RSS All British Judo Association News All British Judo Association Newsen-usCopyright (C) 2012 British Judo Association 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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 +0100