On the 28th & 29th of March 2015, SportScotland in conjunction with JudoScotland will be hosting a coach education weekend in Glasgow. For the amazing price of £45 you can take part in our coach education seminar with Performance Coach of the year David Somerville and be part of the launch of TRI –Judo our brand new development initiative.

Included in the weekend will be two sessions on Saturday with a further two on the Sunday, dinner with guest speakers and one night bed and breakfast with dinner and accommodation within the Thistle hotel in Glasgow. Judo sessions will be held at Bellahouston both days.

If you would like to be part of this exciting weekend of judo please book directly here

For more information please feel free to get back in touch.

Paul McGuinness
JudoScotland Education and Development Executive
Ultimate Judo has arranged a seminar with Neil Adams (MBE).

The event is on Sunday, the 11th of January 2015 and is a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn from this historic figure of British Judo.

Neil Adams Effective Fighting

For more info and to book your place , click here
Month Day Event
March 15 Elgin Open
22 Highland Budokan Open, Inverness
April 19 Sportif International
26 East of Scotland Special Needs, Livingston
May 24 Scottish Mini-Mons
June 7 BUPA Charity Open - Juniors
8 BUPA Charity Open - Seniors, Masters & Disability
14 Ross-shire Mini-mons, Invergordon
Sept 20 Highland Open, Fort William
Oct 11 Granite City Open
Aberdeen judo club had three entrants into this competition: one junior and two seniors.
However, one of the seniors had to pull out due to a previous competition injury. Bad luck Nathan!

Yamack had, lets say, an off day. Better luck next time Yarmack.

Nicola McIlraith was our other entrant. She competed in the Womens combined -70 & -78kg category and also entered the Women's Open. She had five ippons and one arm lock. In total, she earned two gold medals and 60 points towards gaining her black belt. This leaves her with only ten points to go (plus the theory exam). Well done Nicola!

Roll on next competition!
With the Highland Budokan Grand Prix coming up on on the 22nd of March, the numbers for the Elgin Open were down. So on arriving at the centre and looking at the actual numbers, we thought that it would be a very short day! One mat in operation.

We had to merge a few of the junior categories and they started their competition at 10.30 and this finished at around 1.45pm. Our own Yamack was competing in the -38kg Boys category and won the Bronze medal.

The Youth and Seniors were to follow. It transpired there was one Youth category and then the Youth Open. We had Senior Categories : -60kg/-66kg/-73kg/-90kg/-100kg and then the Mens Open. Nearly everyone from the Youth and the Seniors went into the Mens Open.

The majority of the grades were 1st Kyus. We had a total between the Youth and Seniors of around 35 so this day of judo that was expected to be very short turned into quite a big Senior competition! All this on one mat! Our Fraser Murray won Gold in the -100kg and took silver in the Men's Open.

All in all, it turned out to be quite a day for judo. Some really good judo and some really good throws were to be seen. Players from the North East, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Tayside competed. The coach from Edinburgh said he thought it was a terrific competition and he is going to be bringing a mini-bus load up next year.

So if you want to see some good judo, Elgin is the place to be next March!