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December 3 Black Belt Grading Applicants

To all December 3 Black Belt Grading applicants: Please advise Gord Okamura at gyokamura@gmail.com if you have or will apply on the Judo Canada application system, and the stream (technical or competitive) and for what rank by the November 18 registration deadline. Thank you.

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

Judo Alberta is proud to announce that we will have 2016 Olympian Antoine Bouchard as our guest coach for the 2023 Winter Camp on December 16-18, 2022, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Antoine is a fantastic personality who came from a small town in Northern Quebec and developed into a force on the Internationa Judo Federation Competition tour.

Athletes Sign- up: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/2023-judo-alberta-winter-camp-athletes-registration/483974/

Coach Sign-up (FREE): https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-winter-camp-coaches/483976/


Notice of the 2022 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting

Please click here for the official notice of the 2022 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting. The AGM will once again be held virtually on November 20th, 2022 at 3:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. Members must complete the AGM Registration Form by November 13, 2022 to confirm attendance. Meeting instructions will be distributed to everyone that is registered. 

Additionally, please click here for the Judo Alberta Proxy Form for those members who are unable to attend and wish to pass their vote to another member. All signed Proxy Forms are to be collected by each club and submitted to the Judo Alberta Office (judo@judoalberta.com) no later than November 13, 2022 in order to validate each member.

Special Resolution
A motion has been made for a special resolution to make some changes to the bylaws. Please read through the proposed changes here

If you could please distribute this information throughout your membership it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Caleb Boorse at judo@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta Grading

Date : Saturday December 3, 2022
Time : 1:00 pm
Location : Hiro’s Dojo #115 – 1919  27AVE NE Calgary  
Please ensure candidates meet all the criteria specified in the National Grading Syllabus and have their Head Sensei’s approval.National Grading Syllabus: https://www.judocanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/National-Grading-Syllabus-1-January-2021-EN-1.pdf

All grading forms must be entered under the correct stream into Judo Canada no later than Friday, November 18th.
Judo Canada Grading Page:https://judocanada.org/grading/

Technical Stream Forms: https://judocanada.org/technical-stream/  

Competitive Stream Forms: https://judocanada.org/competitive-stream/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gord Okamura or Joe Meli, Grading Board Chair.

Kata Clinic – March 4-5, 2023

Hosted by Raymond Judo Club

Still early but mark your calendar!

The Judo Alberta Grading Board is pleased to announce that Gordon Okamura (National Kata Coach) will be leading a series of kata clinics for participants to sample various kata for interest. Key points and principles will be covered in each kata but the entire kata may not necessarily be shown. Questions will be addressed and critique will be provided. Weapons will be provided.

These sessions are open to all interested judoka!

Time: Saturday March 4
10 am – 1 pm Nage no Kata
1-2 pm – Lunch
2 pm – 5 pm Kodokan Goshin Jutsu

Sunday March 5
9am – 12pm Katame no Kata
12 – 1 pm – Lunch
1 pm – 4 pm Kime no Kata

Location: Victoria Sports Park 350E 100N, Raymond, Alberta T0K2S0

Registration: $35 Registration is through trackie (will be available in 2023)

If you have any questions, please contact Gord Okamura at gyokamura@gmail.com

Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Hello everyone!

Alberta is proud to be hosting the 2022 Elite 8 Canadian National Championships and 2022 IBSA Pan American Championships in Edmonton from December 9-11. We are looking for volunteers to help create a successful event.

To register, click the following link: https://signup.com/go/KpZyvOc-Some volunteer blocks are either morning or afternoon. If you would like to do a full day, you will have to register for both morning and afternoon. -Please register for one position if you do a full day of volunteering (not including tear-down). 

We appreciate your help and support to create a successful event! You are more than welcome to share the link and/or poster with your club membership and on social media. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me:Email: alexgagnon57@gmail.comTel: (514) 809-3551

Thank you once again!
Alexandra Gagnon

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta is fundraising with truLOCAL! We’re raising funds towards our athletes and coaches, allowing them to attend competitions across the province, nation and the world!! truLOCAL is helping us to get there. Not only can you support us and help us reach our fundraising goal – you can also support amazing local farmers from right here in Alberta and get delicious local meat and fish delivered to your door.

Not only is it convenient, it’s safe, too – no more picking up order forms or handing out product. Just place your order online, and a portion of the proceeds will automatically be put towards supporting the needs of individuals in our community.

Click here to see how you can support us! Deadline to buy a box is December 15th, 2022. https://trulocal.ca/fundraisers

2022 Florence Senda Cup

2022 Florence Senda Cup

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022

Location: Lethbridge Judo Club, 2775-28th Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB

Age Groups: U10 / U12 / U14 / U16

Trackie Site Entry / Info / Technical Package: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/2022-florence-senda-junior-tournament/36272/#.Y1bKhXbMLic

Early Deadline: November 15, 2022, $60.00 – T-Shirt Included

Late Deadline: November 16-20, 2022, $75.00 – T-Shirt Included

Judo Alberta Regional Training – Edmonton / Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training – Edmonton / Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton

Friday / Saturday October 21/22, 2022

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

Address for regional training camp location:

St. Albert Judo Club

42C Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z8, Canada

Friday October 21, 2022


Tokugawa Judo Club

9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Saturday October 22, 2022

9:00AM to 10:00AM – Uchi-komi & Fitness

10:30AM to 12:00PM – Technical, Drilling & NW Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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


Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Calgary

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday October 22, 2022

Time: 4:00PM to 5:00PM – Uchi-komi & Drilling  

Time: 5:30PM to 7:15PM – Technical & Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

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


I am happy to announce that kata is back and that there will be weekly sessions held on Tuesdays starting on October 4th at the Tokugawa Judo Club (see attached schedule). People can pick and choose activities that might be of interest. Kata is not just for grading! It is another aspect of judo that will give you insight into the principles and heritage of judo. The more participants getting involved with kata, the better, especially the teens. So please let others know and we will see you on the mat.

Gord Okamura
National Kata Coach

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