Clyde Judo Club

News from Renfrewshire's premier Judo club

The British Junior and Senior Championships 2021 – Reslts

The The British Junior and Senior Championships 2021 were held over 11th-12th December 2021 at EIS in Sheffield.

The club results were:

  • Ross Demsey – Junior U60kg – Silver
  • Connor Wilson – Senior U66kg – 7th

Very well done and congratulations to both of you.

British Pre Cadet and Cadet Championships 2021 – Results

The British Pre Cadet and Cadet Championships 2021 were held over 4th-5th December 2021 at EIS in Sheffield.

The club results were:

  • Sophie CARSON – Cadet U44kg – Bronze
  • Fraser CLARK – Cadet U81kg – 5th
  • Noah BLACK – Cadet U90kg – Bronze

Very well done and congratulations to all of you.

Dan grading success

Congratulations to Rebecca Bradley and Andrew Ross – Both of whom earned their black belts at the Dan Grading in Livingstone on 28/11/2021.

Very well done!

Scottish National Closed Championships 2021 – Results

The Scottish National Closed Championships 2021 were held at the sportscotland National Centre in Largs over the 6th-7th of November 2021.

The club results were:

  • Alasdair Andrew – Pre-Cadet U66kg – Bronze
  • Sophie Carson – Cadet U44kg – Gold
  • Sophie Cartwright – Cadet U63kg – Bronze
  • Lukacs Erdei – Cadet U60kg – 7th
  • Fraser Clark – Cadet U73kg – Gold
  • Christopher Howe – Cadet U81kg – Bronze
  • Noah Black – Cadet U90kg – Gold
  • Rebecca Lamb – Senior U48kg – Gold
  • Rebecca Bradley – Senior U70kg – Silver
  • Ross Dempsey – Senior U60kg – Silver
  • Connor Wilson – Senior U66kg – Silver
  • Jamie Black – Senior U90kg – Bronze

Great results – Well done everyone!

The full results are here.

Adult JudoFit class this evening in the Dojo

Do you want the fitness of a judo player?

Join our adult JudoFit circuit class tonight (Monday 17 May 2021) 1945-2100 hrs at the Clyde Judo Dojo.

Current government guidance allows non-contact fitness training indoors

Anybody over 14 can attend and beginners are very welcome.

Book your space at:

Please remember your own first aid kit and hand sanitiser.

The address for the Dojo is Unit 9, 53 Clark Street, Paisley PA3 1QS.

New Dojo and a Return for Under 18s Judo

Last week (Tuesday 27th April) as restrictions relaxed, Clyde Judo formally opened the doors to our new permanent Dojo, located in Clark St, Paisley – welcoming judoka under 18 back to indoor sport.

We cut the Ribbon at the new dojo

Cutting the Ribbon: Clyde Judo Club is now Open!

Several new players took to the tatami for the first time this evening, joining a full house of returning members, many of whom commented through out the night their delight at returning to the mat. Head Coach Susan commented, “It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm in the room, and great to be back”.

Celebrating over a decade of success

At the end of the night, Ronnie Saez (CEO of JudoScotland, Chair of the British Judo Association and 6th Dan), a special friend to the club, made a presentation to Head Coach Susan Wright, commending the coaching team on it’s achievements and presenting a certificate commemorating the club’s 10 year anniversary, celebration of which has been on hold due to the pandemic.



Classes for under 18s are now available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with a full schedule available on our Facebook Page. You can Click Here to book a class, or to find out more about Clyde Judo, contact us at:


Congratulations to David Sommerville – 2nd Dan

Congratulations to David Sommerville who has been awarded his 2nd Dan: March 2021 Dan grade promotions

This is a super result and reflects an enormous amount of hard work and skill on David’s part.


Clyde Judo Club COVID message from Susie

Just in case anyone missed Susie’s email about staying well and keeping up with your Judo during the current lockdown.

Hi Everyone!

Hope everyone is staying safe and coping with the isolation etc.

We have linked up with Destination Judo and are invited to all of their live and recorded  sessions, there are quizzes and challenges to keep you all occupied.

The Saturday morning Live sessions are the highlight of the week at 10am on Saturday mornings, well worth tuning in.

We have a few things in the pipeline to look forward to:

There will be a virtual grading in the next couple of weeks, this will be adapted you your surroundings and movements, bands and even mums and dads where appropriate can be used. Resources for this in the link below:

British Judo Mon/Kyu Grading posters:

Use youtube for research and there is no need to throw mum or dad (aww shame) as long as we can get in the right positions for the throws we will accept that. Remember if you’re stuck we’re here to help!

Sadly South Africa has been cancelled but there will still be an opportunity to train in Belgium in August. I’ve kept in touch with Gary and he is in contact with national coaches around the world.

Japanese Judoka are already back in training with all their dojos open, no visits allowed but their team is back in action.

The Belgian and Dutch are opening their sports centres and schools in May and their hostels in June/early July at the latest so very optimistic that the club Belgian trip will be going ahead.

A squad trip to Belgian camp planned for early September and the club/squad trip to the Poland competition and camp is planned for the end of September details for this will come out in June/July time. There will also be Tulliallan scheduled, and our own competition potentially on 11thOctober.

The squad players are benefiting from Aggie’s monster S&C sessions 3 times a week these are hard work I can tell you!! So well done to those who have not missed a session.

As we go further into this lockdown, it becomes clear that although these things are planned and in the pipeline, everything is subject to change and we will keep you up to date.

Until then stay safe and stay fit.


In addition to the links that Susie provided, can we point you to the BJA Grading Videos page which has videos showing all of the techniques – recommended!


Update to the 2020 Competition and Event Planner

Another update to the 2020 Competition and Event Planner.

The changes in this version are:

  • Added the Technical Excellence Session with David Somerville on 03/03/2020.
  • Added the Bonsai Kyoso competition in Livingstone on 02/05/202.
  • Updated the entry for the Irish Open with competition details and online entry link.
  • Competitions in the past have been removed.


Update to the 2020 Competition and Event Planner

Another update to the 2020 Competition and Event Planner.

The changes in this version are:

  • Judo Scotland has moved all National Gradings that were to be held at Wishaw to Ravenscraig Regional Sports Centre.
  • The date of the National Grading due on 01/03/2020 has been moved to 22/03/2020. The location has been moved to Ravenscraig.
  • The dates for Scottish Masters Training sessions at Ratho have been added.
  • Competitions in the past have been removed.


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