Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp: December 14th – 16th, 2018 (Revised Schedule)

Guest Coach Zachary Burt

Training camp Address:
Lethbridge Judo Club
2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6


Friday December 14th Saturday December 15th Sunday December 16st
1800 Athletes Arrive & Pay 800-1000 Technique &    Ne-waza Randori Group 1 800- 900 Circuit training
1830-2000 Technique & Randori Group 1 1000-1200 Technique &    Ne-waza Randori Group 2 910-1020 – CWG Team Meeting
2000-2130 Technique & Randori Group 2 1420 to 1520 CWG Meeting 1030-1300 Review/Randori/Test Matches
1530-1730 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori Group 1
1730-1945 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori Group 2
1900-2015 Pizza/Food

Clubs are required to provide a club list of participants by December 07, 2018.

This will allow us to organize the camp properly. (U14/U16/U18/U21/SR/Veteran)

Payment on arrival: $40.00 payable to Judo Alberta

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

Go Fund Me Campaign for Kyra Edgson

Kyra Edgson, age 14, of Prince George Judo Club was diagnosed a few weeks ago with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukaemia) which normally targets people over 65 years old. Kyra’s mom Katie Edgson is one of the main senseis at Prince George Judo Club and an active referee in BC and Canada. Kyra and her family need our help as they are looking at 8 or more months at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver to support Kyra. Please go to https://www.gofundme.com/cancer-suckskyra-edgson to support the family. So far the campaign has raised $20,300  of the $50,000 goal.

2018 Christa Deguchi Clinic

Judo Canada, Judo Alberta and the Lethbridge Judo Club is bringing 2018 World Judo Championships Bronze Medalist Christa Deguchi to Alberta for a visit/clinic. Judo Alberta and the Lethbridge Judo Club/RTC invite you to attend the sessions from December 19-December 22, 2018. This is a great opportunity for Judo Alberta athletes/coaches to learn from, meet and do randori with one of the best athletes in the world. There is no charge to the clinic.

2018 Christa Deguchi Clinic

Click here to download the schedule .

All registered members of Judo Alberta are welcome to take in these sessions.

Please contact ewan@judoalberta.com if you would like to have further details.

Have a good day,

Ewan Beaton

Judo Alberta HP Coach

2018 Red Deer Invitational Results (CWG Test Event)


Red Deer 2018allcategories

To download the complete results please click here.


Elite Athlete Funding Announcement

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted elite athlete funding:

Name National & International Events Funding
Virginia Nemeth U21 World Championships & Dominican Republic  $         700.00
Shianne Gronen U21 World Championships & Dominican Republic  $      1,400.00
Joel Demaere U21 World Championships  $      1,000.00
Hana Kuno Dominican Republic  $         400.00


Funding is based on performance, results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. The coach committee nominated these athletes for the first round of elite athlete funding for costs incurred from events participated in from September 2018 to December 2018.

The next round of funding will be announced in April 2018 for competitions and training camps participated in between– January 2019 to April 2019

Elite Athlete Funding Nov 2018

EYJS December 8, 2018 Tournament Package

EYJS 2018 December tournament package

To download the tournament package please click here.

2019 Canada Winter Games Team Announcement


Thank you to everyone who attended the CWG Trials in Calgary. We are please to announce the Judo Alberta Canada Games Team:

44kg Evelyn Beaton, Lethbridge Judo Club
48kg Ema Tesanovic, Ishi-yama Judo Club 
52kg Michelle Grisales, Hoku Sei Kan Judo Club
57kg Kiera Westlake, Lethbridge Judo Club
63kg Teyana Roberts, Airdrie Judo Club

63kg Greta Goasdoue-Wallace, Hiro’s Judo Club
70kg Julia Sergeeva, Kodokwai Judo Club

50kg Spencer McDaniel, Kodokwai Judo Club
55kg Katuso Leung, Hiros Judo Club
60kg Joel Demaere, Lethbridge Judo Club
66kg Nathan Demaere, Lethbridge Judo Club
73kg Nicholas Gagnon, Tolide Judo Club
81kg Taylor Althouse, Lethbridge Judo Club
+81kg Sasha Tanasuik, Kodokwai Judo Club

2018 Red Deer Invitational

2018 Red Deer Invitational

To download the technical package please click here.

It has been confirmed that the following clubs will be hosting remote weigh in’s for the Red Deer Tournament on November 30th:


Tokugawa – Edmonton & area   7-8 PM

Ishi Yama – Calgary & area   7-9 PM

Lethbridge – Lethbridge & area   7-8:30 PM

Provincial Referee Development Grant

Provincial Referee Development Grant

Provincial Referee Development Grant


To encourage members to pursuit refereeing. Two grants will be available in the amount of $250 each, one for southern Alberta and one for northern Alberta.

Grant Timeline:

September 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019

Provincial Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be U16 and up.
  • Minimum green belt or higher.
  • Must be a member in good standing with Judo Alberta.
  • Must have officiated two (2) regional tournaments (ex: Lethbridge or EYJS monthly)
  • Must pass their provincial C referee examination
  • Must have officiated a minimum three (3) of the following tournaments in the U14 categories and below:
    • Red Deer tournament
    • U of A
    • Rocky Mountain
    • Florence Senda
    • Katsuta Cup
    • Provincials


If there are more than one candidate in an area, the referee committee will choose the winner based on ability.

If you meet the above requirements and are interested in applying for this grant, please contact referee committee chair Tammy Thornton at mrst@telusplanet.net

Thank you,


Judo Alberta Referee Committee

Quebec Open Results

It was a great weekend for Team Alberta at the 2018 Quebec Open in Montreal, QC. Here are some results from the weekend:

Quebec Open Day 1 results

U18 1st place
44kg Evelyn Beaton
48kg Ema Tesanovic
70kg Julia Sergeeva

U18 2nd place
81kg Taylor Althouse

U18 3rd place
44kg Brynn Iwassa
46kg Philip Allen
57kg Kiera Westlake
66kg Nathan Demaere

U18 5th place
46kg Aidan Lazanby
50kg Douglas O’Brien
55kg Katsuo Leung
57kg Emma Caldwell
60kg Brady Dixon
63kg Greta Goasdoue-Wallace
66kg Alexander Wu

U21 1st place
52kg Taeya Koliaska
60kg Joel Demaere

U21 2nd place
57kg Alex Gagnon

U21 5th place
81kg Mckenzie Morgan

Day 2 Quebec Open results

U16 1st Place
40kg Brynn Iwassa
48kg Charlize Medilo

U16 2nd Place
55kg Anthony Gorodetsky
63kg Greta Goasdoue-Wallace
55kg Shion Crook

U16 3rd Place
38kg Tayven Tremblay
42kg Caleb Demaere
44kg Evelyn Beaton
46kg Philip Allen

U16 5th Place
73kg Andrew Micu

Senior 1st place
48kg Virginia Nemeth
52kg Taeya Koliaska

Senior 2nd place
48kg Ema Tesanovic 70kg Shianne Gronen

Senior 3rd place
52kg Erin Morgan

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

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