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 or Sherborne House – 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, however there will be a few opportunities for our younger students to take part in judo festivals.
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.
Please carefully read through the competition outlines BEFORE entering any competition and ensure that your child meets the criteria to enter. If you have any queries, please contact Fiona.
18th November – Witley Bash, Chandler School, Witley.
This competition is only open to children who will be 8 years or older on 18th November. Places are limited – although the closing date is listed as 16th November the entries will close when they reach capacity. As this event is on a Saturday – anyone who usually attends a Saturday class but would like to enter this competition will be able to attend another judo class during that week to make up for their missed session. I will be there from midday to coach and support after my Saturday morning coaching commitments but with Pete and the rest of the team at Witley you will be in good hands until I get there!
3rd December – Paul Jones School of Judo – Novices Competition, Basingstoke
Open to competitors aged between 4 and under 13 years of age. No county level, southern area level or higher levels players are permitted. Dropping Techniques will be allowed.
AUTUMN/WINTER TERM GRADINGS
Save the following dates for the Autumn/Winter Term gradings. The booking links will go live in early November. Please ensure you have a valid judo licence (see instructions at the top of this page on how to apply or renew).
The gradings for children training at Sherborne House will be held at school. Please do not book onto any of the Haslemere or Bordon grading sessions.
KINSA/PRO COACH JUDO CHRISTMAS TRAINING CAMP 2023
20th & 21st December
Edgeborough School, 84 Frensham Road, Lower Bourne, Farnham, GU10 3AH
Early Bird booking now available here
HAMPSHIRE COUNTY TRAINING SESSIONS 2023/2024
All sessions will be held at Places Leisure, Eastleigh and run between 10:00-12:00. Mat fee: £5. I try to go along and support/coach at as many of these as I can. The dates marked with an asterisk – I will not be attending.
15th October 2023*
19th November 2023
7th January 2024
11th February 2024
3rd March 2024
21st April 2024
SURREY EVENTS 2024
Please save the following dates for next year. These events will be held at Donyngs Leisure Centre, Redhill, Surrey.
18th February – competition format to be confirmed
21st April – Surrey Trials (this competition selects the team for the Inter County Team competition which runs in May)
6th October – competition format to be confirmed
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 and grading – your child will not be able to compete or grade without it! Once you have entered a competition please let Fiona know. I will always try to be there to support and coach if I can.