British Judo provide opportunities for all participants to be fully inclusive.  BJA Inclusion, in addition to supporting all minority groups, has the remit to promote judo for all players that through statemented cognitive disorder and or physiological type or infirmity, cannot aspire to the highest levels of the mainstream pathway

One of the pathways British Judo provide is Disability Judo, where all participants who have a disability can be catered for within a club and or competition environment.

Judo clubs provide the beginning to participation in a nurturing and developmental environment building confidence within their own individual ability to achieve progression through grading structure and competitions. Use our Club Finder to find and speak to coaches at local clubs to see what opportunities they have.

Rush JC

Competition Pathway

There are 5 levels that cater for your child/athletes level of ability.  Ranging from athletes with cognitive challenges to physical disabilities.  Full details can be found in the British Judo Association Tournament Handbook (pages 39-51) that identifies the 5 levels of competition categories and Refereeing Rules within Special Needs competitions.

Inclusive for all, participants with disabilities are eligible to enter mainstream events and following British Judo Performance pathways, the Disability pathway has been integrated with the support where required. Click on the link for more details

Special Needs Beverwijk

Special Needs Hampshire

To download the competition rules for adaptive judo, please click here

Grading Pathway

Follow the British Judo Grading pathway at a pace that your child can achieve a suitable standard related to the grade.

Links to Grading scheme:  https://www.britishjudo.org.uk/gradings

Kyu Grades

Mon Grades

Dan Grades

Events

National Inclusion Seminar is held annually around February of each year, bringing together all athletes, coaches and parents/carers for a day of activities.

06.02.2016 British Judo Association Centre of Excellence, Walsall, England. In action special needs players from around the country participating in the inclusion day event.

2018 calendar of Events

DATE EVENT VENUE SESSION TIME
  JANUARY
13th January East Of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm
19-21st January Finland Open Pajulahti Sport Institute, NASTOLA, Finland

http://snju.org/come-to-the-pajulahti-games/

Competition
  FEBRUARY
10th February National Inclusion Session Walsall Campus, Magdalene Road, Walsall, WS1 3TA 10.00am – 3.00pm
17th February JudoScotalnd National Disability Session EICA, Ratho, Newbridge, EH288AA 10.00am – 12.30pm
  MARCH
10th March East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm
  APRIL
1st – 2nd April First World SN Judo Games Beverwikj, Netherlands, Sporthal de Walvis

Van Loenenlaan 1, Beverwijk

Competition
7th April East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm
8th April USA Grassroots Judo Championships Riverside

https://us.eventbu.com/riverside/2018-u-s-special-needs-judo-championships/6963983

Competition
14-15th April Special Needs World Judo Games 2018 Sporthal De Walvis, Van Loenenlaan 1, 1945 TB Beverwijk, The Netherlands

http://www.specialneedsjudo.nl/beverwijk-xx-information-page

Competition
21st April East of Scotland Adaptive Judo Open Championships & SOGB Sanctioned event Craigswood Sports Centre, Livingston EH54 5ER Competition
28th April German Open 2018 Berlin Competition
  MAY
4-7th May Ravenna Open Ravenna-Pala De Andre’ 48122 Ravenna, Italy Competition
12th May East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm
  JUNE EH11 4PB
29-30th June Swiss G Tournament Buchholzhalle

Hallenbadweg 4, 8610 Uster, Switzerland

Competition
17th  June JudoScotland Inclusion Day EICA, Ratho, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH288AA 10.00am – 4.00pm
  SEPTEMBER
8th September East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, 10.30am – 12.30pm
  OCTOBER
20th October JudoScotland National Disability Session EICA, Ratho, Newbridge,Edinburgh, EH288AA 10.30am – 12.30pm
28th October Hampshire Adaptive Judo Fleming Park Leisure Centre in Eastleigh

http://hampshirejudo.org.uk/competitions/hampshire-sn-open

Competition
  NOVEMBER
10th November East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm
  DECEMBER
8th December East of Scotland Training Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB 10.30am – 12.30pm

If you have a disability and would like more information on how to get involved, the following people are available to support:

SN GB Team Manager Ken Thorne kathorne47@gmail.com
SN GB Team Manager Jo Imrie joimriejudo@gmail.com
SN Lead Referee Ron Cleere jean.cleere@sky.com
Competition Pathway Andy Scott  andy.cornwall.judo@gmail.com
British Judo Disability Lead Kerry Tansey kerry.tansey@britishjudo.org.uk

Home Nations Support

Full competition pathways and details can be found here or direct contact to:

British Judo https://www.britishjudo.org.uk
Judo Scotland http://www.judoscotland.com/development/disability; http://www.scottishsnjudo.org
Welsh Judo http://www.welshjudo.com
NI Judo Federation http://www.nijudo.com
Mark Spence hazama@hotmail.co.uk