Provincial Training Camp April 28-29, 2018

This is a great training camp for Alberta athletes who are attending the 2018 Open Nationals as we will focus on the mental preparation and tactical plans. Information regarding the Open Nationals will be given at this camp. This is also an opportunity for TEAM ALBERTA to be together prior to nationals. The provincial coaching staff encourage all athletes attending the Open Nationals to attend this training.


1200-1400 Physical Testing & Throwing 800-900 Physical Training
1400-1500 Lunch 900-1000 Break
1500-1630 Technical/Tactical Judo Training 930 TEAM ALBERTA MEETING
 1730-1930 Judo Randori 1000-1200 Judo Tactical/ Randori

Address for training camp:

Lethbridge Judo Club

2775 28 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7L6

  • There is regular training at the Lethbridge Judo Club on Friday April 27, 2018 6:00PM to 8:00PM for anyone who would like to come down early

Please bring running shoes and exercise clothing.

The info session held Sunday after the camp is very beneficial for athletes, parents and coaches to understand team policy and expectations for the Open National Championships.

Ewan Beaton

HP Judo Alberta Coach                           

Phone: (403) 892-6099

E-mail: ewan@judoalberta.com

Sportif International Judo Tournament – London

Team Alberta is currently in London, England competing in the Sportif International Judo Tournament! Here are the results from Day 1 and 2:


Day 1 Sportif Judo Alberta results:

U15 – Pre-Cadet
🥇Evelyn Beaton
🥇Caleb Demaere 
🥇Katsuji Leung
🥉Elijah Hill
🥉Sydney Kinderwater

U21 – Junior
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Mckenzie Morgan
🥉David Wu
🥉Kiera Westlake
5th Seth Nobert

Day 2 Sportif International

Judo Alberta results:

U18 Cadet 
🥇Ema Tesanovic
🥇Kiera Westlake
🥉Douglas O’Brien
🥉Emma Caldwell
5th Nathan Demaere


Congratulations to all judoka! Great job on representing the Blue Wave overseas!


Elite Athlete Funding Application

The Judo Alberta coaching staff has released the Elite Athlete funding application.

This application is for funding for Judo Alberta/ Judo Canada events that have taken or will take place between: December 2017 to April 2018

A) Athletes Selected by Judo Canada to participate in International Events
B) International Events recognized by Judo Canada (National Team Handbook) & Judo Canada RTC International Competitions/Tours
C) National Point Events and Training Camps
D) Special Provincial Training Camps

The elite athlete funding is for athletes in age divisions U18, U21, and Senior that are travelling out of province for tournaments or training camps at a national or international level.

The Judo Alberta coaching staff is allocating $4,000.00 towards this part of the season for elite level athletes. The whole funds may or may not be completely used depending on the number of applicants and events.

Applying for this funding does not guarantee that funds will be issued to you. The coaching staff are looking for athletes that have shown dedication to their own judo training, tournament participation, and training camp participation. Also the coaching staff are looking for athletes that are planning for future goals in the sport. Please see a list of example tournaments that we will fund on the Elite athlete funding policy.
The coaching staff do want the athletes to have full support from their personal coach/ head sensei/club before applying for funds.
 Please supply receipts with the application – this will expedite the processing of the funds
The deadline to apply for this round of funding is:
Wednesday April 11, 2018
Please submit funding applications to Ewan Beaton: ewan@judoalberta.com
 Judo Alberta will only accept applications by email or given directly to the HP Coach

To view the application please click here.
Thank you
Judo Alberta Coaching Staff

2018 Florence Senda Junior Tournament

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lethbridge Judo Club Dojo
2775 – 28th Ave. South
Lethbridge, AB. T1K 7L6

Club coach/representative meeting 10:00 a.m.
Tournament: 10:30 a.m. (U10)
U12 and U14 start times will be posted after weigh in.

Friday, April 20, 2017 (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, April 21, 2017 (8:00 – 9:30 a.m.)

Entry Fee:
$40.00 per contestant; (All fees are non-refundable unless event is cancelled)


Open to all members of Provincial Judo Associations, Judo Canada and IJF Associations
All competitors must be prepared to present their judo documentation.

Minimum rank – yellow belt
U14: Boys / Girls: born 2005 – 2006 (3 min. match duration)
U12: Boys / Girls: born 2007 – 2008 (2 min. randori format)
U10: Mixed Gender: born 2009 – 2010 (2 min. randori format)

To view the tournament package please click here.

2018 Judo Alberta Female Training Camp

It was a fun filled weekend in Pincher Creek, AB as the Barracuda Judo Club hosted the 16th Annual Female Training camp and sleepover!

A special thank you goes out to the Barricuda Judo Club for being excellent hosts, to our special guest Bianca Ockedahl, and to all of the amazing volunteers that made this special weekend happen!

To view more photos from the weekend please visit https://www.facebook.com/judoalberta 


2018 Canadian Open Judo Championships – Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at this prestigious event please sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NXT7Q7F

If you have any question please contact judo@judoalberta.com

Thank you!

38th Annual Rocky Mountain Invitational

April 7, 2018
Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Blvd
Shane Homes Field House
Airdrie, AB
U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 (Female and Male)
Senior Women and Senior Men
Entry Fees: 
$50.00 per judoka (There is no entry fee for the CWG Trials)
Additional Division $10
Entries will be accepted until March 26, 2018
Fees payable to the Rocky Mountain Invitational Judo Tournament
Judoka must be in the designated age and weight parameters using the year born.
Changing weight divisions will result in a $10.00 charge.
Minimum Rank: Yellow Belt (Gokyu)
To view the tournament technical package please click here.
To view the registration spreadsheet please click here.
To view the CWG registration spreadsheet please click here.

Provincial Training Camp March 24-25, 2018

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

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club #115 1919 – 27th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta

Saturday March 24, 2018:
1300-1500 Technique
1500-1700 Break
1700-1930 Randori & Drills

Sunday March 25, 2018
800-900 Physical Training & Drills
900-1000 Break
1000-1200 Judo Review/Randori

Ewan Beaton HP Judo Alberta Coach

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


UPDATE: Tuesday March 6th

  • Training session
  • Referee sessions
  • Dress for Success & acceptance
  • Live broadcasting
  • Regional Time change


WE are moving the training session timeline at the West Edmonton Mall venue from 2pm to 3 pm Friday due to flight issues associated with Travis Stevens. As you may know, Travis is a resident of Boston and is flying in from Boston with a team, and the flight times makes a 2pm start impossible.

Additionally, we have had substantial feedback from incoming coaches and athletes, outside of our original age band (u16 & below), that they would like to participate. To accommodate this, and the potential increased participation, we are adding two additional international competitors to our instructor list to assist with this instructional oriented session. Jospi Tenzera, 90 kg and Marco Kumric, 100kg will also be on the mat Friday afternoon. These active and tournament participating judoka are members of Croatia’s national team, have a strong judo pedigree, and have demonstrated considerable success in the European circuit. They will provide a Euro perspective to Judo in the training session which I’m sure the additional interested participants will enjoy. All Instructors/coaches coming are welcome and encouraged to participate in this Friday afternoon event.


The Referee sessions are a two part event Friday.

Our VI session conducted by Dr. Gary Berliner IBSA Pan American Referee Commissioner and committee member of the IJF IBSA Commission, is a limited participation program that begins at noon Friday and will require transport to a dojo. Those interested in attending must contact Tammy Thornton Judo Alberta Chairperson at mrst@telusplanet.net and cc Brian Fujimoto Judo Canada Referee Committee member at jbfuj@telusplanet.net so that appropriate transport can be arranged to accommodate all present registered participants and those interested in registering now.

The Referees Symposium is to be held at the Executive Inn, a host hotel of our event. It will start at 7pm Friday and will include both referees and coaches interested in fully understanding the new 2018 IJF Contest Rules. Please be on time. It will be a seated seminar format with a small mat area for presentation as required. Dr Berlinger will be  a guest speaker and part of the panel. The panel, of considerable talent and experience, will handle all questions and would welcome pre-submission questions on the rule changes to ensure appropriate detailed responses. Please forward those questions to Brian Fujimoto, Judo Canada Referee Committee member at jbfuj@telusplanet.net

Dress for Success & Acceptance

We just need to reconfirm that all referees and coaches are cognizant of the dress requirements at events of this nature.

For Referees:

Dress code Men: formal suit (jacket, trousers, shirt and tie

Dress Code Women: jacket, trousers/skirt/dress, blouse

And formal shoes for both.

 Coaches are permitted to wear team tracksuit of Provincial, State, or National affiliation.


Live Broadcasting

The Edmonton International Judo Championship is a National A event and an important tournament in our Canadian National Circuit Program. Accordingly, the tournament will be broadcast live over the internet by Judo Canada for all interested parties both within and outside of Canada. To access the multi camera live four mat broadcasting we direct you to https://judocanada.tv/ Please share this with you appropriate club and regional members to ensure their ability to watch their fellow competitors and family members.

Regional Time change

Edmonton is subject to DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME and the clocks regionally will roll ahead one hour effective at 2am Sunday morning. All competitors, coaches, and support staff must understand this and be prepared for an 8am start time Sunday morning which will feel like an hour earlier.


Thank you for your attention to this long and detailed update, the organizing committee is very interested in your complete satisfaction with your Edmonton International Judo Championship experience, hence our ongoing and continual communication with you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me by email.


Mark K. Hicks

Tournament Director

Hundreds of black belts return to Edmonton Judo Championship next weekend at WEM

Edmonton International Judo Championship a continued success after 12 years

Edmonton, March 5, 2018: Edmonton will again welcome over 800 competitors – hundreds of whom are black belt fighters – to the 2018 Edmonton International Judo Championship in West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace next weekend.

The Edmonton International Judo Championship is the largest full range judo event in Canada and features male and female athletes from under-10 years of age to adulthood.
Families and visitors are guaranteed a FREE, action-packed weekend beginning Friday, March 9th starting with a 2016 Olympic silver medalist Travis Stevens leading a youth oriented training camp at 2pm. We expect to attract a huge number of Judoka, as athletes look to Travis, a icon in the sport, for the latest technical direction in competitive judo. The training camp and other related events, including of course the Saturday Sunday competition, provides athletes with a tremendous opportunity to acquire valuable, high quality, national and international competition knowledge and experience.


The tournament’s huge volume of fighters and multi-day format, ensures a smooth, organized flow of events for every competitor; and the word is getting around. “As a result of the historic success of our tournament”, suggests Tournament Director Mark Hicks “we have received multiple inquires from judoka around the world.” And now have athletes registered to attend this year from the USA, France, Croatia, and Venezuela.

Undoubtedly, the venue – West Edmonton Mall’s Ice Palace – unlike any other judo tournament venue in the world is one of the draws. The mall provides a unique opportunity for the display and demonstration of judo. As a result over 100,000 people per day walk around the enclosed but open air tournament site.
For more information, photo/video ops and to arrange interviews, contact Tournament Director Mark Hicks:

Media Contact: Mark Hicks, Tournament Director
Phone: 780-782-3669 Email: mhicks@sherwoodford.ca Website: www.edmontonjudo.com

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