Backwell

Judo Club

ABOUT OUR JUDO CLUB

The Backwell Judo Club has been running in Backwell since 1989 and have taken residence on the Backwell Playing Fields since 1996. We run 5 classes a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for children as young as four all the way through to adults. Instruction is provided in the style of Kyushindo Judo as taught by the late Kenshiro Abbe Sensei.

Students are encouraged to participate in the many facets of judo: break-falling techniques (ukemi), throwing techniques, groundwork, competition, teaching and kata (pre-arranged forms).

 

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PRINCIPLES OF OUR JUDO CLUB

Respect

Self-Discipline

Etiquette

Confidence

Safety

Leadership

 

MEET OUR SENSEI

Sensei Trudi is the longest standing member of the Judo club and has been practising since 1996. She earned her 3rd Dan Black Belt in May 2017 and teaches the Primary classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sensei Trudi Marshall

3rd Dan Black Belt

Sensei Iain is an outdoors activities instructor and has been practising Judo since 2003. He was awarded his 3rd Dan in May 2017 and teaches the Secondary class on Tuesdays.

3rd Dan Black Belt

Sensei Iain Bell

Sensei Josh has been practising Judo since 2003. He is the youngest member of the club to be awarded a 3rd Dan Black Belt which he received in May 2019. He teaches the senior sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sensei Josh Weavers

3rd Dan Black Belt

Sensei James has been practising Judo since 2000 and was awarded his 2nd Dan Black Belt in May 2019. He also trained Jiu-Jitsu whilst doing a Master's Degree in Mathematics. He helps teach on the senior session on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sensei James Harrison

2nd Dan Black Belt

Sensei Chris has been practising Judo since 1996 and is the club's resident photographer. He earned his 1st Dan Black Belt in May 2009 and helps teach on the senior session on Tuesdays.

1st Dan Black Belt

Sensei Chris Wilkins

Sensei Will has been coming to the dojo since he was born but wasn't allowed to start training until he was 4. He has been practising Judo since 2003 and was awarded his 1st Dan in May 2017. He co-runs the Primary Class on Thursdays.

Sensei Will Marshall

1st Dan Black Belt

Sensei Jake is the youngest member of the team and has been practising Judo since 2009. He was awarded his 1st Dan in May 2019 and helps teach on all classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sensei Jake Fysh

1st Dan Black Belt

Sensei Craig is the newest Dan Grade and was awarded his Black Belt in November 2019. He is the only remaining member of the beginners adults only session that briefly ran in 2012. He helps on the secondary and senior classes on Tuesdays.

Sensei Craig McArdle

1st Dan Black Belt

 

CONTACT US

backwell.judoclub@hotmail.co.uk

Backwell Playing Fields, Rodney Road, Backwell, BS48 3HR

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