RSS All British Judo Association Newshttp://www.britishjudo.org.ukRSS All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo AssociationThree 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. 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 +0100Eastern Area Open is a huge success in new venueThe Eastern Area Open Championships between 16 and 17 August was held at the new Breckland Leisure Centre venue with great success. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/eastern-area-open-is-a-huge-success-in-new-venue-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/eastern-area-open-is-a-huge-success-in-new-venue-0Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:36:00 +0100Judo community and RAF mourns Darren Errol Clarke The judo community was in shock at the news that Darren Errol Clarke a former member of the British Squad and RAF judoka passed away one week ago on Friday, 15 August. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-community-and-raf-mourns-darren-errol-clarkehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-community-and-raf-mourns-darren-errol-clarkeFri, 22 Aug 2014 23:01:00 +0100Master Class with World and Olympic Champion Kayla HarrisonOlympic Medallist Kayla Harrison, the judoka who beat Gemma Gibbons at London 2012 will be hosting a Master Class at Camberley on 20 September.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/master-class-with-world-and-olympic-champion-kayla-harrisonhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/master-class-with-world-and-olympic-champion-kayla-harrisonFri, 22 Aug 2014 15:57:00 +0100Sarah Clark: The real journey begins when you stand back up I first stepped on to the judo mat at The Kodokwai Judo Club in South Shields, in the North East of England at the age of nine. From the very first session I was hooked, writes Sarah Clark who retired following the Commonwealth Games. I became part of a fantastic club and a wonderful group of people. Little did I know that over the next 27 years, judo would dominate my life and take me on a journey that I could’ve only dreamed of. A journey that would take me all around the world, where I would meet new people, make friends, have fun, laugh, cry and form fantastic memories. It has had highs, lows and everything in between.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/sarah-clark-the-real-journey-begins-when-you-stand-back-up-againhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/sarah-clark-the-real-journey-begins-when-you-stand-back-up-againThu, 21 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0100 Euan Burton Retires Team Scotland’s flagbearer Euan Burton bowed out from the sport in style when he became Commonwealth Champion of the -100kg category, in his home country in front of adoring fans. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/euan-burton-fighting-to-create-a-performance-culturehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/euan-burton-fighting-to-create-a-performance-cultureThu, 21 Aug 2014 20:44:00 +0100Ben Quilter to host VI Workshop and Master Class Coach RevalidationSouthend Judo Club is offering players and coaches the opportunity to participate in a Visually Impaired Workshop and Master Class with Paralympic Bronze Medallist Ben Quilter on Sunday 14 September 2014.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/ben-quilter-to-host-vi-workshop-and-master-class-coach-revalidationhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/ben-quilter-to-host-vi-workshop-and-master-class-coach-revalidationMon, 18 Aug 2014 11:55:00 +0100Craig Fallon and Nathon Burns present elite training camp at Pinewood and CamberleyCore Judo Coaching is running a three day training camp at Pinewood Judo Club with World Champion Craig Fallon and Nathon Burns, delivering two technical sessions daily followed by randori from Wednesday 20 August to Friday 22 August, 2014.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/elite-training-camps-at-pinewood-and-camberleyhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/elite-training-camps-at-pinewood-and-camberleyWed, 13 Aug 2014 09:23:00 +0100Commonwealth medallists prepare for World ChampionshipsFour Commonwealth medallists are putting in the final prepations ahead of the World Championships at a training camp at the National Centre of Excellence based at the University of Wolverhampton in Walsall this week.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-prepare-for-world-championships-1http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-prepare-for-world-championships-1Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:43:00 +0100British Judo announces an exciting new sponsorship deal with Cimac and adidasThe British Judo Association is pleased to announce an exciting new sponsorship deal with cimac, the exclusive distributor for adidas martial arts and boxing equipment.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-announces-an-exciting-new-sponsorship-deal-with-cimac-and-adidashttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-announces-an-exciting-new-sponsorship-deal-with-cimac-and-adidasMon, 11 Aug 2014 07:52:00 +0100Rick Kenney re-elected as Executive President of the Commonwealth Judo AssociationRick Kenney, 7th Dan, Vice President of JudoScotland was re-elected as Executive President of the Commonwealth Judo Association at the recent CJA Congress held in Glasgow and says he intends to continue to work for judo being made a permanent sport in future Commonwealth Games. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/rick-kenney-re-elected-as-executive-president-of-the-commonwealth-judo-associationhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/rick-kenney-re-elected-as-executive-president-of-the-commonwealth-judo-associationFri, 08 Aug 2014 15:51:00 +0100Commonwealth medallists set to return to GlasgowThe Glasgow European Open returns to the Emirates Arena on Saturday 4th October 2014. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-in-action-at-glasgow-european-open-for-women-in-octoberhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-medallists-in-action-at-glasgow-european-open-for-women-in-octoberMon, 04 Aug 2014 11:57:00 +0100Pat Cusack passes away after illnessIt is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Patrick Cusack. Pat, husband to Margaret and Dad to Billy, Lorraine and Karen passed away around 5pm on Friday 25 July 2014 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma at the beginning of March this year.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/pat-cusack-passes-away-after-illnesshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/pat-cusack-passes-away-after-illnessMon, 04 Aug 2014 09:54:00 +0100Commonwealth commentators awarded top roles at Gateshead CollegeGateshead College has teamed up with two international sports stars in a bid to unearth the next generation of judo talent.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-commentators-awarded-top-roles-at-gateshead-collegehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-commentators-awarded-top-roles-at-gateshead-collegeSun, 03 Aug 2014 18:43:00 +0100Commonwealth Games medallists at Junior European Cup BerlinThis weekend the junior team is out in force in Berlin as the final and toughest European cup before the European championships takes place. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-games-medallists-jodie-myers-jemima-yeats-brown-in-action-at-junior-european-cup-0http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-games-medallists-jodie-myers-jemima-yeats-brown-in-action-at-junior-european-cup-0Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0100Recognition for Armed Forces Commonwealth Judo medallistsMinister for the Armed Forces Mark Francois has met with medal winning military personnel at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/recognition-for-armed-forces-medallists-in-judo-at-commonwealthshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/recognition-for-armed-forces-medallists-in-judo-at-commonwealthsFri, 01 Aug 2014 13:13:00 +0100Warm welcome for the Australians at Centre of ExcellenceThe Australian judo team trained in Walsall last week to prepare for the Commonwealth Games. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/warm-welcome-for-the-australians-at-centre-of-excellencehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/warm-welcome-for-the-australians-at-centre-of-excellenceMon, 28 Jul 2014 08:16:00 +0100Scotland Sweeps to Final Day Success as Home Nations Dominate Medal TableThe final day of judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games belonged to the hosts with three gold medals, as the final medal haul for home nations stood at 29 medals.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/scotland-sweeps-to-final-day-success-as-home-nations-dominate-medal-tablehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/scotland-sweeps-to-final-day-success-as-home-nations-dominate-medal-tableSat, 26 Jul 2014 22:26:00 +0100Commonwealth Judo - Day Three - Weight-by-WeightAs we prepare to get underway at SECC on the final day of judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we take a brief look at the competitors in each weight category.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-three-weight-by-weighthttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-three-weight-by-weightSat, 26 Jul 2014 09:02:00 +0100Golden Day for England while Scottish Veteran Clark takes Swansong Commonwealth Games TitleIt was another successful day at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games with the home nations winning another eight medals taking their overall total to 19.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-day-for-england-while-scottish-veteran-clark-takes-swansong-commonwealth-games-titlehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/golden-day-for-england-while-scottish-veteran-clark-takes-swansong-commonwealth-games-titleFri, 25 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0100Commonwealth Judo - Day Two - Weight-by-WeightAs we prepare to get underway at SECC on day two of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we take a brief look at the competitors in each weight category.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-two-weight-by-weighthttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-two-weight-by-weightFri, 25 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0100Scotland Strike Six as England Top the Table in Day One of the Commonwealth GamesHome nations claimed 11 out of a possible 20 medals on the first day of judo at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/scotland-strike-six-as-england-top-the-table-in-day-one-of-the-commonwealth-gameshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/scotland-strike-six-as-england-top-the-table-in-day-one-of-the-commonwealth-gamesThu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:00 +0100Judo showcases at the Glasgow 2014 Opening CeremonyJudo took a prime spot at Glasgow 2014's Opening Ceremony in Celtic Park as the host nation's official flag bearer Euan Burton flew the Scottish Saltire. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-showcases-at-the-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremonyhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-showcases-at-the-glasgow-2014-opening-ceremonyThu, 24 Jul 2014 09:33:00 +0100Commonwealth Judo - Day One - Weight-by-WeightAs we prepare to get underway at SECC on day one of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, we take a brief look at the competitors in each weight category.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-one-weight-by-weighthttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-judo-day-one-weight-by-weightThu, 24 Jul 2014 08:49:00 +0100Injury replacements for England and Wales Commonwealth TeamsCaroline Kinnane has been forced to withdraw from the England Commonwealth team after reporting a neck injury. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/injury-replacements-for-england-and-wales-commonwealth-teamshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/injury-replacements-for-england-and-wales-commonwealth-teamsTue, 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. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-to-showcase-on-bbc-presented-by-former-athleteshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-to-showcase-on-bbc-presented-by-former-athletesMon, 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.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/proud-moment-as-euan-burton-named-as-team-scotland-flag-bearerhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/proud-moment-as-euan-burton-named-as-team-scotland-flag-bearerMon, 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.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/jono-drane-joins-forces-with-adhd-foundationhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/jono-drane-joins-forces-with-adhd-foundationMon, 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. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/masters-descend-upon-centre-of-excellencehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/masters-descend-upon-centre-of-excellenceMon, 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.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/sad-news-on-the-death-of-duncan-jones-judo-4th-dan-and-british-police-international-judokahttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/sad-news-on-the-death-of-duncan-jones-judo-4th-dan-and-british-police-international-judokaMon, 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.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/replacement-for-injured-ben-fletcher-danny-williams-is-delighted-to-represent-england-athttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/replacement-for-injured-ben-fletcher-danny-williams-is-delighted-to-represent-england-atSun, 20 Jul 2014 16:39:00 +0100