Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, December 16th-18th, 2016

Guest Coach

Kelita Zupancic
2012/2016 Olympian
2015 Pan-Am Games Champion

Division:

U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Fee for camp:

$ 40.00 per athlete (Please provide payment on arrival to Garry Yamashita)

Training camp Address:

Lethbridge Judo Club: http://lajudo.com/Lethbridge_Judo/Home.html

Friday December 16th

18h00 Athletes Arrive & Pay
18h30-21h00 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori

Saturday December 17th

8h00-9h00 Circuit training
9h30-11h00 Technique U14/U16
11h00-13h00 Technique & Ne-waza Randori U18/U21
14h30-15h30 – Nutrition Session U16/U18/U21/Senior
15h45-17h30 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori U14/U16
17h30-19h30 Technique & Tachi-waza Randori U18/U21
19h00 –20h00 Pizza

Sunday December 18st

8h00- 9h00 Circuit training
9h15-10h15 – Sport Psychology
Session U16/U18/U21/Senior
10h30-13h00 Review & Randori
Good bye Merry X-mas!!!

Clubs are required to provide a club list of participants by December 09, 2016. This will allow us to organize the camp properly.

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

U of A Judo Championship Results

Here are the results from the U f A Judo Championship this past weekend in Fort Saskatchewan:

2016 U of A Results (pdf)

Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make this tournament a success!

Judo Alberta

Judo Alberta AGM Minutes

Congratulations to the new Judo Alberta executive.

President- Trevor Hazell
VP Admin- Steve Norris
VP Finance- Denise Morgan
Treasurer – Kelly Thornton
Secretary- Jennifer Parker
Women’s Rep- Tammy Thornton
Athletes Rep- Kevin Tamikado
Registrar- Helen Bienert
Regional Chair- TBD

To view the 2016 Judo Alberta AGM minutes please click here.
2016 Annual Report

U of A Competition Key Early Season Learning

Hello everyone,

It was great to see so many people at the U of A competition and the changes of the kids from 6 months ago. It always amazes me how quickly a young athlete can change in 6 months from growth, training or a combination of both.

1) Kumi-kata: It is important that athletes develop more intensity in their gripping situations and control. The gripping needs to be done in a purposeful way with higher intensity and power. Remember that posture is key for all judo situations. (Keep straight, strong and mobile)

2) Attacking Frequency: It is important that athletes attack more frequently and in sequences. Encourage athletes to attack in twos and threes…..they have to try to develop combinations and action reaction to make their judo more effective.

3) Off the grips attacking: It is important that athletes change the flow of a match up with an off the grip attack. Athletes can attack from one grip on their opponent or start their attack as they are gripping.
(grip and attack at the same time) Athletes need to understand that they do not need to have the perfect sleeve and lapel grip to attack but instead they can sometimes be creative with off the grip attacks.

4) Quadrant Attacking / Attacking Plan: To often in matches we saw athletes only attacking in one direction with one technique for the full match. Remember that athletes should try to have a strong technique in all quadrants. They also need to understand that after a strong attack with their best technique the ability to attack in another quadrant has just opened up. (360 Judo Development)

5) Transition: There were some good examples of transitioning to ne-waza on the weekend. Remember that all athletes should have 1-2 dependable techniques they can use at competition. They need to be drilled in all areas when using it: blocking a throw, knocking your opponent down are the basics situations that need to be drilled.

It was great to see so many coaches at the competition working with their athletes! Keep up the good work!

Judo 360
Judo 360 Explain

Have a good day,

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

2016 Senda Cup Tournament

Date:

December 3-4, 2016

To view the technical package please click here.

Location:

Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club Dojo (2775 28th Avenue South, Lethbridge)

Clubs wishing to hold remote weigh-ins need to apply to the Tournament Chairman by
November 10th, 2016 and comply with the Judo Alberta Remote Weigh-in Policy and Club requirements.

Schedule:

SATURDAY:
Weigh-ins: U10/U12/U14…..7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Competition: U10/U12/U14…..10:00 a.m.
Weigh-ins: U16/U18/U21…..2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY:
Weigh-ins: Senior/Master…..7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Kata:…..9:00 a.m.
Competition: U16/U18/U21/Senior/Master…..10:00 a.m.

Guidelines:

– For divisions where there is only one competitor the Tournament Director may permit exhibition matches.
– Blue judogis mandatory in Senior Brown/Black divisions.
– Females must wear a plain white tee shirt under judogi.
– Judo Canada rules, with modifications for U10 to U16 as per current Judo Canada guidelines.

Tournament Director:

Guy Pomahac – guy.pomahac@lethsd.ab.ca

Registration Coordinator:

Vickie Nakagama – nakav@hotmail.com

U of A Invitational Judo Championship Registrations

UofA

Date:

October 22, 2016

Location:

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

Time:

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

Divisions:

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
Kata

Tournament Registrant List

Tournament Director:

Kelly Palmer – kellypal@telusplanet.net

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

Coaching Tip #2

Kumi-Kata: Get a Grip with a purpose

In this clip Neil Adams explains that all top judoka do not accidentally let things happen in a match. Great judoka take the grip they want and put their opponents in situations where they can successfully execute their best throw and attacking plan.

It is important that coaches focus on teaching grip control when their athletes are competing against same side opponents and opposite side opponents. The goal in both situations is the same; have more advantage in gripping than your opponent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl5xdts6A6M

Please send a minimum of 10 minutes each practice talking about kumi-kata and great drills, throwing drills and randoris with the basic
principles:

Same side situation: Control your opponents sleeve first; then put the second hand on the lapel or on the back.

Opposite side situation: Inside lapel control and then work towards getting the sleeve

I have attached Basic Gripping Theory and Grip Fighting in Practice (Jimmy Pedro)

Transition

In this clip Neil Adams has a great point about blocking and putting your opponent into better position before continuing with the transition. The first part of the technique (the catch) is often the most critical and the most lazily practiced by athletes. It is important that coaches have the athletes focus on the details and intensity needed to make the technique clean and effective.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgxyBiRVGX8

Judo Canada HP Podium Stats (Attached)

Please find attached a stat break down for Antoine Valios-Fortier’s development into a world class athlete. I think this is important for coaches to look at because it gives you an idea of what you athletes will achieve to be on the podium at the Worlds/Olympics.

The winning percentage represents international matches.

Note: These stats can be translated to the Judo Alberta world when you are looking going from the provincial level to the national level. It is important that athletes compete often and have a good winning percentage.

Remember: Get your athlete long list in for the 2017 Open Nationals!

Have a great weekend!

Attachments:

Basic Gripping Theory
Grip Fighting In Practice
Judo Canada HP Podium Stats

Ewan Beaton
Judo Alberta HP Coach

Regional Training Camp Calgary October 28-29, 2016

Division:

U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

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

Friday October 28, 2016

18:00-20:00 Randori & Technical

Saturday October 29, 2016

800-900 Physical Training
900-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 Technique & Ne-waza randori
12:30PM – 14:00PM Technique & Randori

Please bring judogis to the physical training.

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: (403)892-6099
E-mail: e.beaton.judo@gmail.com

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

Division:

U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, Masters

Sunday October 23, 2016

9:00-11:30 Technique & Randori
Address for U of A Competition Training Session Location:

Tolide Judo Kwai
Dow Centennial Centre
84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan
http://www.tolide.com/

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

2016 NCCP Dojo Assistant Course

Times:

October 28 commending at 5:30PM-10:00PM
October 29 commending at 8:30AM-6:00PM
October 30 commending at 8:30AM-1:00PM

Location:

Ishi Yama Judo Club, 240 90 Ave SE (Acadia Rec Centre)

Cost:

$250/person payable to Judo Alberta, this can be paid upon arrival.

Materials:

Course materials will be provided

Required:

Pen, paper and judogi

Please register online by October 20, 2016

I look forward to seeing you there,

To view the pdf version of the notification please click here.

Keith Bibbey
NCCP Chair
Judo Alberta
780-975-4722
bibbey@telusplanet.net

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