Judo BC News Letter

January 14, 2014

Billet Families Needed for the 2014 Pacific International
Families needed to host international competitors for the 2014 Pacific International Tournament. The competitors will be arriving on February 14th and departing on February 18th. If you are interested in this unique opportunity to host an international judoka please contact the Judo BC office.
e. info@judobc.ca
p. 604 333-3513
f. 604 333-3514

Nanaimo DI Course - Change of Date
The NCCP Dojo Instructor Course scheduled for Nanaimo has been postponed. The new dates for the course are February 7 - 9. For all the details and registration forms click here. Don't forget that effective September 1, 2014, Head Instructors of all Judo BC Clubs will be required to be a NCCP certified Dojo Instructor (formerly NCCP Level 2).

Vancouver International
The 2014 Vancouver Internationals hosted by the Seikidokan Judo Clubs is being held January 25th and the Richmond Olympic Oval. Don't miss out on this great tournament! Click here to download the technical package and registration forms.

San Jose Buddhist Judo Club Tournament
Are you interested in competing at the San Jose Buddhist Judo Club Tournament February 9, 2014? Judo BC would like to send a team to compete in the tournament and gain international experience. Click here for the Team BC details and registration information.

National C and B Evaluation and Rostering Opportunity
There will be National C and B evaluation and rostering at the following events:
  • Pacific International on February 15/16; Richmond BC
  • Edmonton International on March 15/16; Edmonton AB
Please contact referee@judobc.ca for more information.

2014 Judo Quebec Winter Camp
 Judo BC athletes and coaches with special guest instructor Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Ilias Iliadis at the Judo Quebec Winter Camp.
From left to right Dmitri Kim, Ignacio Rodriguez, Ilias Iliadis, Bruce Kamstra, Dante St. Prix and Tokue Suda.

Referees Needed for the BC Winter Games
Click on the image below for all related information.

Edmonton International Judo Championships
The Edmonton International Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the Edmonton International Judo Championship will take place March 14th, 15th, and 16th 2014 at their unique venue, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. See the below press release for more information.

"It is our opinion that this tournament will provide athletes a tremendous opportunity to obtain valuable national and international experience while limiting travel costs and associated time zone issues due to accessibility, proximity and location in North America. We believe that the tournament’s three day format facilitates travel time for all participants, as well as well placed tournament match times. It also ensures that participants, coaches and families have the opportunity to partake in the shopping and special events aspects of the largest indoor shopping center in North America, West Edmonton Mall. www.westedmontonmall.com.
For those not in attendance these past few years, the West Edmonton Mall venue, provides a unique opportunity for the display and understanding of our sport, as a result of the 100,000 + people per day walking around the enclosed but open air tournament site. Please review our website  www.edmontonjudo.com for pictures of this very dynamic tournament environment.

In addition to an incredible array of competitors, over 700 in 2013, which benefit from cash prize funding for divisional winners of the Senior Women’s and Men’s Brown & Black divisions, we have a number of other events coinciding with the tournament including:

Kata Camp: This is the most popular Kata competition in Western Canada, and we want you to participate in the competition and the subsequent Kata camp! Nage-no Kata, Ju-no-Kata, Katame-no-Kata Kime-No- Kata and Kodokan Goshinjutsu are all being offered. If you wish to improve your Kata this is your opportunity! For details email Gord Okamura gokamura@telus.net

Kata Judge Seminar: If you wish to Judge Kata in the future, Judo Canada is putting on a kata Judge seminar, evaluation, and examination in conjunction with the tournament which is open to Nidan and above. Contact Fred Blaney, IJF A of Judo Canada’s National Grading Board at Fred.Blaney@gnb.ca

Referee Symposium: Run also by IJF Referees. An evening of detailed assessment of what is changing in today’s judo and how you as a ref, or you as a fighter, can adjust your game to move forward with these changes.

Pathway to the Olympic Podium: an informational session for athletes, coaches and parents put on by Judo Canada’s Ewan Beaton. Ewan is an Olympian as an athlete and as an Olympic Manager and has considerable depth of knowledge to share for interested judoka.
We have negotiated hotel packages for participants and members of their travel teams which are included in the tournament package on our website www.edmontonjudo.com .   Additionally, any further information or tournament package revisions will be uploaded on our website, as they become available. If you have any questions in the short term I would be pleased to respond by email.

Please mark your calendars, adjust your budgets, and plan to travel this March 14th, 15th, and 16th 2014 to the Edmonton International Judo Championship. . . truly a unique Judo tournament experience."

- Mark Hicks
Tournament Director

Judo BC’s 2014 Youth Provincial Championships, CWG Test Event and Training Camp
Judo BC invites U14, U16, U18 and U21 athletes to compete in the annual Youth Provincial Championships, CWG Test Event and Training Camp April 5-6, 2014. Participants must be current and paid up members with Judo Canada. BC Participants will receive 10 participation points for the event for provincial team ranking (must attend shiai and all training sessions) and points based on placing in shiai as per Judo BC’s Team Selection Criteria (max 20 points for full event).
For more information download the 2014 Youth Championships - CWG Test Event Technical Package
Judo BC will be arranging for bus transportation from the Metro Vancouver region to Prince George for this tournament. More details including the costs and itinerary will be available shortly.

 Call for Mission Staff - 2015 Canada Winter Games and 2015 Western Canada Summer Games
The BC Games Society has just posted two very exciting volunteer opportunities in sport.  Our Team BC athletes and coaches will be competing in 2015 at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC, and the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB.

For more information, and to apply for either of these two opportunities, please click here.

2014 Pacific International
The Steveston Judo Club cordially invites Judoka to participate in their 29th annual Pacific International Invitational Judo Tournament. This year the tournament will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval. We expect a contingent of approximately 12 judoka from All Tokyo University Judo Federation Japan. This tournament is a Judo Canada Regional Points Tournament and also a selection tournament for BC athletes wishing to participate in the 2014 Canadian Senior Nationals. To download a copy of the technical package please click here.

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Upcoming Events and Deadlines
  • January 18 – Campbell River Regional Shiai, Campbell River Judo Club Dojo, 10:30 am
  • January 18 & 19 – Sask Open, Regina SK
  • January 19 – Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford
  • January 25 – Vancouver International, Richmond Olympic Oval
  • January 25 – Fernie Invitational Judo Tournament
  • January 26 – Kootenay Regional Training, Fernie BC
  • January 26 – Coastal Regional Training, Steveston
  • February 2 – Okanagan Regional Training, Aberdeen Judo, 11 am – note change of location
  • February 2 - Coastal Regional Training, Burnaby
  • February 7 to 9  – NCCP Dojo Instructor Course, Nanaimo - note new dates
  • February 8 – Northern Regional Training, Hart Judo Academy, 9:30 am
  • February 9 -  San Jose Buddist “Sensei Memorial” Invitational  Tournament, San Jose, CA
  • February 9 - Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford
  • February 15 & 16 – Pacific International, Richmond BC (Jr and Sr team selection event)
  • February 20 to 23 - BC Winter Games, Mission BC (Jr team selection event)
  • February 23 - Coastal Regional Training, Burnaby
  • March 1 – Island Regional Training, Nanaimo 10:30 am
  • March 1 – Okanagan Regional Training, Penticton Judo Club, 10 am – note new date and time
  • March 2 – Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford
  • March 8 – Northern Regional Training, Prince George Judo Club, 9:30 am
  • March 9 – Coastal Regional Training, Steveston
  • March 14 to 16 – Edmonton International, Edmonton AB (Jr team selection event)
  • March 16 – Coastal Regional Training, Burnaby
  • March 23 – Coastal Regional Training, Abbotsford
  • March 30 – Coastal Regional Training, Steveston
  • April 5 to 6 - Judo BC’s 2014 Youth Provincial Championships, CWG Test Event and Training Camp, Prince George
  • April 11 to 12 - BC Open, Vernon


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