Western Canada Regional Update

A) LTDM: Long Term Developmental Model

A New Approach?  Canada’s progress in LTAD is encouraging some organizations and facilities to combine their services and offer children more complete access to activities and sports. This approach leads to physical literacy – critical for life-long physical activity and the development of world-class athletes. Adolescence also affects a child’s sporting experience and should be addressed appropriately. 

When organizations and facilities combine services, it gives children more access to activities and sports. People are more likely to enter a sport later in life – whether for healthy recreation or to develop sport excellence – because of early exposure. People require a full range of athletic abilities if they are to reach the highest levels of sporting excellence in late specialization sports. Early overspecialization too often leads to a lack of physical literacy and ultimately, early retirement from sport. Adolescence effects children in different ways. Some hit puberty and develop early while others develop later. Few Canadian sports understand the challenges faced by early and late developers.

With males, late developers are usually smaller and physically weaker than their peers. Early developers, who experience sporting success at a younger age, are often surpassed by their late-developing peers. Both can lead to early dropout. For females, rapid growth of breasts and hips can cause early developers to drop out, while late developers, who had early success with their prepubescent bodies, face difficulties when older.

B) Judo Canada www.judocanada.org
Age Change for 2013 Cadet Worlds
2013 Cadet Worlds – U18 (years 1998, 1997 & 1996)
2014 Youth Olympic Games – U19  (years 1998, 1997 & 1996)

C) Technical Corner
The uki is the secret weapon when it comes to learning judo. You need to teach your athletes and students to be good uki and learn to work with their partner and not be detrimental to their development. To be a good uki athletes and students cannot have a fear of falling. They need to embrace the idea of doing breakfalls and learn the technique from a very young age. Look at this video clip of Rokyo Tamura throwing a partner as an example of a perfect uki (2min45sec)
When you visit dojo’s around the world this type of throwing with speed and power is a common practice for all age groups. We need to teach our athletes in Canada to be at the same level so every athletes technical judo can improve.

D) Judo Canada up Coming Events           
2012 Quebec Open , Montreal, QC                                              October 06/07, 2012
2013 Pacific International, Vancouver, BC                                 February 16/17, 2013
2013 Edmonton International, Edmonton, AB                            April 06/07, 2013
2013 Ontario Open, Toronto, ON                                                  May 18-19, 2013
2013 National Judo Championships, Vancouver, BC              July 04-07, 2013

E) Video Clips
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            73kg Final: Isaev (RUS) vs Nakaya (JPN)
Olympic Highlights:
            78kg Final 2012 Olympic Games Highlights:
100kg Final 2012 Olympic Games Highlights
90kg Final 2012 Olympic Games Highlights

F) Sport Science      
Train Like an Olympic Judo Athlete

More difficult than MMA training, Jimmy Pedro explains the intense strength an athlete needs to compete in Olympic-level judo.

Current judo coach and two-time Olympic medalist Jimmy Pedro is able to sum up the difficulty of judo training pretty easily: “I have many athletes that used to compete in judo but are now competing in mixedmartial arts,” he says. “And it’s funny to hear them say that judo training’s just too hard. ‘It’s harder than MMA. It’s just too physical for me.’”

Harder Than MMA?

It’s hard to believe someone might make the move to MMA to go easier on their bodies, but Pedro says being able to train in different techniques and disciplines make MMA “more forgiving on the body than judo.” When it comes to sparring for MMA during practice sessions, competitors rarely give 100 percent to prevent injury, while judo is designed to prevent injury regardless of how well or poorly a person is doing, forcing them to give their all every time they step on the mat. He also notes that the necessary skills involved in judo are integral to success in mixed martial arts, generally making the transition easier to handle for judo competitors.

Full Article & Travis Stevens Training Program:

  G) Western Canada Calendar of Major Events 2012/13
        Judo BC Coaching Conference, Squamish, BC October 26-28, 2012 
      2012 Manitoba Open, Winnipeg, MB             December 01-02, 2012
      2012 Saskatchewan Open, Regina, SK                    January 19-20, 2013
      2012 Inner City Open, Winnipeg, MB                        February 09-10, 2013
      2013 Pacific International, Vancouver, BC               February 16/17, 2013
      2013 Edmonton International, Edmonton, AB         April 06/07, 2013

H) International Judo Federation
2012 Olympic Judo Competition technique Stats
Scroll down the article to find the attachments. The article is in French but you can translate it to English.


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