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2022/23 Judo Alberta Membership Fees

For the season starting on September 1, 2022 and ending on August 31, 2023, the following membership structure and fees will apply.  “Membership” is the age of the member on December 31, 2023.  The 2022-2023 season fee schedule starts July 1, 2022.


Membership 

Age

Provincial Fee

Judo Canada Fee

TOTAL
U80-7$75$30$105
U108-9$75$30$105
U1210-11$75$30$105
U1412-13$85$30$115
U1614-15$85$30$115
U1816-17$95$30$125
U2118-20$95$30$125
21 +21 & older$95$30$125
Other Memberships
Introduction to Judo*
$10$10$20
School/After-School**
$10$5$15
Self Defence***
$10$10$20
Judo Alberta Lifetime
$0$30$30
Judo Canada Lifetime
$0$0$0
Club Fee
$75$0$75

More information on can be found on our How to Become a Member page.

Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Funding

https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Judo-Alberta-August-2022-Receipients.pdf

Casino Volunteers Needed for October 16 & 17!

Casino Volunteers Needed for October 16 & 17!

Judo Alberta will be hosting our 2022 Casino Fundraiser on October 16th and 17th at the Grand Villa Casino in Edmonton. 

Come to Edmonton and volunteer a shift or two to help us raise money for the organization. We are currently looking for volunteers for both days.

You can view all of the volunteer opportunities here.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Caleb Boorse at judo@judoalberta.com.

For certain positions we may require you to fill out a volunteer form with AGLC.

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:
https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Judo-Alberta-Feb.-12-2022-Update-Change-Jan.171.pdf

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

Sincerely

The Judo Alberta Grading Committee

Judo Alberta Amendment: Covid-19 Restrictions

Judo Alberta Amendment: Covid-19 Restrictions

To:               Judo Alberta Club and Members

From:          Judo Alberta Executive Committee

Date:           December 01. 2021

Subject:     Judo Alberta Covid-19 Restrictions Amendment

Good afternoon, Judo Alberta Members,

Please be advised that the Judo Alberta executive has made an amendment to the motion that was approved in September 2021 regarding the decision to apply restrictions to specific Judo Alberta sanctioned events until the Alberta State of Public Health Emergency is declared over.

The formerly approved motion by the JA executive: To postpone all Judo Alberta tournament events until further notice. All regional/provincial training camps, NCCP clinics, and gradings will be permitted without any spectators. Only participants over the age of 12 with proof of vaccination are permitted to attend. Single vaccinations will be accepted until October 24th. Starting October 25th double vaccinations will be required as per Government of Alberta regulation.”

The newly approved amendment by the JA executive: As of Nov 29,2021, Judo Alberta will follow the AHS Restriction Exemption Program (REP) for all future events, including tournaments, clinics, training camps, and all other sanctioned events. For events being held in public or private facilities, Judo Alberta will follow the facilities rules as long as those rules follow the AHS protocols.

The Government of Alberta / AHS Restriction Exemption Program (REP) Link: https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx#REP

Sincerely

The Judo Alberta Executive 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 Provincial Training Camp

Friday November 5 & Saturday November 6, 2021

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Hiro’s Judo Club

 #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Friday November 5, 2021

Group 1 Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM – technical & randori

Group 2 Time: 8:15PM-9:45PM – technical & transition

Saturday November 6, 2021

Group 1 Time: 9:00AM-10:30AM – technical & transition

Group 2 Time: 10:45AM-12:15AM – technical & transition

Group 1 Time: 1:30PM-3:30PM – Drilling & Randori Session

Group 2 Time: 3:45PM-5:45PM – Drilling & Randori Session

  • Schedule & groups will be finalized following registration. The information will be sent out to each participant and club 

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 03, 2021

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

https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-provincial-training-camp-calgary/473174/

There is no cost for the training camp

Eligibility:

  • 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) and negative rapid testing with 72 hours are permitted to attend.
–    Unvaccinated participants need to have a negative rapid testing with 72 hours are permitted to attend.

Note: Negative Rapid Test

 “A self-test completed offsite is not sufficient evidence to support entry into a facility operating under the REP program.”

“The test result should be a written or printed copy that indicates the individual has tested negative for COVID-19 on a Health Canada approved rapid antigen, rapid PCR, or lab-based PCR test approved by

Health Canada or the lab accreditation body of jurisdiction.

    o Self-produced documentation of a negative result is not sufficient evidence to support entry into a facility operating under the REP program.”

Translation:  $20 self-administered rapid test kits from a pharmacy will not be acceptable.

Important:To qualify for the 2022 Open Nationals, athletes are required to participate in provincial training camps: 2 campsSenior Athletes & 3 camps U21/U18/U16 camps

  • There are 3 more Provincial Camps schedule: Winter Camp- Lethbridge, February Camp – Fort Sask, West Edmonton International Camp- Edmonton

Open Nationals Criteria:

https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2022-Ne-waza-Veterans-Open-Nationals-Policy.pdf

Veterans & Ne-waza Criteria:  

https://judoalberta.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2022-Ne-waza-Veterans-Open-Nationals-Policy.pdf
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.

WHAT THIS MEANS

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 GUIDANCE

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

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BY JUDO ALBERTA THAT ALL CLUBS FOLLOW THE RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM. IF NOT, THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS WILL APPLY:

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.

POSTPONED Regional Training Camp Edmonton Friday / Saturday, September 17-18, 2021

POSTPONED Regional Training Camp Edmonton Friday / Saturday, September 17-18, 2021

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

Address for regional training camp location:

Tokugawa Judo Club

9647 62nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta

Friday September 17, 2021

Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM – Technical & Randori

Saturday September 18, 2021

Time: 9:00AM to 12:00PM – Physical Testing (Judo Specific), Technical, & Randori

 Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 16, 2021

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

https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event/judo-alberta-regional-training-edmonton/471816/#.YSwdnIhKiUk

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

Remembering Glen Seeman of the Lethbridge Judo Club

Remembering Glen Seeman of the Lethbridge Judo Club

On behalf of Judo Alberta and the Lethbridge Judo Club, it is with great sadness that we wish to inform you that Mr. Glen Seeman, Shodan, has passed away on Saturday November 14th, 2020 at the age of 68 years old. Glen was instrumental in getting the Lethbridge Judo Club’s free-standing building constructed. If it wasn’t for people like Glen Seeman this building would have never been built and with his time and financial contribution, Sensei Yoshio Senda’s dream became a reality.  Glen was Vice-President of Finance and Regional Chair for Judo Alberta as well as President and long-time Board member of the Lethbridge Judo Club since 1980.

Glen graduated from Red River College as a Horologist (watchmaker) and worked in the Jewelry business for 20 years. He moved to the financial industry as a banker and took courses to eventually hold licenses as a Financial Advisor PFP, CPCA and retired in 2012. He was a past member of the Lethbridge Kinsmen Club for 20 years where he was fortunate enough to hold every executive position including two terms as President.

Glen will be sadly missed by the Lethbridge Judo Club and Judo Alberta. His contribution to Judo in Alberta and especially the Lethbridge Area will be forever lasting for years to come.

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