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Connor Hughes of Coventry. On his way to winning British Schools Championships in 2011

Coventry Judo Club is home to a bunch of enthusiastic Judoka. We offer everything from recreational Judo for family fitness and fun, to serious competition training, for both kids and adults. We are a member club of the British Judo Association. We have a seriously impressive track record for Excellence, having produced British, and European Champions at Junior and Senior level, a Senior World Champion, World Silver Medalist and World Bronze Medalist, twice Olympic Silver medalist and a para olympic Bronze medalist (Beijing 2008)  and Silver Medalist (London 2012). There are going to be more. Are you one of them?

Come along and try the olympic sport of Judo. If you are serious about Judo, then Coventry Judo Club is the place to be.

Most people have heard of Judo, along with Karate and Kung Fu it’s probably one of the most heard of Martial Arts in the Western World, but not many people really know what it is and why Judoka love the sport so much. At it’s heart, Judo is a modern Japanese martial art and combat sport created in Japan in 1882 by Dr Kano Jigoro. The idea is to throw your opponent on their back, pin them or subdue them using joint locks and pins. Kano created the combat sport of Judo so that the martial art could be practised at full force whilst maintaining the safety of the fighters. Because of this, Judo is considered to be one of the most effective martial arts for self defence. It encourages hard work and self discipline, the only way to become successful is through practice and regular training. For this reason it is also perfect for children and being an Olympic sport, there is a solid infrastructure to help kids become World Champions. It is also ideally suited to the modern sport of MMA as it concentrates on take downs and ground work.

Coventry Judo Club is a member club of the British Judo Association
18/2/2011 Click HERE to view article on BJA website about Coventry Judo Club

Ippon! Derek takes Silver at the London Open -100kg

Congratulations to Derek Spencer, taking the Silver Medal in the Recent London Open Event at -100kg in the Veterans Class. Well Done Derek!

Coventry Girls make us proud yet again!

Yasmin Javidian and Imogen Morland competed in the West of England Junior Championships the weekend (15/07/2012).


Imogen Morland, put in a solid performance. At only 14 years of age , she still managed to place 5th. Watch this space, this is just the first page of her story.



Yasmin continues to impress, taking the Gold medal in the -44kgs  category .  Winning the 1st contest with Tai-Otoshi (Ippon), 2nd o uchigari (Wazari), 3rd,went to flags, 4th Ippon, o-uchigari. At the tender age of 11, Yasmin is already seasoned competitor. Dad will need some more shelf space for her djcleo of awards !! (not a misprint – it’s the collective noun for awards … I googled it :-) )

Yasmin with her trophy

Double Success for Scott

Scott Barnes took the Bronze medal at the Samurai KYU grade Tournament (u66kg Brown belt and under) last weekend, and also passed his national Referee Class ‘C’ qualification. Well done !!
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Scott in Action

Scott Takes Silver In Nottingham Senior KYU Open Tournament

Congratulations to Scott Barnes who took the Silver Medal in the Nottingham KYU Grade Tournament yesterday (17/06/2012)  (u66kg  Brown Belt and Below), and gained 7 points towards his Dan grade as well. Well done!

Also a well done to Stuart James of the Rugby Lions Judo Club (satellite club of CJC) who showed great courage as a novice taking on 4th Kyu opponents. He didn’t win, but showed great character and tanacity.

Imogen Morland – British Schools Champion 2012

Imogen takes the gold medal in the u70kg categories, at the British Schools Judo Championships at Ice Sheffield. Having gone up a weight category on the day!!  Fantastic result.



Yasmin won 3 of her 4 fights to take a well earned bronze, in the u40kg,  having moved up from the u34kgs!. Well done Yasmin.

Luke Continues to Impress

Luke took the Bronze medal in the u20 British closed championships at EIS Sheffield last weekend, narrowly missing out on the top spot after a really tough fight with Connal McGregor. Lukes Judo was Impressive, with his massive uchi-mata paying dividends again and again.

Then today 28/1/2012, Luke storms through his opponents  to take a well earned Gold medal in the u20 Midland National Trails.

Please keep supporting Luke , as his training regime in Paris is really paying off.



Coventry Judo Club cleaned up the tops spots, in the Midland Area Commemorative Championships today 11/12/2011.

Gold Medal in the Senior u66kg event for Scott ! 3 fights three Ippon wins.

In the Junior event, Gold medals for Beth, Yasmin, Bailey and Silver for Cameron, and last but by no means least, a well deserved Bronze medal for Lily.

Awesome results guys. Go Coventry.







Double Medal Honours at B.J.C Senior Nationals

AnnaMaria and Matt Hughes both took Silver medals, after some real battles at the BJC  National Championships in Hereford today. Well done to both.

Coventry Judo Club’s Sam Ingram wins European VI Championship!

Huge Medal Haul for Coventry Youngsters

Gold for Imogen, Bronze for Sophia, Bronze for Yasmin

Coventry youngsters bagged 5 bronze, 1 silver and 4 Gold Medals at the Samuria Grade Banded junior tournament yesterday (12/11/2011). With Gold Medals for Imogen, Dom and Cameron and Jack (sorry no photo), Silver Medal for Jonny, and Bronze medals for Sophia, Yasmin, Bailey, Joe and Marcin. Fantastic results guys!! We are proud of you.

Gold for DomGold for Cameron





Silver for Jonny

Bronze for Bailey

Bronze for Joe

Bronze for Marcin



Yasmin takes bronze in British Championships


Yasmin Javadian takes the Bronze Medal in the British Championships (10 – 11yrs) at Nottingham today (9/10/2011). Fantastic result. Well done Yasmin.

Coventry Medals Bonanza @ Nottingham 2011 Open

Medals Bonanza for Coventry !


Congratulations to our young players who competed in Nottingham at the weekend. Bringing home 1 Gold, 3 Silvers and a Bronze!

Scott gets to grips with his opponent

Well done Scott, who at only 17 years of age took the Silver Medal in the u66kg Senior Kyu Grades category, whilst our Juniors also came back with a hat-full of medals:

Bailey Barkham, Bronze

Cameron Barkham, Silver

Sofia Carbone, Silver

and last but by no means least, Bethan Nima Heaton Gold. A fantastic result for her!

Fantastic results. Well done to all, and a big thank you to our coach Simon Moss.

Connor wins British Schools Title

Connor Hughes takes the Gold Medal in the U73kg British Schools Championships (26/03/2011).

Connor won convincingly, winning all fights by Ippon, except the semi final, which was a real battle, where he won with a Yuko and a Wazari.

Highlights Below:

U20 English Open

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More Medals for Coventry Juniors

Coventry Judo Club continues deliver impressive results, with some of the younger Juniors enjoying success at the Samaria Under Green Belt Judo competition on Saturday (12/2/2011). Taking 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal. Fantastic result! Well Done.

Yasmin Javadian – Who took Gold for Coventry in the u40kg (Weighing only 33kg). Well done Yasmin.

Double Qualifier Success for Coventry Youngsters

Both Luke Meadows and Connor Hughes had great success in this weekends (Jan 29 / 30 2011) U20 Age Banded Trials. This event was a national ranking event, which contributes towards (GB) squad selection, and attracts all the top competitors from around the UK .

On Saturday Luke took Silver in the u81kg (D Band – 1994)

On Sunday Connor took Gold in u73kg (C Band 1995)

Coventry Senior High Grades Win Warwick Uni Team Event (5/2/2011)

Warwick (u66kg), Connor (u73kg), Luke (u81kg), Nick (u90kg),James (o90kg)

Well done Coventry. After five gruelling rounds of Team Judo, the Coventry Team took the Gold Medal Honours!

Scott Qualifies as Area Referee

Congratulations to Scott Barnes who, at only 16, successfully completed his BJA Area Referee’s assessment at the Warwick university event yesterday (5/2/2011), then went on to compete in the u66 individual event, after a long and grueling day.

Well Done Scott from all of us at Coventry Judo club, we are proud of you.

This is Judo ….

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