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Guest Speaker Jessica Klimkait: March 3 Edmonton Female Training Session

I am excited to announce that Jessica Klimkait will be a speaker at the March 3 Edmonton Female Training Session. Jessica is Canada’s first female Olympic medalist and the 2021 World Champion. She will join the class for a 30 min virtual/online session where she will discuss her rise from club judoka to World Champion. https://olympic.ca/team-canada/jessica-klimkait/
She will also be taking/answering questions. We are asking judoka to please supply some questions ahead of time so she can prepare. Submit any questions that you have for Jessica here: https://forms.gle/FoQEwSVQcUQUoXRZ7

Tokugawa Judo Club
9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

6:00-7:00 pm: FUN-damental Judo Class (open to everyone)
7:00-7:30 pm: Chat with Jessica Klimkait (virtually)
7:30-9:00 pm: Performance Judo (open to people competing on the national circuit with goals to compete at the 2023 National Championships)

This is a free class. Please register online at: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/edmonton-female-judo-training/486946/
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at alexgagnon57@gmail.com


Judo Alberta Needs You to Volunteer

Judo Alberta Needs You to Volunteer

Judo Alberta has multiple volunteer positions that need to be filled. Please read the volunteer job description for the position you are interested in and complete the short survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3CVSL63

  1. Secretary – Executive Committee
  2. Technical Committee Chair
  3. Sanction Officer – Technical Committee

If you have any questions, please contact Caleb Boorse at judo@judoalberta.com.

Judo Alberta Provincial Training Camp, February 18-19, 2023

Judo Alberta Provincial Training Camp, February 18-19, 2023

 Judo Alberta Provincial Training Camp – February 18 & 19, 2023

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday February 18, 2023

1:30PM to 3:00PM – Ne-waza Technique & Ne-waza Randori

5:00PM to 7:00PM – Tachi-waza Technique & Tachi-waza Randori

Sunday February 19, 2023

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

10:30AM to 12:30AM – Technique & Randori

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2023 (No cost for the training camp)



  • Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
  • U14 Orange – Club Coach Needs to Attend
  • U14 / U16 / U18 / U21 / Senior / Veterans – Green & Above

IMPORTANT: Healthy Dojo

  • Do not come to judo if you have any flu like symptoms
  • Clean hands – wash many times during the day and sanitize entering/leaving the dojo
  • Wash your judogi and workout clothes following judo practice, shower after practice
  • Use your own water bottle,

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach                   

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

Edmonton International Judo Championship

Edmonton International Judo Championship

Important Links

General Information

  • Tournament Site – West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace, 8882 – 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
  • U10/U12 – Check in from 3-7 PM on Friday, March 10  at Volunteer/T- Shirt table at the Ice Palace
  • U14 & older Weigh In –  Fantasyland Hotel Conference Centre (Ballrooms #14 & #15)
  • Ne Waza – Friday, March 10, 2023 (Ne Waza ONLY)
    • Unofficial Weigh-In – 11 AM-12 PM
    • Official Weigh-In – 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Shiai – Friday, March 10, 2023 (U14, U18, U21, Veteran
    • Unofficial Weigh-In – 2-3 PM (Friday)
    • Official Weigh-In – 3-4 PM (U14); 4-5 PM (U18); 5-6 PM (U21, Veteran)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 (U16 & Seniors)
    • Unofficial Weigh-In 1-2PM
    • Official Weigh-In 2-3:30 PM
  • U16 & Seniors – Check-in for Sunday division is required on Saturday within 30 minutes of the last match of the day or before. Athlete, coach or another designate can confirm at Joseki.  IF NOT CHECKED IN BY THIS TIME, SUNDAY’S REGISTRATION WILL BE REMOVED WITH NO REFUND.
  • NEW this year – Novice divisions for U16 & older
  • Westjet are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border.
    • Coupon Code: 9A7H9AJ
    • https://judocanada.org/westjetcode/

Registration Information

  • ATHLETE – Regular Registration ends February 18, 2023 @ 23:59 MST.
  • Late registrations ends February 28, 2023 @ 23:59 MST.
  • COACH – Registration is MANDATORY until March 4, 2023 MST.  Register before February 15, 2023 to receive a tournament t-shirt.  NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MARCH 4, 2023.
  • REFEREE – register before February 18, 2023 @ 23:59 MST for a gift. Registrations open until March 4, 2023  @ 23:59 MST.


  • Open to all members of Judo Provincial/Territorial Associations and IJF Associations of other countries.
  • Minimum rank is YELLOW.
  • All participants must provide proof of current affiliation at weigh in.
  • U16 & older MUST provide photo ID at weigh in.
  • Foreign participants must email a copy of their current judo membership & a letter of affiliation from their country’s judo organization to registrar@edmontonjudo.com.
Kata Clinic – March 4-5, 2023

Kata Clinic – March 4-5, 2023

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!        

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 – Register by clicking here.

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

2023 Judo Alberta Provincial Championship – Fort Saskatchewan Volunteer Sign Up

Tolide Judo Kwai will host the 2023 Judo Alberta Provincial Championship at the Dow Centennial Centre in Fort Saskatchewan.

The tournament will be on Saturday April 1, 2023, with set up, registration and weight in on Friday March 31.

We are looking for volunteers to help host the events. If you are interested, click on the link below and select tasks you would be able to help with either in Friday March 31 or Saturday April 1.


The 42nd Rocky Mountain Invitational Shiai

The 42nd Rocky Mountain Invitational Shiai

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Location: Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW, Calgary, AB

U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (Female and Male)
Senior Women and Senior Men
Veteran Men and Women

This is a pre-registration tournament only. Register now on trackie at https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/2023-rocky-mountain-invitational/485127/#.Y7R8nHbMJro. This is a points tournament for the 2023 National Championships

Honorary Tournament Chairman: Mr. Paul Knoll
Tournament Chairman: Mr. Garry Yamashita
Tournament Director: Mr. George Tesanovic
Chief Referee: Mr. Allan Sattin, IJF Continental Referee

Gradings for Provincial C, B, and A level Referees will be held at the tournament. Club Sensei should submit the names of candidates to Steven Norris (stevenorris69@gmail.com) by January 20, 2023. Candidates for Provincial C can put their own names forward.

Supported by volunteers from the Airdrie Judo Club, Hiro’s Judo Club, and Ishi Yama Institute of Judo

No phone entries. No registrations accepted at weigh-ins. No refunds. All information can be found here.

NOTE:  Two new remote weigh-in sites have been approved for the Rocky Mountain Invitational Judo Tournament

In addition to weighing in at the Tokugawa Judo Club (Edmonton) and the Lethbridge Judo Club, competitors can now weigh-in at the following locations

Remote weigh-ins on February 3rd, Friday night 6:30-7:30pm 
1) Aka Shika Judo Club – 87 Petrolia Drive, Red Deer
2) Barracuda Judo Club – in the Total Balance Health building, 1173B Hunter Street, Pincher Creek

Garry Yamashita 
Rocky Mountain Invitational Judo Tournament Chair  

Edmonton Female Training Session

Edmonton Female Training Session

FREE female training session on January 6 at the Tokugawa Judo Club.

Registration is online on trackie: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/edmonton-female-judo-training/485054/#.Y6PGByUTEWM

6:00pm to 7:00pm Female Training Session: 

This is open to all ages and skill levels! A fun and challenging class. 7:00PM to 8:30PM Female Provincial Team Session: This session is open to athletes competing on the national circuit with goals to compete at 2023 Nationals.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Gagnon at alexgagnon57@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Judo Alberta Camp Fort Saskatchewan

The next Provincial Camp in Fort Saskatchewan is on Friday January 13 and Saturday on January 14, 2023. Life is about to get very busy – sign up today! 

Division: U14, U16, U18, U21, seniors, veterans

Address for training camp:
Tolide Judo Kwai
Dow Centennial Centre, 84 St. & 87 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan

Friday January 13, 2023

Saturday January 14, 2023
9:00AM to 11:00AM Judo Fitness, Uchi-komi, Technique, Drilling, Throwing
2:00PM to 4:00PM Transition & Tachi-waza Randori

– Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
– U14 Orange – Club Coach Needs to Attend
– U14 / U16 / U18 / U21 / Senior / Veterans – Green & Above

Trackie Registration Link: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-provincial-training-camp-fort-saskatchewan/484596/

Self-Defence Certification Auto-defense

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

This course is open to both men and women.

The objective of Judo Canada is to train instructors so that this new program can be offered everywhere in Canada: in judo clubs, in schools, in women centers, etc.

Here is the information about the training. The training program will take place in two parts:

1- Theory by videoconference (duration 4.5 hours) – December 18, 2022, 10:30am-3:30pm – Eastern Time
2- Seminar: In-person practice and evaluation (2 days – over a weekend):
Option 1 – February 10-11 – Lennox Island – PEI
Option 2- February 25-26 – Spruce Grove – AB
Option 3- March 11-12 – Montreal – QC

You can choose the location and date you wish to do the seminar. At this time, three dates will be available in three provinces, there will be additional seminars added throughout 2023

The fee is $75 to register for the theory portion. This includes the seminar.

*Please note that no refunds will be possible after completing the theory component or if you do not notify us 48 hours prior to the start of the webinar

Once all modules are completed, participants will be certified by Judo Canada. You will receive a diploma, theory booklet and free access to the practical videos. This training provides NCCP development points.

You must be a member in good standing of Judo Canada.

The training will be given by Daniela Krukower:  http://krukower.com/
To register, follow this link https://judocanada.org/auto-defense-certification/
If you have any questions please contact: mh.chisholm@judocanada.org

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