Black Dog Judo Club Competition – 18th June 2016

Invitational Interclub Competition coming up at Black Dog Judo Club – In accordance to the BJA Level 1 Competition Guidelines

Date: Saturday 18th June 2016
Venue: The Dojo @ The Chaucer Institute Club, Popson Street, Bungay, NR35 1EB
Free Parking available in Clays car park opposite

Group 1 – Fun randori for players aged 5, 6 & 7yrs
Group 2 – This is a red & yellow belt developmental competition for players aged 8, 9, 10 & 11yrs on the day
Group 3 – For all Green belts and under aged 8 to 15yrs on the day
All players will be grouped in pools according to weight, grade and age.

Weigh in – Group 1: 8.30 – 9.00am, Group 2: 10.00 – 10.30am, Group 3: by 12.30pm *these times may change dependant on numbers.

Players must hold a current BJA Licence – All players will receive a medal!!

Cost £7.00 per player

Places are limited so would like entries by no later than NEXT THURSDAY 9th June 2016

Sorry for the short notice

Club Grading 12th May 2016 & Summer Holiday

Just a reminder for all those grading next week please remember your Licence Book and £10 grading fee in addition to £4 session fee.  We pay the BJA direct for grading’s as no profit to our club.

Also just to confirm that we will not be running through the Summer Holidays.  Our last session will be 21st July and will return on 1st September.  We will still be running through half term and will keep you updated on any competitions you may be interested in throughout.

Any problems or questions please feel free to contact me

Felixstowe JC Open Randori 21st March

Felixstowe Judo Club Open Randori;
Monday 21st March 2016

Thought I’d let you know about an Open club randori being run at Felixstowe JC on Monday 21st March, 5pm – 7pm,  it is their last session before the Easter break.

This a chance for inexperienced red belt judoka from local schools and  judo clubs to come together for a training session, useful for gaining competitive experience at a venue different to the one they are used to.

The club aims to run one of these sessions each school term moving forward.

The session can also cater for more experience judoka, with several yellow belt U12s currently training at Felixstowe JC weekly, along with a selection of larger red, yellow, orange, green, blue, brown, Black Youth/Seniors

The session will be led by Dave Martin (6th Dan), so if you would like further information contact him on 07976 216386.

Wayne is unable to attend as club coach due to the start time, and remember we will be open as normal during the Easter break.

Dates & News For 2016

Please see our events page for useful dates for your diary.  More information is available nearer the time or on request for any that may be of interest. 

Also information on the upcoming Getting Started in Completion event for those interested in competing for the 1st time.  Remember you have to be 8yrs old to compete in Judo, but I have asked the question for those who are under if they are able to attend. 

Please remember not to enter direct as we do this as a club or unless otherwise advised. 

We will be looking into holding an in-house competition (no age restrictions for this) – dates to be advised. 

It is with regret that this year we be having a break from Judo during the Summer Holidays, due to holiday commitments of both coaches and members.   There are competitions held during this period of which are of any interest we will assist as normal as best we can. 

I’m always a text or email away for any questions you may have.


Red & Yellow Belt Championships – Cambridge

As some may be aware of the Red & Yellow Belt Championships held @ Comberton Village College, Cambs on the 14th February 2016. Although out of area ideal for beginners.
Red belt graded players must have attended grading within 12 months prior to the date of the event.
Novice belt players must have held a licence for no longer than 6 months prior to the date of the event.
Any interest let us know by NO LATER than the 4th February 2016.
Thank you

Changes to Session Times from 2016

Due to changes within Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, as from 7th January 2016 our Thursday session times will be changed to the following:

Juniors (6-10yrs) – 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Juniors (10-15yrs) – 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Seniors (16yrs +) – 8.30pm to9.30pm

Regrettably these changes are beyond our control and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Our fees and other regulations will remain the same.  Please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Thank you for your continued support.

Low Grade Competition – Thetford

Fantastic effort today from everyone at Breckland Leisure Centre, Thetford! Huge congratulations to Beth and Jake on getting gold medals, Lewis, Daniel and Holly for silver and Holly also getting bronze on competing up a level – well done everyone – See our Facebook page for pictures


Best of luck to all participating in the competition this Sunday!! Reminder weigh-in 9am, white gi’s only, girls white t-shirt under, hair tied back with non-metal band – please remember your judo licence.

See you there – and have fun!!

Our event’s page is updated regularly, please keep checking for new information.


What an absolutely fantastic turnout last night!!  25 students on the mat all keen and ready to learn.  All the beginners enjoyed their 1st session, from the warm up, learning break-falls to their first throw and hold!!

A big well done to Wayne and Gail (assisting) on taking such a large session, keeping them all engaged and wanting more!!

See you all next week!!

Welcome Back

Hope everyone had a lovely break.  It was lovely to see some old and new faces on the mat over the holidays.  Numbers have picked up which is great!!

Look forward to seeing you all Thursday!

Revised Club Fees Commencing July 2015

Thank you for your continued support at Stowmarket Judo Club.  We aim to deliver a high quality and affordable sessions for all ages.  All our coaches help on a voluntary basis and we operate on a not-profitable basis.

Our fees have remained the same for many years, and with our overheads increasing each year our committee have arrived at the difficult decision to raise fees to £4.00 per session commencing 1st July 2015.  This increase will ensure the on-going, financial security our club.

We will be offering only 1 free session for new starters.  Also please be advised future grading will no longer be subsidised by the club, therefore, on grading nights, club session fees will be in addition to the grading fee (which goes to the British Judo Association, via the club.  Revised fees as follows:




(as of July 2015)

Grading Fee

(under 8’s)

Grading Fee

(8’s and over)

Juniors (6pm session)£3.50£4.00£7.50£10.00
Juniors (7pm session)£3.50£4.00£7.50£10.00


For those who stay for two sessions consecutively, one fee of £4.00 for both sessions will remain.

Thank you for your continued support and please contact the committee representatives with any ideas you have about promoting our club, or to discuss this letter further.

Club championships 2nd July 2015

Note for your diary – Club championships 2nd July 2015 held in the main hall – all welcome. Weigh-in will be 2 weeks before. Competitors to arrive at 5.50pm on the day!

Eastern Area Squad in Holland – June 2015

Well done to all who took part in the Eastern Area Squad in Holland! Joe Terry says it was great fun but exhausting. He won his first two fights but as there were four in his pool who all got the same points, the pool was re-drawn and he had to fight two of the same players again. He won one, lost the other which put him through to the knockout round. Unfortunately he lost on a penalty! He was really pleased with his performance as they were all brown belts! Also Lewis and Jake can also can be proud of their performances having 3 fights and both winning one of them against higher grades (blue belts) – well done all!!

Joe - Holland 03 2015 Joe - Holland 02 2015 Joe - Holland 01 2015


Numbers are still low for our senior session – please feel free to come along 7.30pm on a Thursday and have a chat