British Judo provide opportunities for all participants to be fully inclusive. BJA Inclusion, in addition to supporting all minority groups, has the remit to promote judo for all players that through statemented cognitive disorder and or physiological type or infirmity, cannot aspire to the highest levels of the mainstream pathway
One of the pathways British Judo provide is Disability Judo, where all participants who have a disability can be catered for within a club and or competition environment.
Judo clubs provide the beginning to participation in a nurturing and developmental environment building confidence within their own individual ability to achieve progression through grading structure and competitions. Use our Club Finder to find and speak to coaches at local clubs to see what opportunities they have.
There are 5 levels that cater for your child/athletes level of ability. Ranging from athletes with cognitive challenges to physical disabilities. Full details can be found in the British Judo Association Tournament Handbook (pages 39-51) that identifies the 5 levels of competition categories and Refereeing Rules within Special Needs competitions.
Inclusive for all, participants with disabilities are eligible to enter mainstream events and following British Judo Performance pathways, the Disability pathway has been integrated with the support where required. Click on the link for more details
Follow the British Judo Grading pathway at a pace that your child can achieve a suitable standard related to the grade.
Links to Grading scheme: http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/gradings
National Inclusion Seminar is held annually around February of each year, bringing together all athletes, coaches and parents/carers for a day of activities.
|February||National Disability Seminar||Walsall BJPI|
|April||Open European Special Needs||Beverwijk, Holland|
|April||ESSN Physical and Intellectual Annual Disability Judo Competition||Scotland|
|April||British Schools SN VI Championships||Sheffield EIS|
|June||Swiss G-Judo tournament||Uster|
|August||British Judo SN Open||Stoke Manderville|
|November||Venray SN Competition||Holland|
If you have a disability and would like more information on how to get involved, the following people are available to support:
|British Judo Board of Directors||Sara Hayesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SN GB Team Manager||Ken Thorneemail@example.com|
|SN GB Team Manager||Jo Imriefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SN Lead Referee||Ron Cleereemail@example.com|
|Competition Pathway||Andy Scottfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|British Judo Disability Lead||Kerry Tanseyemail@example.com|
Home Nations Support
Full competition pathways and details can be found here or direct contact to:
|Judo Scotland||http://www.judoscotland.com/development/disability; http://www.scottishsnjudo.org|
|NI Judo Federation||http://www.nijudo.com|