Judo Alberta NCCP Dojo Assistant Course

Judo Alberta will be holding an NCCP Dojo Assistant course on May 6-7, 2023, in Calgary.  Register online in the Locker at coach.ca using your NCCP credentials.  Don’t have an NCCP number yet?  Simply go to coach.ca website, click the red icon at the top right (The Locker) and then at the login screen press the “Don’t have an NCCP#? Create one now!” link to get started. Once you have logged into the Locker, look for the calendar at the top of the page and find the course on this date.   

Date: May 6-7, 2023 (2-day course)

Location: Hiro’s Judo Club, #115 1919-27th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E4  

Time: Saturday 8:00am – 6:00pm; Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm (sign up for both sessions) 

Cost: $285 (course with evaluation*) OR $185 (w/o evaluation – for those eligible to take the DI course soon).  

Registration: All registrations must be completed in the Locker

Registration deadline: April 28, 2023 

*After spending 60 hr helping at the dojo, a candidate can request to be evaluated by a Coach Evaluator and, if successful, become a Certified Dojo Assistant.   

This Learning Experience prepares the participant to assist in the delivery of judo practices for judo players of all stages of development, with an emphasis on participants under 13 years old. It is recommended that the assistant work under the supervision of a certified Dojo Instructor. Assistants under the age of majority must work under the direct supervision of a certified Dojo Instructor.


  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Minimum rank of green belt with a working knowledge of the judo techniques included in the DA program as identified by the Judo Canada kyu syllabus.
  • Sterling background check for all candidate coaches who are 18 years old and older via Sterling Agency – for details see: https://pages.sterlingbackcheck.ca/landing-pages/j/judo-canada/
  • OR equivalent Police or RCMP background checks. In cases where the Sterling agency is not used for this service, results of the background check must be communicated to Judo Canada to NCCP@judocanada.org by the individual coaches or via the Judo AB office.
  • Successful online completion of the “Respect in Sport for the activity leader” e-learning module available at https://judo-canada-al.respectgroupinc.com/.

Note 1: The background check and Respect in Sport modules may be completed after the course.

Judo Alberta Training Camps April 2023

Judo Alberta Training Camps April 2023

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Edmonton

Friday / Saturday April 14/April 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Judoka who will participate in this Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-regional-camp-edmonton/488299/

Judo Alberta Regional Training Camp Calgary

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Judoka who will participate in this Regional Camp are asked to register on Trackie: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-regional-camp-calgary/488300/

Judo Alberta Pre-Nationals Camp, Lethbridge

April 28-30,2023

Register on Trackie: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/2023-judo-alberta-provincial-nationals-preparation-camp/488301/

Grading Notice

Date:  Saturday June 3, 2023
Location:  TBD
Deadline to Register:  April 30, 2023

The grading is for both Technical and Competitive stream candidates.
Note that the time required for the vetting process through Judo Canada, candidates are advised to apply early at https://judocanada.org/grading-2/.

Any inquiries may be directed to Gord Okamura at gyokamura@gmail.com

Judo Alberta Spring 50/50

Judo Alberta Spring 50/50

Judo Alberta once again has developed a 50 / 50 Raffle to support our Alberta athletes attending the 2023 Open Nationals in Montreal. The Alberta Team will feature over 60 athletes from different clubs across the province.

50/50 Link: https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/judoalbertaspring2023 

It has been a big year for many of the athletes who are travelled across the country and world in efforts to prepare for the most important event of the season. Every donation / purchase counts.  Please support your team and also have a chance to win some money! 

Judo Alberta Girls Sleepover Camp – March 25 & 26

Judo Alberta Girls Sleepover Camp – March 25 & 26

Hi Everyone,

We are bringing back the Judo Alberta Girls’ Sleepover Camp this year! Special Thanks to Tolide Judo Kwai for hosting our sleepover March 25 and 26.

This year our VIP sensei is Fatira Merah, 7 dan, Alberta’s first female High Performance Coach. She developed a strong team 10 years ago and we have been enjoying her legacy ever since. 

Fatira is currently a coach at Anjou Judo Club in Montreal where she also teaches self defence courses for women. As such, part of our judo camp this year will be self-defence training. Please encourage your female membership to come to Fort Saskatchewan for technique, friendship, leadership, and some new skills. Chaperones (18+) are free.


See you on the tatami!

This camp is supported through InMotion Network and the Government of Alberta.

Save the Dates: 2023 Pan Am/Oceania Judo Championship

Save the Dates: 2023 Pan Am/Oceania Judo Championship

The City of Calgary will be hosting the 2023 Pan Am/Oceania Judo Championship in September.  The Cadet and Junior event will be held September 8, 9 and 10, and the Senior event September 15, 16 and 17.  In between the dates there will be a training camp.

Please save the date. Volunteers are needed to help run this event from all of Judo Alberta’s members. Please register online at https://registration.judocanada.org/register/panam-oceania-volunteers/500020/

2023 Judo Alberta Provincial Judo Championship

2023 Judo Alberta Provincial Judo Championship

April 1, 2023
(Team Alberta MANDATORY tournament)

The full technical package can be found by clicking here.

Registration Fees (until March 18, 2023 @ 23:59 MST)
➢ U10, U12 – $50
➢ U14 & older – $60
➢ Additional division – $30
➢ Late registration fee (March 19-25 @ 23:59 MST) – $15
Kata Registration:
➢ $30 per kata/per team. Cannot be combined with shiai. Uke & Tori need to register separately and will be charged $15 each.

Registration fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled; no entry substitutions. NO entries accepted after Saturday, March 25, 2023. No on-site registrations.

Registration at: www.TrackieReg.com/2023JudoABChamps



DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Raymond High School, 65W – 100N
WEIGH INS: Saturday, May 6, 2023 7:45 – 9:00 AM
– High School for U14 & U16
– U8, U10, U12 use club entry form. Club Entry Forms must be submitted by April 26, 2023.

– $40 /contestant
– Contestants can only compete in one Division.
– Entry fees are non-refundable.
– Entry deadline is April 26, 2023.

This is a pre-registration tournament only. No phone entries. No registrations accepted at weigh-ins or check in.

Please register online at www.TrackieReg.com/2023katsutakup

QUESTIONS: Contact Dawn Iwaasa 403-315-0839 or Gloria Gilmour 403-394-6574 or judoclub@raymond.ca

ELIGIBILITY: Minimum belt rank is Yellow.

Get Ready for the 2023 Canada Winter Games: Judo Fans, Mark Your Calendars!

Get Ready for the 2023 Canada Winter Games: Judo Fans, Mark Your Calendars!

The highly anticipated 2023 Canada Winter Games are just two weeks away, and judo fans are in for a treat! The games, which will take place in Prince Edward Island from February 19 to March 3, will feature some of the best young athletes from across Canada competing in a variety of winter sports, including judo.

Judo is a martial art that emphasizes grappling and throwing techniques to take down opponents. At the 2023 Canada Winter Games, you’ll have the chance to watch some of the most talented young judokas from across the country showcase their skills and compete for gold.

The judo competition at the games will take place from March 1 to March 4, with both male and female athletes competing in various weight categories. The competition will be held at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, where spectators can cheer on their favorite athletes and witness the intensity of the sport. Streaming and broadcasting schedules can be found here.

If you’re a fan of judo, this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the most promising young athletes in the country compete at the highest level. Not only will you get to see some great matches, but you’ll also get a chance to experience the excitement and energy of the Canada Winter Games.

So mark your calendars and get ready for some incredible judo action at the 2023 Canada Winter Games!

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

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