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BJA Level 1 Coaching Course – Sunday 12th May 2024 & Sunday 30th June St Albans Judo Club

May 12, 2024

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One event on June 30, 2024 at 12:00 am

- £125

The BJA Level 1 award is the starting point for your coaching journey in judo.

If you are new to coaching judo, have limited coaching knowledge or want to get more involved in your club, then this is the course for you.

The course focuses on the ‘how to coach skills’ using practical technical examples (where relevant) to apply these skills; basic technical principles of ne-waza and tachi-waza; health and safety; and basic judo rules.

On successful completion of this course candidates will receive a British Judo Association Level 1 coaching award and will be equipped to work alongside a BJA Level 2 or BJA Level 3 judo coach during club or other relevant coaching sessions. Once they have turned 18 years of age, a BJA Level 1 coach may, upon the discretion of a BJA Level 2 of BJA Level 3 coach, also work independently under supervision.

The course will run across 2 separate days, you will need to attend both.

Venue: St Albans Judo Club, The Dojo, Batchwood Golf & Sports Centre, Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5XA

Day One: Sunday 12th May 2024

Day Two/Assessment day: Sunday 30th June 2024

What do you need before you can sign up?

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a current member of the British Judo Association
  • Hold a minimum British Judo Association 2nd Kyu Grade
  • Have a good knowledge of the British Judo Mon and Kyu Grade Syllabi
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Course details

Candidates are required to complete a Portfolio Tasks within six month of their assessment. These tasks include:

  • Four session plans (minimum of two session plans to be completed before assessment day)
  • Two ne-waza and two tachi-waza coaching point diagrams
  • Health and Safety task – facility check and basic first aid
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • Contest Rules

For more information about the course, please contact dermot.heslop@britishjudo.org.uk

Please book your place below.

Thanks for your interest in this course, unfortunately, this date is now fully booked. Please email coaching@britishjudo.org.uk to be added to the reserve list.


May 12, 2024
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Dermot Heslop


St Albans Judo Club
Batchwood Golf and Sports Centre
St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5XA United Kingdom