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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.


Latest 2020 Competition and Event Planner

This is a further updated list of those 2020 competitions where the club intends to have a presence.

Only a small change from the previous version – The TD session at Tulliallan has changed from 11th-12th April to 18th-19th April.

Please consult with one of the coaches if you have any questions about the suitability of a competition.

Please note also that some competitions have minimum or maximum grade requirements – Check that the grade of the competitor is suitable for the competition.

We’ve included links to competition details and entry pages where available.

2020 Scottish Open – results

The 2020 Scottish Open was held on 18/01/2019 at the Sport Scotland National Training Centre in Largs.

The club results were:

  • Rebecca Lamb – Junior U48kg – Bronze
  • Katelyn Cox – Junior U63kg – Silver
  • Rebecca Bradley – Junior U63kg – Bronze
  • Katelyn Cox – Senior U63kg – Bronze
  • Connor Wilson – Junior U66kg – 7th
  • Benedict MacLennan-Patton – Junior U81kg – 5th

Good results in a major competition – Well done!

2020 Clyde Rumble details

The 2020 Clyde Rumble competition will be held at Parkmains High School on Sunday 9th February.

You can enter the competition here.

Directions to Park Mains High School:


The competition details are:


Parkmains High School, Barrhill Road, Erskine, PA8 6EY


Sunday 9th February 2020

Closing Date:

Sunday 26th January, 2020

Eligibility: Juniors

Age Band ’AA’ – Year Born – 2010, 2011, 2012 Players must be 8 old years on the day of competition

Age Band ‘A’ – Year Born – 2008 – 2009

Age Band ‘B’ – Year Born – 2006 – 2007

Age Band ‘C’ – Year Born – 2004 – 2005


Open to all senior players 3rd kyu and below including novice (white belt) grades as long as they have a valid full license on the day.

Please Note

This is a development competition aimed at low grade and/or inexperienced competitors. If you are uncertain about whether the event is suitable please discuss with your Coach or contact Clyde Judo Club for guidance.




All competitors will be weighed in on the day and split into pools of 4 or 5 if possible. Please put in actual weights below to help us make this easier on the day.


Junior grades

All junior players will be grouped with similar ability


Will be presented after each category.

Entry Fee:

Entries £20.00. Entry fees are not refundable.

How to enter &


Online entry through:


British Judo Association Contest Rules will apply all other rules according to the British Judo Association Tournament Handbook.


Weigh-in times will be available from the Clyde Judo website and Facebook page after the closing date.


Trainee officials will be used for this event under supervision. Please be conscious of this and make every effort to encourage their participation.

Any player not eligible to compete is welcome to try refereeing/timekeeping on the day, please let us know in advance if you are bringing any such players.

Mat side Coaching

Will be permitted through out, and we welcome positive encouragement of all players.


Video recording of some fights may take place at this event; photographs may also be taken for promotional purposes including publication on websites and social media. By signing the entry form you indicate your acceptance of these conditions and parents (in the absence of any expressed objection) provide their consent to the taking and use of photos/videos.

The Decision of the Tournament Organiser is final.

The event is run in line with JudoScotland/BJA Child Protection Policy

All information supplied will only be used for event organisation purposes and names/clubs will be published in advance of the event.


2019 British Junior Championships – results

The 2019 Bristish Junior Championships were held at EIS Sheffield on 7th December 2019.

There is only one result to report:

  • Katelyn Cox – Junior U63kg – Bronze

A fantastic result for Katelyn who is still only a Cadet.



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