2017 Open Nationals Funding Announcement

Judo Alberta is proud to announce the funding for the following athletes for the 2017 Open National Championships

The final funding amounts will be finalized following the registration for the Open Nationals on May 25, 2017 to take into account injuries and withdrawals of athletes.
2017 Open Nationals selection policy:

Judo Alberta Coach Committee

Mr. Allan Sattin Recognized with the Alberta Sport Connection Sport Volunteer Award

Edmonton – Alberta Sport Connection (ASC) has announced their 2016 Athlete and Team of the Year
Awards and 2017 Alberta Sport Recognition Awards for coach developers, coaches, officials and

“These individuals and teams are Alberta’s best. We’re proud of what they’ve achieved and honoured to recognize them for their outstanding contribution to sport in our province,” said Andrew Ference, Chair of Alberta Sport Connection. “They have reached higher, dug deeper, led by example, and made our sport system better.”

Allan has dedicated over 40 years to developing the sport of Judo in Alberta. His contributions to Judo have had a significant influence on the way the sport has grown today and he is well recognized throughout the membership. Since 1971 Allan has shared his knowledge and leadership with Judo Alberta acting as Provincial Coach, President, Secretary, Grading Committee Member, Referee Committee Chair, and currently our Awards Committee Chair.



Whenever there is a major sporting event being hosted in Alberta, Mr. Sattin is always heavily involved in the organization of the event. He has dedicated his time to the following events:

  • Judo Chair, First Alberta Winter Games, Banff, Alberta 1976
  • Judo Chair, Western Canada Summer Games, Calgary 1983
  • Chair, 1993 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, 1996 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, Kodokan Kata Clinic Tour (Western Region) 1998
  • Chair, 2009 Canadian National Junior Judo Championship, Calgary
  • Chair, 2016 Canadian Open National Judo Championship, Calgary

Some personal achievements include:

  • Rokudan 2011
  • International Judo Federation “B” Continental 1995
  • NCCP Coaching Certification, Level 3 (1991)
  • Alberta Centennial Medal 2005
  • Awarded Alberta Centennial Salute to Sport and Recreation, 2005, in recognition of outstanding
    contribution in the first 100 years of the Province of Alberta
  • Appointed by the Minister of State (Sport) to the Board of Directors of the Sport Dispute
    Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), 2009 and reappointed 2012.
  • Appointed by the Minister of State (Sport) as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
    SDRCC, 2013
  • Inducted into the Judo Canada Hall of Fame as a Builder, 2014
  • Appointed Life Member of Judo Canada, 2014
  • Chair, Legal Committee, Panamerican Judo Confederation, 2016 – present

Both the provincial and national Judo community appreciate individuals such as Mr.  Allan Sattin for their extraordinary contributions to the sport they love, without them the succession and growth of Judo would not be possible.

Volunteer Awards recognize the significant contributions of individuals devoting their time and effort to the development of sport. The Awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Recognition Awards Banquet on April 28, 2017, at the 2017 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference in Banff.

More information on the Alberta Sport Connection Recognition Awards can be found at https://albertasport.ca/programs/awards/ 

Judo Alberta Provincial Team Selection


Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Team Alberta!

First Name LAST NAME Club Weight Category
Darren Elcock Airdrie M60
Boyd Hum Airdrie M46
Justin McEachern Airdrie M60
McKenzie Morgan Airdrie M81
DELAYNE ROWLAND Grande Prairie F44
Brett Dudar Hayabusa Training Centre M66
Seth Nobert Hayabusa Training Centre M55
Losan Shishani Hayabusa Training Centre F70
Tymour Anan Hiro’s M46
Max – Brown Hiro’s M55
Despina Christou Hiro’s F52
Jarrett Hanearin-Balczer Hiro’s M46
Katsuo Leung Hiro’s M46
Danil Mamiashev Hiro’s M81
Chris Mogdan Hiro’s M42
Erin Morgan Hiro’s F48
Ty Nakano Hiro’s M73
Douglas O’Brien Hiro’s M38
Adam Thomson Hiro’s M73
Alex Wilczek Hiro’s M50
Tait Wiley Hiro’s M81
Stevie Williams Hiro’s M81
Vasfi Aliyev Kodokwai M100+
Rashad Chin Kodokwai M60
Josh Fulcher Kodokwai M73
Davis Johnston Kodokwai M66
Kondelia Karas Kodokwai F48
Jordan Landry Kodokwai F70
Spencer McDaniel Kodokwai M46
Kelley Polowy Kodokwai F57
Julia Sergeeva Kodokwai F70
Stefane Truong Kodokwai M66
Mikail Uritsky Kodokwai M66
Victor Vysotski Kodokwai M38
TAYLOR ALTHOUSE Lethbridge Kyodokan M73
EMMA CALDWELL Lethbridge Kyodokan F52
MATTIE CALDWELL Lethbridge Kyodokan F57
ETHAN COBBE-HOGGAN Lethbridge Kyodokan M81
KIYOMI COFFMAN Lethbridge Kyodokan F57
ANNABELLE DARLOW Lethbridge Kyodokan F70+
JACQUELINE DEMAERE Lethbridge Kyodokan F57
JOEL DEMAERE Lethbridge Kyodokan M60
NATHAN DEMAERE Lethbridge Kyodokan M55
BRADY DIXON Lethbridge Kyodokan M55
SHIANNE GRONEN Lethbridge Kyodokan F78
CHRISTIAN HILL Lethbridge Kyodokan M66
JOSH HILL Lethbridge Kyodokan M73
CONNOR HUDSON Lethbridge Kyodokan M60
KAYEN IVEY Lethbridge Kyodokan M66
TAEYA KOLIASKA Lethbridge Kyodokan F52
COLIN KUNZLI Lethbridge Kyodokan M100+
AIDAN LAZENBY Lethbridge Kyodokan M38
DAWSON MANDEL Lethbridge Kyodokan M90
VIRGINIA NEMETH Lethbridge Kyodokan F48
SARAH PERKS Lethbridge Kyodokan F78+
CORALEA PIENKOWSKI Lethbridge Kyodokan F52
ZAC RENDER Lethbridge Kyodokan M73
BRANTLEY SAAR Lethbridge Kyodokan M60
BLAKE SUDO Lethbridge Kyodokan M60
JESSE TORTORELLO Lethbridge Kyodokan M66
KEIRA TROTTER Lethbridge Kyodokan F78
HANA VARSANYI Lethbridge Kyodokan F70
KIERA WESTLAKE Lethbridge Kyodokan F52
Declan Harding Ryu Senshi M50
Kyle Crowell St. Albert M81
Lloyd Kratky St. Albert M66
Jerko Simundza St. Albert M100
Kurtis Johnson Tokugawa M81
Joe Parrell Tokugawa M81
Anna Prus-Czarnecka Tokugawa F44
Jan Prus-Czarnecki Tokugawa M66
Alexander Wu Tokugawa M60
David Wu Tokugawa M66
Alexandra Gagnon Tolide Judo Club F57
Nicholas Gagnon Tolide Judo Club M66
Robert Kingston U of A M90
Amin Moazeni U of A M66
CHRIS BAILEY Univ. of Leth. M81
ALICIA BRIGGS Univ. of Leth. F57
Joe Casey Andres Lethbridge Kyodokan M100+

Kata Team

Keith Bibbey Tolide Judo Kwai
Wesley Enns Tolide Judo Kwai
Robert Kingston U of A Judo
Amin Moazeni U of A Judo
Kelly Palmer U of A Judo
Gord Okamura U of A Judo
Amin Moazeni U of A Judo
Gord Okamura U of A Judo
Jennifer Parker Barracuda Judo Club
Gavin Parker Barracuda Judo Club


Judo Alberta – Sportif Scotland 2017


Judo Alberta had a great performance at the Sportif Competition in Scotland! Here are some of the results from the weekend:

Joel Demaere, Gold U21/Gold U18
Cecilia Medilo Gold U18
Nathan Demaere. Silver U15
McKenzie Morgan. Silver U21
Ema Tesanovic Bronze U18
Dougie O’Brien Bronze
Soloman Choran Bronze U18
Declan Harding 5th U18
Aidan Lazanby 5th U15
Justin McEachern 5th
Kiera W 3rd U18
Kiera Westlake Bronze U21 / 5th U18
Anthony Henry 7th U18

To top it off Team Canada won the U18 Team competition!

2017 Canadian Open Judo Championship


For more information please visit http://judonationals.org/

Judo Alberta Inter-provincial Training Camp – Canmore


Hello everyone,

2017 Inter-provincial Camp was another great success bringing together the best young athletes in Western Canada for three hard days of training in beautiful Canmore! (over 180 athletes – check out the photos on the Judo Alberta Facebook page) The camp is not only a success because of the judo but because of the love that the city of Canmore shows the camp!
The community steps up every year to show their support by donating larger amounts of products and gear to be given to the camp for prizes.
The athletes take full advantage of the fruits, the Gatorade station, the Big Chief Beef Jerky and the Muscle Milk! These little touches make the difference; the coaches receiving gifts from the organizing committee, the coaches having their Saturday meals covered by Judo Alberta and the judogis’ given to athletes by Matsuru are examples of what makes this camp different then any other camp in Canada.

Judo Alberta would like to thank Denise, Terry, Scott and Patti for all of the hard work they put into the camp. Without their dedication to making this camp great the Canmore Inter-Provincial Camp would just be another camp with mats laid down in a gym. They are great example of the people involved with Judo Alberta and are proud members of their community of Canmore.

Judo Alberta would like to thank all the coaches who made the trip to Canmore; competitive judo coaching is not easy; it is time consuming and sometimes energy draining. The dedication of the coaches in Alberta and Canada does not go unnoticed and Judo Alberta/Judo Canada understand that you are backbone of judo in this country. A special thanks to Garry Yamashita who always ensures that the mats get there and is always one of the first to arrive and last to leave!

Judo Alberta would like to thank Judo Canada who were are partners in this camp providing the services on Janusz Pawlowski for the camp. The brilliance of Mr. Pawlowski’s judo can be overwhelming sometimes but his skills is appreciated by coach and athletes. Everytime you are on the mats you will learn something new no matter who you are or what level you are; he is a legend of JUDO and we are happy that he is part of the Judo Canada coaching staff.

We hope that next years camp will be just as spectacular and we hope that we will welcome new judoka and coaches to the mats from Alberta!

Have a great day,

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

Provincial Training Camp, April 29-30 2017


This is an important camp for all athletes attending the 2017 Open Nationals. 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 camp. SUPPORT THE BLUE WAVE; BE THE BLUE WAVE!

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club
2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6

•This is regular training at the Lethbridge Judo Club on Friday April 28th, 2017 6:00PM to 8:00PM for anyone who would like to come down early.

Saturday 29th:

1200-1400 Physical Testing & Throwing
1400-1500 Lunch
1500-1630 Technical/Tactical Judo Training
1730-1930 Judo Randori

Sunday 30th:

800-900 Physical Training
900-1000 Break
1000-1200 Judo Tactical/Randori

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 Championship.

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: (403) 892-6099
Email: ewan@judoalberta.com

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 16, 2016 to April 21, 2016


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 April 21, 2017.

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

Thank you
Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

To view the Elite Funding Application Form please click here.

Judo Alberta Yudansha Grading – June 3rd, 2017




June 3, 2017 Saturday

Starting Time:

1:00 pm


Tokugawa Judo Club Dojo (9647 62 Avenue, Edmonton)

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 new 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 19, 2017 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 3rd. (No handwritten submissions)

Thank you,

Joe Meli – Grading Chair
cc: Gord Okamura

2017 Katsuta Kup Judo Championship – May 6, 2017


To view the tournament technical package please click here.

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