Core Judo Academy players enjoy Scottish Easter tour

Core Judo took 12 of its academy players to Scotland over the Easter holiday for a tour of its top clubs.

The Surrey based club were hosted by Destination Judo and Colin Woods, initially taking part in a Destination Judo squad session before being treated to technical and randori sessions at Edinburgh Judo Club.

The players also ascended Arthur’s seat, using the peak’s steep hills for a conditioning session. Further sessions were also held at a local swimming pool and trampoline park. After some down time exploring the city’s historic sites the tour climaxed with a players being invited to a national training session at Ratho, the home of JudoScotland.

Core Judo’s head coach Jonathon Purssey acknowledged those who made the trip possible: “Thank you so much to the clubs and coaches who hosted us, it would not have been possible without you.

“Colin Woods and Destination Judo, Matthew Purssey at JudoScotland and Nicky, Sarah Clark & Billy Cusack at Edinburgh Judo Club. We had a great time and the players trained really well. It was a lovely group atmosphere with the older judoka looking after the younger players”.

Core Judo is running technical and residential camps throughout the summer at Pinewood Judo club. For more information, please email You can also follow Core Judo on Facebook at or on Twitter at @corejudocoach.