U of A Competition Training Session – Sunday October 23, 2016


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for U of A Competition Training Session Location:

Tolide Judo Kwai
Dow Centennial Centre
84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan


Sunday October 23, 2016
9:00-11:30 Technique & Randori

2016 U Of A Invitational Judo Championships



October 22, 2016


Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


Kata Competition at 8:00 am October 22, 2016.
Shiai at 8:30 am. Order with start with youngest and smallest categories and move up.

Weigh Ins:

Friday, October 21, 2016 – 6-8 PM at Dow Centennial Centre


Veterans – 3 minutes
Senior Men – 5 minutes
Senior Women– 4 minutes
U21 Junior Men / Junior Women – 4 minutes
U18 Cadet Men / Cadet Women – 4 minutes
U16 Juvenile Men / Juvenile Women – 3 minutes
U14 Male / Female – 2 minutes
U10 & U12 – 1.5 minute non-stop matches; possible mixed gender


U10, U12 – $45
U14, U16, U18, U21 – $60 (Early Bloomer clause is not applicable)
Seniors & Veterans – $65
$20/additional division
$35 per kata per team. $20 for each additional kata. Cannot be combined with shiai.
$15/competitor U16 and older who fail to qualify for his/her registered weight.
$20/entry for late registrations

Additional Info:

1. Registration fees are non refundable
2. No charge for U of A Pennant
3. Entry & Release form must be filled out completely and sent for each contestant
4. Please send one cheque or money order from each club payable to Friends of U of A Judo Club
5. All completed documentation & payment must be RECEIVED by October 15, 2016

Tournament Director:

Kelly Palmer – kellypal@telusplanet.net

Mail Registrations To:

U of A Judo Club
c/o Helen Bienert
53529 Range Road 224
Ardrossan, AB T8E 2L8

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

2016-2017 RTC Lethbridge Weekly Update

“Judo is my life. I have started in judo when I was five years old and I had no goal, I just wanted to play like children of my age. Then I took it seriously and I figured out that I could be in the Olympic Games and world championships.” – Rafaela Silva, Brazil, 2016 Olympic Champion

Week Schedule: September 12, – September 17, 2016

Monday Sept 12, 2016

Fitness/Judo: 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Judo: 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Tuesday Sept 13, 2016

Weights/Judo: 10:00AM to 11:30AM (flexible schedule)
Weights Group A 5:30PM to 6:15PM (U14/U16+1st year U18)
Weights Group B 6:10PM to 7:05PM (2nd Year U18 & older
Judo & Ropes: 7:15PM to 9:15PM

Wednesday September 14, 2016

Judo Technical: 3:50PM to 5:00PM

Thursday September 15, 2016

Weights/Judo: 10:00AM to 11:30AM (flexible schedule)
Weights Group A 5:30PM to 6:15PM (U14/U16+1st year U18)
Weights Group B 6:10PM to 7:05PM (2nd Year U18 & older)
Judo : 7:15PM to 9:15PM

Friday September 16, 2016

Judo Technical: 3:45PM to 5:00PM
Judo & Ropes: 6:00PM to 8:15PM

Saturday September 17, 2016

1:00PM to 4:00-4:30PM Testing & Information Session


RTC Applications Deadline: September 15, 2016: (PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER)
Medicals/Iron, Par-Q Forms and Medical Forms Deadline: September 15, 2016
• The deadline date was changed so we can prepare for the testing day

RTC Expectations

U21 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (95% attendance)
U18 4 Nights Randori, 3 Technical Sessions, 2-4 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (90% attendance)
U16 4 Nights Randori, 2 Technical Sessions, 2-3 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (90% attendance)
U14 3-4 Nights Randori, 1-2 Technical Sessions,1-2 Fitness/Strength Sessions per week (80% attendance)

Provincial Team Weight Training Only: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (90% attendance)

If you cannot make the commitment and follow the training program then maybe the RTC Lethbridge is not for you. The training requirements are based on the volume that is needed for each age group so they will be able to have the training habits needed to be an international athlete.

Note: If there is conflicts with your schedule and the RTC schedule we need to sit down and find away make the program work for you together. (I/we need information of why you cannot make trainings – school, work, etc – if there are too many conflicts then maybe the RTC is not for you)


If you are not part of the RTC as if September 16, 2016 you are not eligible to participate in RTC trainings/events but you can still be part of the provincial team, provincial team weight training days and normal Lethbridge Judo Club trainings.

RTC 2016-2017 List as of September 9, 2016

Annabelle Darlow
David Wu
Jackson Minnick
Max Grant
Kiera Westlake
Anthony Henry
Alex Gagnon
Max Teeuwen
Haley Henry
Tiffany Coolican
Taylor Althouse
McKenzie Morgan
Shainne Gronen
Virginia Nemeth
Aidan Skaf
Tristin Hoffarth
Christian Hill
Taeya Koliaska
Kiiyomi Coffman
Braden Dixon
Connor Hudson
Sarah Perks


Physical Testing / RTC information: September 17, 2016


Fluids for Athletes

Fluids are important for all athletes! Why? Dehydration reduces aerobic exercise performance and makes exercise seem harder. Athletes who are dehydrated are not able to stay as cool during exercise and may develop heat illness.

Ewan Beaton
Judo Canada Regional Training Center Coach Lethbridge / Judo Canada Regional Training Center Manager


RTC Lethbridge Application
Judo Canada Medical Form
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

Regional Training Calgary Sunday September 25, 2016


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club
#115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta


Sunday September 25, 2016
800-900 Judo / Physical Training
900-9:30 Break
9:30-10:00 Provincial Team Info Session
(athletes / coaches / parents)
10:00-12:30 Technique & Randori

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach

E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Edmonton Area Regional Training Sessions Sept 23-24


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Addresses of Training Sessions:

St.Albert Judo Club
42C Reil Drive, St Albert, AB

Tolide Judo Kwai Judo Club
Dow Centennial Centre, 84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Sask, AB


Friday September 23, 2016
St.Albert Judo Club
18:00PM to 20:00PM Technique & Randori

Saturday September 24, 2016
Tolide Judo Club
8:00AM to 9:00AM Fitness Training
10:00AM to 11:30AM Technical Training & Randori
1:30PM to 3:30PM Technical Training & Randori
3:30PM to 4:00PM Provincial Team Information Session (athletes/coaches/parents)

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
E-mail: Ewan@judoalberta.com

Quebec Open/ National TC/ Ontario Open

Dear Coaches,

The Quebec Open and Ontario Open will be back to back again this year in November 2016. Between these two tournaments there is a national training camp at the NTC in Montreal. Both of these tournaments are Judo Canada point’s tournaments and will be a qualifier for the Elite 8 competition in January which is the Judo Canada selection for U18 and U21 tournament for Europe in March 2017.

Judo Alberta coaching staff recommend both tournaments and camp to U16, U18 and U21 athletes that wish to compete at an international level this year. Also we recommend athletes have competed at nationals prior to competing at either of these tournaments.
Judo Alberta will be organizing travel to and from these tournaments, Ewan Beaton (ewan@judoalberta.com)will need to know who will be attending and what option for travel by Friday September 16, 2016 with a $500.00 deposit made out to: Judo Alberta given at the Judo Alberta/Inter-provincial camp in Vernon, BC on September 30-October 02, 2016 or mail it to: Ewan Beaton, 603 28th Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J-3T6

Information Needed: Name, birthdate, departure location, weight division, age division, medical number, emergency contact person & number


Developmentally the full tour of both competitions and camps is strongly recommended. The training camp is a great opportunity to train with Olympians and national coaches. It is also an opportunity for national coaches to put a face to a name; it is important that the national coaches see provincial athletes often.

Option 1: Athlete travels to Montreal on November 04, 2016, competes at Quebec Open and travels home to Alberta on November 07, 2016

Option 2: Athlete travels to Montreal on November 04, 2016, competes at Quebec Open, trains at the national camp, travels to Toronto by bus on November 11th, competes at Ontario Open, and returns to Alberta on November 13th at night.


Each athlete has to register themselves for these tournaments online. Please tell athletes to register as Judo Alberta as their club, this eliminates our Judo Alberta athletes facing each other first round. (The websites will not be open until later in September)
Quebec Open: http://judo-quebec.qc.ca/evenement/40e-omnium-du-quebec-2016/
Registration closes on October 23, 2016 or when registration reaches 850 athletes so please register as soon as possible.

National Camp:

• Registration link to be added soon

Ontario Open:

https://www.judoontario.ca/ technical packages are on their website, please also register before October 26rd 2016 for this tournament as well.
Judo Alberta will be providing coaches for these events.
• Registration link / technical package to be added soon

Please if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ewan Beaton at
E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com


Judo Alberta Coaching Committee

Elite Athlete Funding Recipients

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 third round of elite athlete funding for “costs incurred from” events participated in from April 2016 to August 2016. The next round of funding will be announced in November 2016 for competitions and training camps participated in between September 2016 – December 2016


Events which have been supported with Judo AB funding or were explicitly not included in this
funding opportunity were not considered in these applications

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

Thank you

Judo Alberta coaching staff

2019 Canada Winter Games

Introduction to the 2019 Canada Winter Games

The Canada Winter Games (CWG) is the second biggest multi-sport event that happens in Canada every four years. The CWG has a similar format as an Olympic games but instead of gathering the best athletes from around the world, the CWG gathers the best athletes in Canada.

Alberta will be proud to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15, 2019 to March 03, 2019. The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and the largest multi-sport and cultural event to be hosted in Alberta in over 30 years – since the 1988 Olympics in Calgary. Over 3,600 participants from across Canada will compete for gold in 19 sports during the 2019 games.

Judo Alberta is looking for athletes who are committed, hardworking and who want to strive to be the best they can be at these games. Judo Alberta is developing a plan that will allow our athletes to be the best in the country, but it will not be easy and we need everyone’s help. It is very important that every athlete and all clubs get involved in the preparation process and the selection process.

Age Eligibility:

Athletes born 2001 to 2004

Weight Divisions:


up to 50 kg
more than 50 kg and up to 55 kg
more than 55 kg and up to 60 kg
more than 60 kg and up to 66 kg
more than 66 kg and up to 73 kg
more than 73 kg and up to 81 kg
more than 81 kg and up to 90 kg
more than 90 kg


more than 40 kg and up to 44 kg
more than 44 kg and up to 48 kg
more than 48 kg and up to 52 kg
more than 52 kg and up to 57 kg
more than 57 kg and up to 63 kg
more than 63 kg and up to 70 kg

Belt Rank: All competitors must be green belt or higher

Selection Criteria:

Please review the information and if there are questions, please ask them early and often. We want to make sure that every athlete/coach/parent understands the process.

Developmental Plan:

Judo Alberta will receive funding from Alberta Sport Connection to prepare the team for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The program will start in September 2016 and it will be open to all athletes that are in this age division who meet the eligibility criteria at the final selection competition (age, weight, belt rank).*

The developmental plan will be a mixture of funded events and non-funded events. Athletes do not have to participate in every event listed. It is important that athletes develop at their own rate and participate in events that are beneficial to their development.

Judo Alberta will start to nominate athletes to participate in specific selection events based on their results at the national and international level. The program will not exclude additional or committed, eligible athletes to participate in events as self-funded athletes.

In year two Judo Alberta will be off setting the cost of the bus travel to the 2016 Inter-Provincial Camp in Vernon. Judo Alberta will indicate if there will be Canada Winter Games funding for events when they are advertised.

Judo Alberta strongly suggests that all athletes interested in the 2019 Canada Winter Games start attending provincial training camps, regional training camps, provincial competitions, inter-provincial competitions and National Championships. The Judo Alberta selection criteria/developmental plan for Open Nationals is a good guideline for the experience athletes will need to excel at this event. It is of the utmost importance that athletes have sufficient levels of experience to compete effectively at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Note: There might be changes, deletions and additions to the Canada Winter Games developmental plan as we move forward.

*Full details on the eligibility standards will be presented with the technical package and the selection criteria


Airdrie Judo Club

Hello everyone,
The Airdrie Judo club has been very busy over this summer doing renovations on the dojo, and we are finally ready to show it off. Come and join us as we host our open house, to celebrate the beginning of our next chapter as a club and the renovations we have worked so hard on!

DATE: Thursday, September 1, 2016.
From 6:00pm – 9:00pm
WHERE: Airdrie Judo Club (Plainsman Arena)
320 Centre Ave. East
Airdrie, Alberta

Our instructors will be there to answer questions about the club, registration, and provide any information about Judo you might want or need. See you there!

Inter- Provincial Training Camp: Vernon, BC – September 30, 2016 to October 02, 2016

This will be an excellent training camp to prepare for the fall competition season. This camp will feature former Olympic/World Championship medalist Ugo Legrand from France as the guest coach. The training camp is a point-able event in the selection for the 2017 Elite Nationals and 2017 Open Nationals qualifications/eligibility for the Alberta Team.


U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Camp Information:


Organized Buses:

Please contact the following people regarding buses travelling to Vernon.

Southern Alberta leaving from Lethbridge contact:
Ralph Vanwerkhoven (limited space) Ralph.Vanwerkhoven@albertahealthservices.ca

Northern Alberta leaving from Edmonton contact:
Kelly Thornton kellyt4d@telus.net


Registration: All athletes and clubs need to register directly with Judo BC (information is in camp information) Deadline for this is September 23, 2016

Hotels: All athletes and clubs need to make their own hotel arrangements (information is in camp information) Deadline for this is August 30, 2016

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
603 28B Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J-3T6
E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

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