2022 Edmonton International Judo Championships – April 22-24, 2022

2022 Edmonton International Judo Championships – April 22-24, 2022

2022 West Edmonton Mall Technical Package:https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FINAL-2022-EIJC-rev.-Feb.-19-restrictions-update-1.pdf

2002 Western Canadian Kata Championships Technical Package: https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/FINAL-2022-KATA-Feb.-19-revised-Covid-Protocols-4.pdf

Regional Training Camp & Test Matches – February 05/06, 2022

Regional Training Camp & Test Matches – February 05/06, 2022

Judo Alberta will be having a Regional Training Camp and Test matches at the Lethbridge Judo Club on February 05/06, 2022.

Saturday February 05, 2022

9:00AM – U12 / U14 Test Matches Check-in

9:30AM – U12 / U14 Warm-up / 10:00AM Start of Test Matches

12:00PM – U16 / U18 / U21 / SR Test Matches Check-in

12:30PM – U16 / U18 / U21 / SR Warm-up / 1:00PM Start of Matches

6:00PM-8:00PM – Technique & Randori – U14, U16, U18, U21, SR

Sunday February 06, 2022

9:00AM-11:00AM – Technique & Randori – U14, U16, U18, U21, SR

 Trackie Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 02, 2022 (Athletes & Coaches)



  • Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
  • Minimum belt rank ORANGE
  • Judoka Over 12 years old need to be double vaccinated
  • People with medical exemption (documentation is required)
  • Over 12 unvaccinated, proofs of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of attendance

IMPORTANT: Please do not attend if you have any covid / flu like symptoms

There is no cost for the training camp / 1 parent can attend as a spectator

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach:  Phone: (403) 892-6099 / E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta Technical & Competition Stream Grading – February 12 & 13, 2022, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary

Judo Alberta Technical & Competition Stream Grading – February 12 & 13, 2022, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary

Good afternoon, Judo Alberta Members

The Judo Alberta Grading Committee is proposing changes to the Technical Stream & Competitive Stream Grading scheduled for February 12. The change will better protect our judoka by having greater physical distancing and safety measures

Dividing the Technical Stream grading into two regions

Location:        Tokugawa Dojo, 9647 62 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Date:                Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time:                8:30 am dojo available for warm up

                           9:00 Grading begins

Location:        Lethbridge Kyodokan Dojo, 2775 – 28 Avenue South, Lethbridge

Date:                Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time:               1:00 pm dojo available for warm up

                           1:30 Grading begins

For Shodan candidates, in lieu of a written test, a Kahoot session will be held on Friday February 11 at 9 pm (no longer than 30 minutes) to test your knowledge. The instructions will be emailed separately to all Shodan candidates in advance.

Separate Competitive Stream grading

Location:        Hiro’s Dojo, 1919 27 Avenue NE, Calgary (based on competitive stream candidates, a virtual session would be considered from Edmonton)

Date:                Sunday, February 13, 2022

Time:               9:00 am Clinic begins

Competitive stream candidates will not do a traditional formal Dan grading examination. Instead, there are two components to your grading. First, there will be a kata clinic (as stipulated in the National Grading Syllabus). Based on current applications, it will be a Nage no Kata clinic on February 13.

Second, there will be a Tachi-waza / Ne-waza session where you will demonstrate your favourite Nage / Katame / Shime / Kansetsu technique. Then everyone will have time to practice.,

National Grading Syllabus:

Judo Canada Online Technical Grading Registration form:

Judo Canada Online Competitive Grading Registration form:

Please contact Judo Alberta Grading Committee Chair for further details:

Joe Meli: meli_insurance@shaw.ca


The Judo Alberta Grading Committee

Judo Alberta 50/50 Christmas Raffle

Judo Alberta 50/50 Christmas Raffle

Please support the Judo Alberta 50/50 Christmas Raffle. All money raised will be used to support the athletes attending the 2022 Open National Championships https://rafflebox.ca/raffle/akbba Tis the season to be giving & winning!

Judo Alberta Winter Camp Information

Judo Alberta Winter Camp Information

Judo Alberta Winter Camp

Featuring: 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard & Jessica Klimkait

Age Divisions: U14 / U16 / U18 / U21 / Senior / Veteran

Orange Belt & Above

Cost: $55.00 / No Cost for coaches

Trackie sign-up: Athletes: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-winter-camp/473573/

Trackie sign-up: Coaches: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/coach-sign-up-judo-alberta-winter-camp/473574/

Friday December 3, 2021

6:00PM to 7:30PM Group 1
7:45PM to 9:15PM Group 2

Saturday December 4, 2021

9:00AM to 10:30AM Group 1
10:45AM to 12:15AM Group 2
3:00PM to 5:00PM Group 1
5:15PM to 7:15PM Group 2
Pizza 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Sunday December 5, 2021

8:00AM to 9:00AM Circuits
9:30AM to 10:00AM Photos / Autographs / Group Photo
10:00AM to 12:30PM Technical & Randori

Camp schedule is subject to change

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday November 29, 2021


  • Judo Alberta / Judo Canada Member
  • Only participants over the age of 12 with proof of vaccination are permitted to double vaccinations will be required as per Government of Alberta regulation
  • People with medical exemption (proof required)
  • Unvaccinated participants need to have a negative rapid testing with 72hours are permitted to attend

Sponsored by Judo Canada & Judo Alberta

Notice of the 2021 AGM

Notice of the 2021 AGM

We have changed the sign-up protocol for the 2021 Judo Alberta Online AGM on November 07, 2021. We have had some technical issues regarding the other sign-up. If you have already signed up we please ask that you sign up again on the trackie sight. (There have been a few glitches with the Nate leaving) Thank you for your understanding.  The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Kodokan Black Belt Association (Judo Alberta) will be held virtually on November 7th, 2021 at 3:00 PM. 

Members must complete your registration on the trackie website by November 1, 2021 to confirm attendance.https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-agm/473299/ 

Meeting instructions and online link will be distributed to everyone that is registered. 

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 1, 2021, in order to validate each member.

Proxy Form: (download form and send?https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/PROXY-2021-fillable.pdf

NOTE: If you have any additional agenda items please forward your items to judo@judoalberta.com


  1. Approval of the agenda (Any concerns or issues by the general membership should be mentioned now so they may be added to the agenda (item #5).
  • Approval of the minutes from the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
  • Business arising from the minutes of the 2020 Annual General meeting.
  • Reports of the Executive & Committees:
    • President
    • Treasurer/Financial Statement
    • High Performance Coach
  • New Business
  • Elections
    • Women’s Rep
    • VP of Finance
    • Treasurer
    • Registrar

NOTE: Please share this information with members of your Judo club

Thank you, 






Restrictions Exemption Program

Restrictions Exemption Program

Hello Judo Alberta Members,

It has been a busy 24 hours, but following the recent announcement of the Covid-19 update by the Government of Alberta, it was decided by the Judo Alberta Executive Committee that it is of the best interest for our membership to postpone all Judo Alberta sanctioned events until the “Alberta State of Public Health Emergency” is declared over. We will monitor the current situation closely and make adjustments as needed.

Starting September 20th, 2021 Judo Alberta will be following the Restrictions Exemption Program for all sanctioned Judo Alberta events as outlined by the Government of Alberta https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx. Between now and September 20th, everything will be business as usual.


Starting September 20th 2021, ALL Judo Alberta sanctioned events will enforce the following restrictions in order for members ages 12 and over (coaches, athletes, staff, parents, volunteers) to attend/participate:

  • proof of vaccination
    • single dose accepted between September 20 and October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
    • double doses required after October 25
  • documentation of a medical exemption
  • proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)

*It is recommended that all members access their records at https://myhealth.alberta.ca/myhealthrecords. More details to follow regarding proof of vaccination processes.


Members under the age of 12 are permitted to train and compete in Judo Alberta sanctioned events but must:

  • screen for symptoms
  • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
  • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity


Adult (over 18) sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities (Sept 20)

  • The following restrictions apply unless the facility or program implements the restrictions exemption program:
    • Indoor group classes and activities are not permitted.
    • Indoor competitions are paused except where vaccine exemptions have been granted.
    • Indoor one-on-one training and solo activities are allowed with 3 metre physical distancing.
    • Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

Youth (under 18) sport, fitness, recreation and performance activities (Sept 16)

  • Indoor group classes, training, and competitions are permitted, but participants are required to:
    • screen for symptoms
    • maintain 2 metres distancing, except youth while engaged in physical activity
    • wear a mask, except youth while engaged in physical activity
  • Spectator attendance is restricted to 1/3 fire code capacity, attendees are limited to a single household or 2 close contact if living alone and must be masked and maintain 2 metres physical distancing.
  • Outdoor activities can continue with no restrictions.

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact judo@judoalberta.com.

TRU EARTH Athlete Fundraiser

TRU EARTH Athlete Fundraiser

Judo Alberta is teaming up with TRU EARTH to raise money for our Judo Alberta athletes and programs. This is a great opportunity for you to help support Judo Alberta by purchasing these fantastic TRU EARTH products.

TRU EARTH Eco-Strips are the smarter way to clean laundry. Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power into a tiny, pre-measured strip of liquidless laundry detergent that you just toss in the wash. Its low-sudsing formula works in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE). The smart hypoallergenic laundry detergent formulation effectively seeks out and dislodges dirt molecules and stains, keeping them in suspension until they are rinsed away. It makes your laundry washing chore easier, healthier, more economical, and much kinder to our planet.


Judo Alberta is encouraging its membership to order from TRU EARTH and to share our fundraising link to friends, family, employees, and colleagues. If we are going to make an impact on raising funds for Judo Alberta athletes and programs, we will need everyone to work as a team. This is a fantastic product!

Judogi Cleaning & Covid-19 Reality

It is very important that judoka are washing their judo uniforms and training clothes following each training. TRU EARTH is a great laundry detergent that is fantastic for cleaning judogis and is environmentally friendly because we are not using the big plastic bottles.

TRU EARTH laundry strips are perfect for athletes that will be traveling to competitions and training camps. No need to purchase laundry detergent on the road or have a bag of detergent or a container of liquid detergent. The TRU EARTH strips will simply fit into your baggage taking almost no room without having to worry about a mess.

Learn More about TRU EARTH & their Critical Cause:


TRU EARTH CEO Brad Liski provides some insight on their Fundraising Program and the positive impact it has on raising funds for sports. You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/72M5YaAt3VY

POSTPONED Regional Training Camp Calgary – Saturday, September 18, 2021

POSTPONED Regional Training Camp Calgary – Saturday, September 18, 2021

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 3:30PM to 5:00PM – Physical Testing (Judo Specific) & Throwing

Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM – Technical, & Randori

Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 16, 2021

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


All Judoka who are participating in Judo Alberta Regional Training sessions, Provincials Training sessions and Competition should be registered members of Judo Alberta. Please ensure that your judo clubs have registered you with Judo Alberta.

There is no cost for the training camp

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach                

Phone: (403) 892-6099

E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

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