Edmonton Area Female Training Friday December 02, 2022

Edmonton Area Female Training Friday December 02, 2022

Hi everyone!

I’m excited to host another female training session for the Edmonton Area. I have added a recreational class from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, this class is open to anyone who wants to have fun doing judo! I will be hosting a high-performance class afterwards for competitors. Please find more details below.

Edmonton Area Female Training
Friday, December 02, 2022 
St. Albert Judo Club42C Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z8, Canada 

Recreational class: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
High-Performance class: 7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Note: There is no cost for these training sessions

Registration online: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/edmonton-female-judo-training/484615/

We want to have as many female judokas from around Edmonton participating. The goal is to build a community, a social group and an enjoyable healthy culture of female Judoka in Edmonton. Building a good base of female judoka who can continue to develop the sport in Alberta/Canada is an essential objective of the Judo Alberta Strategic Plan.

Tentative future dates:
January 6
February 10
March 3
April 14

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at alexgagnon57@gmail.com

Judo Alberta’s New Executive Committee

Dear Members, Athletes, and Clubs,

Judo Alberta hosted their Annual General Meeting on November 20th virtually. Multiple items were discussed and important votes were made. Some of the highlights were a good fiscal year for 2021-2022, changes to the bylaws, and new executive committee positions. All of the information on this can be found in our 2021-22 Annual and AGM Report.

We would like to thank Trevor Hazell for his leadership and guidance over the last 6 years as President. The President can only serve for 3 consecutive 2 year terms. There have been many challenges faced by Judo Alberta and Trevor has led the organization through all of it. Trevor will continue on the Executive Committee as the Secretary.

With Trevor’s time as President coming to an end, that means Judo Alberta has a new President. We are pleased to welcome back a familiar name and face for his second go around as President, Kelly Thornton. Kelly previously served as President for 6 years from 2011-2017. Kelly has stayed active on the Executive Committee in multiple roles over the last 6 years, including treasurer and secretary. We are excited to see where Kelly takes Judo in the province of Alberta for his next term as President.

The full list of our new Executive Committee is:

Please feel free to reach out to any of the Executive Committee at any time.


Caleb Boorse
Executive Director



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.

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

2022 Judo Alberta Winter Camp

Judo Alberta is proud to announce that we will have 2016 Olympian Antoine Bouchard as our guest coach for the 2023 Winter Camp on December 16-18, 2022, in Lethbridge, Alberta. Antoine is a fantastic personality who came from a small town in Northern Quebec and developed into a force on the Internationa Judo Federation Competition tour.

Athletes Sign- up: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/2023-judo-alberta-winter-camp-athletes-registration/483974/

Coach Sign-up (FREE): https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register/judo-alberta-winter-camp-coaches/483976/


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

Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Elite 8 Volunteer Sign-Up

Hello everyone!

Alberta is proud to be hosting the 2022 Elite 8 Canadian National Championships and 2022 IBSA Pan American Championships in Edmonton from December 9-11. We are looking for volunteers to help create a successful event.

To register, click the following link: https://signup.com/go/KpZyvOc-Some volunteer blocks are either morning or afternoon. If you would like to do a full day, you will have to register for both morning and afternoon. -Please register for one position if you do a full day of volunteering (not including tear-down). 

We appreciate your help and support to create a successful event! You are more than welcome to share the link and/or poster with your club membership and on social media. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me:Email: alexgagnon57@gmail.comTel: (514) 809-3551

Thank you once again!
Alexandra Gagnon

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta truLOCAL Fundraiser

Judo Alberta is fundraising with truLOCAL! We’re raising funds towards our athletes and coaches, allowing them to attend competitions across the province, nation and the world!! truLOCAL is helping us to get there. Not only can you support us and help us reach our fundraising goal – you can also support amazing local farmers from right here in Alberta and get delicious local meat and fish delivered to your door.

Not only is it convenient, it’s safe, too – no more picking up order forms or handing out product. Just place your order online, and a portion of the proceeds will automatically be put towards supporting the needs of individuals in our community.

Click here to see how you can support us! Deadline to buy a box is December 15th, 2022. https://trulocal.ca/fundraisers

Alberta Sport ConnectionNCCPOur Sponsors