Entries by Jarryd Dunn

Nekoda Smythe-Davis Shines Gold in Brazil

On Sunday, Nekoda Smythe-Davis (-57kg) won only her second Grand Slam gold medal when she topped the podium at the Brasilia Grand Slam in Brazil. Smythe-Davis, the 2018 World Championship silver medallist, was seeded top of her Pool and defeated Tamires Crude (BRA) and Telma Monteiro (POR) to progress to the semi finals and face […]

British Judo Futures Camp in Japan set for fourth year

The GB Futures Camp is returning this month for its fourth year, with 12 British Judoka and 5 GB coaches heading to Tokyo, Japan from 17th-25th October. The identified athletes will train at the Kodokan, Tokai University and Shutoku High School for the duration of their stay in Tokyo. Throughout the GB Judo Futures Camp […]

Team Announcement: Seven Players set for World Junior Championships in Marrakesh, Morocco

British Judo has today announced the team for the World Junior Judo Championships to be held in Marrakesh, Morocco from 16th-20th October. Kelly Petersen-Pollard (-70kg) headlines a strong British Judo team that includes three European Junior medallists from the recent European Junior Championships that were held in Finland last month. Recent European Junior Champion, Petersen-Pollard […]

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Judo for Children

Judo was founded in 1882 by D. Jigoro Kano and means the “gentle way.” It teaches people of all ages the importance of flexibility when applying technique. In judo, when performing a throw or other skill, emphasis is placed on flexibility and efficiently using your leverage and balance for every movement. To be successful in […]

Dan Grade Promotions – September 2019

Moving into the Dan grades is a special moment that all judoka will treasure. Whether a lifetime goal or a happy co-incidence of hard work and dedication to the sport of judo, Dan grade promotions deserve to be recognised. At the end of each month, we will publish the names of all judoka promoted to […]

Petersen-Pollard becomes Junior European Champion while Moorhead claims bronze

On day two of the Junior European Championships in Vantaa, Finland, Kelly Petersen-Pollard (-70kg) became Junior European Champion while Lachlan Moorhead (-81kg) won bronze. Sutton Coldfield’s Petersen-Pollard, who entered the Championships as the top seeded player, had a bye in the opening round before defeating Mina-Agneta Ricken (GER) and Lara Kliba (CRO) to win her […]

Bronze for Javadian on Day 1 of Junior European Championships

It was bronze for Yasmin Javadian (-52kg) on day 1 of the Junior European Championships in Vantaa, Finland. Following a bye in the opening round Javadian defeated Manon Monnard (SUI) in the second round to set up a quarter-final match against defending Junior European Champion Faiza Mokdar (FRA). Unfortunately, she was defeated by the experienced […]