Club members 2016/17
Judo is an Olympic sport and martial art comprising of throws, holds, strangles and arm locks, the aim is to use your opponent’s weight against them, this means that your size doesn’t matter. We are coached by Fitzroy Davies, 6th Dan, who previously coached Craig Fallon who was both an Olympian and World Champion at U60kg, his expertise both technically and competitively allows every player to reach their goals. We are a friendly club that accepts players of all skill levels from the elite to complete novices.
Each year the team attends USIST where University teams from across the UK and Europe congregate in Sheffield for a weekend of competition, comradery and socialising. Irrespective of experience it can be counted on as being the yearly highlight with competitors of all grades fighting alongside each other and supporting their team as they fight for the title of student team of the year.
We have seen success competitively at BUCS with our experienced players medalling individually and as teams as well at competitions for lower grades.
How to get involved
The membership price is £115 which reduces to £85 in term 2.
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon!
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
Fall 7 times, stand 8!
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Wednesday: 3.30pm – 4.30pm (Try a Sport, beginners session)
Wednesday: 4.30pm – 6pm (technical and randori)
Friday: 6.30pm – 8pm (technical and randori)
All training sessions take place in the Dojo in Sport & Fitness
Successes and Achievements
Lucy Day, a University of Birmingham Judo scholar, won a gold medal at BUCS, as well as the Women who came third in the team event. The majority of our graded players fought at BUCS which is a success in itself, and aside from competitions many new members graded, progressing to further belts.
We are a welcoming club who enjoy judo as well as having members that compete at a high level. We are supportive of individuals of all skills and abilities.
Head coach: Fitzroy Davies
Social Secretary: Connor Davieson