Martial Arts


Eight high-grade players from South Brent Judo Club (SBJC) headed to Sheffield in order to take part in the highlight of the domestic calendar, the British Judo Pre-Cadet and Cadet Championships. Medals, national ranking points, Dan grade points and England squad places for 2018 were all up for grabs. It was a fast and frantic …

Team Bath judoka won three gold, two silver and five bronze medals during a successful weekend on both the national and international stage. Rio 2016 Olympian Ben Fletcher marked his first appearance since switching nationality to Ireland in style as he took the men’s under-100-kg title at the Hong Kong Asian Open. The MJ Church …

Judokas from Kingsley School Judo Club enjoyed a weekend of success at the 2017 British National Championships held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Amie McMurray, current British Schools National champion, made her debut at the Pre-Cadet under-14 National Championships. She started the event well, beating her Scottish opponent Kirsty Lawson with a …

November ended with a welcome funding boost for South Brent Judo Club in the form of a generous £2,500 cheque from the Co-op Local Causes initiative. This money will be used to fund training and competitive fees for all members of South Brent Judo Club. The cheque was presented by Louise Hawkins, manager of South …

SIX South Brent Judo Club stars immersed themselves in medals thanks to some magnificent performances at the Northern Home Counties Championships in Harlow. The high-level Ippon League competition attracts experienced players from across the country and is a notoriously testing event. Cordelia Gregory (over-70-kg) was up first for Gary Gregory’s South Brent hopefuls and made …

It’s been yet another successful return to the judo arena after the summer break for North Devon’s Kingsley School Judo team. Their top fighters travelled to Hertfordshire to compete in the first national ranking Ippon League competition of the season, while the club’s younger generation competed in the next round of the Kingsley League festival, …