RSS All British Judo Association Newshttp://www.britishjudo.org.ukRSS All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo AssociationMinister 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 +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 +0100