual Female Training camp and sleepover!

A special thank you goes out to the Barricuda Judo Club for being excellent hosts, to our special guest Bianca Ockedahl, and to all of the amazing volunteers that made this special weekend happen!

To view more photos from the weekend please visit https://www.facebook.com/judoalberta 


2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at this prestigious event please sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXT7Q7F

If you have any question please contact judo@judoalberta.com

Thank you!

38th Annual Rocky Mountain Invitational

April 7, 2018
Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd
Shane Homes Field House
Airdrie, AB
U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (Female and Male)
Senior Women and Senior Men
Entry Fees: 
$50.00 per judoka (There is no entry fee for the CWG Trials)
Additional Division $10
Entries will be accepted until March 26, 2018
Fees payable to the Rocky Mountain Invitational Judo Tournament
Judoka must be in the designated age and weight parameters using the year born.
Changing weight divisions will result in a $10.00 charge.
Minimum Rank: Yellow Belt (Gokyu)
To view the tournament technical package please click here.
To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.
To view the CWG registration spreadsheet please click here.

Provincial Training Camp March 24-25, 2018

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

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday March 24, 2018:
1300-1500 Technique
1500-1700 Break
1700-1930 Randori & Drills

Sunday March 25, 2018
800-900 Physical Training & Drills
900-1000 Break
1000-1200 Judo Review/Randori

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach

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

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