2019 Canada Winter Games Wrap Up

2019 Canada Winter Games Wrap Up

On behalf of Judo Alberta we would like to give a special thank you to all of the athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers who helped make the 2019 Canada Winter Games such a memorable experience.

Congratulations to Team Alberta on an amazing competition. Your accomplishments were one for the record books! Here are some moments from the 2019 CWG:

Thank you to Richard Gagnon and the Canada Winter Games mission staff on putting together this amazing video.

 

 

 

17th Annual Judo Alberta Female Training Camp and Sleepover

17th Annual Judo Alberta Female Training Camp and Sleepover

Hello Judo Alberta Members,

The 2019 Female Training Camp & Sleepover held on April 6-7, 2019 at the Rodrigo Resend Academy (469 Spruce Grove, AB).

This year’s camp will feature special guest Erin Morgan!

Bio:

Erin started judo at the Canmore Judo Club and later on travelled to Calgary to train at Hiro’s Judo Club. She eventually moved to Montreal to further her training. At 25 years of age and 17 years of judo Erin announced her retirement from international judo competitions in January 2019. Some of Erin accomplishments include:

  • 10x National Medalist
  • 1x Junior National Champion
  • 2x Senior National Champion
  • 2x World Cup Medalist
  • 1x European Cup Medalist
  • 7th place Panam Championships

Registration Details:

  • $40 per participant (this will include tournament fee, 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

The deadline to register is Monday April 1, 2019. Please mail all registrations to:

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

Any questions can be directed to Tammy at mrst@telusplanet.net

2019 Registration Form

Thank you.

 

Edmonton International Judo Championships – Volunteers Needed

Edmonton International Judo Championships – Volunteers Needed

Hello Judo Alberta Members,

With the Edmonton International Judo Championships coming up on March 8-10th, 2019 at the West Edmonton Mall,  we are now recruiting volunteers to help coordinate one of the biggest Judo tournaments in North America.

If you or anyone you know is interested in being a part of this event please sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPRVCLY .

Thank you,

Judo Alberta

Respect In Sport With Judo

Respect In Sport With Judo

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). It may be the single most important training your leaders will receive to assist them in creating a safe, healthy and respectful environment for all participants!

As a National sport governing body, it is Judo Canada’s mandate to ensure a safe environment for all judo programs delivered to our customers, most of whom are children and youth. Such a goal cannot be accomplished without co-operation from all provincial/territorial judo associations, judo clubs and Judo Canada members to follow the RESPONSIBLE COACHING MOVEMENT principles, as well as the offered “Respect in sport” online training courses: RESPECT IN SPORT FOR ACTIVITY LEADERSRESPECT IN SPORT FOR PARENTS, and RESPECT IN THE WORKPLACE.

A commitment from all our members to follow these training courses will ensure a higher and more consistent quality of our programs across the country, instill more confidence in parents entrusting their children to leaders of judo programs and consequently give our athletes a better chance to develop in a safe environment and reach a high level of performance.

 

 

Day 2 Recap From Canada Winter Games

Day 2 Recap From Canada Winter Games

Day 2 of competition started off with a number of quick matches.  Lochlan Young of BC threw Geoffrey Woodford of PEI in the first 15 seconds of the match.  In the next match Loc Cassista of NB counters Connor Steele of NS also in the first 15 seconds which resulted in an injury when Connor reached out with his hand.  On the women’s side, Caleigh Kuramoto BC threw Hailey Peddle NS in the first 10 seconds and a few bouts later Samia Boussarhane QC threw Shannon Caines NS for the ippon win in the first 10 seconds.  Experience was a key factor in each of these matches. As the day progressed the matches became longer as many of the experienced competitors were more tactical in their matches and used deliberate gripping strategies to make more effective attacks or force their opponents to take penalties.

In the -57 kg female division, Kiera Westlake methodically controlled the match and won over Caleigh Kuramoto by penalties.  Sarah Ekosky of Manitoba won the bronze medal over Anne-Clara Guerin of Quebec and Alyssandra Manuel of Ontario captured the second bronze medal by defeating Elysia Kehrig of Saskatchewan.

In the -63 kg division Isabelle Harris of BC threw Sierra Tanner of Nova Scotia for a half point and managed to keep the lead till time ran out for Sierra.  The bronze medal went to Ilhem Boussarhane of Quebec who countered Rachel Krapman of Ontario. In the other bronze medal match, Teyana Roberts of Alberta beat out teammate Greta Goasdoue-Wallace.

The -70kg division was run as two pools and in the semi finals Brae Booth of BC won over Keeley Hussey of New Brunswick.  While Bailey Doerfler lost to Ilhem Ouali of Quebec.

Hussey and Doerfler received bronze medals while Booth and Ouali proceeded to the finals.  In the finals it would be Brae Booth who came out on top with the gold. “It was harder than the first match I had with her in the pool round.” said Booth.  “I just had to take my time and wait for the right moment.”

In +70kg female division Coralie Godbout of Quebec won the gold over Samantha Ulrich of Manitoba.  The bronze medal went to Emma Mullett of Newfoundland who beat out fellow Newfoundlander Natalie Freake.  Janessa Keays also took home a bronze medal by beating out Emilie Townsend of Nova Scotia.

On the men’s side, in the -73 kg division, Nick Gagnon lost to Victor Gougeon-Gaz by two half points.  Both scores were from identical throws that Nick tried to walk over and got caught. The gold medal went to Victor and Nick had to settle for the silver.  The bronze medals in this division went to Lochlan Young of BC and Justin Ekosky of Manitoba.

The -81 kg division saw Payton Harris of BC squared off with Alexandre Arencibia of Quebec. Alexandre managed to score a half point by throwing Payton and follows up with a tight hold down to win the gold medal.  The bronze medal matches saw Taylor Althouse win over Nicholas Langlois and Michael Akbashev won over Samuel Nadeau.

The +81 kg had an exciting final match of the day.  Ian Ryder of BC threw Martin Penchev of Quebec and although the referee called it a full point, it was downgraded to a half point.  Ian threw Penchev a second time to score the win by a full point. In the bronze medal match, Sasha Tanasiuk of Alberta surprises Owen Macumber of Ontario and chokes him out before he has a chance to tap out.  In the other match, Wilson Elliot of the Northwest Territories throws Ijob Hamraev of Manitoba to score the win and the bronze medal.

2019 Canadian Open Judo Championship Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G9M86MS 

Special Guest Instructor Announced for EIJT Camp

Provincial Championships – Results

Thank you to the Tolide Judo Club and all of the volunteers that helped coordinate Provincial championships this past weekend in Fort Saskatchewan.

Here are the complete results from the weekend.

final provincials feb 2 2019

2019 Provincial Championship Results

Coaching Kids of All Abilities – FREE Online Course

The Canadian Tire lead “Jump Start Program” developed a new on line course addressing working with children of different abilities and special needs – both medical and social.

This course can be access at: https://coachingallabilities.com/jumpstart/

For members of the sport community once you enter this code: CKOAA-X7J5B3R, the course  is offered for free until the end of February.

Certified NCCP coaches can claim it for Professional Development points in a self-directed activities.

Changes to the IJF Junior Weight Divisions

Dear Partners,

The International Judo Federation just informed us that as of January 1st, 2019,  the (U21) Junior Weight Divisions of -44 kg Female and -55kg Male are no longer included in the IJF Standards. Please distribute this information to all athletes and coaches who may be affected by this development.

Considering the fact that Judo Canada sporting season (September 1st to August 31st   of the next year)  is not consistent with the IJF season (January 1st to December 31st),  Judo Canada will not modify our domestic tournament standards for 2018/19 season.  However, junior athletes competing in the junior  -44 kg female division and -55kg male division, will no longer be considered for selection to international events.

Decision on this development and its impact on  Judo Canada domestic standards will be made by Judo Canada’s Sport Committee and will be reflected in the 2019/2020 Judo Canada Tournament Standards Policy.

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