2015 Judo Saskatchewan Summer Camp

You are invited to come and meet new and current friends when you attend the Judo Saskatchewan Summer Camp to train with the following coaches:

Ewan Beaton – Judo Saskatchewan High Performance Coach & Director of Development
Laurie Wiltshire – Judo Alberta High Performance Coach
Amy Cotton – Judo Saskatchewan High Performance Coach
Scott Tanner – Judo Nova Scotia High Performance Coach


July 26- August 1


LCBI High School, Ash St. & 4th Ave. Outlook, Saskatchewan


Weekly – $330.00 per athlete (meals & accommodations included)
Daily Drop In – $65.00 per day

Airport transportation available for $10.00 per person.

For more information and to view the Camp Application Form please click here .

Judo Canada Grading Recipients

Congratulations to the following Judo Alberta members who received Judo Canada Grading Certificates:

Allan Sattin – Judge Nage No Kata B

Lorraine Methot – Judge Nage No Kata B

Lorraine Methot – Judge Katame No Kata B

Judogi Control Rules: Effective September 1st 2015

Judo Canada will put into effect for national tournaments the following rules :


– The jacket has to cover completely the Buttocks. It has to be 10 cm at least from the knee.
– At the sleeves level (During the control the arms must be straight and fists closed): the SOKUTEIKI must slip inside entirely and smoothly.
– Judogi sleeves must cover up the full arm including wrist in the control position of the judogi jacket (open arms).
– Crossing points of the jacket must be at more than 20 cm.
– The distance between the 2 lapels of the jacket horizontally, needs to be of a minimum of 20 cm.
– The distance between the sternum top and the lapel crossing point of the jacket vertically must be less than 10cm.
– The distance between the bottom of the trousers and the exterior malleolus (ankle) must be less or equal to 5 cm.
– The width must be between 10 and 15 cm at the knee level.
– The thickness of the belt must be between 4 and 5 mm
– The tips starting from the central knot must have a length between 20 and 30 cm.
– The knot must be correctly and tightly made.
– The belt must not be made of a stiff and/or slipping material
– Advertising is allowed only on the jacket as per IJF rules.

We will not put into effect for national tournaments the following rules :

– The “IJF Approved” label on the jacket, the trousers and the belt.
– The obligation to wear an IJF official supplier judogi.
– The obligation to have a backnumber.
– The width of the lapel side must be 4 cm (4 threads instead of 5).
– The obligation to wear jacket and trousers of the same brand.
– If an athlete does not respect the judogi rules, the coach who is responsible for the athlete would be suspended for the rest of the competition of the day.

To learn more, click here to view the IJF Guidance of Judogi Control Document.

2015 Rocky Mountain Invitational


Saturday, March 28, 2015


Genesis Centre #10, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE Calgary, AB


U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (Female and Male)
Senior Women and Men
Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) Qualifications


Friday March 27, 2015 at Hiro’s Judo Club (#115, 1919-27 Avenue NE) 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday March 28, 2015
7:00am-8:30am : U14 Boys and Girls (note for U10 and U12, use club entry form)
8:00am-9:00am: U16 and U18 Boys and Girls, and Western Canada Games candidates
8:30am-10:00am: U21 and Senior Women and Men

Please note that this is a pre-registration tournament Only.

Judo Canada membership cards are required to be provided upon check in at the tournament.

To view the tournament technical package please click here.

To view the tournament registration form please click here.

2015 Judo Alberta Provincial Championships (Airdrie)

Tournament Results

Can be found at http://www.edmontonjudo.com/2015/Provincials/


January 31, 2015


Shiai to begin at 8:30am SHARP!

Weigh In:

Friday January 30th, 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Airdrie Judo Club, 320 Centre Ave SE (upstairs at the Plainsman hockey arena)

Remote Weigh In Sites:

Lethbridge Judo Club
Address: 2775, 28th street S, Lethbridge AB T1K 7L6
Date/time: Friday Jan 30, 2015 (6:00PM-8:00PM)
Cost: There will be a $5 dollar charge per person that will go to the Tom Greenway Fund.

Tolide Judo Club
Address: Dow Centennial Center, 84st and 87th Ave Fort Saskatchewan
Date/time: Friday Jan 30, 2015 (6:00PM-8:00PM)
Cost: There will be a $5 dollar charge per person that will go to the Tom Greenway Fund.


– U10, U12 -$40
– U14, U16, U18, U21, WCSG – $55
– Seniors & Veterans – $60
– $20/additional divisions
– $30 per kata per team. $20 for each additional kata. Cannot be combined with shiai.
– $10/competitor U16 and older who fail to qualify for his/her registered weight.
– $20/entry for late registrations, postmarked after January 24th, 2014

1. Registration fees are non-refundable
2. No charge for Grand Championship
3. Entry & Release form must be filed out completely and sent for each contestant.
4. Please send one cheque or money order from each club payable to The Airdrie Judo Club
5. All completed documentation & payment must be received by January 24, 2015

To view the tournament package please click here.

To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.

Provincial Training Session (Feb 1st, 2015)

Provincial Training Session Feb 1, 2015


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:

Airdrie Judo Club
Plainsman Arena
320 Centre Avenue E
Airdrie, Alberta

The training session will be held from 9:30-11:30 am at the Airdrie Judo Club. The session will be run by the Provincial Coaching Staff.

This is a provincial training session and is not considered for provincial team eligibility.
Please review the provincial team selection policy for more details.
If you have any question, please let me know.

Thank you,

Garry Yamashita
Judo Alberta Coaching Committee Chair
Phone: 403-870-7197
E-mail: gee_why2@yahoo.com

Provincial Training Camp

Provincial Training Camp, February 7th-8th, 2015


U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for training camp:

Tolide Judo Club
Dow Center
84 St. & 87 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

February 7th

1300h-1500h Technical Training
1700-1800h Sports Science expert
1800h-2000h Randori Session

February 8th

800-900 Circuit training
945-1145 Review/ Randori
1145-1215 Team meeting

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

This Provincial training camp is #4 out of 4 Provincial training camp for this season. Please review the provincial team selection policy to know how many camps are required for minimum selection criteria.
If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you

Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

National Training Camp

To all Judo Clubs:

There is a National Training Camp after the Pacific International Tournament in Richmond B.C this year.
The training camp will run from Monday March 8th- Wednesday morning March 11th, 2015.

Each club is responsible for travel arrangements and accommodations for the tournament, but Judo Alberta is sending a provincial coach for the training and will be booking rooms specifically for the camp Monday- Wednesday and these athletes will be chaperoned and taken care of by the Judo Alberta coach.

Please let Laurie Wiltshire know who from your club will be attending the camp and if you need a hotel room with Judo Alberta from Monday-Wednesday by January 31st, 2015.

This camp is a good opportunity to train with athletes outside of Judo Alberta and for our younger athletes U14 and U16 to have an experience at a National training camp so close to home.

Thank you

Laurie Wiltshire
HP Coach Judo Alberta
E-mail: laurie@judoalberta.com

2015 Elite 8 National Championship Results

Congratulations to all Judokas who represented Judo Alberta this past weekend at the 2015 Elite 8 National Championships held in Montreal, QB.
Here are the results from the competition:

Under 18

-w48kg Taeya Koliaska (3rd)
-w48kg Virginia Nemeth (2nd)
-w52kg Brette Poliakiwski (2nd)
-m55kg Ty Nakano (2nd)
-w57kg Alexandra Gagnon (7th)
-w57kg Jordyn Pedersen (5th)
-w63kg Hana Varsanyi (1st)
-w70kg Keira Trotter (2nd)
-m73kg Dawson Mandel (3rd)
-m81kg Tanner Sudo (1st)
-wo70kg Sarah Perks (2nd)

Over 18

-w48kg Erin Morgan (2nd)
-w52kg Brette Poliakiwski (5th)
-m60kg Darren Elcock (2nd)
-w63kg Hana Varsanyi (5th)
-m81kg Brayden Grenier (5th)
-m81kg Tanner Sudo (7th)
-m90kg Robert Edward (3rd)

To view the complete results for the U18 categories click here

To view the complete results for the 18O categories click here

Edmonton International Judo Championship 2105

January 10th, 2015

Dear fellow Judoka,

The Edmonton International Organizing Committee is pleased to confirm that the Edmonton International Judo Championship will take place March 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2015 at our unique venue, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is now our 10th year as a high quality Judo Canada A level tournament. We note the selection of Edmonton as the site of the 2015 Pan American Championships is based on the historical success and quality of judo demonstrated at our Edmonton International.

It is our opinion that this tournament will provide athletes a tremendous opportunity to obtain valuable national and international experience while limiting travel costs and associated time zone issues due to accessibility, proximity and location in North America. We believe that the tournament’s three day format facilitates travel time for all participants, as well as well placed tournament match times. It also ensures that participants, coaches and families have the opportunity to partake in the shopping and special events aspects of the largest indoor shopping center in North America, West Edmonton Mall. www.westedmontonmall.com.

For those not in attendance these past few years, the West Edmonton Mall venue, provides a unique opportunity for the display and understanding of our sport, as a result of the 100,000 + people per day walking around the enclosed but open air tournament site. Please review our website www.edmontonjudo.com for pictures of this very dynamic tournament environment.

In addition to an incredible array of competitors, over 700 in 2014, which benefit from cash prize funding for divisional winners of the Senior Women’s and Men’s Brown & Black divisions, we have a number of other events coinciding with the tournament including:

Kata Camp: This is the most popular Kata competition in Western Canada, and we want you to participate in the competition and the subsequent Kata camp! Nage-no Kata, Ju-no-Kata, Katame-no-Kata Kime-No- Kata and Kodokan Goshinjutsu are all being offered. If you wish to improve your Kata this is your opportunity! For details email Gord Okamura gokamura@telus.net

Kata Judge Seminar: If you wish to Judge Kata in the future, Judo Canada is putting on a kata Judge seminar, evaluation, and examination in conjunction with the tournament which is open to Nidan and above but requires Provincial recommendation. The Kata evaluation will be completed on Goshin Jitsu and Katame no Kata. Please contact Judo Canada’s Representatives Fred Blaney Fred.Blaney@gnb.ca or Gerald Poirier at gerald_poirier@videotron.ca

Referee Symposium: Run also by IJF Referees. A full evening of detailed assessment of what is changing in today’s judo and how you as a ref, or you as a coach or a fighter, can adjust your game to move forward with these changes. If you are in the competitive sport of judo, you need to attend.

Judo Canada Online Club Management Seminar: an informational session for Senseis and organizers alike, Judo Canada will discuss some automation options that may be very useful to help you simplify and grow your judo club. Put on by Judo Canada representatives it should prove enlightening to those in attendance.

There are a number of other unique Judo related events scheduled which we hope to announce soon, but without question the Edmonton International provides the best opportunity for all to immerse one’s self in our sport from many perspectives. It is not just a tournament but a multi day judo learning opportunity with your peers.
We have negotiated hotel packages for participants and members of their travel teams which are included in the tournament package on our website www.edmontonjudo.com . Additionally, any further information or tournament package revisions will be uploaded on our website, as they become available. If you have any questions in the short term I would be pleased to respond by email.
Please mark your calendars, adjust your budgets, and plan to travel this March 13th, 14th, and 15th 2015 to the Edmonton International Judo Championship. . . truly a unique Judo tournament experience.
Yours in Judo,

Mark Hicks
Tournament Director
Edmonton International Judo Championship

To view the tournament technical package please click here.

To view the tournament registration sheet please click here.

Electronic distribution of this correspondence by yourself to your club members, potential competitors, and referees would be appreciated and welcomed.

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