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Alberta Cheer Squad

Alberta Cheer Squad

Alex Gagnon is organizing a Team Alberta Cheer Squad for the Elite 8 Championships. This event will occur on January 13 at the University of Alberta Butterdome in Edmonton. 

Edmonton has a history of putting on amazing judo events, such as the exciting Edmonton International Judo Championships every year, the 2015 Panam Championships and the 2019 National Open Championships. This will be a great opportunity for Judoka to see the best Canadian Judoka compete.

More information and link to register: 

We will do a poster-making session to get everyone into the cheering spirit before the competition begins and have pizza between preliminaries and finals. Judoka under 12 years old are free. Those over 12 will have to pay an admissions fee; however, we are looking into a group rate and will send an update to those registered.

I ask that you please share this information with your club members who may be interested in this event. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at alexgagnon57@gmail.com

Elite Nationals Volunteer Signup

Elite Nationals Volunteer Signup

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming 2024 Elite Nationals event scheduled to take place in Edmonton on January 13-14. This exciting event promises to showcase the best Judo in Canada.

To ensure the success of this prestigious event, we are reaching out to our incredible community for support. Volunteer participation is crucial in making this event a resounding success, and we’re still seeking individuals to contribute their time and skills in various roles. No knowledge of Judo is required!

We have openings across all volunteer categories and dates, and we’d love for you to be a part of this unforgettable experience. Whether you have a passion for event organization, enjoy working with people, or simply want to be involved in a thrilling sporting event, there’s a role perfectly suited for you.

Volunteer Categories include but are not limited to:

  • Scoreboard Operator
  • Marshalling
  • Security
  • Accreditation
  • Setup/Takedown
  • Mat Maintenance
  • Medical
  • Food Services
  • Doping Control

If you’re interested in being a part of this incredible event, please fill out the volunteer sign up form online or reach out to us directly at judo@judoalberta.com for more information or to sign up for a specific role and date.

Thank you for your support and dedication to making the 2024 Elite Nationals in Edmonton an outstanding success!

Judo Alberta 2023 Christmas 50/50 Draw

Judo Alberta 2023 Christmas 50/50 Draw

Judo Alberta will be sending a team of 70 athletes to the 2024 Open National Championships, and we need your support to help get them there! Our athletes dedicate hours and hours of training every week in efforts to become the best in the province, Canada and the World.

Judo Alberta athletes are dedicated student athletes who are learning life lessons through their journey in sport; they learn about dedication and commitment to a goal, they learn how to deal with loss and success, they learn about becoming a good teammate and above all of this they learn how to work hard! Judo is not only about building champions on the mat it is about building good people that will contribute to their community. JUDO BUILDS GOOD PEOPLE!

Judo Alberta Winter Camp        December 15-17, 2023

Judo Alberta Winter Camp December 15-17, 2023

Guest Coach Arthur Margelidon, 2 x Canadian Olympian, Pan-American Champion, 13 x Medalist on the IJF World Judo Tour

Athlete Sign-up: https://registration.judocanada.org/event/2023-judo-alberta-winter-camp/1000302/

Coach Sign-up: https://registration.judocanada.org/event/coach-registration-2023-judo-alberta-winter-camp/1000303/

Judo Alberta Winter Camp Schedule

Friday December 15, 2023

6:00PM to 7:30PM Group 1 Fight Night
7:30PM to 9:00PM Group 2 Fight Night

Saturday December 16, 2023

8:30AM to 10:15AM Male
10:15AM to 12:00PM Female
3:00PM to 4:55PM Group 1
Group Photo
5:05PM to 7:00PM Group 2
Pizza 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Sunday December 17, 2023

8:30AM to 9:30AM Ne-waza Transition
9:45AM to 10:15AM Mental Toughness
10:30AM to 12:30PM Technical & Randori
  • Camp schedule is subject to change

Price: $55.00 

U14/U16/U21/SR – Orange belt & Higher / No cost for club coaches

Location: Lethbridge Judo Club: www.lajudo.com



  • Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
  • U12 Green Belt with Club Coach 
  • U14 Orange Belt with Club Coach
  • U16/U18/U21/SR/Veteran – Orange & above Judo Alberta

2024 AWG Information


I have attached the details for the 2024 AWG PLAYDOWN/QUALIFIER AWG to this email. (Technical Package) This is a great event for athletes to be part of a team in a multisport environment. I encourage all coaches to start to identify athletes that meet the age and weight division requirements and start to develop a program. You want to get these athletes competing and practicing within the province and at inter-provincial events like the 2024 Saskatchewan Open. The AWG is also a great opportunity to get young potential coaches and referees involved from your ZONES. The AWG program should be seen as a great developmental event for athletes, coaches and referees

Sample AWG Training / Preparation Plan:

November 03/04, 2023 Regional Training – Edmonton / Calgary

November 25, 2023 – Florence Senda Tournament, Lethbridge

November 25, 2023 – AWG PLAYDOWN/QUALIFIER Southern Zones, Lethbridge (ZONES 1-3)

December 02, 2023, AWG PLAYDOWN/QUALIFIER Northern Zones, Fort Saskatchewan (ZONE 4-8)

December 15-17, 2023, Winter Camp, Lethbridge

January 19-20, Provincial Training Camp/AWG Training Camp, Calgary 

January 27-28, 2024, Sask Open, Regina, Saskatchewan

February 03, 2024, Rocky Mountain, Calgary

Athletes teams do not have to follow this sample training/preparation plan but it is important to make sure that the athletes who are attending the 2024 AWG are prepared. It is is important to have a training plan that is full of training opportunities, competition opportunities and travel experiences. The preparation and journey is as important as the event itself!  

AWG PLAYDOWN/QUALIFIER (South – Zones 1-3), November 25, Lethbridge. Trackie Site


AWG PLAYDOWN/QUALIFIER (North – Zones 4-8) , December 2, Fort Saskatchewan. Trackie Site:


Judo Alberta Regional Training Sessions – Edmonton & Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training Sessions – Edmonton & Calgary

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton Area

Friday / Saturday November 04/04, 2023

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

Address for regional training camp locations:

Friday November 03, 2023 St. Albert Judo Club42C Riel Dr, St. Albert


Saturday November 04, 2023 Tokugawa Judo Club, 9647 62nd Avenue

8:30AM to 9:30AM – Uchi-komi & Fitness

10:00AM to 11:30PM – Technical, Drilling & NW Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 01, 2023

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


Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Calgary, Saturday, November 04, 2023

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Ishi-Yama Dojo

240 90 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta (Acadia Recreation Complex)

Saturday November 04, 2023

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

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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 01, 2023

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




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

There is no cost for these training camps. These are great sessions to have your 2024 AWG hopefuls to have some hard training in preparation for the AWG trails. 

Sealed Bid Auction for 2012 Ford Escape XLT

We are hosting a sealed bid auction for a 2012 Ford Escape XLT. This well-maintained vehicle is in excellent condition and would make an ideal addition to any household.

Auction Details:

  • Vehicle: 2012 Ford Escape XLT
  • Description: Judo Alberta recently purchased a new vehicle for our High Performance Coach and are selling the previous vehicle in a sealed bid sale. The vehicle is a grey 2012 Ford Escape XLT AWD with 197,483 KM. There is some rust above the wheel wells and on the rear hatch. Please click the links for photos and a mechanical fitness assessment.
  • Minimum Bid: $3,000
  • Bid Submission Deadline: October 20th at 11:59pm
  • Auction Rules: The full rules of the Sealed Bid Auction of the 2012 Ford Escape XLT can be found here.
  • Bid online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r…

We believe that the Judo Alberta community may have individuals who are interested in participating in this auction, and we wanted to extend an invitation to them. Your friends and family can find more information and detailed auction rules on our website judoalberta.com.

If you have any questions or would like to share this information through your official channels, please feel free to do so. We would greatly appreciate your support in spreading the word about this auction.

Should you have any inquiries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to judo@judoalberta.com

Upcoming Events, Grading, and Course

  • 2024 Alberta Winter Games – February 16-19, 2024
  • Judo Alberta December Yudansha Grading – December 9, 2023
    • Please review full details here.
    • All candidates for Competitive and Technical stream must enter their application into the on-line system https://judocanada.org/grading/ no LATER than November 3, 2023.
  • Dojo Instructor Course – October 28-29, 2023
    • Please review full details here.
    • Register online at coach.ca and select the Workshop Calendar to find the course. You will have to login to the Locker to register, so have your NCCP # and password available along with credit card information.

Notice of the 2023 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting

Dear Members,

Please click here for the official notice of the 2023 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting. The AGM will once again be held virtually on November 26th, 2023 at 3:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. Members must complete the AGM Registration Form by November 12, 2023 to confirm attendance. Meeting instructions will be distributed to everyone that is registered.

There are 5 executive committee positions available. Please email judo@judoalberta.com to find out more and with your interest. 

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 submitted no later than November 25, 2023 in order to validate each member.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you!

Please note, the original notice is out of date. Our proxy form is available until November 25th.


Edmonton Area Kata

Nage no kata / Grading Preparation Sessions

Purpose: To provide assistance to anyone interested in getting ready for the
December Black Belt Grading. The focus audience is Shodan and Nidan
candidates but instructors or any interested in nage no kata or gradings
are invited.

When: Tuesdays from starting from October 3 to October 24 at 6:30-8:30pm.
Each session will build on the previous one.
Where: Tokugawa Dojo, 9647-62 Avenue, Edmonton

i. Explanation of grading process
ii. Basics of Nage no kata (3 and 5 sets)
iii. Suggestions on demonstrating waza
iv. Judo knowledge information
If less time is needed over the four weeks, then we can move to
other katas. These sessions would be informal (not for points).

Presented by: Gord Okamura, National Kata Coach and Provincial Grading Committee member

Contact: Gord Okamura email address: gyokamura@gmail.com

Sunday Kata

Join the Tolide Judo Kwai in Fort Saskatchewan every Sunday from 3:00-4:30pm for a devoted Kata practice, with several knowledgeable and champion Kata practitioners there to assist.

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