Patchway is the first judo club in South Gloucestershire and Bristol County to achieve the British Judo Silver Club Mark award, & the 2nd in the whole of the Western area!

Patchway Youth & Seniors


Training  Saturdays: 11.30am-1:00pm             Youth 14+ and Seniors.

                Thursdays: 7:30pm -  8:45pm           Youth 14+ and Seniors.    

Cost U18 £3 or £2.20 members

          O18 £4 or £3 members

As with the rest of the club our Youth and Senior session caters for both recreational and competitive players, from Beginners to International medalists, our current oldest players are 50+ (you are never too old to start!)

Club Coach Chris Mockridge, was the clubs first male Dan grade, is now a 3rd Dan.

The club currently has 14 Dan grades and players of every grade from red to brown.


British Judo has recently adopted a Theory grading system, from Red-Brown, with a chose of Competitive or Technical Dan grades (Black Belt) details of which are below;

The Kyu Grading System


Players from age 15 years upwards follow the British Judo Kyu grading scheme. From 1st Aprl 2008 Novice to 1st Kyu theory grades, these can be gained “in house” and tests are carried out by the coaching team.

  • Red belt: Novice, 6th Kyu
  • Yellow belt: 5th Kyu.
  • Orange belt: 4th Kyu.
  • Green belt: 3rd Kyu.
  • Blue belt: 2nd Kyu.
  • Brown belt: 1st Kyu.

Grading Syllabus and information

Dan Grades

A player must be at least 15 years before they can begin to fight for points for their black belt. Points can be gained at either gradings or “point scoring” competitions. For every Ippon win a player receives 10 points, depending on their age, depends on the number of points needed. Alternatively they can face a “line up”, this is where they fight 4 people consecutively, if they win all their fights they are awarded their black belt, 1st Dan. The process repeats through to 5th Dan.

Dan Grading Syllabus 

Red & White belts 6th Dan to 8th Dan, these are awarded for services to judo.

9th and 10th are Red belts with 10th being the highest usualy acheived.


Patchway is a competitive club, producing many British National medallists. We encourage players to enter competitions if they wish to, but we fully accept that many players are recreational players only and there is no pressure for anyone to fight in a competition. We are lucky that some of those medallists are coaching at the club so our younger players can follow in their footsteps.

2016 British Schools Champion - Finley Norton


 2010 Sam Finn bronze & 5th place Kieran Peacock who lost to Sam in the bronze final.

2010 British Championship Youth Fighters

Congratulations to all the Youth players who fought in the British Championships!

Sam Finn Bronze, Kieran Peacock 5th both U66kg & Reece Peacock 7th U60kg


Useful Info


Judo Theory Sheet #1
Judo Theory Sheet Red
Judo Theory Sheet Yellow
Judo Theory Sheet Orange
Judo Theory Sheet Green





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