The GB Cadet strategy represents a big shift in focus for the Cadet age group and the sport as a whole. The British Judo World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) has made a significant investment into researching the world’s best players and profiling their background to ensure that our approach to developing players for the future has a strong evidence base. In agreement with the Home Nations, the key focus for the pre-cadet and cadet age groups  will be the development of their technical foundations across two of the five British Judo ‘Trademarks’: Throw for Ippon and Win in Newaza. This shifts the focus from winning medals in competition to technical development.

Each Ippon awarded at Ippon League events (Tachi Waza (TW) and Ne Waza (NW)) is recorded against each player. Their contest (won (W) and lost (L)) are also recorded. These two elements are then calculated to give a Ippon percentage Vs contests.

Each players top five (5) events are used to rank the players in the Ippon League.

To view Ippon League List please click.

The Ippon League is primarily used for identification and selection GB Cadet Futures Programme. It is also used for seeding proposes at Ippon League competitions and culminating at the British Championships in December.

For information on selection policies please refer to your home country individual squad selection policy.

Cadet Ippon League events

British Cadet Ippon League

Date(s) Competition
28th – 29th January 2017 Midland Area Age Bands (Under 21)
4th – 5th February 2017 English Pre-Cadet & Cadet Open
25th – 26th February 2017 North West Area Age Banded Championships
15th April 2017 Sportif International (JudoScotland)
23rd April 2017 Northern Ireland Open
20th – 21st May 2017 London Open
22nd – 23rd July 2017 Western Area Open
12th – 13th August 2017 Eastern Area Open
23rd – 24th September 2017 Northern Home Counties Open
4th November 2017 Welsh Open
12th November 2017 Southern Area Pre Cadet and Cadet Open
2nd – 3rd December 2017 2017 British Championships