Red Deer Tournament

Tournament date:

Dec 6,2015


Lindsay Thurber Composite High

Weigh Ins:

Dec 5, 2014 7-9:30pm at shiaijo. Signs will be posted.

Tournament start time:

Dec 6, 8:30am.

Competition will commence with CWG divisions. In the case of fight offs, these will be scheduled for Sunday, Dec 7. Details to be communicated to athletes and coaches.

The tournament will include the following categories:

Senior men ( yellow to blue), Senior women, veteran men.

No senior men brown and black belt categories will be offered in Red Deer.

Training Camp:

Dec 6, 8:45-11:00 am. at shiaijo.

Black Belt Grading:

Sunday, Dec 6. 9am-noon.

2014 Quebec Open Results

Judo Alberta was well represented at the 2014 Quebec Open!
Here are the results from our team members:

Day 1- Saturday Nov. 1st
U21 Division
– Jordan Landry -70kg 2-2 2nd Place

U18 Division
– Sarah Perks +70kg 3-0 1st Place
– Ty Nakano -55kg 4-0 1st Place
– Brette Poliakiwski -52kg 4-0 1st Place
– Tanner Sudo -81kg 3-0 1st Place
– Dawson Mandel -73kg 3-1 2nd Place
– Taeya Koliaska -48kg 3-1 2nd Place
– Kiera Trotter -70kg 2-2 3rd Place
– Virginia Nemeth -48kg 2-2 3rd Place
– Hana Varsanyi -63kg 2-1 5th Place (Withdrew due to injury)
– Alex Gagnon -57kg 1-2 5th Place

Day 2- Sunday Nov. 2nd
U16 Division
– Adam Thomson -60kg 5-0 1st Place
– Ashley Mcleod -52kg 3-1 3rd Place
– David Wu -55kg 3-1 3rd Place
– Christian Hill -66kg 3-2 5th Place
Seniors Division
– Erin Morgan -48kg 4-0 1st Place
– Alicia Briggs -57kg 2-1 2nd Place
– Brette Poliakiwski -52kg 3-1 3rd Place
– Robert Edwards -90kg 3-1 3rd Place

Congratulations to all competitors for your successes!

Judo Alberta Grading

Where: Red Deer
When: December 7, 2014
Time: 9:00am
Venue: TBD

Please send all properly completed forms to:

Gord Okamura – Grading Secretary
11247 – 59 Ave
Edmonton, AB
T6H 1G2

All forms postmarked AFTER November 25, 2014 WILL NOT be accepted for the Red Deer Grading.

Thank you very Much!

Joe Meli,
Grading Chair

Notice of the 2014 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Kodokan Black Belt Association (Judo Alberta) will be held at the Dow Centennial Centre (8700 – 84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, AB) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Please click here to view the 2014 Judo Alberta AGM Report


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).

2) Approval of the minutes of the 2013 Annual General Meeting.

3) Business arising from the minutes of the 2013 Annual General meeting.

4) Reports of the Executive & Committees:
a) President
b) VP of Administration
c) VP of Finance
d) Treasurer/Financial Statement
e) Registrar
f) Secretary
g) Regional Council
h) Women’s Representative
i) Athlete’s Representative
j) Executive Director
k) High Performance Coach
l) Coaching Committee
m) Grading Board
n) Referee Committee
o) Technical Committee
p) NCCP Committee
q) Awards Committee
r) LTAD Committee

5) New Business

6) Volunteer Recognition

7) Elections
a) President
b) VP of Admin
c) Treasurer
d) Secretary
e) Regional Chair(voted on by zone reps)

White Belt Demonstration

Hosted by the Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society


December 6, 2014


Dow Centennial Centre
8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan AB


Setup/Participant organization starts at 11:00AM
Demonstrations start at 12:00PM


Developmental skills based on demonstrations by White/White-Yellow belt ranked Judoka.



Contact Information:

Mark Hicks
Phone: (780) 782 3669
Fax: (780) 449 1351

For more information, please see the tournament package !

Yellow to Green Belt Tournament

Hosted by the Edmonton Yudanshakai Judo Society


October 11, 2014
November 15, 2014
January 24, 2015
February 21, 2015


Dow Centennial Centre
8700-84 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB


Tournament setup/competitor organization begins at 11:00AM. Fights begin at 12:00PM


Developmental tournaments to expose the lower level judoka in EYJS to a tournament environment. These tournaments are also training grounds for referees, timekeepers, draw keepers, setup, etc.

For any questions please contact the Tournament Director:

Mark Hicks
Phone: (780) 782-3669
Fax: (780) 449-1351

Please click here to view the tournament package.

NCCP Dojo Assistant Course

NCCP Dojo Assistant Course
Judo Alberta is offering a NCCP Dojo Assistant course in Airdrie scheduled for:

Oct. 24 5:30 – 10 pm
Oct. 25, 9 am – 7 pm
Oct. 26, 9 am – 1 pm

The cost is $250 cash or cheque payable to Judo Alberta.
Please register by email to

Registration Deadline is Oct. 10/14
A minimum of 6 registrants are required for the course to proceed.

Make your club better by making yourself better!


As many of you know, Fatira Merah stepped down as our HP coach at the end of last season and moved to Montreal to pursue more schooling. This has left a void until the Regional Training Center is established in 2015.

It is with great pleasure that I announce Laurie Wiltshire has accepted the role of the High Performance Coach for Judo Alberta for this year. She is an NCCP certified Competition Development (Level III) coach with years of experience as a National and International competitor. She is an 8-time National Champion in the -52kg division and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Furthermore, she is a certified fitness trainer and can bring more aspects of conditioning and physical preparation to the Coaching Team.

Laurie is based in Calgary, but will make club visits throughout the year and will always be available at the training camps. Please join me in extending our congratulations to her and wish her continued success in this new position.


Garry Yamashita,
Coaching Committee Chair
Judo Alberta

2014 U of A Invitational Judo Championships

TOURNAMENT SITE: Dow Centennial Centre, 8700-84 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta


HEAD REFEREE: Tammy Thornton

REFEREES’ MÈETING: Saturday, October 18 @ 7:30 am. Coaches are invited. Please do not be late.

Mail Registration to: U of A Judo Club
c/o Helen Bienert
53529 Range Road 224
Ardrossan, AB T8E 2L8

TIME: Kata Competition at 8:00 am October 18, 2014.
Shiai at 8:30 am.

WEIGH INS: Friday, October 17, 2014 – 6-8 PM at Dow Centennial Centre
NOTE: No weigh ins on Saturday, October 18, 2014


NO WEIGH IN FOR U10 & U12 but are required to have their weights verified, signed off and submitted by their coach on the Weight Entry for U10 & U12 form that is part of this tournament package. Athletes will be grouped by their submitted ages and weights.

Please click here to view the invitation. Please note that the U of A invitation contains information regarding the Team Alberta selection criteria for the Canada Winter Games.

Interested in volunteering? Click here to view the Volunteer Application Form!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the tournament feel free to contact the Tournament Director – Kelly Palmer at

CWG/Provincial Training Camp, Sept 27th and 28th, 2014

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

11-1300 Judo Technical
1300-1345 Lunch
1400-1500 Sports Psych
1700-1900 Judo Randori

800-900 Circuit Training
900-945 Break/ Smoothies
945-1145 Judo Review/ Randori
1145-1230 Info Session (Parents and coaches encouraged to attend)

Address for training camp:
Hiro’s Judo Club
#115, 1919 27 Avenue N.E.
Calgary Alberta T2E 7E4

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 next season.

Laurie Wiltshire HP Judo Alberta Coach
Phone: 403-923-6358

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