• Judo Canada – Call for Directors

    Judo Canada is seeking four (4) Directors at large and one (1) Athlete Representative for its board of directors (2024-2028). If you are interested, please review and complete the nomination protocols below. Any questions can be directed to Nicolas Gil, CEO and High Performance Director, at n.gill@judocanada.org

  • Self-Defense Certification

    Judo Canada is proud to announce new dates for the Judo Canada Women’s Self-Defense Instructor Course. This course is open to both men and women. Judo Canada’s goal is to train instructors so that this new program can be offered across Canada: in judo clubs, in schools, in women’s centers, etc. Course information: The program(…)

    Self-Defense Certification
  • Judo Alberta Regional Trainings – Edmonton / Calgary (Pre-Nationals)

    Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton Friday / Saturday May 10/11, 2024 Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, Seniors, Masters Address for regional training camp location: St. Albert Judo Club, 42C Riel Dr, St. Albert Friday May 10, 2024:              6:00PM to 8:00PM – Friday Night Fight Night Saturday May 11, 2024:         8:30AM to 9:30AM(…)

    Judo Alberta Regional Trainings – Edmonton / Calgary (Pre-Nationals)

Judo Alberta Casino

Judo Alberta is looking for volunteers for our next Casino event on Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7 at Pure Casino Edmonton – 7055 Argyll Rd NW. Times and positions available are listed below!

*PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS CAN WORK MORE THAN ONE SHIFT, BUT CANNOT CHANGE POSITIONS! 

2024-2025 Judo Alberta/Judo Canada Fees

2024-2025-Fees

Judo Canada – Call for Directors

Judo Canada is seeking four (4) Directors at large and one (1) Athlete Representative for its board of directors (2024-2028). If you are interested, please review and complete the nomination protocols below.

Judo-Canada-Nominations-Protocol_Final_EN_April_2024

Any questions can be directed to Nicolas Gil, CEO and High Performance Director, at n.gill@judocanada.org

Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Funding – April 2024

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted elite athlete funding.  The coach committee nominated the following athletes for the second round of elite athlete funding for costs incurred from events participated in from January 2024 to April 2024.  

January 2024 to April 2024
Name Events Judo Club Funding Method of Payment
Evelyn Beaton BEL/FRA/HUN Lethbridge JC  $  1,050.00 Payment to club
Kiera Westlake BEL/DEN Lethbridge JC  $  1,050.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Loic Beaton Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Troy Gallant Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Connor Gallant Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Addyson Tamura Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Sawyer Althouse Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Carter Althouse Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Aidan Lazenby Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Maia Thomson Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Elizabeth Cossitt Denmark Kodokwai JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Tayven Tremblay Denmark St.Albert JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Emiliya Aliyeva Denmark Hiros JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Silas Coughlan Denmark Hiros JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Xavion Johnson Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Julian Nickel Denmark Lethbridge JC  $     200.00 Payment on Trip Invoice
Justin Webber Bremen Hiros JC  $     350.00 Payment to club
Luke Thomson Bremen Lethbridge JC  $     350.00 Payment to club
Addyson Tamura Thuringia Cup Lethbridge JC  $     350.00 Payment to club
Isla Deismos Pan-Am Hiros JC  $     350.00 Payment to club
Munkhu Batbayar Pan-Am Lethbridge JC  $     350.00 Payment to club
 $  6,650.00

The Judo Alberta Elite Funding will be sent to the athlete’s home judo clubs or applied to the trip/event they participated in, not directly to the athletes.

Sincerely, Judo Alberta High Performance Committee

Self-Defense Certification

Self-Defense Certification

Judo Canada is proud to announce new dates for the Judo Canada Women’s Self-Defense Instructor Course.

This course is open to both men and women.

Judo Canada’s goal is to train instructors so that this new program can be offered across Canada: in judo clubs, in schools, in women’s centers, etc.

Course information:

The program will take place in two parts:

  • Friday evening – Theoretical (those who have already taken the online training, do not need to take the theoretical part)
  • Saturday & Sunday – Practical.

*Registration will be open until the number of places is full.

Courses fees are: 75 $

Here’s the link to register: https://registration.judocanada.org/register/self-defence-certification/1000618/

Training schedule:

  • Friday-  June 21, 2024
    • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Training – Theoretical
  • Saturday- June 22, 2024
    • 9 h 15 – 12 h 30 – Practical training 1 & 2 & 3
    • 12 h 30 – 13 h 30 – Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Practical training 4 & 5 & 6
  • Sunday- June 23, 2024
    • 9 h 30 – 12 h 30 – Training 7 & 8 & 10
    • 12 h 30 – 13 h 30 – Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Review, practice and evaluation / Presentation: diploma & gift

Each participant who completes the course will receive :

  • A t-shirt
  • A subscription to access the technique videos
  • A diploma
  • A theory notebook
  • NCCP development points

Address: Abbotsford Judo Club, 31410 MacLure Rd, Abbotsford BC V2T 5G6

Hotel suggestion: BEST WESTERN PLUS REGENCY INN & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 32110 MARSHALL RD , ABBOTSFORD, BRITISH COLUMBIA V2T1A1 855-516-1090

Minimum requirements:

  • be a member of Judo Canada
  • brown belt or higher
  • be 16 years of age or older

If you have any questions, please contact mh.chisholm@judocanada.org

Judo Alberta Regional Trainings – Edmonton / Calgary (Pre-Nationals)

Judo Alberta Regional Trainings – Edmonton / Calgary (Pre-Nationals)

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton

Friday / Saturday May 10/11, 2024

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, Seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

St. Albert Judo Club, 42C Riel Dr, St. Albert

Friday May 10, 2024:              6:00PM to 8:00PM – Friday Night Fight Night

Saturday May 11, 2024:         8:30AM to 9:30AM – Uchi-komi & Fitness

Saturday May 11, 2024:         10:00AM to 11:45PM – Drilling, Transition & Tactical

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Judoka who will participate in the EDMONTON Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie:

https://registration.judocanada.org/event/judo-alberta-regional-camp-edmonton-pre-nationals/1000637/

 Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Calgary

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, Seniors, Masters

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday May 11, 2024

Time: 3:30PM to 4:30PM – Uchi-komi & Drilling  

Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM – Technical & Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Judoka who will participate in the CALGARY Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie:

https://registration.judocanada.org/event/judo-alberta-regional-camp-calgary-pre-nationals/1000636/

There is no cost for the training camp

Eligibility:

  • Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
  • Minimum age U14
  • Minimum Level Green Belt / Orange Belt with Club Coach Attending

NOTE: THE FOCUS OF THIS TRAINING WILL BE FOR THE ATHLETES WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE 2024 OPEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. BE READY TO WORK AND SWEAT! 

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach              

Phone: (403) 892-6099      E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta 50/50 Spring 2024 Draw!

Judo Alberta 50/50 Spring 2024 Draw!


Purchase tickets for the Judo Alberta 50/50 Spring 2024 Draw.

This draw is a crucial fundraiser aimed at supporting over 60 dedicated Judo athletes from communities and clubs across Alberta. These athletes have poured countless hours of hard work and dedication into their training, all with the goal of representing our province at the 2024 Open National Judo Championships in Montreal, Quebec.

Your participation in this draw not only gives you the chance to win big, but it also directly contributes to the success of our athletes. All proceeds from ticket sales will go directly towards funding their journey to the National Championships, ensuring they have the resources they need to compete at the highest level.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support our local athletes and be a part of their journey towards excellence. Purchase your tickets before the end of the day and help us make a difference in the lives of these remarkable individuals.

To buy your tickets, simply visit https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/2024judoalbertaspringraffle and follow the instructions.

2024 Katsuta Kup Judo Championship

2024 Katsuta Kup Judo Championship

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Location: Raymond High School, Raymond, Alberta

Registration: https://registration.judocanada.org/event/2024-katsuta-kup-judo-championship/1000563/
$40 /contestant
Contestants can only compete in one Division.
Entry fees are non-refundable, unless event is canceled.

Entry deadline: April 24, 2024.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dawn Iwaasa at judoclub@raymond.ca or 403-315-0839
ELIGIBILITY: Minimum belt rank is Yellow.

WEIGH IN:
– Friday, May 3, 2024 6pm to 7:30pm Raymond High School for U14 & U16

REMOTE WEIGH INS:
– Friday, May 3, 2024 (6-7pm)
– Hiro’s Judo Club (#115 1919 – 27th Ave NE, Calgary AB
– Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club (2775 28th Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
– Barracuda Judo Club (1373B Hunter Street, Pincher Creek, AB)

2024 Judo Alberta US Open Tour

2024 Judo Alberta US Open Tour

Subject:    Judo Alberta 2024 US Open Tour   

From:        Provincial Coach Staff / Judo Alberta Coach Committee

Date:         March 04, 2024

Hello everyone,

Judo Alberta plans to a take team to the 2024 Junior US Open in Fort Lauderdale.

Minimum Eligibility: U16/U18/U21/SR Provincial Team Member

Judo Alberta HP Coach Committee will consider other Judo Alberta judoka who do not meet the above minimum criteria on a case-by-case request.

Main Competition Hotel: Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale – free breakfast and evening refreshment/snacks included (12-15 min walk to the competition site)

Junior US Open & 1 Day Camp:

Departure Wednesday, July 24, 2024 / Return Tuesday, July 30, 2024

Approx. Hard Cost: $1,500 to $1,800.00; Flight / Hotel / Ground Transport / Travel insurance (TBF)

Competition Entry Fee & Camp Fees will vary based on the number of divisions athletes are competing in. ($110.00USD Per Division / Camp $70.00USD) Paid by athletes. (TBF)

Judo Alberta Event Sign-up Deadline: Monday April 22, 2024  

Judo Clubs will be asked to submit the names of those who are interested in. Personal coaches are welcome. Please fill out the spreadsheet attached to this email / message.

Name: As Written on their Canadian Passport, example Ewan M. Beaton

Birthdate: Written, example 13 / July / 1969

Note: $1,000.00 deposit per athlete will be invoiced to the club following the April 22, 2024 deadline.

Please contact Ewan Beaton for more details: ewan@judoalberta.com

Nage no Kata for Grading Clinic

Nage no Kata for Grading Clinic

Time: Sunday April 28 2024 12:00 -4 pm (after Interprovincial Training Camp)
Location: Tolide Judo Kwai Dow Centennial Centre, 84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan

Getting ready for grading? Judo Alberta is hosting a free clinic on Nage no Kata after the April Interprovincial Training camp, at the same dojo! While our focus will be on helping candidates to prepare their kata for upcoming gradings, this clinic will be beneficial for competitors, sensei who teach kata at their dojo, and those who want to improve their Nage no Kata.


If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Palmer at kellypal@telusplanet.net

NCCP Dojo Assistant/Dojo Instructor Courses

Judo Alberta will be holding NCCP Dojo Assistant and Dojo Instructor courses on April 19-21, 2024 in Calgary.  Register online in the Locker at coach.ca using your NCCP credentials.  Don’t have an NCCP number yet?  Simply go to the coach.ca website, click the red icon at the top right (The Locker) and then at the login screen press the “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!” link to get started. Once you have logged into the Locker, look for the calendar at the top of the page and find the judo courses on this date.   

Date: April 19-21, 2024
Location:  Hiro’s Judo Club, #115 1919-27th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E4  
Time: DA course: Friday 9:00am – 6:30pm Saturday 9:00am – 12:00 pm 
DI course: Saturday 9:00am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: DA course $285; DI course $360; combined DA/DI course $545
Registration: All registrations must be completed in the Locker
Registration deadline:   April 14, 2024

DOJO ASSISTANT 

This Learning Experience prepares the participant to assist in the delivery of judo practices for judo players of all stages of development, with an emphasis on participants under 13 years old. It is recommended that the assistant work under the supervision of a certified Dojo Instructor. Assistants under the age of majority must work under the direct supervision of a certified Dojo Instructor.

Prerequisites:  

  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Minimum rank of green belt with a working knowledge of the judo techniques included in the DA program as identified by the Judo Canada kyu syllabus.
  • Sterling background check for all candidate coaches who are 18 years old and older via Sterling Agency – for details see: https://pages.sterlingbackcheck.ca/landing-pages/j/judo-canada/
  • OR equivalent if such checks are required by the Province/Territory. In cases where the Sterling agency is not used for this service, results of the background check must be communicated to Judo Canada to NCCP@judocanada.org by the individual coaches or P/T offices.
  • Successful online completion of the “Respect in Sport for the activity leader” e-learning module available at https://judo-canada-al.respectgroupinc.com/.

Note 1: The background check and Respect in Sport modules may be completed after the course.  

DOJO INSTRUCTOR

The “Instructor” course provides the participant with knowledge to instruct technical, physical, and mental, social and other aspects of judo. The course prepares the participant to be a club instructor responsible for providing judokas with the basic physical literacy skills with emphasis on children under the age of 14, judo skills as described in the Judo Canada syllabus, and to introduce young judokas to competition. 

Prerequisites:  

  • Minimum age of 18.  
  • Minimum rank of brown belt with a working knowledge of the judo techniques included in the Judo Canada kyu syllabus. 
  • Trained DA or Trained Community Coach. 
  • Sterling background check for all candidate coaches who are 18 years old and older via Sterling Agency – for details see: https://www.sterlingtalentsolutions.ca/landing-pages/j/judo-canada/
  •  OR equivalent if such checks are required by the Province/Territory. In cases where the Sterling agency is not used for this service, results of the background check must be communicated to Judo Canada to NCCP@judocanada.org by the individual coaches or P/T offices. The Backcheck is required only if the check done for the DA was done more than 3 years earlier.  
  • Successful online completion of a “Respect in Sport for the activity leader” e-learning module available at https://judo-canada-al.respectgroupinc.com/ for all candidates who did not complete this module in the past.  

Please contact Garry Yamashita (Judo Alberta, NCCP Chair) with any questions.  gee_why2@yahoo.com

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