Judo Alberta has launched our Annual Christmas 50/50 Draw TODAY! Come and support our athletes journey to the 2023 Open National Championships in Montreal. 
100 tickets for $100.0020 tickets for $50.004 tickets for $20.001 Ticket for $10.00 
Buy tickets today and you can WIN BIG like previous winners Jim Karas ($2,650.00) & Judy Hazell ($3,755.00). You can be a WINNER TOO! Please support our Judo Alberta athletes today! 
This is the season for GIVING & WINNING! 

Raffle Link:


Draw Date: December 18, 2022

December 3 Black Belt Grading Applicants

To all December 3 Black Belt Grading applicants: Please advise Gord Okamura at gyokamura@gmail.com if you have or will apply on the Judo Canada application system, and the stream (technical or competitive) and for what rank by the November 18 registration deadline. Thank you.

Notice of the 2022 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting

Please click here for the official notice of the 2022 Judo Alberta Annual General Meeting. The AGM will once again be held virtually on November 20th, 2022 at 3:00 PM via Microsoft Teams. Members must complete the AGM Registration Form by November 13, 2022 to confirm attendance. Meeting instructions will be distributed to everyone that is registered. 

Additionally, please click here for the Judo Alberta Proxy Form for those members who are unable to attend and wish to pass their vote to another member. 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 13, 2022 in order to validate each member.

Special Resolution
A motion has been made for a special resolution to make some changes to the bylaws. Please read through the proposed changes here

If you could please distribute this information throughout your membership it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Caleb Boorse at judo@judoalberta.com

Judo Alberta Grading

Date : Saturday December 3, 2022
Time : 1:00 pm
Location : Hiro’s Dojo #115 – 1919  27AVE NE Calgary  
Please ensure candidates meet all the criteria specified in the National Grading Syllabus and have their Head Sensei’s approval.National Grading Syllabus: https://www.judocanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/National-Grading-Syllabus-1-January-2021-EN-1.pdf

All grading forms must be entered under the correct stream into Judo Canada no later than Friday, November 18th.
Judo Canada Grading Page:https://judocanada.org/grading/

Technical Stream Forms: https://judocanada.org/technical-stream/  

Competitive Stream Forms: https://judocanada.org/competitive-stream/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Gord Okamura or Joe Meli, Grading Board Chair.

Kata Clinic – March 4-5, 2023

Hosted by Raymond Judo Club

Still early but mark your calendar!

The Judo Alberta Grading Board is pleased to announce that Gordon Okamura (National Kata Coach) will be leading a series of kata clinics for participants to sample various kata for interest. Key points and principles will be covered in each kata but the entire kata may not necessarily be shown. Questions will be addressed and critique will be provided. Weapons will be provided.

These sessions are open to all interested judoka!

Time: Saturday March 4
10 am – 1 pm Nage no Kata
1-2 pm – Lunch
2 pm – 5 pm Kodokan Goshin Jutsu

Sunday March 5
9am – 12pm Katame no Kata
12 – 1 pm – Lunch
1 pm – 4 pm Kime no Kata

Location: Victoria Sports Park 350E 100N, Raymond, Alberta T0K2S0

Registration: $35 Registration is through trackie (will be available in 2023)

If you have any questions, please contact Gord Okamura at gyokamura@gmail.com

I am happy to announce that kata is back and that there will be weekly sessions held on Tuesdays starting on October 4th at the Tokugawa Judo Club (see attached schedule). People can pick and choose activities that might be of interest. Kata is not just for grading! It is another aspect of judo that will give you insight into the principles and heritage of judo. The more participants getting involved with kata, the better, especially the teens. So please let others know and we will see you on the mat.

Gord Okamura
National Kata Coach

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.



Provincial Fee

Judo Canada Fee

21 +21 & older$95$30$125
Other Memberships
Introduction to Judo*
Self Defence***
Judo Alberta Lifetime
Judo Canada Lifetime
Club Fee

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

Judo Alberta Elite Athlete Funding


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:

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

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