February 16 EmpowerHER Session

February 16 EmpowerHER Session

The next EmpowerHER Judo Session will take place on February 16 (9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton) from 6:30-8:00 pm at Tokugawa Judo Club. This session is open to all ages and skill levels. We will play some fun Judo games, do some technical, and end the session with a speaker session. Our speaker for this event will be Ana Laura Portuondo Isasi. 

Before 2023, the last time Ana Laura Portuondo Isasi participated in an international competition was the 2017 Senior World Championships. She won World Junior Bronze in 2014 and placed fifth in 2013. Ana Laura won her first senior World Cup in 2015 in Buenos Aires and has been Canadian National Champion in all age categories. Unfortunately, she was hampered by multiple concussions and decided to put her judo career on hold. However, she decided to come back to competitive Judo in 2023. She has had a triumphant return, winning the Montréal Pan-American Open and competing at the 2024 Portugal Grand Prix.

I ask that you please share this information with your membership. If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.


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!


2024 Edmonton International Judo & Kata Championship

2024 Edmonton International Judo & Kata Championship

Get registered for the 2024 Edmonton International Judo & Kata Championship is just around the corner! We are thrilled to announce this prestigious event, set to take place from March 8-10, at the West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace.

📝 Registration Information:
Regular Registration ends February 17, 2024 @ 23:59 MST; Late registrations ends February 29, 2024 @ 23:59 MST.

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Kata Clinic

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu Kata Clinic

Kodokan Goshin Jutsu is a self defense kata, developing techniques to respond to grabs, strikes, and weapon attacks. This clinic will introduce you to the fundamentals of this kata, and prepare you to work towards competitions, gradings, and your own personal development and understanding.

For those who cannot make the clinic in person, we plan to stream the clinic online via zoom. Please indicate on your registration if you require a zoom link emailed to you.

This clinic is for everyone ages 12 and up, orange belt and higher.
Time: Sunday, February 11, 9am-3pm
Location: Tokugawa Judo Club, 9647 62 Ave. NW, Edmonton Alberta

Register online at

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Palmer at

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, February 24-25, 2024

Judo Alberta Winter Provincial Training Camp, February 24-25, 2024

Address for training camp: Tolide Judo Kwai

Dow Centennial Centre, 84 St. & 87 Ave. Fort Saskatchewan

Saturday February 24, 2024

1:00PM to 3:00PM Ne-waza, Transition, Technical & Randori

5:00PM to 7:00PM Tachi-waza , Kumi-kata & Randori

Sunday February 25, 2024

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

10:00AM to 11:45AM Technical, Drilling & Randori  

Trackie Site: Deadline February 21, 2024


  • 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 attend judo training 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.

* Schedule subject to change based on the number of participants 

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach                      

Phone: 403-892-6099             E-mail:

2024 Rocky Mountain Invitational Shiai

2024 Rocky Mountain Invitational Shiai

Registration is open for the 43rd Rocky Mountain Invitational Shiai on February 3 in 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.

2024 Rocky Mountain Invitational Judo Tournament technical package

Empower Her Series

Empower Her Series

Edmonton Judo EmpowerHER:
Join Sensei Alex Gagnon for another exciting judo session of fundamental judo training and inspirational insight on January 19, 2024 at the Spruce Groves Judo Club. To become a skillful judoka it is important to master the fundamental movement skills needed for all throwing and ground techniques. Learning the fundamentals can improve a judokas progression in their development.

Location: Ryu Senshi Judo Club
Address: Unit 6, 100 King Street, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7X 0J6
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Judo Alberta Provincial Team and National Team Member Kiera Westlake will be joining the session for a video chat to talk about her progression from doing local developmental competitions to traveling around the world with the national team. Kiera has has been a cadet and junior National Champion and she won two gold medals as the 2019 Canada Winter Games. She is currently living in Montreal training with the national team.

Judo Alberta Inter- Provincial Training Camp: BC/AB/SK/MB/YU/NWT/NU

Judo Alberta Inter- Provincial Training Camp: BC/AB/SK/MB/YU/NWT/NU

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

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

Cost for the camp: 
$75.00 Regular Deadline March 29, 2024  
$95.00 Late Deadline April 12, 2024   

Trackie Sign Up: (IMPORTANT) Maximum Number of athletes 180 (90 athletes per group)

Coach Sign-up: (NO COST):

Friday April 26, 2024               

Group 1 6:00PM to 7:30PM / Group 2 7:30PM to 9:00PM

Saturday April 27, 2024          

Group 1 9:00AM to 10:30AM

Group 2 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Group 1 2:30PM to 4:30PM

Presentation: 4:30PM Understanding Weight Cutting

Group 2 5:00PM to 7:00PM

8:00PM Coaches Dinner: Mikes Steak House

Sunday: April 28, 2024            

Group 1 8:00AM to 9:45AM Judo

 Group 2 9:45AM to 11:30AM Judo

Hotel Information:

Fort Saskatchewan Super 8: $129.00 + tax (1 min walk to training site)

8750 84 St, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4R5, Phone(780) 998-2898

20 rooms blocked off; mention JUDO TRAINING CAMP (First come / first serve)

Comfort Inn & Suites: $129.00 + tax (5 min walk to training site)

120 Town Crest Rd, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0G7, Phone(780) 998-4000

55 rooms blocked off; MENTION JUDO ALBERTA (Drop date February 15, 2023)

Email:   Phone: 403-892-6099

Judo AB Eligibility: Provincial Team member / U14 Green Belt with approval of Judo AB HP Coach

Introduction to Nage no Kata Clinic

Introduction to Nage no Kata Clinic

Nage no Kata (Forms of Throwing) is the first Kata most Judoka learn. It can improve your throws, movement and help your Judo. This clinic is for those who have never done Nage no Kata before, or have learned some but want to brush up. We will introduce you to the key points and some of the throws, and start you on your Kata journey!

Kata competitions are also held in the province and around the world – at the Canadian Nationals there will be a U16 Nage no Kata division.

Judo Alberta is pleased to host this clinic with Kelly Palmer (Sixth Dan) and Wesley Enns (Fourth Dan), Canadian Kata Champions and World Kata Competitors

This clinic is for everyone ages 12 and up, Orange Belt and higher.

Time: Sunday January 21, 2024 from 9:00 am– 1:00 pm

Location: Ishi Yama Judo Club 240 90 Ave SE, Calgary

Registration Link: No Fee – register on Trackie at     

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Palmer at

Judo Alberta Elite Athletes Funding – December 2023

Judo Alberta Elite Athletes Funding – December 2023

The Judo Alberta Coaching Committee would like to congratulate the following athletes who have been granted elite athlete funding.  Funding is based on performance, results, commitment to training, participation in National or International events and financial need. The coach committee nominated the following athletes for the first round of elite athlete funding for costs incurred from events participated in from September 2023 to December 2023.  

September 2023 to December 2023
Name National & International Events Judo Club Funding Method of Payment
Evelyn Beaton Pan-Am, U21 Worlds, Japan Lethbridge  $ 1,300 Payment to club
Marianna Karas Pan-Am Kodokwai     $ 500 Payment to club
 $ 1,800

The Judo Alberta Elite Funding will be sent to the athlete’s home judo clubs not directly to the athletes.


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