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2015 Pan Am Judo Championships

Dear Judo Alberta Members,

From April 24 – 26 2015, Judo Canada will be hosting the 2015 Pan-Am Judo Senior Championships in Edmonton. This will be the only opportunity to see the Canadian athletes compete on home soil for the 2016 Olympic Qualifications.

The government of Canada, the Province of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Events are all important partners in bringing this event to Canada. We hope you will be able to join us for this amazing event. You can find all the details on the event at www.judonation.ca.

We would like you to consider the following options for this event:

1) If you, or someone you know would like to be a part of the Pan Am Judo Championships there are still volunteer opportunities available. If you are interested or know people who may be interested, please follow/share this link to complete a volunteer sign-up form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/judopanam2015.
Volunteers who have already been assigned a role must proceed to register through this link.

2) The Pan Am Judo Championships provides many opportunities for local businesses and Judo clubs to support our athletes through sponsorship. Some of the available opportunities include:
• Advertising boards
• Judogis back patches
• Barricade banners
• Event website ad space
• Program ad space
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor we encourage you to visit the sponsorship package for more details https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42270399/PANAM%20SPONSORSHIP-web.pdf.
It is advised that your art work is prepared in vector/EPS format for rapid and high resolution production. You are encouraged to share this opportunity with your club and member network.

I hope to see you all there and I ask that you share this invitation to all of you clubs and members. Once again, event details can be found at www.judonation.ca.
and you can follow the event on Twitter by tracking #PanAmJudo.

If you have any questions, please contact panam2015@judocanada.org.


Nate MacLellan

2015 Pan-Am Championships/ Interprovincial Camp


Edmonton, alberta


April 24-26, 2015


$20.00 per participant (TBF)

Goal of the camp:

The goals of the camp are to gather athletes from Western Canada for a dynamic training camp and also to allow them to watch a high level international event. This is a rare opportunity to have a great training experience and to expose young judoka to world class judo. The judoka will get to witness Antoine Valois Fortier, Kelita Zupanic , Catherine Beuchimin-Pinard, etc in action as they seek their qualification for 2016 Rio.

Judo Canada is excited about the idea of having over 100 young judoka in the stands cheering on and supporting the Canadian Team.

Camp Schedule:

Thursday April 23

4:00PM-7:00PM – Arrival

Friday April 24

7:30AM-8:45AM – Physical Training
9:30AM-1:00PM – Preliminaries
1:00PM-3:00PM – Randori Session
4:00PM-7:00PM – Finals

Saturday April 25

7:30AM-8:45AM – Physical Training
9:30AM-1:00PM – Preliminaries
1:00PM-3:00PM – Randori Session
4:00PM-7:00PM – Finals

Sunday April 26

9:30AM-1:00PM – Physical Training
1:00PM-3:00PM – Team Competition/Departure
4:00PM-7:00PM – Departure

Hotel Options:

(10 min drive from competition/training site)
Best Western Cedar Park Inn .
Ramada Edmonton South .
Travel Lodge South .
Argyll Plaza Hotel.

Training & Competition Site

Saville Community Sports Centre .
11610 65th Ave
Edmonton, AB
T6G 2E1

Judo Canada Coach Seminar

Monday, May 18, 2015


Club de Judo du Haut-Richelieu 275, Avenue du Parc Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec)

10:30AM to 11:00AM

Inter-active Technical Judo Session with athletes

12:00PM to 1:00PM – Lunch Provided

Talent ID Presentation – Nicolas Gill
Judo Canada HP Update – Nicolas Gill
Canadian Competition Circuit – Ewan Beaton

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Janusz Pawlowski – kuzushi & developing space

2:00PM to 3:00PM

Janusz Pawlowski – developing power in throwing techniques



Judo Canada National Assistant Coach
Olympic & World Championship Medalist


Judo Canada High Performance Coach & Director
Olympic & World Championship Medalist


Judo Canada Regional Training Center Manager

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

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