Cumbria and the Borders Judo KAI

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Posted by ADMIN on November 17, 2014 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (87)

well done to all that atteneded another fantastic FPJ 1 held at the Burnieside Judo Club several new coaches in the making have made there first steps. 

thank you to John and Sylivia Barton Sensei's for hosting another brillient event 

Brechin Kata Course

Posted by MedsArt on March 1, 2014 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

On the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of February Sylvia and John Barton Sensei travelled all the way up to Brechin for another brilliant Kata Course, lots of fun was had and good to see old faces again,

the weekend produced several promotions listed below

Devon and jack. 2 red tab

Ailsa and Callum. 2 orange tabs

Chris. 4th kyu 1 green tab

Cody and Cain. 3rd kyu 2 blue tabs

Andrew 5th kyu

Frazer senior grade 3rd kyu

Jordan 3rd kyu

Mackie 2nd kyu

Thank you to the Sensei for teaching another wonderful course and thank you all for attending not forgetting Thank you Tracy for arranging this lovely course.


All the best



Area now has National champions!!!

Posted by john barton on February 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The area gained its first ever National BJC Champions when Jamie Barton and Nathan O'Sullivan competed in the Tamworth British Kata Championships last weekend (2nd Feb) A team of judges considered their demonstration of Katame-no-kata the best, and awarded them the title and gold medal. A huge congratulations to the lads, who have worked very hard together to achieve this result.

The Lakes summer school

Posted by john barton on January 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Coaching team now in place for the second lakes summer school.

Paul Laskey, Alan Carlisle, and George Temperton all6th Dan's

Dave Reveley and Len Witts both 5 th Dan's

John Barton and Chris Neates  both 4th Dan

Also grading up to 5th Dan on the Sunday of the course, and shudosha dai awards can be worked on.

Area course and grading

Posted by john barton on January 10, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

John and Sylvia will be holding an area grading and general judo/Kata course at Brechin on 22nd and 23rd of February.This is going to be a great course and we encourage our area judoka to attend

Area Kata Championships

Posted by john barton on July 21, 2013 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Watanabe Kai is hosting our very first Area Kata championships on Sunday 13th October 2013.

The venue will be Crosby -on-Eden, near Carlisle.

Categories include primaries, juniors and seniors.

This is a great opportunity to show us your Kata skills, and become an Area Kata Champion

Full details available in our documents section of this website.

Lakes summer school

Posted by john barton on July 21, 2013 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Come and join us on Fiday 26th-Sunday 28th of July in Staveley for our very first summer school.

Area Kata Course

Posted by john barton on February 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Burneside judo club hosted the area Kata course on behalf of Cumbria and Borders BJC on the 4/5th

of May 2013. The course was attended by members from Brechin judo club and Watanabe Kai judo club(Carlisle as well as members from our Staveley club.Many thanks to all who attended the course, the feedback was positive, and we hope to do it again next year.

A.G.M. and Area Grading

Posted by john barton on February 1, 2013 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Would all coaches,and committee members make a note to attend our AGM and area grading on Sunday 17th March 2013, at Crosby on Eden Watanabe Kai.

The grading will start at 10a.m. and continue after our AGM (12 noon ) and lunch. Please contact Sylvia with any items that you would like to discuss at the AGM. This is your opportunity to have your say about our area and it's future development.

As usual the area grading is only open to green belt jun/sen, and above.

The Lakes Summer School

Posted by john barton on January 5, 2013 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Get ready for the biggest event to come to our area, The BJC Lakes Summer School 2013. The course will run for 3 days starting on Friday 26th of July, and ending on Sunday 28th.Organised by John and Sylvia Barton( on behalf of Cumbria and the Borders BJC) the course will offer a variety of judo to suit all ages, with a social evening organised for the Saturday night, and a grading on the Sunday for all grades upto and including Dan grades.

Coaching staff will include guest instructor:

Nick Holmes 4th Dan

Other invited coaches will include

Len Witts 4th Dan

Dave Reveley 5th Dan

BJC President Robin Otani sensei, will also be attending on Saturday and Sunday of the course

Local coaches will include

John Barton 4th Dan

Chris Neates 4th Dan.

The Lake District attracts over 1million visitors every year, and with this years judo venue being only 5 miles from Lake Windermere, it should offer something for all family members. We look forward to meeting old friends, and making new ones.

Book early and be able to tell your friends that you were part of the very first Lakes Summer School