British Judo have a number of commissions responsible for developing and coordinating specific areas of the association’s business.
The Conduct and Complaints Commission are group of officials entrusted by British Judo to manage complaints and instances of inappropriate conduct.
Formal complaints should be send to Peter Holme.
|Chair||Peter Holme 2nd Dan|
|Commission Member||Keith Eldridge|
|Commission Member||Nick Fletcher 5th Dan|
|Commission Member||Mick Hearn 3rd Dan|
|Commission Member||Andy Moss 5th Dan|
|Commission Member||Laurie Rush 3rd Dan|
|Commission Member||Kevin Holmes|
|Commission Member||Samuel Williams|
|Commission Member||Dave Horton-Jones 6th Dan|
The Development, Education, Coaching and Technical Commission are group of officials entrusted by British Judo who are responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of the judo workforce.
The English Areas Commission are group of officials entrusted by British Judo who are responsible for developing and coordinating judo in England.
The English Area Commission’s remit is to:
- Establish and operate a communication policy for the English Areas & Clubs
- Make recommendations to the British Judo Board of Directors from the English Areas or Clubs on all matters pertaining to judo in England
- Recommend to the British Judo Board of Directors a selection criteria for English teams and officials and actual team members
- Responsible for organisation of an English Team programme (in Commonwealth Games and/or Commonwealth Tournament)
The Finance Commission are a group of officials entrusted by British Judo to oversee the association’s finances.
The Finance Commission’s remit is to:
- Make recommendations to the British Judo Board of Directors on financial policy matters
- Maintain an overview of the financial position of the British Judo
- Pursue and evaluate methods of maintaining and increasing income
The Inclusion Commission are a group of officials appointed by to ensure that people with disabilities or who are disadvantaged enjoy the same sporting opportunities and choices as their non-disabled people.
The Inclusion Commission meet twice a year and their meeting are chaired by a member of the British Judo Board of Directors.
The Inclusion Commission’s remit is to:
- Promote the grassroots development of disability judo by working closely with relevant agencies to help build capacity at a local level
- Promote grassroots development of disability judo by working closely with the British Judo Association Home Countries, Areas, member clubs and partners
- Increase participation in the sport of judo and make training, competition and international opportunities accessible
- Promote inclusive judo through the provision of information and sign posting
- Widen access to judo for under-represented groups
- Increase workforce capacity (referees, table officials and coaches)
- Report on at lease monthly cycle to the meeting of the Board of Directors
- Work with the British Judo Delivery department to initiate implement and deliver all technical matters
- Deliver national competitions and support the domestic competition programme
- Oversee the production of the Commissions Business Plan and Equality Action Plan
- Liaise with other Commissions on matters of mutual concern
- Have representation at national and domestic technical workshops and seminars
- Produce reports with recommendations as requested by the Board of Directors on any Inclusion related issues
The Masters Commission are group of officials who oversee the development and coordination of judo for judoka over the age of 35.
The Masters Commission’s remit is to:
- Encourage opportunities for participation for all grades of players
- Ensure that information about Masters activities is readily accessible
- Develop a positive image for Masters judo
- Inform, advise and make recommendations to the British Judo Board of Directors in regards to Masters Judo
The National Kata Commission are a group of officials entrusted by British Judo to oversee, develop and coordinate Kata in the UK.
The National Kata Commission’s remit is to:
- Promote, review and update all aspects of good practice in Kata
- Oversee the updating and implementation of British Judo Kata & Kata activities
- Provide examinations in five Kodokan Kata (Nage-no Kata, Katame-no-Kata, Ju-no-Kata, Kime-no-Kata and Kodokan Goshin Jutsu)
- Organise selection event(s) and select the British Judo Kata Team for entry into EJU and IJF Championships
- Facilitate the training of IJF, EJU & National Kata Judges
- Facilitate training for Senior Kata Examiners and Kata Examiners and monitor and review their activities
- Consider and select appointments of Kata Judges, Senior Kata Examiners and Kata Examiners
- Provide Kata courses, seminars and revalidation events, etc. to promote and oversee Kata development
- Organise, provide and run National Kata Championships
The National Technical Officials Commission are responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of technical officials and officiating in the UK.
The National Technical Officials Commission’s remit is to:
- Coordinate and implement the National Competition Programme
- Ensure that the best practices of inclusion and equity are practised at all British Judo competitions
- Raise the standards of all competition officials by implementing a comprehensive recruitment and training programme
- Work with key partners to improve all aspects of competition formats and structures to include health & safety, age banding, management and promotion
- Investigate and evaluate the possibility of hosting major international tournaments in the UK
- Appoint Competition Officials
- Arrange and/or supervises all British Judo National Competitions
The Promotions/Gradings Commission are group of officials who oversee the development and coordination of grading systems.
The Promotions/Gradings Commission’s remit is to:
- Review and refine the processes for assessing British Judo members’ technical and contest ability in order to award grades fairly and credibly
- Ensure that accurate records are kept of members’ grades
- Consult with and inform Examiners and Director of Examiners regarding changes to the promotions structure
- Provide inclusive opportunities for all members to gain promotion as specified by British Judo’s equity plan.
- Be mindful of health and safety issues regarding the assessment of members for promotions
The Referees Commission are a group of officials entrusted by British Judo to oversee the development and coordination of referees.
The Referees Commission’s remit is to:
- Maintain current knowledge of contest rules of the International Judo Federation and their interpretation
- Ensure that rules and interpretations are disseminated in a timely and comprehensive manner to relevant Commissions, Area refereeing representatives and senior referees, officials and members
- Promotes the recruitment and ongoing training and development of referees at junior and senior level
- Monitor and revise relevant examination papers for Refereeing & Contest Rules awards
- Monitor and develop quality standards for junior and senior referees
- Provide training, support and opportunities for referees to advance to the EJU and IJF awards
- Select and appoint all referees to attend international tournaments up to European and Junior World’s levels.
- Promote the understanding of contest rules by placing articles in relevant publications, and organising seminars and workshops
The Schools Judo Commission are a group of officials who responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of judo in Schools in the UK.
The Self Defence Commission is a group of people appointed by British Judo to ensure that all members enjoy the same sporting opportunities and choices.
The Self Defence Commission has a minimum of six members at any time and meet twice a year. Each meeting is chaired by an member of the British Judo Board of Directors.
The Self Defence Commission’s remit is to:
- Produce reports with recommendations on any relevant issues as requested to the Board of Directors
- Support the core activities of British Judo so far as they relate to self defence e.g. Goshin jutsu and kime-no-kata
- Ensure that the activity of the Commission is developed throughout the UK and is appropriate to home country regulations and statutes
- Organise the structure and technical content of all Commission programmes
- Encourage the growth of British Judo membership, when applicable, amongst those participating in programmes agreed and implemented by the Commission
- Protect and project a positive image of British Judo generally throughout all of the Commissions programmes
- Publicise the activity of the Commission throughout the UK using British Judo communications channels
- Develop programmes that will be British Judo Accredited
- Arrange coach development and coaching courses in order to develop the activity of Commission throughout the entire UK
- Act as an awarding body to qualify coaches at all relevant levels as appropriate to the Commission’s business
- Set levels of fees applicable to all aspects of the Commissions programmes and any Commission activities
- Determine the overall range and nature of activities that the British Judo will engage within the Commission’s programmes
- Control the quality of coaches, accredited to deliver the Commissions programmes for both British Judo and non-British Judo members.
- Ensure inclusive access along with fairness and equality of treatment in all programmes and for all participants
- Maintain links to all relevant bodies both internal and external to British Judo
|Chair||Eddie Awford 6th Dan|
|Commission Member||Dave Edmonds 5th Dan|
|Commission Member||Matt Clempner 6th Dan|
|Commission Member||Jim MacKenzie|
|Commission Member||Eamonn Rooney|
|Commission Member||Rob Murley|