Kinsa Judo Club is a British Judo Association (BJA) affiliated club that covers the counties of Surrey and Hampshire. Membership of the BJA is mandatory and a condition of being a member of Kinsa Judo Club. The BJA is the national governing body for judo in the UK and whilst there are a few other associations for judo in the UK – it is the BJA players that end up at the Olympics etc. and they ensure that we as a club, comply with safeguarding, first aid, insurance and coaching qualifications and having a licence opens up competition and grading pathways and provides insurance for players.
As a general rule of thumb, if your child attends classes in Haslemere – then assign them to Kinsa Judo 2706 and select Surrey as the County and Southern as the area. If your child attends classes in Bordon – then assign them to Kinsa Judo 2726 and select Hampshire as the County and Southern as the area.
BJA competitions are open to players aged 8 years of age and over and who have a full junior licence. You can apply for a BJA licence here, I would recommend applying for it online, rather than downloading a hardcopy application form. If you need assistance with obtaining your child’s licence or have any queries with it, please contact someone in the Membership Team at the BJA. Their number is 0121 728 6920 and they’re open Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00.
This page will be regularly updated with important dates for 2023 so I’d recommend you bookmark it for future easy reference. However it is also a good idea to join and follow the Facebook pages for Surrey and Hampshire as well as the Kinsa Judo Club one.
28th March – Kinsa Judo Grading, Bordon *Bookings now closed
1st April – Kinsa Judo Grading, Haslemere *Bookings now closed
2nd April – Hampshire U16s Judo Championships 2023
17th April – Beginning of Summer Term Kinsa Judo
30th April – Surrey Squad Training, Camberley Judo Club – 12:00-14:00. Keep an eye out for announcements on the Surrey Facebook page for further updates etc.
12th & 13th April – Easter Judo Camp, Hindhead *last few remaining spaces left
14th May – Southern Area Inter-Counties Competition – entry to this competition will be via selection process for either the Surrey or Hampshire Teams (see 26th March and 2nd April)
21st May – Bishops Stortford Judokwai, Red & Yellow Belt Championships, Bishops Stortford
24th June – Kent International
For those of you who have missed booking a grading slot this Spring term, there will be an opportunity to book a slot next term and dates for these gradings will be issued around the Easter break.
If in doubt on entering/attending any of these events, please check with Fiona first to make sure that it is pitched at the right level for your child and that they meet the participation criteria and ensure that you are aware of the closing deadlines! If entering a competition – assume that it will take the whole day. Timings at competitions are only a guide and cannot be guaranteed, so do not enter if you have other events etc. on the same day. You will also need to ensure that you bring the card and the licence book along to EVERY competition – your child will not be able to compete without it!