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.
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
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
National Inclusion Seminar is held annually around February of each year, bringing together all athletes, coaches and parents/carers for a day of activities.
2018 calendar of Events
|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
|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|
|10th||March||East of Scotland Training||Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB||10.30am – 12.30pm|
|1st – 2nd||April||First World SN Judo Games||Beverwikj, Netherlands, Sporthal de Walvis
Van Loenenlaan 1, Beverwijk
|7th||April||East of Scotland Training||Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB||10.30am – 12.30pm|
|8th||April||USA Grassroots Judo Championships||Riverside
|14-15th||April||Special Needs World Judo Games 2018||Sporthal De Walvis, Van Loenenlaan 1, 1945 TB Beverwijk, The Netherlands
|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|
|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|
|29-30th||June||Swiss G Tournament||Buchholzhalle
Hallenbadweg 4, 8610 Uster, Switzerland
|17th||June||JudoScotland Inclusion Day||EICA, Ratho, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH288AA||10.00am – 4.00pm|
|8th||September||East of Scotland Training||Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh,||10.30am – 12.30pm|
|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
|10th||November||East of Scotland Training||Gate 55 Sighthill Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4PB||10.30am – 12.30pm|
|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 Thornefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SN GB Team Manager||Jo Imrieemail@example.com|
|SN Lead Referee||Ron Cleerefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Competition Pathway||Andy Scottemail@example.com|
|British Judo Disability Lead||Kerry Tanseyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Home Nations Support
Full competition pathways and details can be found here or direct contact to:
|Judo Scotland||http://www.judoscotland.com/development/disability; http://www.scottishsnjudo.org|
|NI Judo Federation||http://www.nijudo.com|