RSS All British Judo Association Newshttp://www.britishjudo.org.ukRSS All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo AssociationLondon 2012 Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison visits British Championships The British Judo Championships had a very special visitor as current Olympic and World Champion Kayla Harrison assessed the field of talent at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/london-2012-olympic-champion-kayla-harrison-visits-british-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/london-2012-olympic-champion-kayla-harrison-visits-british-championshipsSun, 14 Dec 2014 16:38:00 +00002014 Senior British Champions crowned at SheffieldChampions new and old were crowned at the 2014 British Championships following a long day of battle on the tatami at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) on Sunday (14 December), writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/congratulations-to-all-of-our-medallists-at-the-senior-british-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/congratulations-to-all-of-our-medallists-at-the-senior-british-championshipsSun, 14 Dec 2014 16:13:00 +0000Newly-crowned Junior British Champions will go on to push for senior honoursThe best judoka in Britain were crowned at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) on Saturday (13 December) after a long day of battle for the prestigious title of Junior British Champion, many of them will are back today (Sunday) to push for the old guard and go for a double at the Senior British Championships. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/newly-crowned-junior-british-champions-will-go-on-to-push-for-senior-honourshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/newly-crowned-junior-british-champions-will-go-on-to-push-for-senior-honoursSun, 14 Dec 2014 00:42:00 +0000Junior British Championships in Sheffield are a huge successThe country's best athletes gathered at Sheffield Hallam's English Institute of Sport today (Saturday 13 December) and battled it out for the prestigious honour of being crowned British champion. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-british-championships-a-huge-successhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/junior-british-championships-a-huge-successSat, 13 Dec 2014 18:00:00 +0000The BBC Sports Personality of the Year rolls into GlasgowHundreds of young people took part in an inspirational sporting event in the week the BBC Sports Personality of the Year rolls into Glasgow.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-bbc-sports-personality-of-the-year-rolls-into-glasgowhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-bbc-sports-personality-of-the-year-rolls-into-glasgowSat, 13 Dec 2014 00:07:00 +0000Junior and senior judoka get ready for the British Championships This weekend (13-14 December) sees the welcome return of the British Judo Championships to the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/nations-top-junior-and-senior-judoka-get-ready-for-the-british-championshipshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/nations-top-junior-and-senior-judoka-get-ready-for-the-british-championshipsThu, 11 Dec 2014 16:05:00 +0000EJU Congress and Gala Dinner recognises two British judo legends in 50th Olympic yearThe European Judo Union (EJU) held its annual congress in Zagreb, Croatia, followed by a gala dinner and British Judo Association President George Kerr, CBE, Chairman Kerrith Brown and Chief Executive Andrew Scoular, were among special guests. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/eju-congress-to-mark-50th-anniversary-of-olympic-judo-recognises-two-british-judo-legendshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/eju-congress-to-mark-50th-anniversary-of-olympic-judo-recognises-two-british-judo-legendsThu, 11 Dec 2014 12:56:00 +0000Win a trip to Japan: British Judo launches Your Sport Needs You Competition British Judo is giving our clubs the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Japan as we launch a new nationwide competition today (8 December 2014). Winning a trip to the home of judo is the top prize, however there is also the chance for clubs and members to win tickets to the 2015 European Championships – the UK’s showcase event of 2015 taking place in Glasgow between 9 and 12 April. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/win-a-trip-to-japan-british-judo-launches-your-sport-needs-you-competitionhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/win-a-trip-to-japan-british-judo-launches-your-sport-needs-you-competitionMon, 08 Dec 2014 14:12:00 +00002014 British Championships for Juniors and Seniors - Event informationThe 2014 British Championships for Juniors and Seniors is taking place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th December 2014 at English Institute of Sport Sheffield.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/event-information-2014-british-championships-for-juniors-and-seniorshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/event-information-2014-british-championships-for-juniors-and-seniorsMon, 08 Dec 2014 11:59:00 +0000Tokyo Grand Slam seventh for Great Britain's ConwaySally Conway secured a further 80 points toward her world ranking and Olympic qualification, as she finished a solid seventh place at the Tokyo Grand Slam this weekend which concludes the International Judo Federation (IJF) world tour this year. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tokyo-grand-slam-seventh-for-great-britains-conwayhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/tokyo-grand-slam-seventh-for-great-britains-conwayMon, 08 Dec 2014 11:37:00 +0000Strong performances from Great Britain's young judoka at the British Championships for Pre-Cadets and CadetsGreat Britain's young judoka travelled from across the UK to battle on the mat to win the prestigious title of British Champion, producing some excellent judo in their pursuit of gold. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/strong-performances-from-great-britains-young-judoka-at-the-british-championships-for-prehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/strong-performances-from-great-britains-young-judoka-at-the-british-championships-for-preSun, 07 Dec 2014 17:20:00 +0000Commonwealth Champion nominated for BBC Wales Sports PersonalityCommonwealth champion Natalie Powell who has been nominated for the BBC Wales Sports Personality Awards 2014. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-champion-nominated-for-bbc-wales-sports-personalityhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/commonwealth-champion-nominated-for-bbc-wales-sports-personalityMon, 01 Dec 2014 22:17:00 +0000Britain's judo stars train at Kodokan ahead of final IJF competition of 2014After securing a bronze medal at the Jeju Grand Prix, Colin Oates and his British Judo team mates have been in training at the Kodokan - widely considered to be the home of judo as they prepare for this weekend's Tokyo Grand Slam in Japan, writes Donna Richardson. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/britains-judo-stars-train-at-kodokan-for-final-competition-of-the-yearhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/britains-judo-stars-train-at-kodokan-for-final-competition-of-the-yearMon, 01 Dec 2014 16:34:00 +0000Scottish couple George and Janice Graham win BBC Sport Unsung Hero Award Congratulations to George and Janice Graham who have won the BBC Sport Unsung Hero award for their services to Judo in Scotland. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/george-and-janice-graham-win-scottish-bbc-sport-unsung-hero-award-1http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/george-and-janice-graham-win-scottish-bbc-sport-unsung-hero-award-1Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:15:00 +0000Strong judo presence at SportsAid's 2014 SportsBall British Judo athletes showcased their sport as guests arrived to celebrate with SportsAid at the charity’s SportsBall in London, which is held every year to raise money to help the next generation of athletes. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/strong-judo-presence-at-sportsaids-2014-sportsballhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/strong-judo-presence-at-sportsaids-2014-sportsballFri, 28 Nov 2014 23:57:00 +0000BBC Unsung Hero: Judo coach Dave Dunsford wins London awardBBC London's Sports Unsung Hero award has been won by Dave Dunsford, a judo coach from Sidcup. The 51-year-old runs a club in the local area, as well as being a member of the London area committee and refereeing nationally.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bbc-unsung-hero-judo-coach-dave-dunsford-wins-london-awardhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bbc-unsung-hero-judo-coach-dave-dunsford-wins-london-awardFri, 28 Nov 2014 16:11:00 +00002014 British Championships for Pre Cadet and Cadetshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/2014-british-championships-for-pre-cadet-and-cadetshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/2014-british-championships-for-pre-cadet-and-cadetsThu, 27 Nov 2014 17:06:00 +0000Colin Oates wins bronze in Jeju Under 66kg Commonwealth Champion Colin Oates took a brilliant bronze medal today (Thursday) as fellow Glasgow gold medallist Ashley McKenzie (-66kg) placed fifth at the Jeju Judo Grand Prix in Korea, setting the pair firmly on the road to Rio 2016.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/colin-oates-opens-gbs-medal-account-with-a-bronze-in-jejuhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/colin-oates-opens-gbs-medal-account-with-a-bronze-in-jejuThu, 27 Nov 2014 15:50:00 +0000The 8th Annual British Judo Awards Dinner - The WinnersBritish Judo’s 8th Annual Awards Dinner recognised the phenomenal achievements of all of our players, coaches, volunteers and referees in 2014 on Saturday 22 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-8th-annual-british-judo-awards-dinner-the-winnershttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-8th-annual-british-judo-awards-dinner-the-winnersWed, 26 Nov 2014 12:22:00 +0000Minister for Sport and Tourism visits British Judo Centre of ExcellenceHelen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism, took to the judo mat for a training session during a visit to the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/minister-for-sport-and-tourism-visits-british-judo-centre-of-excellencehttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/minister-for-sport-and-tourism-visits-british-judo-centre-of-excellenceMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:00 +0000The 8th Annual British Judo Awards Dinner - The Nomineeshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-8th-annual-british-judo-awards-dinner-the-nomineeshttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/the-8th-annual-british-judo-awards-dinner-the-nomineesSat, 22 Nov 2014 10:21:00 +0000Judo coaches take home awards at the UK Coaching Awards 2014Judo coaches, Joe and Nicole Nunn, and David Sommerville were recognised at the Sports Coach UK, UK Coaching Awards 2014 in Glasgow on 19th November. Coming out on top of tough competition for the Children's Coach of the Year Award was Joe and Nicole Nunn of Bishops Stortford Judokwai, with JudoScotland coach, David Sommerville named as Commonwealth Games Coach of the Year.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-coaches-take-home-awards-at-the-uk-coaching-awards-2014http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/judo-coaches-take-home-awards-at-the-uk-coaching-awards-2014Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:31:00 +0000Success down Under for British Judo team Nekoda Davis and Andrew Burns both won gold at the Australian Open in Wollongong, New South Wales over the weekend. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/success-down-under-for-british-judo-teamhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/success-down-under-for-british-judo-teamMon, 17 Nov 2014 12:12:00 +0000Clubs celebrate Children in NeedPudsey Bear visited Kingsley School’s club dojo as part of a BBC Children In Need promotion.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/clubs-celebrate-children-in-needhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/clubs-celebrate-children-in-needFri, 14 Nov 2014 10:03:00 +0000Medals galore in MauritiusGreat Britain came second in the medal table at the African Open in Mauritius as the self-funding team scooped three golds, one silver and three bronze medals overall. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/medals-galore-in-mauritiushttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/medals-galore-in-mauritiusMon, 10 Nov 2014 16:35:00 +0000Mauritius date for British JudokaA number of British Judo athletes are seeking to move higher up the world ranking list by competing at the African Open in Mauritius from tomorrow until Sunday (November 8 and 9).http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/mauritius-date-for-british-judokahttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/mauritius-date-for-british-judokaFri, 07 Nov 2014 19:09:00 +0000National Masters Training SessionBritish Judo will be hosting a Masters National Training Session on Sunday 30 November 2014, at the British Judo Centre of Excellence, Walsall.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/national-masters-training-sessionhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/national-masters-training-sessionMon, 03 Nov 2014 12:34:00 +0000British Judo announces new sponsorship deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship British Judo today announced mixed martial arts promoters Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as title sponsors of the 2015 British Open Judo Championships, as part of a new partnership. http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-announces-new-sponsorship-deal-with-ultimate-fighting-championshiphttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/british-judo-announces-new-sponsorship-deal-with-ultimate-fighting-championshipMon, 03 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000Bronze medals at European Cup in Malaga and a fifth place in Abu DhabiThere were two bronze medals at the European Cup in Malaga for heavyweights Ben Fletcher (-100kg) and Neil Schofield (+100kg) on Sunday.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bronze-medals-at-european-cup-in-malaga-and-a-fifth-place-in-abu-dhabihttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/bronze-medals-at-european-cup-in-malaga-and-a-fifth-place-in-abu-dhabiMon, 03 Nov 2014 09:03:00 +0000Two seventh places for Great Britain in Abu DhabiThere were two seventh places awarded to Great Britain today in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Two of Glasgow 2014's Commonwealth -70kg) female medallists Megan Fletcher and Sally Conway both secured solid seventh places in the United Arab Emirates.http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-seventh-places-for-great-britain-at-abu-dhabi-grand-slamhttp://www.britishjudo.org.uk/news/two-seventh-places-for-great-britain-at-abu-dhabi-grand-slamSat, 01 Nov 2014 10:43:00 +0000Ashley 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 +0100