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									           THE BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION
                            (HOW IT ALL CAME ABOUT)

I first took an active interest in the "Mystical Japanese Art" of Judo in the 1950s,
when I was living in Leicestershire. It wasn't long before I realised that this "Art
Form" was, in fact, a sport that could be enjoyed all the year round. I discovered
that it could be both a team sport as well as a sport for the individual who could
progress at his/her own rate in order to achieve his (or her) own personal
maximum capability.

I learned, also, that this activity was an excellent means of instilling into
participants self-discipline, self-control and a healthy respect for one's opponent
and fellow Judoka. It was a means of subjugating the over-confident yet, at the
same time, it could breed a healthy measure of self-confidence in the timid and
those who had little faith in themselves.

It soon became apparent to me that these characteristics could play a very
valuable part in developing important aspects in the education and development
of young people. Another added advantage was that this sport could be
continued when the individual left his/her current establishment of full-time
education because Judo clubs throughout the country would welcome new
members who would be made to feel "at home" immediately.

This was very useful knowledge, particularly when a young person left home to
attend College/University or take up employment away from home. In the early
60's, I was asked by one of the major National Judo Associations in this
country, to form a special section for schools within that Association. One can
imagine my delight to this when being aware of my feelings with regard to the
contribution that an interest in Judo could play in a young person's education.

Filled with enthusiasm, I wrote to all the major national education bodies to
whom this idea might be of even the remotest interest and arranged a meeting
with their representatives. The outcome of this was that although the idea of a
Schools' Judo Organisation was warmly applauded it was concluded, justifiably,
that such a Schools' Association could not have their backing unless all the
major British judo organisations were invited to support it.

The result was that I called a further meeting and this time the three main
National Judo Organisations were invited to attend and add their combined
support. This occasion proved successful! The Amateur Judo Association of
Great Britain, The British Judo Association and The British Judo Council all had
equal representation by qualified schoolteachers on the newly formed National
Executive Committee (NEC) of the British Schools' Judo Association.




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The date was April 1963. In addition to the Judo Organisations, the Central
Council of Physical Education, the Ministry of Education and the British
Association of Organisers and Lecturers in PE also had representation on the
NEC. It was stressed that the B.S.J.A. should be absolutely "Non Political" and
would remain an autonomous body run by an elected National Committee of
practising, qualified schoolteachers.

Our first survey carried out in order to ascertain the number of young members
in the Association in 1963 revealed that there was a total of two hundred and
fifty boys representing schools in London, Devon, Somerset, Kent, and North
Yorkshire. Yes...all boys! (at this time girls' Judo was "frowned upon" in certain
quarters because it was felt very strongly that this was not a sport in which girls
should partake!).

It was not long, however, before the BSJA was "infiltrated" and such was the
demand that in 1966 a special "Girls' Section" was formed within the BSJA! This
section was governed by a special committee of ladies and in addition to these
teachers, as well as representatives from the BAALPE, the CCPR and the
Ministry of Education, the PE Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
was also represented.

After the success of the special courses, which were run in order to encourage
teachers and schools to take an active interest in the sport, and after the
tremendous success of the BSJA National Championships, membership
snowballed. Particularly as education authorities became aware of the
numerous benefits which the sport could offer.

In May 1975 the BSJA was invited to affiliate to The British Judo Association.
This had the encouragement of the Sports Council. Meetings were held
between Officials of both Associations to arrange conditions of affiliation which
would be acceptable to both parties. After many such meetings, held in order to
iron out the necessary constitutional adjustments, an agreement was reached
whereby the BSJA would retain its autonomy and yet enjoy the benefit of being
an associated member of the BJA.

In 1977 the BSJA was associated to the British Judo Association. Although the
BSJA still retains its autonomy it should be noted that when our young members
reach the age of International Competition that it is necessary for all those who
are chosen to represent the BSJA in International events to obtain a BJA
licence. This is the ruling of The International Judo Federation and The
European Judo Union, by whom the BSJA is recognised, through the BJA, and
under whose auspices these events are held.

Each year the BSJA conducts its own National Trials to select the Teams to
represent the Association in International Competitions, both abroad and at
home.




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It is very pleasing to note that some of our young International competitors of
previous years have moved on into senior status to become members of the
BJA National Team representing Great Britain in top level events including the
Olympic Games at which they have won medals.

By the early 80's the BSJA had an active membership, in the region of one
hundred thousand young people, approximately one third of these were girls. To
date we have a current membership covering one thousand three hundred and
eighty Establishments of Education in areas throughout Great Britain.

The enquiries for information and requests for applications for membership
continue to flow in. This is indeed an encouragement, which proves that the
BSJA continues to progress.

Due to the support, enthusiasm and dedication of its members, helpers and
officers, both past and present, the BSJA is recognised Nationally and
Internationally as a first rate Schools' Judo Organisation and, to date, it is the
largest of its kind in the world.

The very essence of the sport seems to forge a bond of mutual respect between
the participants, not just nationally, but world-wide.

I certainly owe a great deal to Judo not only because of the enjoyment and
satisfaction it has given me but also because of the splendid people with whom
it has brought me into contact and the many valued friendships which it has
been my privilege to enjoy.


                   The Founder Brian G.W. Saunders, MBE.




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               THE BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION


The British Schools' Judo Association is the National Body for Schools Judo
and exists to promote the teaching of the sport in schools and colleges of
Further Education. The Association runs National Judo events and selects
British schools/colleges teams to compete for Great Britain both abroad and at
home. From the ranks of the BSJA have emerged many senior International
competitors, including World and Olympic champions.

Membership of the BSJA is by individual schools/colleges directly to the
National Membership Secretary (NMS) or area secretary. When a School or
college joins the BSJA, all pupils in that establishment become eligible to
compete in BSJA events. The BSJA does not issue Individual person's
membership. It is prudent that the BSJA remain as non-political as is possible,
therefore, we accept any boy or girl, young man or young woman who is in
education, regardless of whether or not they belong to any judo association.
However, the BSJA is associated to the British Judo Association, the senior
National Governing Body for the sport in Great Britain, and, through them, to the
European Judo Union and the International Judo Federation.

BSJA Annual membership is issued for an academic year, which is from the 1st
September of one year to the following 31st August. All membership is
renewable in August of each year, irrespective of when membership is first
taken out. The BSJA is controlled by qualified school-teachers and sets up
working parties and publishes papers relating to the teaching of Judo in
schools/colleges. It also runs a Star Award scheme and Advanced Star Award
scheme.

The principal, annual National events of the BSJA are:-

1)    The National Individual Championships
      This event establishes which British Schools/Colleges, LEA's have the
      strongest Individual Judo girls/boys (Judoka) in the various age and
      weight categories.

2)    The Inter-Schools/Colleges Teams Championships
      This event establishes which British Schools/Colleges have the strongest
      Judo Teams. Teams of 3 girls/boys compete in Age, Weight and Sex
      categories. There are 3 girls' and 3 boys' titles at stake each year.

3)    The National Teams Championships
      This is an event in which Teams of 3 girls/boys who may be from
      separately affiliated schools or colleges compete in Age, Weight and Sex
      categories.



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4)    The BSJA National Trials
      This event is fought in individual boys' and girls' weight categories to
      select the squad from which the British Schools/Colleges Team is picked.
      The British Team then goes on to represent the country at the Roger
      Serzian Tournament and other International events.


      The age and weight categories in all B.S.J.A. events are continually
      under review to ensure that the best consideration possible is given
      for all the participants. The current rules, regulation and information
      for each event taking place will be circulated on the entry forms that
      are sent out to all area and Individual schools/colleges
      representatives by the BSJA National Championships Co-ordinator.


5)    The National Conference and Annual General Meeting
      This three-day event decides Association policy and elects the National
      Management Committee, as well as discussing the relevant educational
      issues of the day. It also provides a relaxed, informal way of getting to
      know the county delegates and their families.

      For further information regarding the BSJA and how to affiliate your
      school, college or Local Education Authority (if they are not already
      affiliated) please contact:-


a)    National Membership Secretary

(b)   National General Secretary


      For addresses see contents page. (Management Committee Officers)




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      STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES
                         ORGANISED BY
            THE BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION



A boy or girl is eligible to participate in Schools' Judo activities and events
provided he/she is enrolled in an Establishment of Education on a day-time
course which is recognised by the Local Education Authority. This does not
include students at Colleges of Higher Education.


INFORMATION NOTE:

The British Schools' Judo Association authorises participation in official BSJA
events, by any boy or girl who is receiving his/her education at a BSJA currently
affiliated establishment, whether or not Judo is played there. Provided such
participation is with the express approval and permission of the pertinent
establishment's Principal/Head-teacher, or a member of his/her staff acting in
his/her stead and with the Principal's/Head-teacher's full authority to do so.

It should be noted that membership of The British Schools' Judo Association is
subject to the approval of the BSJA Management Committee.




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                  THE B.S.J.A. AFFILIATION SYSTEM
         A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS


Affiliation to the BSJA is by school/college only, either directly to the National
Membership Secretary (NMS), or if a BSJA area committee or group of schools
has been formed, then this can be arranged through the BSJA area secretary or
BSJA representative for the group. In the case of a committee being present
any individual school/college have the choice to affiliate using either of these
methods.

The current rates of all affiliation fees are recorded on the membership
application forms, which are obtainable from the NMS. All affiliation fees are
due during August of each year and should be received by the NMS by 31st
August. Membership is then valid for all events in the following academic year.

N.B. Only Currently Affiliated Members may enter into BSJA events.

Only when an area secretary, or the representative of a group of
schools/colleges, has supplied the NMS with a completed school/college
affiliation form and the appropriate fee, will the children from these
schools/colleges be eligible to enter into any BSJA National events. For
these forms to be acceptable each one must be duly signed by the
Principal/Head-teacher or Head of P. E. for each of the establishments.

Colleges of higher education cannot be accepted into the BSJA. (See eligibility
ruling).

                     IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BSJA
            INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENT REPRESENTATIVES

When an individual establishment applies directly to the NMS for affiliation, the
person who is named as correspondent on the application form will be the one
to whom all future correspondence will be sent. This person will be responsible
to the BSJA and all the members of that named establishment for notification of
all BSJA information.

                     TO ALL BSJA REPRESENTATIVES

When someone, who has taken on the responsibility of being a BSJA
representative, decides to relinquish this responsibility. Whether they are
representing an individual school or college, an area or a group of
establishments. It is imperative that they notify the NMS immediately, as the
members for whom they are responsible could suffer greatly by missing an
important event to which they are entitled, if they are not represented they will
not receive notification of events etc. It would also be deeply appreciated if the
representative would find a replacement to take over from him/her before giving
up the position.




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               NOTES ON FORMING A GROUP OF SCHOOLS'


One of the well-known aims of The British Schools' Judo Association is, "To
unite all schools/colleges interested in the sport of Judo". Already many
Establishments of Education are united by virtue of their membership of the
BSJA and many of these have combined to form areas within the BSJA.

The unification by such groups offers many advantages, not the least of which
is saving in costs to schools/colleges. Communication between schools and
colleges, the Local Education Authority is very much easier and a great deal
more efficient. It also means that the members’ ideas and opinions can be
expressed easily and if necessary, passed on to National.

It is extremely helpful to have the co-operation of the LEA for so many reasons,
one of these being that it may be possible to include notice of meetings and
courses in the LEA's monthly circular which gives information to all
schools/colleges under the authority.

When a group of establishments, applies for affiliation to the BSJA it is expected
that it will adopt the BSJA National Constitution.

The person who is named as the representative of a group of establishments,
on the application form will be the one to whom all future correspondence will
be sent. It will be the responsibility of that person to ensure that all the member
establishments in his/her area, or group of establishments, have notification of
all the information that .he/she receives from the BSJA.

If a group of schools has any children wishing to enter into BSJA National
events, it is the group representative, who is responsible for registering their
schools/colleges with the BSJA National Membership Secretary (NMS).

Only children from schools/colleges that are registered with the BSJA and have
supplied the NMS with a completed school/college affiliation form, duly signed
by the Principal, Head Teacher or Head of PE, will be eligible to enter into BSJA
National events.

If you need any help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact one of the
officers of the BSJA, as he/she will be willing to oblige where and whenever
possible.




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                         STAR AWARD SCHEME
Many sports and activities have introduced Proficiency Award Schemes from
time to time, most of which have proved successful in encouraging youngsters
to participate.
The British Schools' Judo Association first started their Star Award Scheme in
the early 1980's. Since then, much has changed in the sport of judo and in
education. In order to be at the forefront of these changes the BSJA has
updated the Star Award Scheme. This scheme was first introduced for the
following reasons.
Many children are never assessed or graded, possibly because their
competitive spirit has not developed sufficiently for them to want to challenge
another individual and prove their superiority. Others may not grade because
they are nervous or shy of public examination. Some children will not enter for
grading because they are afraid to suffer the ignominy of failure or defeat.
The Star Award Scheme has been designed in such a way as to encourage
children to learn and progress to such a degree that they will wish to take an
official assessment. It is intended to help children get used to reward and
recognition for achievement.
In schools/colleges, where Judo is on the curriculum, often there is no readily
available facility for grading assessment and consequently there is not the same
inducement for pupils/students to strive for betterment. Similarly, their
schoolteachers have no yardstick they can use to demonstrate to their superiors
that their teaching has been absorbed. There is no recognisable measure of the
pupils/students accomplishments.

                THE BSJA STAR AWARD FILLS THIS GAP.

There are five Star Awards available and on completion of each award a very
attractive multicoloured badge and certificate can be obtained. There are
certificates and different numbered badges available for each part of the
scheme for which an examination is passed, culminating in the highest Five
Star Award.
There are three advanced awards of Bronze, Silver and Gold, for the older
pupils and students. For these awards also there are some excellent certificates
and badges to be obtained.
The BSJA Star Award Scheme is sponsored by Fighting Films 'GEEMAT' and
approved by the British Judo Association (BJA).

For full details of the Star Award Scheme send a stamped, self-addressed
envelope to:

              THE BSJA STAR AWARD SCHEME REGISTRAR




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                         ATTAINMENT TARGETS
            . COMPETITIVE AWARD ASSESSMENT SYLLABUS



In addition to the BSJA Star Award Scheme for non-competitive awards, the
BSJA Development Commission has created a National Competitive Award
Assessment Syllabus.

Whilst using the present Star Award Scheme as the theory part of the
assessment for a competitive assessment, this system will also link into the four
key stages of the syllabus for physical education.

This will provide the opportunity for pupils/students to advance their level of
participation in judo under the Attainment Targets System and gain recognised
acknowledgement for their higher competitive accomplishments.


COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENTS MAY ONLY BE CONDUCTED OFFICIALLY
BY QUALIFIED JUDO ASSESSORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED
ON THE BSJA DATABASE OF COACHES.




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                           STAR AWARD SCHEME

                                  1 to 5 Stars


ONE STAR
1. Demonstrate how to tie your belt correctly.
2. Demonstrate a forward roll and a side breakfall.
3. Show two different methods of gripping.
4. Name two points of safety that players should remember when practising
   Judo.
5. Standing on two legs, demonstrate throwing your partner with a forward
   technique, firstly from a static standing position and then whilst moving
   displaying control.
6. Standing on two legs, demonstrate a forward throw, which leads into a hold-
   down.
7. What do the words "Hajime" and "Matte" mean?
8. Demonstrate the Referee's hand signal for "Matte".


TWO STAR
1. Demonstrate a standing bow.
2. Demonstrate a backward breakfall.
3. Throw your partner with one forward throw and one rear throw, of your own
   choice, firstly from a static standing position and then whilst moving,
   displaying control.
4. Demonstrate a rear throw leading into a groundwork hold.
5. Demonstrate, starting with a groundwork hold show how to change to another
   different ground-hold, maintaining continual control of your partner.
6. What is the meaning of "Osaekomi" and "Toketa"?
7. Demonstrate the Referee's hand signal for "Osaekomi".


THREE STAR
1. What is the "Dojo"? and what is "Randori"?
2. Demonstrate a rolling breakfall.
3. Demonstrate linking two throws together to form a combination technique,
   firstly from a static standing position and then whilst moving, displaying
   control.
4. For a two minute period, demonstrate "Randori", (light free practice).
5. Turn an opponent, from an all-fours position, into a hold-down.
6. Explain two ways in which you can score "Ippon".
7. Demonstrate the Referee's hand signal for "Ippon".




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FOUR STAR
1. Who or what is "Tori" and "Uke".
2. Demonstrate, side, rear and forward rolling breakfalls.
3. Link two throws, one to the front and one to the rear, to form a combination
   technique, firstly from a static standing position and then whilst moving,
   displaying control.
4. For a two minute period, as "Tori", demonstrate on the move, throws which
   lead into a groundwork hold or groundwork turnover..
5. For two minutes, demonstrate "Ne-waza Randori" (light free groundwork
   practice).
6. Explain two ways in which you can score "Waza-ari."
7. Demonstrate the Referee's hand signal for "Waza-ari"


FIVE STAR
1. What is "Shiai"?
2. Demonstrate three breakfalls that can be used safely, when you are thrown
   whilst moving. It is important that "Tori" displays control.
3. Demonstrate throwing your partner with two different foot sweeping
   techniques, firstly from a static standing position and then whilst moving,
   displaying control.
4. Demonstrate escaping from a hold-down
5. Take part in a two minute contest.
6. Invent a judo game and demonstrate it to a group.
7. Demonstrate the Referee's hand signals for "Yuko and "Koka".
8. Discuss with your coach and suggest ways of improving your own
   performance.




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                   SYLLABUS FOR ADVANCED AWARDS

                              BRONZE AWARD




Candidates must already hold a BSJA 5 Star Award and be a Minimum of 11
years of age.

1. Act as a Timekeeper for up to three contests.

2. Answer the following questions:-
   What is the difference between the competition area and the contest area?.
   In Tachi-waza (standing technique) can either or both contestants go
   outside the red demarcation line?
   In Ne-waza (ground work) can either or both contestants be allowed to move
   outside the red demarcation line?.
   In Tachi-waza either contestant allowed to throw the other outside the
   contest area?.

3. Demonstrate the following techniques:-
   Tai-otoshi, O-soto-gari, Uki-goshi
   Kaeshi-waza (counter techniques) to each of those listed above.

4. Demonsrate the following:-
   Any sequence of Osaekomi-waza (holding techniques) whilst maintaining
   control of a partner.
   Escape from any two Osaekomi-waza and follow up by holding your partner.

5. British Judo Association Rules.
   Name five infringements of the prohibited acts which warrant a penalty of
   Shido.
   Name three infringements of the prohibited acts which warrant a penalty
   of Hansoku-make.




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                               SILVER AWARD



Candidates must already hold the BSJA Star Award Scheme BRONZE AWARD
and be a minimum age of 12 years.

1. Answer the following questions:
   What must a referee do after giving a wrong call, either by mistake, or
   by having the judges change his/her original decision?
   What must a referee do after Osaekomi (holding) has been called and
   subsequently “Uke” escapes by illegal means?
   What should be the final verdict of a referee, when one contestant has scored
   “Waza-ari” and subsequently his/her opponent receives a third penalty of
   “Shido” ?, or when the same results happen in the reverse order?

2 Demonstrate the following:-
  Two throws to the rear.
  Two throws to the front whilst standing on two legs.
  Two throws to the front whilst standing on one leg.
  Two Sutemi-waza (sacrifice throws).
  Two Renraku-waza (combination techniques).
  Two Kaeshi-waza (counter techniques).

3. Referee up to three contests in co-ordination with a Recorder, a Timekeeper
   and two Judges.
   Work, using a scoreboard, during three contests in co-ordination with a
   Referee and two Judges.
   Work as a Judge during three contests in co-ordination with another Judge
   and a Referee

4. Answer the following:-
   What is Nage-no-kata?.
   What is Katame-no-kata?.
   For a minimum period of five minutes explain some of the safety features
   which are essential in judo.




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                                GOLD AWARD



Candidates must already hold the BSJA Star Award Scheme SILVER AWARD
and be a minimum age of 13 years.

1. Answer ten questions on the BJA rules as selected by the examiner.

2. Demonstrate the following:-
   Morote-seoi-nage, Harai-goshi, Hiza-guruma.
   Two Kaeshi-waza (counter techniques) to any of the above listed throwing
   techniques
   Any of the above listed throwing techniques into any Ne-waza (ground work).

3. Demonstrate the following:-
  Any set of Nage-no-kata.
  The first set of Katame-no-kata.

4. Demonstrate the following:-
  Hon-kesa-gatame, Mune-gatame, Kuzure-yoko-shiho-gatame.
  Tate-shiho-gatame, Sangaku-gatame, Makura-kesa-gatame.

5. Demonstrate to a class of juniors between the ages of 11 and 13 years one
   of the throwing techniques listed in 2 above and one of the holding
   techniques listed in 4 above (both of which will be selected by the assessor).
   Follow this by demonstrating how to link these together successfully and
   finish by holding Uke for a period of 25 seconds.




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                         B.S.J.A. CHAMPIONSHIPS



In agreement with the Management Committee of the British Judo Association,
the dates of all BSJA events will be published in the BJA calendar of events, in
an endeavour to avoid the possibility of other events being arranged on the
same dates.

All information relating to these events will be circulated to, all BSJA affiliated
areas, BSJA groups of affiliated establishments and BSJA individually affiliated
establishments. This will be sent via the area secretary for affiliated areas, via
the secretary or representative for affiliated groups of schools/colleges, and for
all individually affiliated establishments this will be sent via the correspondent or
representative named on the affiliation form. All affiliation forms must be
returned to the BSJA National Membership Secretary for his Annual file.

                       BSJA NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

The BSJA normally holds five tournaments a year. Currently these tournaments
are:

The Inter-Schools and Colleges Teams Event For teams of three players
from the same school or college. This is split into four categories, i.e. Mini,
Junior, Intermediate and Senior.

The National Trials. Competitors entering this event will be fighting for a place
in the National Squad. The squad will be formed from the first FOUR place
winners in each particular weight category. Squad members will be required to
attend training sessions conducted by the National Coach, as and when
arranged, notification of which will be given in advance of each session.

The National Coach and the Team Manger will be responsible for the selection
of competitors from the National Squad to represent the BSJA (Great Britain) in
International tournaments as and when required.

Squad members who happen to move out of the weight category in which they
won a place at the National Trials will be moved into their appropriate weight
category at the time for any selection.

Any squad member failing to attend training sessions, without good reason will
relinquish the right to be selected for a place in the team to represent the BSJA
(Great Britain) and may also lose a place in the squad.




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IMPORTANT NOTICE:

It must be accepted by all those who enter into the National Trials, that if
they are selected to compete in this tournament, it is usually held during
the peak period for examination (in June). Arrangements must therefore
be made, in advance with your tutors, for your absence during the period
of this event.

The Team Manager will give official information relating to International events
planned to take place, to squad members at squad sessions when the FINAL
arrangements have been made. Any other information you may here is NOT
OFFICIAL.


The National Teams Championships. This is a team championships for
affiliated areas and affiliated groups of establishments. Consisting of five player
teams, this is also split into three categories, i.e. Junior, Intermediate and
Senior.

The National Individual Championships. This is divided into age and weight
categories.

The National Kata Championships. This is divided into age categories.



The British Schools' Judo Association standard rules for weighing-in is as
follows:
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1. All male judoka must weigh-in wearing a pair of judo trousers.

2. All female judoka must weigh-in, wearing a 'T' shirt or leotard and a pair of
   judo trousers.

AN ALLOWANCE HAS BEEN MADE IN EACH WEIGHT CATEGORY FOR
THIS PURPOSE


THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IS CONSTANTLY MONITORING THE
WEIGHT GROUPS AND AGE CATEGORIES TO ENSURE THAT THESE ARE
SUITABLE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN. THESE CATEGORIES ARE
THEREFORE LIABLE TO BE ALTERED FROM YEAR TO YEAR.




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    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL BSJA REPRESENTATIVES

Children attending schools or colleges that hold a Current BSJA affiliation
certificate and who enter into BSJA events organised by the BSJA, whether
national or regional are covered for public liability. However areas and schools
must inform the National Governing Body of any competition held under the
BSJA banner. The school or college should also be notified of the event and a
responsible person from either the school or college must have signed the entry
form, showing acknowledgement and acceptance of this fact.
(Responsible person, i.e. Head-teacher, Head of year, PE Co-ordinator
This form must then be returned to the BSJA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
ORGANISER, no later than the closing date for the event, for any entry to be
acceptable.

   When arranging and entering children into any area, group, or individually
    organised event, make certain that each individual school/college is notified
    of the names and the particulars of any child that is representing that
    particular school or college.

   A photocopy of the completed entry form for the event must be handed into
    each school or college for them to keep in their own records. It must also be
    ensured that someone in authority at the school or college signs the original
    entry form, which should be retained by the organisers, to prove that the
    school or college has been notified and have accepted the conditions
    accordingly.

To be covered by the National BSJA public liability insurance all children
entering for BSJA events must be named on the official register of a school or
college that is currently affiliated to the BSJA and that school or college must
have the official BSJA certificate to this effect.

ONLY CLOSED COMPETITIONS ARE COVERED UNDER THE NATIONAL
GOVERNING BODY’S INSURANCE.

 For any event to be held under the heading of the BSJA, permission needs to
be obtained from the National Governing Body. A copy of all the details of the
event must be sent to the BSJA Championships Organiser. This needs to arrive
at least eight weeks prior to the date of the event.

Areas, schools and colleges need to be reminded that:

1. Children do not have personal insurance through the BSJA only public
   liability, member to member.
2. Children are only insured at BSJA events. They are not insured for accidents
    within their schools or colleges. This is the responsibility of their school or
    college
3. Even though the National Governing Body is insured for public liability, all
    areas, schools and colleges are advised to take out public liability insurance
    to cover local events.


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With the present day litigation it is imperative to ensure, when organising any
competition, that the correct procedure is followed regarding insurance.
     IT MUST BE ACCEPTED THAT TO OBTAIN AND CONFIRM BSJA
      INSURANCE COVER IS THE DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
                  ORGANISERS OF EACH EVENT
I have read and understand the above information and agree that the procedure
explained must be followed correctly to have BSJA Insurance cover certified.
Name:_____________________          Signature:__________________________

School/College:__________________________ Area:___________________




To have a school or college officially accepted for affiliation to
the British Schools’ Judo Association, all school and/or college
representatives must ensure that they have signed             and
completed one of these forms and returned this to the BSJA
Membership Secretary, with the affiliation fee and membership
application form also fully completed and signed accordingly.




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                                  HON PRESIDENT
                               Ken L. Webber, FBSJA
                             128, Longmeadow Crescent
                                     Shard End
                                Birmingham B34 7LB


GENERAL SECRETARY                 CHAIRMAN                    TREAURER
  Christine A. Cox          Malcolm D. Collins,FBSJA         Sonia Wright
  64, Galton Road               84, Tower Road          "The Willows" 33, Kent Close
 Bearwood, Warley,             Tividale, Warley,          Kidderminster, Worcester
 West Midlands B67 5JU      West Midlaqnds B69 1NA               DY 10 1NS


DIRECTOR OF COACHING        TECHNICAL DIRECTOR         NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                  Dave Clark                CO-ORDINATOR
                              12, Epson Grove                 Sue Collins
                                   Bletchley               13, Beach Avenue
                            Milton Keynes MK3 5NR      Drakes Broughton, Pershore,
                                                         Worcestershire WR10 2B1

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISER       MEMBERTSHIP SECRETARY           PUBLIC RELATIONS
    William Webb                    David J. Cox                 OFFICER
  3, Claremont Way                64, Galton Road
     Halesowen                   Bearwood, Warley,
   West Midlands                West Midlands B67 5JU


STAR AWARD REGISTRAR          KATA ADVISER       BOYS NATIONAL SQUAD COACH
   Fred H. Prosser, ABSJA                              Adam Lowery
        "Woodhurst"                                 15, Garswood Road
         Augusta Park                                Billinge, Nr Wigan
     Victoria, Ebbw Vale,                           Lancaster WN5 7TH
     Gwent, South Wales,
           NP3 6DN

GIRLS NATIONAL SQUAD COACH                             PROMOTIONS OFFICER
      Sarah Burkett                                       Sharon Decosta
  C/o Grove Cottage Farm                                  Fighting Films Ltd
      Maidstone Road                                      1, Triangle House
     Matfield, Tonbridge,                                2, Broomhill Road
       Kent TN12 7LF                                        Wandsworth
                                                           London SW18 4HX




     BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION NATIONAL OFFICERS


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  SUMMARY OF TERMS OF REFERENCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES 2000




CHAIRMAN:
       Responsible for the general oversight of the running of the association
and the implementation of its policies in accordance with the terms as laid down
in the BSJA constitution. Conduct of management committee meetings, and
governance of the same.

GENERAL SECRETARY:
      Responsible for the day to day general management and administration of
the association's affairs. Co-ordination and oversight of work and duties being
carried out by the officers of the association. Liaison between officers and
communication between them, working in conjunction with the PRO and
members of the association.

TREASURER:
      Responsible for the general management of the association's financial
affairs in accordance with the aims and objectives of the BSJA's constitution
and as directed by the association's management committee. Secretary to the
association's finance sub-committee.

P.R.O.:
      Responsible for the liaison and communication between members of the
management committee and members of the association. Co-ordination of the
association's activities. Channelling of information and fostering of goodwill, in
conjunction with officers of the management committee in line with BSJA
policies and according to the terms of the BSJA's constitution. Publicity and the
media. Liaison and communication at national level between the BSJA and its
supporting organisations.

DIRECTOR OF COACHING:
1. To be responsible for the verification of the qualifications, of each coach who
   applies to the BSJA to teach judo in schools and colleges, including a police
   clearance check.
2. To ensure that all coaches have the necessary current qualifications, which
   must be re-validated annually.
3. To ensure that current records of these coaches are maintained and
   recorded on the BSJA database
4. To organise validation and re-validation courses, where necessary,
   throughout the academic year.
5. To have overall responsibility for all coaches operating within the BSJA
   structure.



TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:
1. Should advise officers and members on all technical matters.


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2. Should make regular checks on age and weight categories with reference to
   all BSJA appropriate events.
3. Should be in attendance at BSJA competitions to ensure that technical
   procedure is in place.
4. Should ensure that safety procedures are in operation throughout the
   championships, (particularly in the grouping of weights and ages).
5. Should liaise with international coaches regarding weights and ages of the
   international competitors and advise where necessary.
6. Should ensure that all the winners are correctly dressed and presented, to
   receive their awards at the termination of their events.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISER:
      Responsible for the Organisation of international competitions and
activities including, the     planning, administration, accommodation, travel,
supervision, welfare and organisation of teams and members representing
the BSJA at international level. The supervision and organisation of the BSJA
officers who are responsible for the BSJA international teams.

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY:
    Should set up and maintain an up-to-date and accurate record of the
association's membership. Organise and administer of all matters concerned
with membership and including liaison with the association's PRO,
Treasurer and all other pertinent officers In pursuance of these matters and
in accordance with the terms of the association's constitution.

STAR AWARD SCHEME REGISTRAR:
    Responsible for the management of all affairs in connection with the
BSJA star award scheme, including the advertising, sale, supply, ordering,
administration and finances connected therewith.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS CO-ORDINATOR:
     Main function being, to organise the association annual calendar. To
encourage and arrange for areas to host and assist with the organising of the
association's annual national events. The close liaison with pertinent officers of
the association and arrange for all the necessary assistance and equipment to
be available in connection with these events. To ensure that at all BSJA
championships there is an official appointed, who will be responsible for
organising all the winners of awards to be on the mat in the correct dress, in
readiness for the presentation, at the termination of each event.

PROMOTIONS OFFICER:
      Management of the BSJA promotion stock, e.g. badges, tee shirts, sweat
shirts, baseball caps and all saleable goods for BSJA promotion. To be
responsible for advertising, sale, supply, ordering, administration and finances
connected therewith.




NATIONAL SQUAD COACHES:


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       The BSJA national squad coaches will be responsible for arranging the
necessary squad training sessions to ensure that all the squad members are fit
and aware of all that is planned. The male and female coach shall both be
responsible for the behaviour and guidance of all the members of the national
squad, when both on and off the mat. They shall each be responsible for the
squad members of their own sex when in accommodation and shall have the
authority to visit squad members in their respective rooms, where appropriate,
in order to administer advice or discipline. The coaches should ensure that they
have a witness on hand when taking any action considered necessary and
justifiable. Both coaches will have the joint responsibility and authority to act in
accordance with the rules, regulations and guidelines as outlined in the BSJA
national squad members information booklet. They will also be responsible for
ensuring that each team member is within his/her weight limit.

Each individual squad member is held personally responsible not to take any
drugs that could be unacceptable under the conditions of entry for any event.

Any squad member found to be acting irresponsible or in any way outside of the
rules, regulations and guidelines mentioned, may be liable for suspension from
the BSJA national squad immediately and where necessary may be returned
home accordingly.

Where applicable, the squad coaches should bring the situation to the notice of
the BSJA head of delegation and discuss this with him/her for agreement and
support.

It is important to remember that when representing the British Schools' Judo
Association you are also acting as an ambassador for your country and your
actions and behaviour should illustrate and spread goodwill and friendship.

*******************************************************************************************
N.B. In addition to those responsibilities outlined above, each officer, except
where otherwise stated, to act as chairperson of the pertinent sub-committee
set up by the management committee,

PLEASE NOTE:
All officers must present a written report at the National Conference and A.G.M.

ANYONE REQUIRING INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICER
WHO IS LISTED AS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PARTICULAR
SUBJECT FROM WHICH THE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED.




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                    THE GEOF GLEESON
         SCHOOLS' JUDO COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD


In memory of the late Geof Gleeson, the most influential Judo Coach of his era,
and a great supporter of schools' Judo, the BSJA launched the first award for
Coaches in British Judo.

The trophy was unveiled by Dickie Gleeson at the 1994 BSJA Annual
Conference in Devon.

Each year the National Management Committee of the Association will
nominate a coach who in their opinion has proven qualified and worthy for this
prestigious award..

The coach must have been involved in the teaching, coaching and/or the
promoting of judo in schools/colleges at any level over a period of not less than
two years. He/she must also have proved successful in advancing and
improving judo and all its benefits for the children in schools/colleges over this
period.

BSJA areas, or groups of establishments, or individual schools/colleges, may
send in recommendations naming the coach that they wish to nominate.
Recommendations for this award must be sent in on an official School/college
letterhead or alternatively on an official letterhead of the area or group
representing the named establishments. This recommendation must be signed
by the official representative of the school or college, the area, or group of
establishments. The letter must be accompanied by a C.V. of the nominated
coach, plus proof of his/her services, which the school/college, the area, or
group of establishments consider warrants their action. These must all be
forwarded to the BSJA National General Secretary to arrive no later than the
closing date of 1st March, which will give sufficient time for them to be entered
and considered for selection by the Management Committee prior to the AGM.

The winner will be notified prior to, and must be in attendance at, the BSJA
National A.G.M. where the award will be announced and presented.


THE WINNER OF THIS TROPHY MUST ENSURE THAT THIS IS RETURNED
IN GOOD CONDITION TO THE B.S.J.A. NATIONAL COMMITTEE, EITHER
PRIOR TO, OR AT THE FOLLOWING B.S.J.A.      ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING, IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT IT IS AVAILABLE FOR
PRESENTATION TO THE NEXT WINNER.




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          THE BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION
                  NATIONAL CONSTITUTION

           TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 22nd MARCH 2003


The BSJA is an abbreviation for the British Schools' Judo Association

INTRODUCTION

A constitution should necessarily be short. Its purpose is to lay down
membership rules and rules governing meetings.

Those rules relevant to day-to-day, or AGM to AGM, should be contained in the
Bye-laws and should not need such a lengthy consultation period before
changes can be made by the National Management Committee.

AIMS

The Aims of the B.S.J.A. are as follows: -

a) The promotion and encouragement of judo amongst young persons in full
   time education.
b) The promotion of courses and competitions deemed suitable by the
   Management Committee.
c) The co-operation with other National and International bodies in the
    furtherance of these aims.

MEMBERSHIP

The membership of the BSJA will be as laid down in the Membership
Information Book (MIB).

Comment
The reason for not specifying in the Constitution is that the Education System is
in a state of change and so the Management Committee needs to have the
flexibility to adapt to the latest educational changes. The definition in the current
Membership Information Book adequately covers the current situation but
may need to reflect changes in educational organisation.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscriptions shall be fixed by the Management Committee and will run from
the beginning of the academic year.




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GENERAL MEETINGS

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) should be held within one calendar month
of Easter at the place designated by the Management Committee.

All other general meetings shall be called Extra-ordinary General Meetings
(EGM). These EGM may be called by the Management Committee, or the
requisite number of areas. This number should be the recommended
percentage of the total membership as per current Bye-laws.

There should be 90 days notice for an AGM and 30 days for an EGM,
specifying the place, day and hour of the meeting. The accidental omission to
give notice to or the non-receipt of notice of a meeting by any person entitled to
receive notice, shall not invalidate any resolution passed, or the proceedings at
that meeting.

PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS

All business transacted at an AGM may be transacted at an EGM with the
following exceptions: Reports of Management Committee and Auditors.
Election of Management Committee in place of those retiring. All resolutions of
which proper notice was given (see notice of resolutions).

No business shall be transacted at any General Meeting unless a quorum is
present. The quorum is as laid down in the current Bye-laws.

If within 30 minutes after the time appointed a quorum is not present then the
meeting shall be dissolved and reconvened within one month at the place
designated by the Management Committee. If at that time the meeting is not
quorate the number of areas represented shall be considered a quorum.

The President shall chair all Annual General Meetings but in his/her absence
some other representative should be chosen by members of the Management
Committee to act in place of the President for this function.

NOTICE OF RESOLUTIONS

All resolutions to be put to vote at an AGM shall be sent to the General
Secretary at least 56 days beforehand. Each resolution should have a proposer
and a seconder, both of whom should be at the AGM to speak to their proposal.
The General Secretary shall circulate copies of the resolution to members at
least 28 days before the AGM.
At any General Meeting resolutions may be voted on by a show of hands unless
a secret ballot is requested.




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VOTING: INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL OR COLLEGE

Each individual school or college which has affiliated directly to the BSJA via
the National Membership Secretary (NMS) and sent in a completed BSJA
membership affiliation form, which has been duly signed by the Principal or
Head of P.E for a college, or by the Head-teacher or the Head of PE for a
school, shall be entitled to one vote.,

VOTING:     AREA OR GROUP OF SCHOOLS' AND COLLEGES

The number of votes per area, or group of establishments, shall be proportional
to each area or group membership, as shown in the (NMS) records. Each
school or college (for which the NMS has a completed and officially signed
affiliation form) will be entitled to one vote (as per an individually affiliated
school or college).


PROXY VOTES

For these to be accepted they must be submitted as follows:-

1. They must be presented on an official school or college letterhead.
2. In the case of a BSJA area or BSJA group of establishments the letters can
   be presented on an official letterhead of the area or group.
3. In every case the letters must state the current BSJA affiliation number for
   each of the named schools or colleges entered in the letter.
4. The letters must be signed by the official BSJA representative for the
   schools or colleges wishing to have their votes presented and recorded.
5. The letters must state the full name, details and official status of the person
   who is being elected to represent the named school/s or college/s.
6. The letters must state on which business topic/s the elected representative
   shall have the authority to vote.

MANAGEMENT

The Management Committee shall consist of a minimum of EIGHT members
including the Chairman. Where possible, the Chairman and Secretary should be
registered schoolteachers whereas the Treasurer should be either a
schoolteacher or a part-qualified accountant.

The other FIVE members of the management committee should hold the
following posts:- membership secretary, international organiser, technical
director, competition co-ordinator, director of coaching. Other committee
members should have specific areas of responsibility, which should include, star
award registrar, education co-ordinator, kata adviser, public relations officer
and promotions officer. Persons holding these positions need not necessarily be
management committee members, but should have regular input into
management committee meetings.




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Both management and other committee members seeking re-election should
present themselves for re-election at the AGM unless exceptional
circumstances prevent them from doing so, in which case they should send in,
to the general secretary, their apologies and their reasons for non-attendance,
prior to the date of the AGM.

The Management Committee will be responsible for the day to day running and
forward planning of the BSJA and empowered to act as it considers best for the
benefit of the BSJA.

The Management Committee should also appoint sub-committees as necessary
and co-opt additional members for specific purposes.

Comment
Grievance procedures are to be found in the Bye-laws.

BYE-LAWS

Bye-laws will be incorporated in the Members Information Book (MIB). Notice of
any new, altered, suspended or rescinded Bye-laws shall be sent to members
and be placed before the next General Meeting for ratification.

Comment
This will ensure that an up-to-date copy of Bye-laws is available to all current
members of the BSJA.

AUDITORS

The Auditors for the Annual Accounts should be appointed at the Annual
General Meeting.




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      BYELAWS FOR THE BRITISH SCHOOLS' JUDO ASSOCIATION
            TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 22nd MARCH 2003



The abbreviation BSJA stands for the British Schools' Judo Association.

INTRODUCTION

The Byelaws of the BSJA are to be operated in conjunction with the current
Constitution of the BSJA.

Much reference is made in both the Constitution and the Byelaws to the
Membership Information Book, (MIB). The MIB should be the first point of
reference for any instance not detailed in the Constitution or Byelaws.

MEMBERSHIP

The list of current affiliations will be held in the records of the Membership
Secretary. A full list will be available for consultation at the AGM. or any other
General Meeting.

Comment: Although the Membership Secretary publishes an annual list it is
recognised that there will be late affiliations.


QUORA FOR MEETINGS

The quorum for all Annual General Meetings shall be 5% initially of the total
membership of the BSJA.

An EGM may be called at the instigation of the Management Committee or by
written request supported by 10% of the total membership.

C0-OPTED MEMBERS OF COMMITTEES

As stated in the Constitution the Management Committee has the power to
appoint sub-committees and co-opt members as necessary. A Maximum of 2
members may be appointed to the Management Committee with portfolio and
spaces will also be made available for probation purposes. These members
shall have no voting powers.

Appropriate sub-committees may be convened for specific purposes. whilst
these members will be appointed for their individual expertise the Chairperson
of the committee must be a member of the Management Committee.




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HONORARY POSITIONS

At each AGM the Management Committee has the power to present
recommendations for the following Honorary posts: -

a) The President - shall normally serve for a minimum five-year term of office.

b) Vice Presidents - shall normally serve for a minimum three-year term of
office.

c) Associate Membership and Fellowship of the BSJA in recognition of loyal
service for a minimum period of 5 and 10 years respectively. These awards are
normally for life.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Should BSJA members be dissatisfied with members of the Management
Committee, in the first instance grievances should be addressed to the
appropriate Officer. Failing satisfactory resolution they may be pursued through
motions or questions at the AGM or, in an emergency, at an EGM.

FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year shall run from January 1st to December 31st of the same year.

ALTERATIONS TO BYE-LAWS

Bye-laws may be altered or added to or rescinded at an AGM and take effect
immediately. Proposed alterations must be circulated at least 28 days before
the AGM.

Interim bye-laws may be implemented by the Management Committee but must
be ratified at the next AGM.

DEMISE OF THE BSJA

In the event of the BSJA being wound up residual funds should be transferred
to the internationally recognised adult governing body (the British Judo
Association or any successor) for the promotion of schools' judo.

In the absence of any such body funds should be transferred to the recognised
body governing school sport.




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