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We are an affiliated National Body to the British Judo Association.


British Police Judo offers Competitive and Recreational Judo opportunities for all ages and standards of players. Services are provided for Serving Officers, Police Staff, PCSO, Special Constables, Home Office Forces, British Transport Police and Retired Officers.

Congratulations to all the medalists at the 2018 National Championships !

Thanks to the Trish , Brett and  team and our fabulous  officials for organising and running the championships at the Cheshire Police HQ in  Winsford on the 15th September . 

It was good   to see some new talented players  taking part as well as a great turnout in the Masters and Veterans sections. ! P.S.U.K Judo is inclusive to all levels  and ages of players and welcomes serving and retired Police Officers , PCSO's ,National Crime Agency Officers and Police Staff to take part. 

With players from 24 Forces, from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales taking part , there were some notable performances from Max Bortolo, Darren Dean ( 12 fights and 12 wins !) Gary Cole, Gary Liddle, Sam Delahay , James Lewis , Jason Moore , Gavin McNeil and  Andrew Rooney on winning the final points in style for his 1st Dan. Great to see Kate Fleming back to her usual form smashing her way to Gold just six months after becoming a mum ! Marcus Littlejohn completed his referee's assessment and was awarded a National C qualification.

 The presentation dinner was held at Wincham Hall and medals presented by the Cheshire Chief Constable Janette McCormick whose support of Police sport was both refreshing and encouraging.  It was fitting for Janette to present Matt Clempner with his  Award of Excellence from Police Sport UK Council for his outstanding contribution to Judo .  Matt was the chief's PTI  !

                                                 

 

                   CLICK HERE FOR 2018 RESULTS 

 

 2019 National Championships will be hosted by Surrey Police on the 7th September

 

 

 

 

 


 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO RICHARD WOLLEY 

ON WINNING THE NORTHERN IRELAND MASTERS 

 First contest against Ron McGowan 1D- a seasoned player and Ricky was giving away over

40kg. This was a tactical battle which Rick won when Ron received his 3rd Shido.

Next was Hugh Ferns 2D from Boglestone JC. Ricky won with an Ippon hold. Now he had the

formidable James McKelvie 4D again from the Boglestone club.

He beat James with another Ippon hold down. Finally he faced Jorge Cruz 1D and this

contest went to time with Ricky being a waza-ari ahead following his trademark uchimata.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Friday 9th February 2018 marked the start of a fantastic weekend of police judo and the beginning of a new link with the Swiss Police Judo team. The eight strong Swiss team accompanied by Team manager Michelangelo Della Vecchia and Oliver Schurch, representing track and field and Judo on the USPE (Union Sportive des Polices d'Europe) technical commission, were welcomed to the traditional Friday evening randori (free practice), which saw in the region of 75 judoka make the most of the excellent facilities at the Welsh Institute for Sport in Cardiff. Chris Hunt (Director of Coaching) and Andy Moss (National Team Manager) oversaw the randori encouraging Great Britain Police squad members and alike to take the opportunity to practice with the highly conditioned judoka from Switzerland, among which was Glen Monnard the 2015 USPE 90kg Champion.

 Saturday morning saw 80 players take to the mat for a technical input from George Bountakis, the Welsh National Performance Coach, supported by Nao Fukimoto, former All-Japan medallist.  George and Nao spent the morning delivering a master class focusing on O-Soto-Gari, O-Uchi-Gari and Ko-Soto-Gari.

 

 After lunch the National police squad members took to the mat for a thrilling team match between Switzerland and Great Britain; the teams made up of a mixture of males and females across the weight categories.  Nao Fukimoto, who graciously agreed to fill the under 57 kilogram space on the Great Britain team, won the first contest for GB with precision execution of the O-Uchi-Gari she has demonstrated during the morning's master class.  Unfortunately, despite some very strong performances and painfully close fought contests the Swiss emerged victorious, 5 wins to 2 with one match drawn.  As with the ethos of judo and enhanced by the camaraderie of the police profession, a great deal of mutual respect was evident from both teams.

 

 Following the team match the 1st Kyu and mixed Dan grading provided a further platform for competitive judo with a judoka from Cornwall narrowly missing out on victory against a 'line up' (three fights, one immediately after the other) for promotion to 1st Dan.  Several participants gained valuable points towards their next grade, including Adrian Upex from PSUK club Japanese Arts Centre, who collected his final 10 points to achieve his 1st Dan.

 

 Dave Daniels, a 1st Dan himself, formally of Gloustershire Police, was on hand throughout the day to provide much appreciated sports massage therapy to judoka in need of treatment.

 

 A formal coach's dinner was held at the Holiday Inn in Cardiff with management from the Police Sport UK and the Schweizerische Polizeisport Kommission.

 

           

Another excellent weekend of judo was had by all, establishing a strong bond with the Swiss as is enjoyed between Great Britain and several other strong European judo countries.

  

 

 


 

 

 

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Police Sport UK Judo (PSUK Judo) in conjunction with the Welsh Judo Association (WKJA) organised a fantastic weekend of judo utilizing the magnificent dojo at the Welsh Centre Of Sport, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, running over the weekend Friday 24th to Sunday 26th March PSUK members, PSUK guests and members of the WJA enjoyed a variety of top class judo commencing with a mass randori session on the Friday evening which saw 70 judoka , the majority Dan grades training together with a positive and friendly attitude.

Saturday morning and early afternoon saw 120 judoka sign in to enjoy and participate in the coaching of Neil Adams 8th Dan MBE, Neil a former World Champion, the holder of two Olympic silver medals and five European titles held the attention of the delegates, 70 of which were qualified coaches revalidating their qualifications. Neil included a very good presentation of the new International Judo Federation contest rules by showing practical demonstrations which helped the recipients to easily understand the changes.

Saturday afternoon saw PSUK utilising their team of senior examiners to hold a national Dan grading with twenty seven candidates all seeking promotion to and within the Dan grades, the resulting examination saw one lady gain her black belt first Dan at her first attempt with two male brown belts finalising their promotion. Further promotions were successful within the Dan grades with other obtaining valuable points towards promotion. In addition four PSUK Dan grades commenced the Provisional Senior Examination process which will eventually lead to additional PSUK Senior examiners being available throughout the UK.

Chris Hunt

Date of next course to be announced shortly . 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to GAVIN MCNEILL

 

on becoming BRITISH MASTERS CHAMPION

  Congratulations ! 

 

 

Joanne Coull,  James Lewis,   Gary Cole,

Lee Holley,  , Gavin McNeill , Darren Dean

who retain National Titles at  2016 PSUK at National Championships ! 

           held in Brecon, Dyfed Powys on 24th September 2016 

Gary and Louise Cole of Dyfed Powys hosted this years event with the considerable support of their family and members of Irfon Judo Club. 18 forces entered bringing a total of 69 competitors produced some fantastic judo from the likes of Gavin Mc'Neill and Jason Moore both Police Scotland , Darren Dean North Wales, Lee Holley Devon and Cornwall, Gary Liddle Surrey , Frazier Menzies British Transport Police , Gary Cole Dyfed Powys and James Lewis Kent.

Following the championship we were entertained to an excellent formal presentation dinner and entertained by both the local male voice choir and a live band.

At the prize giving Gavin McNeill received the Player of the Day Award for the Spirit of Judo following a wonderful display of judo showing all the great qualities of judo including skill, consideration for his opponents and a great sporting attitude.

Next year's event will be hosted by Derbyshire Police, there are many judoka working for police forces, officers police staff etc all are able to compete and enjoy this event which is suitable for all levels of judoka, as can be seen from with the results . We all need to identify those judoka and encourage them to come to this event with its mixture of friendly competition and social side, so please look at your forces and encourage them to join us, we want Police Judo to prosper and all judoka to enjoy what is on offer.

In conclusion again many thanks to Gary and  Louise Cole for organising a superb championship and presentation dinner.

Chris Hunt PSUK National Committee

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL RESULTS 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 

 

 

                         PSUK TRAINING WEEKEND  24TH/25TH  MARCH 2017  CARDIFF

GUEST COACH: NEIL ADAMS M.B.E   8TH DAN 

Technical  course  at  the Welsh Centre of Sport suitable for all  levels  of judo from red belt to dan grades, Please support this event if you are not on out mailing list then email the website and we will ensure you are included.