Club News

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

60 players and their siblings took part in our Annual Easter egg on Easter Saturday!

Thank you to everyone who helped and to Amelia for her Easter egg judo painting!

Parents Session

Absolutely blown away by the number of parents who attended our first parents night! Well done to all receiving your Kesa Gatame certificates!

Great work by our Kanji coaches who helped take the warm up! #teampatchway #cluboftheyear2023!

We even made it on to the British Judo website ! Click here

Latest Dan grade !

Balaz completed his Dan grade theory last night and having won his “line up” he achieved his 1st Dan the day before his 16th birthday! At the other end of the journey Megan received her sho 8 (black tag) in minis grading. Sho 9 is red belt.

Congratulations to them both and Happy 16th Birthday Balaz!

Midland Area Open and Schools

Very successful day for #teampatchway at Midland area open and schools Gold for Sam, Alice and silver for Lani! In the open Gold for Balaz and Alex, silvers for Alice and Charlie, Bronze for Lani and 7th for Mack. With Alice winning her first 10 points for her Dan grade.

Balaz won his line up and achieved the points for his 1st Dan grade 🥋now has to do his theory!

Steve won 20 points and is 10 points away from his 1st Dan! 30 points towards his Dan grade for Nathan. Josie won 20 points towards her 2nd Dan. 20 points for Mack towards his 2nd Dan. 10 points for Alex and Sasha towards their 3rd Dan’s!

Call up for GB at U18 2024 European Kata Championships!

Hot on the back of Patchway Judo Club Bristol coach Jeremy Robinson receiving his Kata coaching award at the British Judo Awards, his protégés Lani and Alice have received their selection letters to represent GB at U18 2024 European Kata Championships! These will be held in June in Bosnia!

The Girls were U16 British Champions (three categories) in 2022, and 2023 they competed in Senior category and won a silver and two bronze medals. We are extremely proud of all three of them! The club will be paying their entries and registration (as although they are representing GB there isn’t any funding!)

Obviously there are lots of other costs involved so we need to support them with fundraising. If anyone would like to sponsor / support the girls on their journey please contact Patchway Judo Club Bristol or Jeremy.

Well done girls and of course to our award winning Kata coach Jeremy Robinson.

Annual Party and Awards

Thank you to everyone who came today, and thank you to everyone who organised behind the scenes!

This years awards go to…

Outstanding Achievement – Eloise and Oliver
Mini Girl – Megan
Mini Boy – Joseph
Most Improved Mini Girl – Chuigo
Most Improved Mini Boy – Oliver W
Spirit of Judo – Hanson
Junior Girl – Lani
Junior Boy – Balaz
Most Improved Girl – Mercedes
Most Improved Boys – Sam and Matthew
Spirit of Judo – Amelia, Daisy and Freddie
Senior Female – Josie
Senior Male – Jack
Most Improved Male – Harrison
Most Improved Female – Alice
Spirit of Judo – Sophie

Below are some media from the day; if you have any photos or videos you would like to share, you can submit them here

Lastly, a reminder that the 1st Thursday back will be 4th January and the 1st Saturday back will be 6th January.

Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

British Judo Awards Club of the Year 2023

We Are The Champions !!!

We are so proud we have been awarded the British Judo Award Club of the Year 2023! A huge thank you to everyone who nominated the club.

British Judo noted that the club has had a profound impact on not only its members, but the broader community. The club is dedicated to fostering personal growth and actively encourages members to develop to further their skills. This has led to the club having an increase in coaches, referees and officials.

Well done also to Jeremy for being awarded the Kata Award by the Kata Commission for his services and dedication to Kata since he started judo at the age of 10.

Yet more congratulations go to Eloise for coming runner up for the Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

What a result !

Finalists in 2 categories for the 16th annual British Judo Awards

We are immensely proud to be in the final three for ‘Club of the Year’ and for Eloise to be in the final three for ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ !! The results are announced on Saturday 11 November.

The Awards honour and celebrate the excellence and dedication within the British Judo community. These awards not only recognise exceptional athletes but also coaches, volunteers and clubs that have contributed significantly to the development, growth and success of judo in the country over the past 12 months.

All the nominations are from worthy recipients, demonstrating the outstanding dedication and commitment of the volunteers involved in the sport of judo across Great Britain. The awards recognise a select few who have made exceptional achievements this year, but our volunteers across the country contribute to making the sport a success in the UK, and to every one of them we are thankful!