RSS All British Judo Association News All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo AssociationInjury replacements for England and Wales Commonwealth TeamsCaroline Kinnane has been forced to withdraw from the England Commonwealth team after reporting a neck injury., 22 Jul 2014 17:41:00 +0100Judo to showcase on BBC presented by sporting legendsJudo will showcase on the BBC during the Commonwealth Games and there will be four experienced judo commentators hosting the programmes dedicated to judo that will feature on BBC 1, 2 and 3 as well as on the red button., 21 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0100Proud moment as Euan Burton named Team Scotland Flag BearerMultiple World and European medal-winning judoka Euan Burton has been chosen to carry the Scottish Flag and lead Team Scotland into the Opening Ceremony of the XX Commonwealth Games, which takes place at Celtic Park on Wednesday 23 July., 21 Jul 2014 14:24:00 +0100Jono Drane joins forces with ADHD FoundationCommonwealth medallist, judo champion and paralympic hopeful, Jonathan Drane, has become a patron of the ADHD Foundation., 21 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0100Masters descend upon Centre of ExcellenceA Masters National training session took place on Sunday 13 July 2014 at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus., 21 Jul 2014 13:10:00 +0100Sad passing of Duncan Jones, British Police International judokaIt is with huge sadness that I write regarding the sudden death of Duncan Jones Police officer, Judo 4th Dan and British Police International judoka whilst coaching at his dojo Worcester Judo Club on Wednesday 16th July 2014., 21 Jul 2014 11:38:00 +0100Replacement for injured Ben Fletcher: Danny Williams is delighted to represent England at Commonwealth GamesFollowing yesterday’s announcement that Judoka Ben Fletcher is unable to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, it has today been confirmed that Fletcher is to be replaced on England’s Judo Team by Danny Williams, who competes in the U73kg category and was a member of Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics., 20 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0100Yellow Belt Challenge engages young people in judoJudo is a martial art with both physical and mental benefits, all contributing to an improved self confidence and positive outlook in participants. Added to the positive atmosphere of a club with a role model in the form of a coach, judo is an ideal sport for young people., 18 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0100Coach Revalidation Changes UpdateA key objective of the coaching department is to put learning at the heart of coaching and to have in place a system that encourages coaches to grow and develop their knowledge and skills. To help achieve this objective we introduced in January 2013 a completely revised system linked to continuous personal development opportunities for all levels of coach., 18 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0100Capitalising on the Commonwealth Games - is your club ready?The spotlight will be on judo with six sessions taking place between 23 July and 26 July at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. With so many people watching the games live, whether at the stadium or via the extensive BBC coverage, it presents a fantastic opportunity to bring in new people to our sport., 16 Jul 2014 15:16:00 +0100Inclusivity at judo competitions in HampshireThe first Hampshire Special Needs Open Championships was held on Sunday 6 July at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre in Portsmouth. This was held at the same time as a mainstream event with the mats being side by side to demonstrate the inclusivity of judo as a sport., 15 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0100Medals galore for British athletesThere were plenty of medals at the weekend at Junior Paks, Hungary as Bekky Livesey (-57kg) and Lucy Renshall (-63kg) scooped superb silver medals. There were also bronzes for Ebony Drysdale Daley (-70kg), Katie-Jemima Yeats-Brown (-63kg), George Smith (-90kg) and Sam Hall (-60kg)., 15 Jul 2014 08:18:00 +0100Let the Games beginJudo will be one of the first sports to open the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games with three sessions taking place between 23 July and 26 July at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) Precinct in the West End., 14 Jul 2014 12:52:00 +0100James Austin withdraws from Commonwealth Games replaced by James MillarTeam Scotland and JudoScotland have confirmed that 31 year James Austin has been forced to withdraw from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in the Judo -100kg weight category due to a knee injury., 14 Jul 2014 08:11:00 +0100Respectable finishes for Great Britain at Grand SlamColin Oates and Sally Conway both took home solid seventh place finishes at the Tyumen Grand Slam this weekend., 13 Jul 2014 08:51:00 +0100Olympians set for Tyumen Grand PrixThe Tyumen Grand Slam this weekend (12 and 13 July) is the next date on the calendar for Olympians Gemma Gibbons, Colin Oates, Sally Conway who are all seeking Olympic qualification points for Rio 2016., 11 Jul 2014 22:17:00 +0100Former USA judo ace enjoys MMA win at weekendAmerican MMA fighter and former judoka Ronda Rousey took down Alexis Davis in 16 seconds at the UFC 175 competiton at the weekend but suffered a broken thumb, just like Great Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons did at London 2012., 10 Jul 2014 14:24:00 +0100Two judo stars named for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games as Team GB squad announced.The British Olympic Association (BOA) announced today that Lulu Piovesana and Pete Miles will represent Team GB along with many others at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 16 to 28 August 2014 in Nanjing, China., 09 Jul 2014 18:25:00 +0100British National Team ChampionshipsThere was a fantastic atmosphere at the British National Team Championships at Walsall on Saturday 5 July with some outstanding judo., 07 Jul 2014 16:27:00 +0100New research into young people's motivations to participate in judoBritish Judo have recently completed a research project investigating the motivations to join, stay at or leave a judo club amongst 12-16 year olds. The research canvassed opinions of current and lapsed British Judo members, their parents and coaches about how best to encourage and maintain participation in the sport. Engagement at a community level has been highlighted as a key strategic target for the association, with this research informing a new pilot programme set to roll out in selected clubs within the West Midlands, East London and the Northern Home Counties. A brief summary of key findings from the research are included below., 07 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0100No medals for GB on last day of Cadet EuropeansJoy turned to disappointment for British judo on day three of the European Cadet Championships in Greece., 06 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0100Lulu takes Cadet European bronze in her final year at this levelSutton Coldfield’s Lulu Piovesana was the star of the show for British judo on day two of the European Cadet Championships in Greece., 05 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0100Euan Burton will make Glasgow his swan song representing ScotlandEuan Burton has been Britain's number one judoka for a decade but he admits nothing will make him prouder than ending his career representing Scotland., 04 Jul 2014 18:58:00 +0100MacDonald takes European Cadet bronze for 2nd year running2013 European Cadet Championship medallist Neil MacDonald (-60kg) scooped another bronze medal at the 2014 European Cadet Championships to add to last year's success., 04 Jul 2014 17:20:00 +0100Former Commonwealth contestants give their words of wisdomThe last time the Commonwealth Games included judo was 12 years ago at the Manchester Games in 2002. British Judo catches up with some of the medallists from this era and asks them for their words of advice for this year's competitors., 04 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0100Masters emerge victorious in European ChampionshipsCongratulations to our illustrious Masters players who returned with a haul of medals for Great Britain at the recent European Veterans Championships., 04 Jul 2014 09:31:00 +0100Centre of Excellence athletes ready for Commonwealth GamesBritish Judo Athletes based at the Centre of Excellence have been preparing for the Commonwealth Games. The centre in Walsall was the stage for Open National Squad Training (ONST) this weekend and we caught up with some of the players who are embedded into the centralised programme., 02 Jul 2014 14:43:00 +01005th Dan awarded to Dave Lovelace of Boston Judo ClubAt Cherry Judo Club Invitational event on 29 June there was an added surprise for the players, spectators and officials as Dave Horton–Jones 6th Dan arrived to award Dave Lovelace of Boston Judo Club with his 5th Dan and lifetime membership from the British Judo Association., 02 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0100Young stars launch SportsAid Elton John ConcertFour young judo stars opened up the Elton John Sports Aid concert showing their moves on the mat as guests arrived. Olivia Piochota, Freya Harrild and Enrico Atkinson were selected to showcase the sport as SportsAid launched its Elton John Sports Fund. The concert itself raised more than £300,000 by the artist at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire. Saturday June 28., 02 Jul 2014 11:19:00 +0100Former judo twins turn to wrestling for the GamesWrestling twins Donna and Fiona Robertson, 44, Commonwealth medallists in judo, talk about their ambitions to represent Scotland once more at the Commonwealth Games., 01 Jul 2014 19:16:00 +0100Nartey set for Glasgow 2014 following injury scareTeam Bath judo player Emmanuel Nartey has confirmed he will be in action at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, despite injuring an ankle at the African Judo Championships in Mauritius at the weekend., 01 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0100Dowty Judo Club retains prestigious Clubmark AwardDowty Judo Club, based in Gloucester, has once again successfully retained the prestigious Clubmark Award. Founded some 40 years ago under the umbrella of the then Dowty Sports and Social Society, the club has had its own permanent dojo since 1981 on Down Hatherley Lane., 01 Jul 2014 08:33:00 +0100GLL announces £25,600 legacy funding for 45 young judokaA total of 45 young judo stars have benefitted from a £25,600 award pot – thanks to charitable social enterprise GLL and its athlete support programme the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF), in partnership with the British Judo Association., 30 Jun 2014 14:42:00 +0100Britain’s young talent ready for Cadet European ChampionshipsThis weekend’s Cadet (U18) Europeans in Athens, Greece will see Great Britain’s future Olympians decend upon the Games’ spiritual home., 30 Jun 2014 13:36:00 +0100Haruka Tachimoto trains at Centre of ExcellenceJapan's number one -70kg female fighter Haruka Tachimoto is training alongside British judoka at the British Judo Centre of Excellence as they prepare for the Commonwealth Games., 25 Jun 2014 19:16:00 +0100Ben Quilter meets Prince Harry as Belo Horizonte becomes ParalympicsGB training base for Rio 2016The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has chosen Belo Horizonte as ParalympicsGB training base ahead of Rio 2016., 25 Jun 2014 09:12:00 +0100Team Scotland's Sally Conway backs Glasgow Sports project Team Scotland judoka, Sally Conway, took time out of training today to meet young people from Glasgow’s Active East project and show them some winning moves., 25 Jun 2014 09:02:00 +0100Commonwealth champion turns film director A Commonwealth Champion who has turned his hand to film directing is now offering judo fans the chance to download his new film called The Final Day., 24 Jun 2014 16:24:00 +0100From the Mat to the Lab - one athletes view of work-life balanceEver wondered how athletes manage their time? Here one judo Commonwealth Games contender explains how he balances working full time and studying with a career as an athlete, writes Donna Richardson., 24 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0100Call for new referees to perform at the highest levelThe National Referee Commission (NRC) is looking to recruit a talent pool of referees to officiate at the very highest levels and is looking for ex-athletes to be fast tracked into refereeing, a move which has clearly been successful in other countries., 24 Jun 2014 13:35:00 +0100Bronze joy for Powell in BudapestNatalie Powell was the leading light for British judo on day two of the Budapest Grand Prix as she took a superb bronze medal., 22 Jun 2014 17:24:00 +0100Optimism turns to disappointment on frustrating first day in BudapestBritish judokas endured a frustrating first day at the Budapest Grand Prix in Hungary., 21 Jun 2014 12:59:00 +0100Keeping Judo in the FamilyJudo is a family sport and at the Commonwealth Games British Judo has brothers and sisters competing on the same team and even a husband and wife competing on opposite teams. We put some of those relationships to the test below., 20 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0100Gemma Gibbons makes comeback at Budapest Grand PrixOlympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons will make a big comeback from injury at the Budapest Grand Prix that takes place in Hungary from tomorrow until Sunday. It will be her first major competition back ahead of the Commonwealth Games and she’ll be joined by her husband Euan Burton (-100kg) and their fellow Olympians Ashley McKenzie and Chris Sherrington (+100kg)., 20 Jun 2014 14:15:00 +0100London Youth Games are here againThe Balfour Beatty London Youth Games 2014 takes place on 21 June, 2014 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, SE19 2B. Last year’s multi-sport event was a huge success with patron Gemma Gibbons in attendance., 18 Jun 2014 14:39:00 +0100Oympian inspires Female Fighters Weekend Female martial arts fighters may be in a minority, but they can often be enthusiastic and dedicated, according to Olympian Sophie Cox., 15 Jun 2014 09:38:00 +0100Red Carpet BAFTA Screening to celebrate Trevor Leggett's centenary‘A Man of the Ways’, A new documentary short celebrating Trevor Leggett, probably the most influential Englishman in the history of Judo, screens at BAFTA Piccadilly at 12:30pm on Saturday 21st June., 15 Jun 2014 00:58:00 +0100Kime no kata course a great success in Dartford50 judoka attended the Kime No Kata course hosted by Dartford Judo Club on 8th June. The course was an introduction to Kime no kata but also gave the opportunity for examiners, coaches and players with knowledge of the kata to go into greater depth. The event was also a BJA Licensed Coach Education Course and Coaching Revalidation event., 13 Jun 2014 14:37:00 +0100Gemma Gibbons Commonwealth test at Minsk OTC Camp Some of Great Britain’s best judoka are now well into the 2014 Olympic Training Camp taking place in Minsk, Belarus from 9 to 18 June 2014 as the teams to prepare ahead of the Commonwealth Games in the first significant camp since the Olympic cycle began on 26 August. Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons will make a comeback from injury, joined by European medallist Katie Jemima Yeats-Brown who are both using this camp as an opportunity to test the water after a period out of action., 12 Jun 2014 21:06:00 +0100Don Werner Championships commemorate great manThe Don Werner Memorial Championships in memory of the mighty Don Werner who died earlier this year take place at High Wycombe Judo Centre, Barry Close, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4UE on Sunday 20 July. Entry for the Level 2 and Level 3 event closes on Saturday 12 July 2014., 10 Jun 2014 13:58:00 +0100