What sport/ activity does your club do?
Tell us more about your sport/ activity?
Judo is an Olympic sport where you must throw or pin your opponent. It is good for confidence, awareness, motivation, fitness and self-defence. You can take up the sport recreationally or competitively.
What is/ are the best thing(s) about your sport/ activity?
Anyone from 5 years can take part and many continue for years and progress up the ranks and form lifetime friendships. It is also a good way to de-stress.
Are there any misconceptions about your activity that you would like to change?
We would like there to be more finance in to the sport and media attention.
How did your club start?
The club was opened in 1996 and is ran by the same coach today. He started the club following on the retirement of his coach.
Where are you based?
We are based at Ashton Park Sports Centre, Bower Ashton, Bristol, BS3 2JL.
Who is part of your club?
Our club is open to anyone aged 5 and over of all abilities.
What do you aim to achieve?
We aim to achieve a fun environment where all participants can learn a fun sport in which they can grow as judo players and individuals.
What is the best thing about your club?
Fun and friendly environment with a mixture of recreational and competitive players of all ages.
Recent Club Achievements:
28 October 2017 – British Schools regional trials, Weston-Super-Mare: 2 x Gold
27 January 2018 – Midland Area age bands, Walsall: 1 x Gold and 1 x Bronze
What do people need to do if they would like to try your sport/ activity? Do they need to be a certain standard?
Just turn up and see what it’s all about.
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What do people say about your club?
“I have been attending judo at Bedminster Judokwai for 7 years as it continues to be fun. I enjoy the competitions and have met new friends. Judo has helped with my confidence and something I enjoy doing with my two younger brothers” Joe aged 14
“Judo is good for self defence and to have fun” Artemy aged 17
“I like Judo because I get to make new friends at the club. Also the coaches are very supportive and they help me to learn new skills. I like using those new skills when I am competing in competitions and those skills help me climb the grades to achieve my dream of becoming a black belt.
Judo isn’t something that everyone does so it is cool to do and gives me something to talk to my friends about.” Becci aged 12
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