RSS All British Judo Association Newshttp://www.britishjudo.org.ukRSS All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo AssociationAshley McKenzie finishes fifth in Abu Dhabi Grand SlamCommonwealth Champion Ashley McKenzie (-60kg) picked up 100 world ranking points on the road to Rio, as he placed fifth at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in the United Arab Emirates today.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/ashley-mckenzie-finishes-fifth-in-abu-dhabi-grand-slamhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/ashley-mckenzie-finishes-fifth-in-abu-dhabi-grand-slamFri, 31 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0000Celebrate World Judo DayWymeswold-based CSS Judo Club celebrated World Judo Day by throwing a huge birthday party in honor of Jigoro Kano - the founding father of the sport.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/celebrate-world-judo-day-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/celebrate-world-judo-day-0Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:16:00 +0000Next stop Abu Dhabi for GB teamThe next stop for the International Judo Federation World Tour will be the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as players prepare for the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and Great Britain is to field a strong team at the tournament taking place between 31 October and 2 November. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/great-britain-prepares-for-abu-dhabi-grand-slamhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/great-britain-prepares-for-abu-dhabi-grand-slamWed, 29 Oct 2014 10:59:00 +0000Clubs Urged to Celebrate World Judo DayToday on World Judo Day (Tuesday 28 November) British Judo is encouraging clubs up and down the country to celebrate the birthday of Jigoro Kano, the founding father of our sport.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/celebrate-world-judo-dayhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/celebrate-world-judo-dayTue, 28 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000British Judo enjoys Training Camp in Belo Horizonte Brazil British Judo athletes attended a training camp in Brazil between 8 and 20 October to prepare for their next round of competitions and to test out the facilities as a potential holding base ahead of Rio 2016.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-enjoys-training-camp-in-belo-horizonte-brazil-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-enjoys-training-camp-in-belo-horizonte-brazil-0Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +0000BJA Annual General Meeting 2014More than 30 clubs from across the country gathered together for the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday 25 October that was held at the Briitsh Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bja-annual-general-meeting-is-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bja-annual-general-meeting-is-a-huge-successTue, 28 Oct 2014 14:03:00 +0000Two Medals for GB at Junior World ChampionshipsEbony Drysdale Daley secured a silver medal for Great Britain at the Junior World Judo Championships yesterday in Miami writes Aaron Fowler.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-medals-for-gb-at-junior-world-championshiphttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-medals-for-gb-at-junior-world-championshipMon, 27 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000Mini Warriors celebrate success at British Championships for 10 and 11 year oldsThe second day of the "British Championships for Young and Old" was the British Championships For 10 and 11 Year Olds. Like the British Masters Championships the previous day, this was held at the Glades Leisure Centre in Kidderminster and organised by Samurai Judo Clubhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/mini-warriors-celebrate-success-at-british-championships-for-10-and-11-year-oldshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/mini-warriors-celebrate-success-at-british-championships-for-10-and-11-year-oldsThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:33:00 +0100British Masters is a huge successThe British Masters Championships took place at Glades Leisure Centre in Kidderminster on Saturday, October 18, and this year saw a record number of entries.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-masters-is-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-masters-is-a-huge-successWed, 22 Oct 2014 12:11:00 +0100Bronze medals for Powell and Adlington in TashkentBritish Judo basked in the glory for a third week running both Natalie Powell and Sarah Adlington claimed bronze in Tashkent. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/node/3188http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/node/3188Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:21:00 +0100Powell and Adlington will compete on final day of Tashkent GPAstana Grand Prix gold medallist Natalie Powell (-78kg) and Sarah Adlington (+78kg) who took fifth place last week in Kazakhstan, will both compete tomorrow at the Tashkent Grand Prix in neighbouring Uzbekistan.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/powell-and-adlington-look-forward-to-final-day-of-tashkent-grand-prixhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/powell-and-adlington-look-forward-to-final-day-of-tashkent-grand-prixFri, 17 Oct 2014 11:58:00 +0100RAF Festival of Judo attracts big name Forces JudokaRoyal Air Force (RAF) base Cosford was again host to the annual RAF Festival of Judo and RAF Judo Championships and this year saw a superb resurgence in participation levels, of players of all abilities. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/raf-festival-of-judo-is-a-huge-success-1http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/raf-festival-of-judo-is-a-huge-success-1Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:11:00 +0100Schools Special Needs Competition is a huge successThe British Schools Special Needs competition took place at Samurai Judo Club in Kidderminster on 13 September 2014. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/schools-special-needs-competition-is-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/schools-special-needs-competition-is-a-huge-successMon, 13 Oct 2014 11:17:00 +0100Golden girl Powell takes Astana Grand Prix titleWelsh Commonwealth Champion Natalie Powell (-78kg) took her first ever World Tour gold at the Astana Grand Prix, beating Dusseldorf and Samsun Grand Prix gold medallist Luise Malzahn.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-girl-powell-takes-astana-grand-prix-titlehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-girl-powell-takes-astana-grand-prix-titleSun, 12 Oct 2014 14:58:00 +0100World Masters Success for British AthletesThe GB Masters teams had considerable medal success at the recent Veterans World Championships held in Malaga, Spain from 25 – 27 September 2014. The Veterans Championships took place shortly after the World Kata Championships and combined, over 2000 judoka visited Malaga with 1250 athletes from 52 countries competing. The five tatamis were extremely busy over the three days and the British athletes made the most of their opportunities taking seven Gold medals, three Silver medals and three Bronze medals.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/world-masters-success-for-british-athleteshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/world-masters-success-for-british-athletesFri, 10 Oct 2014 16:46:00 +0100Nekoda Davis takes her first Grand Prix medal in KazakhstanBudding Olympian Nekoda Davis took her first Grand Prix bronze medal today (Friday 10 October)in Astana - her career best to date and a result that sets her firmly on the path to Rio, writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/nekoda-davis-takes-her-first-grand-prix-medal-in-kazakhstanhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/nekoda-davis-takes-her-first-grand-prix-medal-in-kazakhstanFri, 10 Oct 2014 14:13:00 +0100Belo Horizonte calling for British Judo athletesAhead of International Judo Federation (IJF) world tour events, British Judo athletes from the junior, senior and visually impaired teams are about to fly out to attend a training camp in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, where they will test out the facilities between 8 and 20 October, writes Donna Richardson.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/belo-horizonte-calling-for-british-judo-athleteshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/belo-horizonte-calling-for-british-judo-athletesWed, 08 Oct 2014 18:55:00 +0100Junior World Team is ready for actionThe 2014 Junior World Championships will take place between 22 and 26 October in Fort Lauderdale, USA. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-world-team-is-ready-for-actionhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-world-team-is-ready-for-actionWed, 08 Oct 2014 16:09:00 +0100Hertfordshire Open Randori a huge successBishops Stortford Judokwai held the first Hertfordshire Open Randori sessions on 5th October at Bishop Stortford Judokwai. The event was a huge success with over 70 participants across two sessions.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/hertfordshire-open-randori-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/hertfordshire-open-randori-a-huge-successWed, 08 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0100Don Werner's spirit alive as Pinewood wins the Devizes Trophy Pinewood Judo Club were out in force at the annual Devizes Competition in September and having won the top club trophy for 38 consecutive years, it was the first attempt for the club to win since the passing of Pinewood Sensei Don Werner, earlier in the year.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/don-werners-spirit-is-alive-with-pinewood-winning-the-devizes-trophy-againhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/don-werners-spirit-is-alive-with-pinewood-winning-the-devizes-trophy-againWed, 08 Oct 2014 09:10:00 +0100Commonwealth Champion Euan Burton leads Glasgow 2014 comrades to action at Kazakhstan Grand PrixHot on the heels of the Glasgow and Lisbon European Opens, Commonwealth judoka are getting ready for the Astana Grand Prix in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan under the watch of Euan Burton, writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/euan-burton-and-dennis-stewart-lead-great-britain-into-action-at-grand-prix-in-kazakhstanhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/euan-burton-and-dennis-stewart-lead-great-britain-into-action-at-grand-prix-in-kazakhstanTue, 07 Oct 2014 14:40:00 +0100Two more medals for Great Britain at Lisbon European OpenGreat Britain's men continued the weekend's medal rush adding two more from Portugal to the impressive haul gathered by the women in Glasgow European Open the day before.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-more-medals-in-portugal-for-great-britain-during-the-european-openhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-more-medals-in-portugal-for-great-britain-during-the-european-openMon, 06 Oct 2014 16:27:00 +0100Kookateki Judo Club takes up the Lord Mayor’s ChallengeBelfast Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon issued a sporting challenge across Belfast on 26th September - The Best of Belfast Schools Sport Challenge a ‘Try It’ event!http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/kookateki-judo-club-takes-up-the-lord-mayor-s-challengehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/kookateki-judo-club-takes-up-the-lord-mayor-s-challengeMon, 06 Oct 2014 14:54:00 +0100Golden Glasgow Success for Sally Conway as Japan tops Glasgow European Open Medal TableJapan won three gold medals as they beat Great Britain to top spot in the medal table at the 2014 Glasgow European Open for Women.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-glasgow-success-for-sally-conway-as-japan-tops-glasgow-european-open-medal-tablehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-glasgow-success-for-sally-conway-as-japan-tops-glasgow-european-open-medal-tableSat, 04 Oct 2014 20:38:00 +0100Get ready for the 2014 Glasgow European Open this SaturdayBritish Judo and the European Judo Union (EJU) are ready to host the European Open for women this Saturday at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow - the biggest judo-only event in the UK this year.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/get-ready-for-the-2014-glasgow-european-open-this-saturdayhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/get-ready-for-the-2014-glasgow-european-open-this-saturdayThu, 02 Oct 2014 09:11:00 +0100Loretta Cusack-Doyle wins election to British Judo BoardLoretta Cusack-Doyle has won election to the British Judo board following the 2014 Board elections which have been confirmed by the Electoral Reform Services.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/loretta-cusack-doyle-wins-election-to-british-judo-boardhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/loretta-cusack-doyle-wins-election-to-british-judo-boardFri, 26 Sep 2014 12:02:00 +0100Surrey judo coach awarded local hero awardPeter Swettenham, head coach at Witley Judo Club in Witley, Surrey, has been awarded a local hero award after being nominated in the Sports Award category of the Surrey and Hampshire Local Hero Awards ran by radio station, Eagle Radio.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/surrey-judo-coach-awarded-local-hero-awardhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/surrey-judo-coach-awarded-local-hero-awardThu, 25 Sep 2014 10:37:00 +0100Commonwealth stars target medals at Croatian Grand PrixBritish Judo’s Commonwealth stars are ready for the 2014 International Judo Federation (IJF) Zagreb Grand Prix taking place in Croatia from 12-14 September, writes Donna Richardson.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-target-medals-at-croatian-grand-prix-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-target-medals-at-croatian-grand-prix-0Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:53:00 +0100Golden girl Myers secures European title Jodie Myers secured a gold medal for Great Britain at the Junior European Judo Championships today in Bucharest writes Aaron Fowler.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-girl-myers-secures-european-titlehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-girl-myers-secures-european-titleSat, 20 Sep 2014 17:56:00 +0100Commonwealth medallists from Centre of Excellence look ahead to the Glasgow European OpenCommonwealth medallists who are based at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall are looking forward to returning to Scotland to showcase their judo at the Glasgow European Open. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-from-centre-of-excellence-look-ahead-to-the-glasgow-european-openhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-from-centre-of-excellence-look-ahead-to-the-glasgow-european-openSat, 20 Sep 2014 09:19:00 +0100Three Shropshire stars look ahead to GlasgowShropshire’s Commonwealth medallists Kelly Edwards and Sarah Adlington are both looking forward to the Glasgow European Open that will see judo return to the Emirates Arena, writes Donna Richardson.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/three-shropshire-stars-look-ahead-to-glasgowhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/three-shropshire-stars-look-ahead-to-glasgowFri, 19 Sep 2014 20:34:00 +0100Commonwealth medallists return to Glasgow to fight Europe’s bestIn two week's time the Glasgow European will see judo return to the Emirates Arena.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-commonwealth-judo-medallists-set-to-return-to-glasgow-to-fight-europe-s-besthttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-commonwealth-judo-medallists-set-to-return-to-glasgow-to-fight-europe-s-bestThu, 18 Sep 2014 10:45:00 +0100 Tour of Britain attracts Camberley Commonwealth JudokaThe Tour of Britain arrived in Camberley last weekend and Commonwealth Games gold medallists Owen Livesey and Danny Williams were waiting to welcome them.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tour-of-britain-attracts-camberley-commonwealth-judokahttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tour-of-britain-attracts-camberley-commonwealth-judokaWed, 17 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0100Junior European Championships PreviewThe 2014 Junior European Individual Championships are set to take place between 19 and 20 September 2014 in Bucharest, Romania, writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-european-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-european-championshipsTue, 16 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0100Natalie Powell scoops bronze medal at Croatian Grand PrixUnder 78kg Commonwealth champion Natalie Powell was the leading light for British Judo on the final day of the Croatian Grand Prix as she scooped another bronze medal for Great Britain.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/natalie-powell-scoops-bronze-medalhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/natalie-powell-scoops-bronze-medalSun, 14 Sep 2014 17:05:00 +0100Howell wins bronze at the Croatia Grand Prix as Conway and Fletcher place for pointsIt was smiles all round for Gemma Howell who won a bronze medal in her first Grand Prix back after injury and scooped 120 points to help her on the road to Rio.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/howell-wins-bronze-at-the-croatia-grand-prix-as-conway-and-fletcher-place-for-pointshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/howell-wins-bronze-at-the-croatia-grand-prix-as-conway-and-fletcher-place-for-pointsSat, 13 Sep 2014 17:34:00 +0100Fifth place finish for Nekoda Davis at Croatian Grand PrixNekoda Davis (-57 kg) finished fifth at the Croatian Grand Prix - her first placing at a major IJF Grand Prix tournament at senior level.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/fifth-place-finish-for-nekoda-davis-at-croatian-grand-prixhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/fifth-place-finish-for-nekoda-davis-at-croatian-grand-prixFri, 12 Sep 2014 18:00:00 +0100Make Judo a core Commonwealth sport says Glasgow VolunteerA Commonwealth Games volunteer has started a petition to get judo recognised as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games every four years.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/make-judo-a-core-commonwealth-sport-says-glasgow-volunteerhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/make-judo-a-core-commonwealth-sport-says-glasgow-volunteerTue, 09 Sep 2014 20:30:00 +0100Commonwealth stars target medals at Croatian Grand PrixBritish Judo’s Commonwealth stars are ready for the 2014 Zagreb Grand Prix taking place in Croatia from 12-14 September, writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-target-medals-at-croatian-grand-prixhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-target-medals-at-croatian-grand-prixTue, 09 Sep 2014 16:59:00 +0100Special Olympics European Summer Games The Special Olympics European Summer Games in Antwerp, Belgium this year will see a number of judo players with learning disabilities attending from September 13 to 20. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/special-olympics-european-summer-gameshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/special-olympics-european-summer-gamesMon, 08 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0100Sainsbury's School Games is a huge success Around 1,600 of the UK's finest young athletes from 12 Olympic sports, converged on Manchester to compete at the Sainsbury's School Games, between Friday 4 and 7 September 2014.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/school-games-helps-young-stars-on-their-way-to-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/school-games-helps-young-stars-on-their-way-to-successMon, 08 Sep 2014 14:51:00 +0100Drane claims bronze at IBSA Judo World ChampionshipsJonathan Drane won a bronze medal for Great Britain in the -81kg category at the International Blind Sports Association Judo World Championships in Colorado.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/drane-claims-bronze-at-ibsa-judo-world-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/drane-claims-bronze-at-ibsa-judo-world-championshipsSun, 07 Sep 2014 21:00:00 +0100Destination Judo climb Kilimanjaro for Sarah's Promise Marc Preston and three judo dads (Steven Turnbull, Jason McEvoy and Brendan Robertson) recently climbed Kilimanjaro. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/destination-judo-climb-kilimanjaro-for-sarahs-promisehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/destination-judo-climb-kilimanjaro-for-sarahs-promiseSun, 07 Sep 2014 09:50:00 +0100Commonwealth star and Olympian in action at Heart of EnglandTomorrow's Heart of England in Walsall will see the Juniors and Seniors in action. Olympian Gemma Howell returns from injury, while Commonwealth Champion Owen Livesey will be fighting up a weight at -90kg. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-and-olympians-in-action-at-heart-of-england-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-stars-and-olympians-in-action-at-heart-of-england-0Sat, 06 Sep 2014 21:35:00 +0100Owen Livesey joins York Railway Institute for a Commonwealth CelebrationCommonwealth -81kg Champion Owen Livesey visited York Railway Institute Judo Club to celebrate his commonwealth success with members of the club and the Yorkshire and Humberside Area at a gold medal celebration and Open Randori session on Friday 29 August.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/owen-livesey-joins-york-railway-institute-for-a-commonwealth-celebrationhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/owen-livesey-joins-york-railway-institute-for-a-commonwealth-celebrationSat, 06 Sep 2014 20:49:00 +0100VI World Team in Action in ColaradoThe 2014 International Blind Sports Association Judo World Championships are set to take place from 1 to 7 September at Colorado Springs, USA. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/vi-world-team-in-action-in-colaradohttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/vi-world-team-in-action-in-colaradoMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:09:00 +0100 GB gains valuable experience but no medals from World ChampionshipsThe International Judo Federation (IJF) World Championships took place in Chelyabinsk, Russia this week and while it was a fantastic experience for the four strong team who represented Great Britain, all returned without medals from the Worlds. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/gb-gains-valuable-experience-but-no-medals-from-world-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/gb-gains-valuable-experience-but-no-medals-from-world-championshipsFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:38:00 +0100 Performance hits new highs with staff appointments A number of new appointments have been made to enhance the Centre of Excellence delivery and help British Judo achieve medal success. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/performance-hits-new-highs-with-staff-appointmentshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/performance-hits-new-highs-with-staff-appointmentsFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:12:00 +0100Tomoko Fukumi hails Western Area Summer camp a huge successThe Fifth John Davies Western Area International Summer Judo Camp 2014 was hosted at Kingsley School Judo Club in Bideford, North Devon on Sunday 17th to Thursday 21st August and this year welcomed 2009 World Champion Tomoko Fukumi visiting with British Judo Olympian Joyce Heron. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tomoko-fukumi-hails-western-area-summer-camp-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tomoko-fukumi-hails-western-area-summer-camp-a-huge-successTue, 26 Aug 2014 13:11:00 +0100 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championships awarded to South AfricaThe 2014 Commonwealth Judo Association Congress was held on 22 July 2014 at the University of Glasgow and the meeting saw the hosts for the 2016 Commonwealth Judo Championships awarded to South Africa.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/2016-commonwealth-judo-championships-awarded-to-south-africahttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/2016-commonwealth-judo-championships-awarded-to-south-africaTue, 26 Aug 2014 12:34:00 +0100