BRITISH JUDO ASSOCIATION
Annual Report 2004-2005
Company InformatIon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
ChaIrman’s overvIew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
ChIef exeCutIve’s statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
member servICes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
admInIstratIon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
fInanCIal results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
hIgh performanCe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
CompetItIons & events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
CommerCIal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
CommunICatIons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
National Technical Officials Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Coaching Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Promotions Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Refereeing Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Inclusion Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
English Areas Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Education & Development Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Kata Working Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
area & home Country reports
London Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Eastern Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Midland Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
North West Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Northern Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Northern Home Counties Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Yorkshire & Humberside Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Western Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Southern Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
JudoScotland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Welsh Judo Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Northern Ireland Judo Federation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
British Schools Judo Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
RAF Judo Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Police Sport Judo UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Royal Navy Judo Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Appendix 1 – Club Membership Figures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Appendix 2 – Club Membership Statistics by Area/HC/Affiliate . . . . . . . . . 46
Appendix 3 – Grades 2005/2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Appendix 4 – National Dan Grade Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Appendix 5 – British Judo Staff Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
directors: Densign White (Chair)
Brian Davies (Vice-Chair)
secretary: Scott McCarthy
Company number: 1393958
registered office: West Walk Building, 110 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LT
auditors: Newby Castleman, Chartered Accountants, West Walk Building,
110 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7LT
business address: Suite B, Loughborough Technology Centre, Epinal Way,
Loughborough, LE11 3GE
president: George Kerr
vice presidents: Arthur B Tomkinson
Council members: David Etchells-Butler Eastern
Jim Gillespie London
Marina Dain Midlands
Paul Sheard Northern
Arthur Blackburn North West
TBC Northern Home Counties
TBC Northern Ireland
Matthew Clempner Police
Christine Cox BSJA
Bill Berry Scotland
Alan Rickard Southern
Tony Sweeney Universities
Ray Harrington Wales
Dave Allen Western
Alan Stanbra Yorkshire & Humberside
John Thacker Royal Navy
Captain Mark Neal OBE Royal Air Force
Captain Chapman Army
Laurence Morrell Prison Service
The British Judo Association is a member of the International Judo Federation, the European Judo Union, the British Olympic Association, the
Central Council of Physical Recreation, the Commonwealth Judo Association, the Commonwealth Games Council, and is the recognised governing
body for the sport of judo in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland .
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British Judo would like to thank Colin Draycott, Malcolm Limrick,
and Brian Davies for their kind donations to the Association .
Thanks also to Mike Varey, Bob Willingham and David Finch for
their photographs used throughout this report and during the year
in BJA marketing and publications .
The year began with the start of the facilities (Bath, Walsall, Sheffield) working
University of Bath and European Judo Union at their optimum level and give coach
Foundation degree last April . More than education the impetus that it has been
thirty coaches from the UK and other parts lacking for some time .
of Europe have taken up the first block and
we are learning a great deal about sports With this being an election year I was forced
performance including important aspects, to spend time on activities that were a
which sometimes are ignored by athletes distraction from the real work that needs
and coaches, such as nutrition and lifestyle to be done . But that is how our democratic
management . Of course it is a judo course system works and I would not have it any
so there are many judo specific mat sessions other way . The upside was that I got to meet
delivered by some of the most eminent with and communicate with many more of
people in our sport . I am sure that this course you than I might normally . Your feedback
will become a very vital part of our ongoing has been invaluable on these occasions and
coach education initiatives . I certainly feel that I have an even better
understanding now of the membership
Once again our senior team have done us needs and wants . I would like to take this
proud in the European Championships with opportunity to thank the membership for
Karina Bryant taking yet another European your continued support in re-electing me for
Title . But the highlight of the year must go a second term, and to let you know that I
to the outstanding performance of Craig really draw a lot of strength from that .
Fallon who won the World Championships
in Cairo . With Karina’s two medals in the It was my pleasure throughout the year to
heavyweight divisions as well, Great Britain open some new dojos the length and breadth
secured a very credible sixth place in the of the country . In the North West I attended
overall medal table positions . the official opening of the Rochdale JC and
the John Lawrence JC . Crawley and Chichester
Our young athletes have also put in some JC received the Sport England Club Mark
tremendous performances during the awards, which I have to say, are not given
European Cadet, Junior and under 23 away lightly so well done to those many
years Championships . coaches and volunteers who have made
it happen . In addition to those I was also
Jean-Rene Badrick returned from the present at the opening of two of the most
European Cadet Championships in Salzburg magnificent judo facilities at Dartford JC and
with a gold medal, winning in style by Croydon JC . Well done to Alan Roberts and
throwing his Georgian opponent for ippon Alan Rickard and the whole team of unsung
in the final match . There were many other heroes that work behind them .
successes, too many to mention here, but
I am sure they will be covered fully in the
report of the Performance Director .
I am sure that the whole membership will
want to join me in congratulating all of our
champions and we hope that this success will
be repeated in Beijing .
In June of last year we began the process
of recruiting new high performance staff to
fill the positions created by the restructured
high performance framework developed by
Colin McIver . We also filled the long awaited
position of Technical Director . This will mean
that we can now get the high performance
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We took quite a lot of criticism last year over My work in the EJU continues to go well .
the National Age Band Championships on a The sports team, working in collaboration
number of fronts . I have to hold my hand up with the referee’s commission, I believe
and admit that we did not do ourselves any is transforming competition judo for the
favours . But I was at the event at iceSheffield better . We have long argued that the fighters
last October and this was a vast improvement, should decide the contest not the referee
although we still had some moans about the with penalties . The borderline rule is relaxed
temperature on the contest floor . Although and there are fewer penalties for passivity .
those still unhappy were in the minority we In Europe this experiment is working very
will still be striving to make more well and the IJF will use their own test at
improvements . In the past we have been the Junior Worlds this October . We are also
guilty of placing too much attention on the discussing the possibility of prize money for
needs of senior members at the expense of the medal winners in the Super World Cups
the bulk of our membership who are under starting from next year if the sponsorship
sixteen . There will now be a concerted shift can be found .
of emphasis in the other direction .
The biggest news of the year of course was
The BJA had the proud honour of organising the winning of the London bid for the 2012
the European Masters in November . There Olympic Games . This has already begun to
were some organisational issues, which impact on our sport and others with new
we have learnt from, but on the whole it funding from the Government to support the
was a good event . Some of you may not British team’s effort to finish in the top four
see the importance of these international of the medal table . It is a tall order but with
tournaments but I can assure you that we the right investment and home advantage
need to be seen to be active and playing our I am convinced that it is possible, and
part in the EJU calendar . This experience for hopefully judo will shine there too .
our staff and volunteers will pay dividends
should we decide to bid for another World In concluding my report I would like to
Championships or Europeans in the future . thank all of the Board of Directors who work
The success of the GB World Cup recently in hard throughout the year and are always
Birmingham has gained us enormous respect supportive of me in my work even when at
and admiration from around the world and it times they are not sure of the outcome of
is evidence that we are capable of getting it some decisions .
right and staging the biggest of competitions .
At the end of a very tight financial year, and Chairman
heavy activity, once again the BJA has made
a surplus on the year-end accounts . At the
same time we have maintained our rebate
payments to the areas achieving the highest
percentage than has been the case for many
years . I would like to thank our Head of
Corporate Affairs Donald Steel and our CEO
Scott McCarthy for the wonderful job that
they have done in this area . The whole staff
team in fact deserve much praise for the way
that they have each committed themselves to
their individual tasks in a professional way .
CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S STATEMENT
awards system / awards dinner – strategic planning – During the year we
We successfully launched the new BJA awards beefed up our planning efforts at Board and
schemes, to include Volunteer Awards, Honorary Staff level to ensure we have a clear vision,
Life Memberships, and the Honorary Dan and a clear strategy on how to achieve our
Grades . The new Bronze/Silver/Gold scheme was key objectives . To become a top five in the
successfully launched at a gala dinner at the world judo nation will require a lot of
beautiful Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery . effort and a unified commitment from all
This was a great night and we look forward to Association members .
future events being even bigger and better .
london 2012 olympics – Certainly a
milestone event during the year was the hp restructuring – Performance Director
successful bid to bring the Games to London Colin McIver continues to make changes to the
in 2012 . This will have a tremendously positive way we deliver our elite programmes and we
During the course of 2005/06 we continued our effect on all of British sport, particularly all are definitely starting to add more value during
accelerated progress and ultimately achieved of the Olympic sports . We have been in close the preparation stage to a greater number of
a highly successful year . I noted in the last touch with LOCOG regarding the appointment athletes . This is an ongoing process .
report that we were undergoing rapid and of a judo Competition Manager, the judo
dramatic change as an Association, and that venue, and the legacy for our sport after the anti-doping programme – We actively
has certainly continued . The Board and Staff Games . One of the key legacies for judo will participate in the UK Sport anti-doping
have handled this change with great aplomb be the configurable indoor arena that will be programme and unfortunately during the year
and the Association at large has reacted well designated for Olympic sport use after the we had a couple of positive results . These results
to structured change that has been clearly games, and will be located in the Olympic park did not involve our elite players and individuals
communicated and planned . in East London . must realise that it is possible to be tested even
at an Area level . We publicise this information
The highlights of the year, based on the memos vIII – In September 2005 the CEO but it is important for all players to understand
divisions of the office structure, were: completed an Executive Masters Degree in the rules and personal responsibilities on
Sports Organisation from the University of this front .
Lyon, France . This was an IOC sponsored
degree programme and provided a fantastic development
one stop plan – This remains the blueprint
opportunity to see the Olympic family in
for the Association . In this plan we set out the new officers – During the course of the year
operation at all levels – from IOC Headquarters
values, vision, key objectives and strategy for we welcomed Karen French and Graham Bayley
in Lausanne down to the smallest National
the period 2005-09 . The key objective is simple as new Regional Development Officers .
Governing Body in a developing country .
– to be one of the top five judo nations in the Each has made an immediate impact and we
world . The competition is fierce but we are look forward to further success from these
unwavering in our commitment to accomplish two officers .
bJa/bsJa meetings – During the year a
this goal by the year 2012 . We will ultimately
number of high level meetings took place
be measured in seven key areas; international schools development project – Our Schools
with the BSJA to develop a much closer
success, membership, events, technical programme is growing and we now are actively
working relationship in the future . This was
operations, income generation, quality people, issuing Schools Licences . We are working hard
accomplished and there will be some positive
and governance . to develop a schools specific judo curriculum
announcements during the course of this year .
with some experts from St Helen’s Council,
uK sport – During the course of the period UK the Institute of Youth Sport and Merseyside
bJa/bJC meetings – The Board met with
Sport assumed full control of the performance Council . We are building self-sustaining business
the BJC Board members to discuss the UKCC,
pipeline . Sport England will focus on clusters to promote judo in clustered schools
and other issues that affect both of our
participation with a target to “get the nation fit to ultimately move the activity to individual
organisations . The BJC is a fully affiliated
and healthy” . The new arrangements mean that membership and club training .
member of the BJA and it is envisioned that a
UK Sport will distribute the former Potential
closer working relationship can be developed
funding and will influence the player pathways
over time .
from a much younger age .
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volunteer support strategy – We formally bath university level Iv Coach publication and we see it as a fantastic tool for
launched our Volunteer Strategy during the foundation Course – This course has been our coaches . It covers specific judo techniques in
year and this is a critical piece of work . We must a tremendous success and really put us on detail and also raises interesting technical topics
do much more to recruit, train, support and the world map in terms of coach education . for discussion . It will be inserted into all future
retain our volunteers . This document provides Mike Callan and the team at Bath are to be editions of Matside for all registered coaches .
the blueprint to do just that . commended for getting this up and running so
successfully in such a short time period . CompetItIons
leicester tigers / british Judo – We entered
into a joint development project with the long term player development events manager – In June of 2005 we were
Leicester Tigers Rugby Club . The Tigers are one programme – This is completed and looks fortunate to secure the services of Yvonne
of the premier rugby clubs in the world and we fantastic . Our Chairman Densign White is a Froggett as our Events Manager . Yvonne brings
have one of our employees providing 2 .5 days a huge supporter of the principles of LTPD and we with her a wealth of experience working with
week of LTAD judo principles into their academy now begin the nation-wide rollout of the plan . an events company and also on the staff at
system . The Tigers believe in well-rounded The principles of LTPD are sound and simple . Loughborough University, staging high level
athletes and think judo is a critical sport for We need to introduce well rounded technical events . Yvonne settled in quickly and has
core stability, strength, gripping, utilising an skills at the right age in the right measure – and already made a huge contribution to our
opponent’s weight, takedowns and breakfalls . keep it fun for all at the younger age groups . events – specifically for the Fighting Films GB
Coaches need to understand the key maturation World Cup which was a resounding success
volunteer manager position – We ages for young judoka and we will spare no and she was instrumental in this success as
advertised this key position at the end expense to get this excellent publication to the the Event Manager .
of the year and are currently in the field and provide seminars and workshops to
recruitment process . teach the principles . Much credit must go to Lisa gb world Cup – Absolutely a great start .
McIver for managing this project from start to It has been described as one of the top events
pessCl development officer – We finish . A fantastic piece of work . in Europe in the first year and it is easy to
advertised this key position at the end envision a strong growth plane for this one .
of the year and are currently in the technical director – In August 2005 we The NIA was brilliant, the number of judoka
recruitment process . appointed Andrew Moshanov as the first and countries represented were fantastic, the
Technical Director of the BJA . Andrew has execution was incredible and the film is strictly
enjoy Judo midlands schools Coach a Doctorates Degree in Coaching and is an Hollywood . Many thanks to Simon Hicks and
– Mick Green was appointed in early 2006 to experienced judoka . Andrew spent the first six Fighting Films for some fantastic camerawork
serve as the first schools coaching person for months travelling around the country getting to and also tremendous technical input on the
the Enjoy Judo programme . Our Enjoy Judo know our coaches and clubs, and also soliciting layout and lighting in advance of the event .
Development Officers have been tasked with information to be used in the planning of Yvonne showed that she can run a major event
creating business clusters in Greenfield sites future technical initiatives . Hopefully by with great ease and we look forward to bigger
to introduce the sport to thousands of young combining the best of the British systems and and better events in the future!
people – and to ensure they are encouraged to the Russian systems Andrew can establish some
continue in the sport and move to a BJA club . world class technical programmes that will serve national age bands – The venue,
We plan to finance and hire at least four our Association well for years to come . iceSheffield, worked very well and this
more of these positions in the current year . was a fantastic event .
technical promotions – During the course of
teChnICal the year the Board established a panel to look membershIp
at the possibility of adding a Technical Grading
united Kingdom Coaching Certificate – membership numbers – It was a huge year
scheme to run in parallel with our current
Coaching Officer Dave Duffy and the Coaching for membership, with the individual English
schemes, which are fully competitive (on the
Commission continue to move judo forward on membership increasing by 14 .77% . This is a
mat) after 6th Mon . Roy Inman is heading up
this front . We have received accolades for some fantastic result and it is directly attributable to
the panel and this is a key initiative for future
of our systems such as coach revalidation . the hard work of our clubs, assisted by the new
membership growth .
This is a great opportunity to revitalise schools programme, the No Licence / No Judo
our coach education system and we are matside Coach – In early 2006 we launched campaign, and the fact that we have greatly
committed to taking full advantage of it . the first edition of Matside Coach, a full enhanced the benefits of membership (like the
colour glossy publication specifically aimed distribution of Matside to all members) .
at our coaches and technical personnel . Our
Technical Director leads on the content for this
CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S STATEMENT contd.
Child protection – Julie Moores continues to Corporate affaIrs In closing, may I thank all the volunteers,
lead in this important area and was selected staff, commission and Board members for the
to do a key presentation at an NSPCC seminar We had another strong year on the financial excellent work that has been done during the
in the spring of 2005 . We are amongst the top side with a surplus of £44,445 that will be year . In my three full years in post I have seen
ranked sports in this critical area and we intend added to our reserves . Once again the Board much change and modernisation and also a
to stay that way . Great credit to Julie . of Directors has adopted a fiscally conservative much better feeling of unity and excitement .
policy and we are building our inadequate We have moved past the years of political
website updates – In December 2005 reserves to a more satisfactory level . Great infighting and can now get on with the business
the front page was updated to make it credit must be given to Donald Steel, who of driving this sport forward .
more user friendly and easier to navigate . works tirelessly to ensure we are financially
We also added Member Only Areas, secure stable and practice the highest levels of Chairman Densign White, and the entire Board
purchasing and Member Forums during the corporate governance in this critical area . The of Directors have provided a vision for this
course of the year . This is an excellent resource British Judo Association has developed a strong Association that we are trying desperately to
and will keep growing . financial model and this will ensure we have the achieve . We set our targets high – and will be
stability and resources to grow the sport in the highly successful if we come close to achieving
equinox database upgrade – In late 2005 future . them all .
we completed the upgrade of our database
to the Equinox platform . Julie was the project CommerCIal There are great members and volunteers in
manager on this one and as expected it went the BJA – and the tremendous talents of these
without a hitch . The new package is far merchandising – The merchandising individuals can be a force multiplied if we work
more user friendly and robust than the old operations continue to move forward and as one unified team .
Delta package . we are actively recruiting a Merchandising
Sales Manager to take this to the next level . This is happening, as the results for the past
CommunICatIons We currently do reactive sales but do not year will attest .
aggressively try to sell our range . We have
matside – In the spring of 2005 the first pilot a five year target to triple our current level Scott McCarthy
edition of Matside was launched . This is a of sales . Chief Executive Officer
milestone event in the Association’s history and
we look forward to many years of this truly british Judo trust – The legal work is well
amazing publication . In the first year it has underway to form this charitable trust and
been incredibly well received and Emma has everything should be completed in the summer
done an unbelievable job of establishing the of 2006 . We look forward to using this tool
publication . Long may it run . to bring new income into the sport for worthy
projects and players .
no licence / no Judo Campaign –
We launched an educational campaign during Corporate training division – In February
the year through the clubs to ensure that 2006 we commissioned a feasibility study into
everyone was aware of the importance of the possibility of establishing a Corporate
membership to practice judo in a BJA club . Training Division within the Association to
This prompted a volume of queries and we provide income for the sport . The study was
spent much follow-up time advising clubs and very favourable and outlined a strategy to
areas on the importance of having all insured exploit this lucrative market . There will be
members on the mat . more to follow on this one in the current year .
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Individual membership for coach revalidation processing . This was due This training has been made possible by the
to a most unusual and unexpected staffing generous funding support we have received
I am happy to report that Individual problem I am confident that this situation has from the NSPCC – Child Protection in Sport Unit .
membership for the year 2005/2006 has now been resolved and that we will be back on
increased by 14 .77% target for 2006-07 . We will publish our course calendar by June
Member Services welcomed one new member website
of staff this year, Leigh-Ann Osborne, who is Child protection Cases 2005/2006
responsible for the processing and dispatching The website continues to go from strength to
of gradings . strength . The members’ only area has proved Report to/Investigated by the BJA: 6 cases
a huge success with 1693 members registered . Adjudicated: 1 (1 guilty 0 not guilty)
Club membership Ongoing cases: 5
The temporary message board we tried in
The introduction of a penalty for late club the member’s area for AGM resolutions was The Association continues to process CRB
membership payments has shown to be a a success and in April 2006 we will be launching background checks for our coaches and
success with very few clubs still outstanding at a more versatile Bulletin Board style forum . officials . Whilst I appreciate that sometimes
the deadline . Club membership as a whole was the completion of these applications can be an
up by 36 clubs, which is an increase of 4 .422% . We have not added any extra functionally inconvenience to adults, I can’t stress enough
This year we introduced Direct Debit payment during 2005-06 . The reason for this is the the importance of this procedure in protecting
method for clubs, and so far 124 clubs have installation at Head Office of our new member young people in our sport .
joined the scheme . services database . We intend to link this
database live up to the web site during 2006-07 . bJa Crb Checks statistics as at 31 march 2006
The 2006 membership year saw for the first time
BJA Head Office processing all club membership Traffic through our web site continues to CRB checks fully completed: 1363
in England, Northern Ireland and Wales . increase and we now have an average of 30,000
This made a huge impact on the efficiency visits each month . BJA stage completed awaiting CRB
of club membership processing, with club completion: 128
membership on the whole being finalised by telephone service
Total number of requests for checks issued
the end of February .
Our level of telephone contact with members by the BJA: 2144
membership service standards continues to be very high . During 2005/2006
Member Services received 24,995 telephone Julie Moores
During the year licences with a same day turn calls . 99 .5% of calls were answered within Head of Member Services
round of 95 .21% was achieved . On 10 days 7 rings . Only 131 calls were “dropped” and
licences were sent out the following day picked up by the answer phone .
(which very strangely is exactly the same
percentage as 2004-05) . Child protection
Member Services aims to dispatch gradings to Child Protection continues to be a top priority
players within three days of receipt during the for the Association . During 2005/2006 the BJA
year, and we achieved this target 100% of the received the NSPCC Preliminary standards in
time . One day during the year gradings were Child Protection status . The CPSU continues to
sent the day following receipt . be a huge source of help and support to the
BJA and we are working towards our second set
With the introduction of the National Grade of standards, which are due for submission by
Registration I was concerned that we would March 2007 .
struggle to maintain our standards on gradings
dispatch but I am very happy to report that this In February 2006 four of the six tutors put
has not been the case . forward for training qualified, the other two
will qualify by June 2006 . The BJA is now in a
Our services standards on coaching from the position to be able to deliver sports coach UK
period March to November 2005-06 were Good Practice and Child Protection Training to
achieved . However from November 2005 to judo coaches and volunteers .
March 2006 we failed to meet any targets set
As at 31 March 2006 the Head Office Staff consisted of:
Chief executive Scott McCarthy
head of Corporate affairs Donald Steel
head of member services Julie Moores
events manager/pa Yvonne Froggett
head of Communications Emma Reed
Commercial manager Jo Duff
assistant programme manager John Brammall
membership officer Garry Ramp
membership officer Brain Slater
membership officer Claire Newman
membership officer Leigh-Ann Osborne
Coaching & technical administrator Nicola Burlington-Hall
secretary/administrator Deirdre Heffernan
finance (Contract) David Blowfield
Services to members provided from Head The Office also administers the Coach
Office during the period included the revalidation records, examiner revalidation
processing of licence applications and club records, personal safety records, the BJA
membership applications; administration of Tournament Licence Scheme, provides support
the licence reminder scheme; dealing with to the High Performance payments, legal
enquiries made by members of the general matters, insurance matters, collation of
public by telephone, mail and personal visits; statistics, general copying, circulation of
liaison with BJA officials, individuals, partner information and support services including
agencies, departments, commercial entities etc . travel and accommodation arrangements,
organisation of Board meetings, the Annual
Other services included production, copying General Meeting and Extraordinary General
and circulation of merchandise price lists and Meetings, election for the posts of Directors
order forms, order despatch and payment of the Association . Promotion of the “World
processing, production, copying and circulation of Judo” magazine and administration of
of competition information and entry forms, subscriptions .
the BJA calendar of events, Area Club lists and
international leaflets . In addition, Emma Reed, Joanne Duff and
Yvonne Froggett run Communications,
In addition the registration of the National Commercial and Events out of Head Office .
Grading Certificate is administered at
Head Office . Matside magazine is edited and produced
in-house by Communications .
Annual Report 2005-2006
The financial results for the year ended Five dedicated “ring-fenced” programmes
31 March 2006 can be considered to continued with relatively small
be satisfactory with a surplus recorded underspending on funding carried forward
of £44,445 on a turnover of £3 million, into 2006-07 . Membership will recognise
increasing the Reserves to £160,871 . As the efforts being made to attract more
was stated in the previous year’s report, it is junior members through the two schools
important to continue to drive the reserves programmes and this has been instrumental
up to a figure in excess of £200,000 and it is in successfully increasing membership income
encouraging to be able to report that steady in the year by 8%, much of which occurred
progress is being made . in the second half of the year and that
therefore augers well for next year . For the
Several factors were involved in enabling the first time since July 2003 membership fees
Association to operate with a surplus and were increased from 1 February 2006 but of
control the Performance programme costs to
course this had little impact on the fiscal year .
within a funding budget from UK Sport that The UK Coaching Certificate programme has
was lower than before as a consequence of begun to improve the quality of coaching and
the failure to win an Olympic medal this will continue to be funded separately
in Athens . and adequately .
The Elite Performance Programme budget A key business programme has been the UK
was reduced by almost £250,000 in 2005- Sport funded Modernisation (Commercial)
06 and as a consequence the directorate project which enabled the Association to
was restructured with payroll costs reduced begin replacing all non-financial systems,
enabling expenditure on international further develop merchandising and almost
competitions and training camps to be complete the work required to launch both
maintained at the previous level . the Corporate Training Division and the
British Judo Trust . The largest part of the
It may be recalled that the Potential and expenditure in the year went into the IT
Start programmes were combined under Equinox Development on which £103,000 has
Sport England funding and in this part of been spent up to 31 March . A small amount
the Association’s activities, the funding levels will be committed to in 2006-07 and that
were maintained and therefore expenditure will complete a system that will support
was able to be kept at the same high levels . the Association for many years to come in
its administrative control of membership,
In 2006-07 funding is once again restructured
coaching, refereeing and performance
and as you may be aware, the Start
group athletes .
programme will be separated and the
Performance and Potential programmes will As always, central costs are the critical
be grouped together . The Start programme element in controlling the surplus in the
will continue to be well funded and the statutory accounts . The surplus this year has
additional funds provided to prepare for been generated in spite of spending nearly
London 2012 will mean we are adequately £60,000 (net) on the initial year of Matside
funded for the main Performance effort magazine and paying out Area rebates of
through to Beijing . £64,194 – the highest amount ever which
equates to 17 .8% of related income .
It is planned to increase this Area income
in 2006-07 .
FINANCIAL RESULTS contd
Matside has not been the only aspect of The Area Accounts this year have all been
increased communications with members received in good time and members will be
and prospective members and as a pleased to note that both Area reserves and
consequence postage and printing costs overall profitability has increased . It is hoped
are significantly higher . that Areas will use the increased wealth to
develop the sport now that the Association
Merchandising figures continued to improve, is in a financially sound position .
being 56% higher than the previous year at
nearly £100,000 contributing almost £20,000 At the time of writing, not all Home Country
to the year’s surplus . accounts are to hand but it is understood
they will be available before the AGM .
During the year the Association had audits
conducted by both Customs & Excise for VAT
compliance and the Inland Revenue for PAYE
compliance and happily both visits provided
a clean bill of health .
brItIsh Judo assoCIatIon
summary of statutory aCCounts for the year end 31 deCember 2005
Judo sCotland welsh Judo n . Ireland Judo
profIt & loss aCCounts
2005 2004 2005 2004 2005 2004
INCOME 376,961 161,350 243,867 75,240 68,243
EXPENDITURE (NET) 346,864 198,779 244,491 65,350 65,406
SURPLUS/(DEFICIT) 30,097 (37,429) (624) 9,890 2,837
FIXED ASSETS 411 5,152 10,147 706 1,058
NET CURRENT ASSETS 28,030 5,812 38,245 28,303 18,061
RESERVES 28,441 10,964 48,392 29,009 19,119
At the time of print the BJA had not received the statutory accounts from Judo Scotland for 2005 .
Annual Report 2005-2006
IntroduCtIon for a ‘no compromise’ approach based on
a very narrow focus for maximum effect .
Our successes at the Senior European At the same time UK Sport has taken over
Championships and the Senior World responsibility for the World Class Potential
Championships and, of course, the awarding Programme (and associated funding) from
of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Sport England and the English Institute of
Games to London were the main highlights of Sport . Although this change has caused
what was otherwise a very challenging year . some initial problems, in the long term
it makes good sense for one agency to
The European and World Championships have responsibility for all aspects of the
results were particularly pleasing coming as performance pathway .
they did after the disappointment of the
Athens Olympic Games . We class both of It was a year of considerable uncertainty,
these events as the ‘milestone events’ against as we have struggled to adopt the very
which we measure our performance and I am significant changes that were taking place,
pleased to report that we surpassed the set we have had to cope with significantly
medal targets . The results at these events, I reduced funding, reduced staff numbers,
believe, show that British Judo is still capable changes in our performance structure and
of delivering medals at the highest level and the adoption of the new ‘no compromise’
worthy of the continued investment from our approach . The structural changes that we
funding partners . were in the process of implementing early in
2005 were largely overtaken by events and
The awarding of the 2012 Olympic Games considerable work has had to go into aligning
and Paralympic Games to London will have our World Class Performance Pathway with
an enormous impact on sport in the UK . It is UK Sport Model . The key changes that were
already having a major impact on the high required are now in place — the good news is
performance aspect of judo and, as time goes that we will receive some increase in funding
on, it will impact on the wider aspects of the for the period up to 2012 .
sport . British Judo will have many possibilities
to use Games as a vehicle for the promotion Although, we still have some changes to make
of the sport — we need to be ready to as we have to re-align the World Class Start
capitalise on every opportunity . Programme and introduce a new World Class
Talent Programme, most of the hard work has
For any judoka with aspirations of performing been done and we look forward to an exciting
at the highest level, I can’t think of anything and challenging time for British Judo .
more motivational or inspirational than
the possibility of competing in either of world Class performance programmes
these events . As host nation we have the
opportunity to enter full teams without The primary goal of the British Judo
having to qualify, we have set ambitious Association's World Class Performance
medal targets for both events and we will Programme is to deliver medals at the 2008
receive a significant increase in funding from and 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games . It is
UK Sport to help us deliver . on the premise that we deliver Olympic and
Paralympic medals that we receive funding
Following the announcement that London from UK Sport . To achieve these objectives,
had been awarded the 2012 Olympic Games we target resources and activity solely at
and Paralympic Games, UK Sport successfully players capable of delivering medal-winning
made the case to government for additional performances at the highest level
funding for performance sport . They have of competition .
set very ambitious medal targets for 2012
and, to ensure that they deliver these
targets, they have developed a new model
for performance sport . The new model calls
HIGH PERFORMANCE contd.
Players are selected on ability and stage of world Class performance world Class potential
personal development rather than age . - visually Impaired
This is detailed in the BJA's high performance During the months of April to December 2005
strategy document 'Beijing and Beyond' The main competitions for the visually the BJA’s World Class Potential Programmes
which was published towards the end of impaired players were the European ran as normal with the players in this squad
2005 and is available on the BJA website . Championships in Holland (1 gold, 2 silver, representing Great Britain in a fairly intense
1 bronze) and the World Cup in Brazil (2 programme of international competition .
During the period covered by the report silver, 1 bronze) . Simon Jackson, our most
many of our players have performed with successful visually impaired player, added After the British Trials in January 2006 we
distinction at every international level of another European Medal to his already took the opportunity to establish a new
competition from cadet through to senior . impressive tally and it was good to see Squad (World Class Development Squad) in
It is not possible to name them all but we him back to his winning ways after his line with UK Sport’s new Performance Model .
recognise and congratulate them on their disappointing result in Athens . (Simon was This new Squad is being led by Kate Howey
achievements . (All results have been not available to participate in the World MBE and Darren Warner .
published on BJA website and in Matside Cup) . Paralympic silver medallist Ian Rose
magazine .) performed consistently throughout the year Initial selection of players was made for a
winning medals in every event . Darren Harris, probationary period of 6 months . During this
world Class performance Maxine Ingram and Ben Quilter were the probationary period each player's potential,
other medal winners who made sure that technical ability, fitness, commitment and
As mentioned in the introduction, the main we reached our medal targets . other attributes will be assessed and, if
events during the period were the Senior considered suitable, players will be offered a
European Championships and the Senior Despite reduced funding overall, we have full place on the Squad .
World Championships and perhaps it was not increased our investment in the visually
too much of a surprise that the most notable impaired programme . We have a significant
performances came from Craig Fallon and programme of international training camps
Karina Bryant . Both these players have shown and competitions in place for the players and
that they can consistently produce results in we are one of the few sports that have a full
major events . time coach for this group . Having a full time
coach has allowed us to adopt a different
Craig Fallon’s World Championships win was approach to working with the players and,
the result of an outstanding performance . rather than bringing the players together for
Craig is an exceptionally talented young monthly squad sessions, the coach has been
player who is still improving and I am sure visiting them in their club environment on
we can look forward to similar performances a regular basis . This has allowed for a more
in the future . Karina Bryant’s European personalised approach and for individualised
Championship win once again confirmed training programmes to be implemented . In
her as one the best players in the World . conjunction with the international training
The fact that Karina has not been on her best camps and competitions, this approach is
form lately, only adds more credence to her producing good results .
We have a very small base of visually
impaired players with which to work and we
are actively trying to attract more players
into the squad . We are currently working
on various initiatives in this area and, if you
have any visually impaired players (regardless
of their age or judo experience) in your club
who you think may be interested, please
contact us for advice on how to proceed .
Annual Report 2005-2006
world Class start During the year there were several staffing talented athlete scholarships
changes . Rowena Birch was promoted to the
The World Class Start (WCS) programme position WCS Manager, while still continuing During the period covered by the report,
has continued to develop, providing high in her coaching role . Kate Howey MBE (who forty players received Talented Athlete
quality training, coaching, education and was Regional Co-ordinator) moved from Scholarship (TASS) funding . Sixteen of these
international experience for our talented WCS to concentrate on working with the were Scholars and twenty-four Bursars
young players . The main emphasis of the WC Development Programme and Graeme who received respectively £3000 and £1000
WCS Programme is development and the Randall, who was a WCS Coach, left to take worth of support services . This funding has
sole objective is to give the players on the role of High Performance Coach at the enabled our players to access additional
the preparation that will allow them to Scottish Institute of Sport . coaching, expert strength and conditioning
perform in the future at senior World guidance, Performance Lifestyle Mentoring
and Olympic level . The WCS Programme has benefited greatly and physiological testing . It has also helped
from the dedication and expertise of many to fund competition and training programs
The main International events during support coaches who regularly give up and provided each player with British Olympic
this period were the Cadet European their weekends to help our young players . Association Medical Cover .
Championships (ECC) and the European Our players have been able to learn
Youth Olympics (EYO), where excellent from some of our most experienced In addition to the players supported via
performances were produced by our teams . ex-international players including Chloe TASS, 5 players were supported through the
At the ECC, gold medals were won by Jean- Cowen, Jamie Johnson, Nigel Donahue, John TASS 2012 programme . These players can
Rene Badrick and Laura Haynes and bronze Buchanan, Karen Roberts and Joyce Heron receive up to £10,000 of services per year,
medals by Megan Fletcher, Toni Prince and who have all coached at WCS training coordinated via the BJA . The key objective
Ashley McKenzie . Two weeks later and the sessions . On more than one occasion World of this particular programme is to prepare
EYO, Jean-Rene Badrick and Toni Prince were Champion Craig Fallon has trained with the the selected players for success in the 2012
able to rise to the occasion once again, both WCS squads, inspiring the boys and girls Olympics .
winning bronze medals for Great Britain . and allowing them to see and feel the
level of skill and fitness that they are During the year Rowena Birch replaced Kate
In December 2005 following a review of the working towards . Howey MBE as the BJA’s TASS Lead Officer .
WCS Programme, Andrew Moshanov, BJA
Technical Director, has overseen the delivery Centres of excellence
and technical content of WCS programme .
He has introduced a ‘Technical Development In September 2005 Centres of Excellence
Scheme’, which requires the players to were established at the University of Bath,
complete a new ‘Technical Workbook’ to the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield
assist their development and awareness and at Wolverhampton University in Walsall .
of their skills and vulnerabilities and to Full time coaches were employed with the
focus their training . This complements the remit of developing high performance judo
‘Competition Record Book’ used previously . programmes at each of the Centres .
In addition to the full National Squad The programmes at the Centres have not
Training Sessions, the Regional Squad Training been fully developed and, in the light of
Sessions introduced the previous year, has the other changes that are taking place,
continued to provide quality training for our we will shortly be reviewing this particular
top players with the advantage of reduced programme to see how it might be improved
travelling times and costs . Talented players and, if possible, further developed .
who have not yet made the Squads but have
shown potential were identified and invited
to train with the Squad players at these
Regional trainings . Several of these visitors
have since been co-opted .
HIGH PERFORMANCE contd.
uK sports elite Coach programme appreciation and thanks
The development of our performance coaches We are most grateful to UK Sport, the Home
is something which we take seriously and we Country Sports Councils, the Home Country
have been providing support for our staff and Institutes of Sport and our other partners
support coaches to attend the University of for their support for our high performance
Bath’s Judo Foundation Degree Course . judo programme . Their support allows us
to complete an extensive performance
We were also pleased when Kate Howey and excellence programme and to provide
MBE was selected for UK Sport’s Elite access to a wide variety of support and
Coach Programme . Kate, who joins Graeme other services for our performance players .
Randall MBE who is on his second year of The support of these partners is gratefully
the Programme, will spend 50% of her time acknowledged and much appreciated .
working for the BJA and 50% of her time
being educated through the Programme . Success at this highest level can only be
Towards the end of 2005 Graeme resigned achieved through team work and I would like
as World Class Start Coach to take up the to acknowledge and thank all those involved;
position of High Performance Coach for the the staff, support coaches, personal coaches,
Scottish Institute of Sport . An agreement was medical personnel and volunteers who have
reached with UK Sport which would allow made a contribution .
Graeme to remain on the Programme
- he can now spend 25% working for the BJA . Colin McIver
The BJA is supportive of UK Sport’s Elite
Coach Programme and is grateful for the
opportunity to be involved .
bJa world Cup
After many years the BJA have been awarded
the right to host a World Cup — this is an
important development for high performance
judo . Having our own World Cup will help
to raise standards by allowing more British
players to experience this level of judo and
there will also be benefits when it comes to
Olympic qualification . The full importance of
having our own event will be fully realised in
future years .
Over £400k was awarded to players in the
form of training and subsistence grants to
support their development, training and
competition . This is a considerable amount of
money and the BJA is extremely grateful and
wishes to acknowledge the support of all the
agencies that have made this possible .
Annual Report 2005-2006
This year’s development programmes
grew in strength building on the previous
year’s successes . Each and every one of the
programmes is establishing itself in its own
right as well as combining to provide the
Association with a totally ‘holistic’ approach
to development .
In the development and delivery of these
programmes sustainable partnerships have
been established across the country with
the DCMS, Sport England and its regional
network, Youth Sport Trust, County Sports
Partnerships, Sports Colleges / School Sports
Co-ordinators and local authority leisure and
community departments .
This year saw the culmination of three
year’s facility work coming to fruition
through the Community Club Development We also saw the opening of K2 Leisure
Programme (CCDP), which was funded by the Centre in Crawley, which accommodates a
Government Department for Culture, Media permanent matted dojo and home to Crawley
and Sport, Department for Education, and Judo Club and Kim Ryu Judo Club .
Sport England .
The lottery Awards for All programme still
Through this unique funding opportunity proves to be the most successful funding
for the BJA, linked to the Facilities Strategy, opportunity for clubs . The aims of the Awards
published in 2003, four clubs have achieved for All grant scheme are to:
their dream of having a purpose built dojo .
The creation of these dojos will assist these • extend access and participation
clubs and the development of our sport by encouraging more people to become
through the implementation of the detailed actively involved in local groups and
development and business plans presented projects, and by supporting activities that
to access the funding . In total the BJA has aim to be open and accessible to everyone
had an investment of £6,468,323 of which who wishes to take part;
£2,268,652 came from the CCDP . This total
• ncrease skill and creativity by
award from CCDP is the largest amount given
supporting activities which help to develop
to all Phase 2 Governing Bodies . Our original
people and organisations, encourage
programme allocation was £1 .66m
talent and raise standards;
Those clubs benefiting from this investment
• mprove the quality of life by supporting
were Dartford, Kendal, SKK and Redbridge
local projects that improve people's
Judo Clubs .
opportunities, welfare, environment
Other facility developments included the or local facilities, for example through
opening of Croydon Judo Club’s new £1 .5 voluntary action, self-help projects,
million venue, offering some of the best local projects or events .
martial arts facilities within the greater
London area . The new facility gives the club a
permanent home after moving from various
temporary facilities over the last 30 years .
To date 223 British Judo Association Clubs have accessed well over £920,000 .
The following provides a breakdown Area by Area (based on Sport England Areas)
Awards for All Distribution up to 31st March 2006
Over the coming year it is hoped we will pass the £1million mark with the new scheme
providing up to £10,000 per award .
The number of Clubs involved and achieving the Bronze Award level within the Association’s
Club Recognition Scheme is growing at a remarkable rate . 22 Clubs have achieved the Bronze
Award level, which also gains Sport England Clubmark recognition, with 118 clubs working
towards achieving the Bronze level . This scheme is proving a valuable development tool for our
clubs and they are gaining great support from County Sport Partnerships through educational
and funding support .
Congratulations to the following clubs who achieved the Bronze Award Level:
Redbridge JC Crawley JC Samurai Warrington JC
Melbourne JC Chichester Ronin JC Anfield Youth Activity Centre JC
Dartford Judokwai Ipswich JC Greenbank JC
Croydon JC Renkeido Judokwai Samurai Liverpool JC
Rising Sun JC Bath Judokwai Judo Excellence
Court Lane JC Vale JC SKK JC
Dorking JC York Railway Institute JC Glossop JC
Annual Report 2005-2006
The Enjoy Judo programme is developing In November the BJA launched its first
well taking our sport into the education Volunteer Strategy 2005 – 2009 . The strategy
sector . The objective of the programme is was produced after a membership wide A detailed analytical report was produced
to initiate judo classes in schools and link consultation . Four surveys were circulated to demonstrating the raw statistics, any
these schools to local clubs to increase provide baseline information on the current trends, highlighting the key issues for judo
individual membership numbers and the status of volunteers and volunteering within volunteering . This formed the basis for the
number of lifelong judo enthusiasts . Our the sport . development of the volunteer strategy .
officers are working with both primary Volunteers are the lifeblood of sport and
and secondary schools, speaking to key A
• n individual audit which identified judo cannot sustain the development of
decision-makers, doing demonstrations, and people interested in volunteering in juniors, clubs, officials and competitions
signing up new schools in which to deliver judo as well as barriers to volunteering without this willing workforce . This strategy
classes . Throughout the year over 14,000 in the sport . lays out how judo will develop its current
young people have been ‘exposed’ to a volunteer workforce and seek to develop
quality demonstration of our sport followed I
• dentifying training needs and barriers . more volunteers to support the growth in the
up by either curricular or extra curricular sport as well as how it will look to reward
• coaches survey identifying coaching and retain those involved .
programme of sustained activity . As a result
skills, gaps, barriers to coaching and
of this activity we have seen 1,848 Schools
education and support . To assist in the implementation of this
Licences issued with 311 of these taking out
a full Junior Licence . The aim now through strategy and development of the aims and
• club survey circulated to club secretaries objectives within it, funding has been sourced
working with the clubs is to retain these new
which identified club volunteers, their to recruit a Volunteer Co-ordinator who will
judokas in the sport .
skills and abilities, current recruitment, ensure there is a structured pathway for
support and reward programmes . people to get involved, stay involved and
reach their full potential in our sport .
• senior volunteer survey circulated
to BJA board members .
In the latter part of the year a Visually
Linked with the Enjoy Judo programme Impaired Judo Development Programme
we received additional funding through is being developed in conjunction with
Sport England to develop a government the national organisation Action for Blind
programme entitled ‘PESSCL’ (Physical People . The plan is to deliver judo through
Education School Sport Club Links) . This their network of ‘Actionnaires’ clubs across
initial funding has been used to create the country and support to this programme
localised coaching programmes through the is being received from Ian Rose, World and
employment of part time coaches connected Olympic medallist and Steve Gawthorpe,
to a local club . Through the success of this BJA’s High performance VI Coach .
programme additional funding has been
secured for 2006 onwards to develop the Mark Beecher
programme across the country and this will Head of Operations
be co-ordinated by a full time PESSCL Officer .
This year saw the BJA’s ‘Technical’ Department Matside and sent only to Coaches . The course was warmly received and the
triple in numbers (to three) – I am delighted Matside Coach is the brainchild of Andrew candidates’ feedback was most encouraging .
to be able to report that we now have in Moshanov and will serve as a ‘Technically A further pilot is planned in the near future
place a new Technical Director Dr Andrew based’ publication solely for Coaches whereas and will be held at the Walsall Campus, we
Moshanov and a dedicated Technical my Coaching pages in Matside will remain will also at that point be beginning our
Administrator supporting both Andrew a general ‘News’ based service for the tutor induction . Resource development is
and myself in Nicola Burlingham-Hall . Both whole membership . well under-way but we have consciously
of them settled into their new roles very held off producing any glossy literature as
quickly and you are no doubt aware of the As I reported last year, work continues at we aim to take on board the feedback from
immediate impact they have both made . pace towards the introduction of the UK prospective tutors and sportscoachUK advisors
Coaching Certificate for judo . All in all 31 following the remaining pilot courses . It is
Andrew Moshanov has a wealth of National Governing Bodies of Sport in the UK important that the package evolves not only
experience . He completely overhauled the have signed up to deliver this in keeping with to the point at which we roll it out but on an
Russian Coach Education systems during his the Governments 2012 vision for Coaching . ongoing basis beyond then .
role as Sports Director for the Russian Judo
Federation . He also has International High Another very significant appointment, which The Coach Education Course Licensing scheme
Performance Coaching experience having has helped drive the UKCC Development in its first full year of operation saw over 70
worked in previous posts with the National forward this year is that of Peter Gardiner dedicated Coach Education events licensed .
Squads of the USSR, Russia and The Republic who has taken on the role of Coach Licensed events govern the revalidation
of China and also as the National Coach of Development Manager for JudoScotland . process and provide a system whereby the
Taiwan . Andrew will be directing all Technical He has been a very valuable addition to the BJA can effectively track attendances at
aspects of the Association and brings to source group we have in place developing authorised courses and eliminate falsified
the table many innovative concepts . Nicola the UKCC . Peter will be well known to many claims of attendance . The plastic Coaching
Burlingham-Hall, who has now taken up of you already as he has previously worked card system has been well received and has
her position at BJA Head Office as Technical as National Youth Development Officer for now incorporated the Coach Accreditation
Administrator will be the first port of call the BJA and the BSJA . During that period pass system, which has ceased to exist as a
for all your coaching and technical queries . he developed the Kano club scheme and bolt-on scheme .
She is an experienced Business and Finance revamped the Schools star awards . Peter
Administrator and has already proved to be then took up the role of National Coach for
a great addition to the team . Denmark and during that period carried
out workshops and seminars on behalf of
Communication, or the lack of it, has for a the EJU and the IJF . He has recently been
long time been considered to be a weakness involved in the production of the new
within the BJA . The launch of the Matside IJF Coach Education DVD which has been
magazine afforded a platform whereby we launched Worldwide . For the UKCC to satisfy
could begin to address this across the board . endorsement conditions, it truly needs to be
Emma Reed works hard to pull this together a UK wide development . This is now ensured
and the publication is a credit to her . since the Welsh Judo Association recently
appointed Tony Higgins to the position of
Previously, in order to get information to Coaching Coordinator . Having worked with
Coaches, I would often need to spend three Tony in the past, I am certain that the skills
days at a time photocopying, collating he brings with him will enhance the process
information, filling and franking envelopes considerably .
ready for mailing however, Matside means
that this does not need to be done any With the UKCC Level 2 Learning Programme
longer . As with anything in life, a little of agreed in principle with SportscoachUK
a good thing can prove ‘moreish’ and the and 1st4sport qualifications, (who will be
recent addition of ‘Matside Coach’ will, I am responsible for endorsing the UKCC for
certain, prove to be an invaluable supplement judo and ensuring it is accepted by the
to the one-page allocation Coaching has Qualification and Curriculum Authority as
in each edition of Matside – although the a qualification respectively), we ran a course
first edition of Matside Coach was mailed piloting most of the proposed modules at
separately it will in future be bundled with JudoScotland’s Ratho HQ .
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COMPETITIONS & EVENTS
After much consultation and expert advice fighting films gb world Cup Former Junior World Champion America’s
from Dr Istvan Bayli, our Long-term Player Rhonda Rousey and GB World Cup Gold
Development (LTPD) programme was recently No doubt you will all agree that the highlight medallist quotes: “I loved Birmingham.
highlighted with the production of an A5 in the Events Calendar this year was the It was a good tournament for me. I loved like
four page flyer . Much of the credit for Fighting Films GB World Cup that took the lights and the little light show with the
pulling this massively important piece of place at the beginning of April at the NIA in spotlight on you as you came onto the mat.
work together has to go to Lisa McIver . The Birmingham . The hosting of an annual World I love that stuff, it gets you pumped up.
full programme will be launched at the BJA Cup event in Great Britain was long overdue It feels really cool. It was like a highlights
Technical Congress in September and it is and after the huge success of our first World film and it felt like you were in one.”
anticipated that it will have a massive and Cup we now have our sights firmly set on
positive impact on Judo within the BJA . a Super World Cup in a few years time . Fighting Films the official sponsors of the
event provided some excellent footage, which
The EJU Education and Administration With financial support from UK Sport, was shown on Sky Sports 2 a week after the
seminar in Malta emphasised that there is Birmingham City Council, Fighting Films and event . This was an excellent overview of
a real intention to raise the profile of Kata William Smith (Event Patron) we were able to the event as well as a great opportunity to
throughout the EJU’s National Governing put on a fantastic show for the competitors promote the sport of judo .
Bodies and this year the BJA hosted the and spectators alike .
European Kata Championships . British Next years World Cup held in September
representatives performed admirably but it The NIA and the City of Birmingham was a will be the Men’s turn and with it being an
was clearly evident that we have some way fantastic host venue for the 19 countries that Olympic qualifying event we are expecting
to go to match the standards produced by, took part including China and Cuba’s strong an even bigger line up than this year .
in particular, the Italian team . women’s team that were invited over under We are already developing new ideas for
the UK Sport International Memorandum of improvements for next year’s event including
We are now finding that many existing clubs, Understanding . With over 100 competitors developing the children’s activity sessions,
who have until now been operating outside taking part it proved to be an impressive spectator residential deals and many more .
of the BJA, are looking to come across to tournament . Ensure you add the 22nd & 23rd September
us due to the benefits of initiatives like the 2007, Fighting Films GB World Cup for men
UKCC and our Club Accreditation (Clubmark) Being host to a World Cup also gave a unique in your diary now .
scheme . In order to make this process as opportunity for the Great Britain team to
painless as possible Dermot Heslop and experience a high level tournament on home Junior british open
myself are working closely with these groups soil . The British team consisted of 27 players,
to facilitate that transition . We are confident including six times World medallist Karina The Junior British Open was held at The
that this will prove to be a very significant Bryant and European bronze medallist Sarah Triangle on 9th July, and was followed by a
development Clark, as well as young newer talent, many three day Junior International Training Camp
of whom will be experiencing their senior at Bisham Abbey . The competition attracted a
Finally, as ever the support of Eddie Awford, international debut . Britain managed to good number of competitors including many
Mark Beecher and in the second part of the get four medals, one silver and three foreign delegations . However it became
year Andrew Moshanov has been invaluable bronze medals . apparent that we have outgrown this venue,
to me and I would like to steal a line here which can only hold three mat areas . For 2007
to thank them all . Next year is the crucial With over a thousand spectators attending we will be moving to the new K2 venue in
one as far as the implementation of the UKCC the home crowd were extremely supportive Crawley which can comfortably hold four mat
goes and I will be relying on them again to all the GB players . The shouts of support areas and still has the proximity to London
during that period for their continued and banging of the thundersticks created in order to maintain the attractiveness for
help and advice . an electric atmosphere especially during the foreign players .
British medal fights . The event also was a
Dave Duffy huge success for the visiting countries and
BJA Coaching Officer they have already promised to return .
COMPETITIONS & EVENTS contd.
vI british open national age band Championships
The VI British Open was held on the 10th The National Age Band Championships
July after the Junior Open at the triangle . took place in a new high profile venue –
The event was not as well attended as it has iceSheffield . It took a lot of hard work by many
been in previous years and this was mainly BJA staff and commission members, working
due to the time of year as well as the event alongside the venue staff to ensure the ice
being mixed with a junior event . In an arena was successfully turned into a Judo hall .
effort to promote VI Judo and increase the The advantages of the venue were that all
participation of the event we have made eight mats were easily fitted in one area with
the VI British Open a stand alone event in good spectator seating ensuring great views
November and also included a 3 day training for all mats . In order to allow the competition
camp immediately after the event . The 2006 to grow and gain some sustainability a three-
VI British Open will be held at the new multi year deal has now been agreed with the venue
million pound Dartford Judo Club on and Sheffield Events Unit, who have also
4th November . committed to assist with funding in order to
make the event more financially viable .
elite performance squad trials
Due to the introduction of the Fighting Films (senior and Junior)
GB World Cup on our events Calendar the
British Open was rescheduled to December . What was called the Youth Trials and National
Despite the number of entries being slightly Grand Finals in 2005 was renamed the Elite
lower than previous years the competition Performance Trials . The Senior and Junior
was of high standard in many of the weight Elite Performance Trials took place on the
categories . Without doubt the highlight 12th November and 14th January respectively
of the day was the –90kg final of Winston at Walsall . Both events were well attended
Gordon and Bobby Rich which captured and ran smoothly .
the spirit of past British Opens . With the
40th Anniversary coming up next year, lets events Commission
hope we a get back to that and see more
established as well as up and coming British What was the Competitions Commission has
talent raising the game . The event has out now been renamed the Technical Officials
grown the Triangle venue and has been Commission as a new Events Commission has
moved to the new K2 venue in Crawley . recently been created . The Technical Officials
As part of the 40th Anniversary celebrations Commission now have a similar role as the
the event will have a relaunch and will refereeing commission and will concentrate
be re branded . on the development of tournament officials
however will still have an active role with
National Events . The new Events Commission
has been created to try and address other
areas of hosting events including media &
publicity, event presentation, developing
event sponsorship deals, liaising with other
commissions regarding event scheduling etc .
There are still spaces available on the Events
Commission, if you are interested in being a
member of this new commission then please
contact Yvonne Froggett at Head Office on
yvonnefroggett@britshjudo .org .uk .
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general opportunities available at British Judo was Advertising in the first three editions of
recently featured in Sponsorship News . the magazine has started off successfully,
The role of Commercial Manager was created and we have offered annual packages at a
in May 2005, with the aim of generating Throughout the year a number of meetings discounted rate to our regular advertisers to
more income for the Association through have been held with sports sponsorship thank them for their support . We are now
three main streams - sponsorship, advertising agencies about different properties, and working hard to secure advertisers from a
and the British Judo Trust . we have had serious discussions with two wider circle of companies, and regular mailers
major companies about an overall corporate are sent to advertising and PR agencies to
The first part of the year was spent pulling partnership deal . This work is ongoing and we see if advertising in the magazine would be
together information and facts and figures hope to see some positive results very soon . suitable for any of their current clients .
on the main programmes that we run in
order to create ‘commercial properties’ 2006 Fighting Films GB Judo World Cup 2006 Fighting Films GB Judo World Cup
that can be marketed to potential partners .
This involved discussions with other sports One of the main priorities this year was A number of mat-side advertising boards
about how their commercial programmes run, the launch of the GB Judo World Cup and were sold at the 2006 Fighting Films GB
research into the benefits and opportunities as you may be aware, a deal was agreed World Cup, and this added significantly
that other sports are offering commercial with Fighting Films for them to be main to the professional look and feel of the
partners, the development of fact sheets on sponsors of the event in 2006 and 2007 . event . The boards were clearly visible on all
each main BJA programme, and the creation This is an extremely strong partnership with television pictures and photographs, and with
of a commercial section on the BJA website . great benefits for both parties, and the the highlights of the event shown several
relationship got off to an ideal start in 2006 times on Sky Sports, they offered advertisers
Another key priority this year has been to with a fantastic event . As the first Olympic great value for money in terms of securing
spread the message that British Judo is now qualification event, the men’s World Cup in regional, national and international exposure .
in a very strong position to offer unique 2007 promises to be even better, and we will
commercial opportunities to potential continue to work closely with Fighting Films A number of companies also placed adverts
corporate partners . This has involved meeting to ensure we develop and improve the event in the souvenir brochure, and we’d like to
with other sports organisations to brief them from all angles . thank them for their support of the event in
on where we are at and the opportunities the first year .
we have available, and establishing This year strong support sponsors were also
regular contact with sports marketing and secured for the World Cup event in Renault british Judo trust
sponsorship agencies, who are a key factor and Konica Minolta, and we would like
in the whole sponsorship process . This work to thank them sincerely for their support . We are currently in the process of setting
is ongoing, and as we were starting from Hopefully our relationships with high profile up the British Judo Trust, a registered
scratch in this area it will take a considerable companies such as these will continue and charity which will raise and distribute
amount of time to develop these contacts develop further in future years . funds to good causes throughout the judo
to an ideal level . community . Setting up a limited company
Mr William Smith kindly agreed to be Patron and then applying for charitable status is a
sponsorship of the World Cup event each year from 2006 straightforward but time-consuming process,
General to 2012, and we would like to thank him for and we hope that the Trust will be fully
his generous support this year, which helped operational shortly .
The five key properties we have developed greatly in making the first ever GB World Cup
and are focusing on finding sponsors for are: the success that it was . A separate brand will be created to give
the Trust its own identity, and we will run a
• The British Judo National Squad advertising launch campaign to publicise and promote its
• The Enjoy Judo Schools Programme Matside Magazine work . Further details will be available on the
• The BJA Grading Scheme BJA website in due course .
• Matside membership magazine Another key development this year has been
• The GB Judo World Cup the launch of Matside magazine, a high If you know of anyone who may be interested
quality communications tool which enables us in supporting British Judo, or for any further
These properties are promoted through the to reach all of our English members directly information on the commercial opportunities
commercial section on the BJA website, and on a quarterly basis . This is a great asset in available please contact Joanne Duff on 01509
regular mailers featuring further information commercial terms, meaning we can offer 631693 or joduff@britishjudo .org .uk .
are sent to sports sponsorship agencies to companies the chance to regularly reach
provide them with regular reminders and thousands of potential customers with a Jo Duff
updates . An article on the sponsorship targeted advertising message . Commercial Manager
matside tv Coverage of the world Championships The first British Judo Awards Night was held in
April at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery,
The major improvement in communication this It was disappointing that British Eurosport did and was a great success .
year has come from the launch of Matside in not cover the 2005 World Championships,
June, which is edited in-house . The magazine having covered many World Championships in marketing
has received good feedback and we hope the past . Although this was mainly down to
that it will continually improve and evolve . problems relating to the host broadcaster, it Communications manages all BJA marketing .
It provides not only improved communication was particularly disappointing because it caused This year this has included the branding and
but also an added benefit to membership . far-reaching issues when trying to get footage marketing surrounding the Fighting Films
of Craig Fallon’s fantastic win on other outlets GB World Cup and the No Licence No
At present the forty-page publication is sent such as the BBC, ITV and Sky . Judo campaign .
just to English members . I am pleased to report
that the Welsh Judo Association has decided to If a UK broadcaster does not buy the rights to For the Fighting Films GB World Cup an
introduce Matside for its members from June a major event such as this, no other British extensive marketing campaign was launched,
2006 . It is hoped that Judo Scotland and the news outlet can show the footage free of which included the production of posters and
Northern Ireland Judo Federation will come charge (even for a small amount of time) . flyers, which were distributed to clubs and
on board sometime in the future . schools, as well as leisure centres in the
Obviously this is not a situation we want to see West Midlands .
As of April, registered Coaches will also receive again as we head towards Beijing, and
Matside Coach as a supplementary publication . Communications is working with many parties To promote the event within the area
Matside Coach has been specifically designed and lobbying the relevant places to ensure advertising boards were used in the City Centre,
and compiled to serve coaching needs, and that judo gets the coverage it deserves . outside the NIA and roadside on the A45 in the
provide a base for the exchange of ideas run up to the event . In addition advertisements
and opinions . london 2012 were run in Matside magazine with special
offers for members . A marketing and media
website As you can imagine there are many requests partnership was secured with BBC WM who
coming into the Association in relation to provided good exposure for the event in the
The website continues to be a useful form of London 2012 and this is likely to continue and local vicinity .
communication for immediate news and build in momentum over the forthcoming
updates, and members are encouraged to years . Communications is working closely with general media relations
regularly visit www .britishjudo .org .uk . the equivalent departments at partner
organisations such as UK Sport, Sport England, Throughout the year, other generic PR activity
fighting films gb world Cup the EIS and London 2012 to help build the has included dealing with journalist enquiries,
profile of the event and our sport . providing story ideas to newspapers and
The Fighting Films GB World Cup was publications, media relations surrounding
considered to be one of the best-presented Within the next twelve months all clubs will be positive international results, PR support to
events ever held in the UK . issued with a promotional pack, which will give clubs on regional events and initiatives, writing
advice on how to make the most of this content/articles for magazines, and producing
The BJA commissioned Fighting Films (who
fantastic opportunity . the Annual Report .
were also the main sponsor of the event) to
film the tournament and provide a high quality bJa awards scheme Press releases are sent to the media to
highlights package . Communications secured a announce all National squad selections for
30-minute slot on Sky Sports for this package, Communications launched the successful BJA major international events as well as those
which was broadcast over a number of days Awards this year, which is an initiative designed that are sent out to announce medal wins .
shortly after the event . to recognise the considerable efforts provided
by volunteers in our sport . Emma Reed
It is hoped that Sky will stay on board for the Head of Communications
2007 GB World Cup for Men . We intend to It also recognises the achievements of players
produce a one-hour highlights programme for through Player Awards, which are awarded to
this event, building on last year, and also secure both junior and senior players for competitive
other shorter broadcast pieces in other outlets . excellence, improvement and inspirational
efforts at any level .
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NATIONAL TECHNICAL OFFICIALS COMMISSION
(PREVIOUSLY NATIONAL COMPETITIONS COMMISSION)
Following the 2005 AGM it was decided that One of the main criteria for membership of The final item that needs a mention is the
as we had now had the post of Events the old NCC had always been holding a BJA extreme lack of Tournament Officials and
Manager firmly established the National Competition Controllers award, it was Referees within the Association . I am sure
Competitions Commission (NCC) would be suggested that this should no longer be a that Rueben will mention referees in his
renamed as the National Technical Officials pre-requisite and we should include people report so I will not dwell on that item . We
Commission (NTOC) . The remit of the with planning, presentation and publicity are short of Tournament Officials at all levels
Commission being to formulate the pathways skills . With the change of name and remit of of qualification, this makes it difficult for the
for members to progress through the various the National Technical Officials Commission event organiser to get sufficient officials to
levels of Tournament Official, as this has been and the forming of a new Commission (The staff the tables, whilst the electronic
in place for well over 25 years it would seem National Events Commission chaired by scoreboards and computer programme do
that we have little to do . However with National Chairman Densign White) the help reduce the number of officials needed at
greater importance and recognition being Competition Controller qualification remains an event we are still desperately short, it’s the
placed on volunteers and with Great Britain a requirement . same old (literally) faces at each event .
being awarded the Olympics in 2012 we must We need people to take their place when
ensure that we have as many experienced With the greater use of computer these volunteers finally retire in the future,
people as possible . programmes at National events such as the and we need them now . The more
British Open there has been less opportunity Tournament Officials we have from within
Membership of the National Technical for members to gain the experience necessary each individual area the less it costs the area
Officials Commission currently is myself as to gain the award of Competition Controller, in expenses, the area has more funds at its
chairman, Kath Waddington (Northern Area), this being so an additional level of official disposal to put back into the grass roots of
Roy Luff (Southern Area) Paul “Smudge” between Senior Recorder and Competition area activities . If we could get one
Smith MBE (RAF). At the beginning of 2006 Controller has been added, this will be called Tournament Official and one Referee in each
we were joined by Elaine Parkinson Provisional Competition Controller, by the club of each Area in the Association it would
(Yorkshire & Humberside) and Peter Holme time you read this report the work on this be excellent, even if only half the clubs in
(North West Area) . Peter is an “Old Hand” at level will hopefully be completed and area were able to achieve this things would
this game, having taken a couple of years out information circulated to areas . be so much better all round . Tournament
to “recover” from being Event Manager for Officials do not have to hold a judo grade,
Judo at the XVII Commonwealth Games, they do not even to have ever stepped onto
Peter is now ready to give us the benefit of a judo mat and for the lower levels of official
his wealth of experience once more . I would a recreational licence is sufficient .
like to extend my thanks to them all for their
support over the past twelve months . I would SINCERELY like to thank ALL our
volunteers, in whatever capacity they
I would also like to extend my thanks to contribute to the workings of the Association;
Yvonne, Jo, Julie and Emma and all the other you are the REAL WEALTH AND STRENGTH
staff at Head Office for the help that they of the Association without you the
have given me over the past twelve months Association would not be .
and for all the hard work which they have
put into the organising of National Events . Malcolm Limrick
Chairman National Technical Officials
Commission members: There is no doubt that the development and On Sunday 4th September 2005 we again
introduction of the UKCC will indeed have an held the BJA National Coaching Course
eddie awford enormous impact on coaches and coaching at EIS Sheffield where it was extremely
Chairman within our Association and therefore we need well supported .
to be best prepared for it . The Commission
richard barraclough has continued in its dual role as it also serves The usual specialist workshops took place and
Vice Chairman as the National Source Group (NSG) for the this year we specifically introduced an
UKCC and progress is being made with opportunity for coaches to obtain
niki adams certification in sportscoachUK ‘Good Practice
configuring the modules that will form the
Secretary & Child Protection’ . I am pleased to report
content of UKCC Level 2 which will replace
the existing BJA Club Coach Award . that by the end of the day more than 40 BJA
Coaches had obtained this important
The Kata Working Party under the direction certificate . The mat sessions during the day
of their Chairman Mick Leigh continues to were conducted by our BJA Technical Director
play a prominent role as a specialist unit Dr Andrew Moshanov whose influence and
within the structure of the Coaching motivational techniques proved to be of
matthew Clempner Commission . It is widely recognised that extreme interest and most warmly welcomed
PSA Coordinator Kata has an important place in modern by those in attendance .
judo coaching and to assist members of our
steve pullen Association in updating their knowledge and During November I travelled to JudoScotland’s
Special Needs & VI Coordinator skill the Kata Working Party continues to HQ at Ratho where together with Dave Duffy,
provide excellent service . BJA Coaching Officer, and Peter Gardiner, Judo
allan mcguiness Scotlands Coach Development Manager, we
WJA Representative As part of this work I have to report that yet piloted a modified BJA Level 2 (Club Coach)
again during this past twelve months the Coach Award Preparation Course using
Jim toland number of BJA Kata Examiners UK wide has modules that we were considering as suitable
NIJF Representative been increased and now stands at forty four for inclusion in the UKCC Level 2 . This exercise
in total . The EJU have made no secret of the went off extremely well and a good deal of
peter gardiner fact that they intend to ensure all member feedback followed that we found on the
JudoScotland Representative Nation’s improve and develop their Kata whole to be quite constructive and helpful .
provision . Furthermore credit is also due to Following the Christmas break we returned
dave duffy Mick and the members of the Kata Working to Ratho in mid January 2006 where we
BJA Coaching Officer Party for their efforts in ensuring the success completed the assessments of all the
of the European Kata Championships which candidates from the December course using
the BJA hosted this year at very short notice . a more robust assessment procedure than
was previously employed .
The BJA National Coaching Commission
Another specialist subject undertaken by BJA
members have had another busy year and
coaches is the BJA Personal Safety Award In my opinion it is absolutely essential that
have been working in conjunction with and
(PSA) and in early 2005 for this first time since our Association keeps pace with the
greatly supported by BJA Coaching Officer
its inception the Commission ran a PSA Government’s initiative and this next twelve
Dave Duffy . I therefore wish to record my
Assessors Award Course under the direction months may well be a crucial period,
most sincere thanks to the Commission
of Matthew Clempner BJA National PSA nevertheless be assured that the BJA National
members for the support and encouragement
Coordinator/Assessor . This took place at the Coaching Commission is as ever prepared and
they have shown me and our Association .
Walsall Judo Centre in the BJA Midland Area willing to meet the challenges that lie ahead .
This past twelve months has seen our
and was attended by BJA PSA Coordinators
Association continue to become more closely Eddie Awford
not only from the BJA Areas but also from
involved with sportscoachUK and the Chairman National Coaching Commission
the Home Countries . It proved to be an
introduction and development of the United
enjoyable and informative course at the
Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) .
end of which seven new BJA PSA Assessors
were appointed .
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Commission members scheme reflects the trust and confidence we national dan gradings
have in our examiners, however to maintain
Chairman roy Inman OBE 8th Dan the integrity of the grading scheme we These are continuing to be successful however
dave horton-Jones 6th Dan (National have also introduced a robust quality there is a still a need to encourage the
Director of Examiners - Contact point and control system . higher Dan Grade and females and we are
support for AdoE’s) considering offering an innovative annual
dave Clark 5th Dan (Special Projects) A very successful Senior Examiers (SE) “Guaranteed assessment” for all those that
dave hunter 5th Dan (Examiners manual) conference was held at High Wycombe Judo turn up to fight in October .
Kim tilley 4th Dan (National Promotion Centre, (many thanks to John O’Brien), in
Examination Co-coordinator) January 2006 at which the full launch of the We are also currently investigating the
Jim somerville (NDGR) National Dan new Technical Dan Grade Scheme was on possible formation of a non-competitive
Grade Registra (assisted by his wife Norma) the agenda along with other various other structure for Kyu and Mon grades to target
steve lesik 6th Dan - sabbatical Sep 05 until presentations . A DVD was distributed to the area of drop out, where some judoka
Aug 06- (Technical and administration) help as a guide for the delegates to assist in appear to be giving up judo because of
their research and personal development . the rigors of competitive element to gain
head office support staff Views expressed by our very experienced and grades are being introduced too early in their
Dermot Heslop (Ex-chair) knowledgeable Senior Examiners were collated career . Research is being carried out as to
Dave Duffy (Coaching and Technical Officer) and considered following the conference at the various reasons that could be factors for
subsequent commission meetings . this loss of players with benchmarking from
I would like to thank all members of the other International Associations and how the
Commission for their outstanding contribution Current proJeCts grading infrastructure should work within the
to the BJA especially in the formulation Long Term Athlete Development policy being
and implementation of the changes during senior examiner assessments developed by the BJA .
this year . Special thanks to Jim Somerville
our NDGR (supported by Norma), whose It is recognised that it is often difficult for Consideration has been given to the provision
painstaking approach has ensured that the many high Dan grades and female Dan Grades of study materials for candidates preparing
Dan Grade register is maintained with fairness, to have the opportunity to be promoted . for promotion exams: These will include DVDs,
accuracy and integrity . Thanks to Dave Duffy The current solution is the ability for SE’s to videos, an interactive web based facility and
for producing many of the new forms and formulate a process similar to the previously a handbook of all syllabus techniques .
publicising on the web . Also thanks to all the trialed multi-Dan grade system that after
work and support from our Area Director approval by the Commission can be used The formulation of a qualification
of Examiners and all our examiners that are for unique situations to offer promotion sub-committee who’s task is to review
out there delivering the promotion system . opportunities . We are also considering other the pathways for gaining of a BJA
Their invaluable assistance during the many methods of offering credible competitive grade qualification (and other Technical
consultations held when producing the promotion opportunities . qualifications) by judoka from non
changes to the Grading syllabus enabled the National Governing Body Associations .
formulation of a system that produces grades high grade review
of the right quality and credibility . We have reduced the revalidation period
There is a system now in force where every for Senior Examiners from 5 years to 2 years,
technical dan grade scheme Dan grade from 5th Dan and above that where they will be given continued training
has been in grade for over six years is and support through bi-annual conferences
An exciting new development that is now in automatically considered for promotion . that need to be attended once every 2 years .
place giving the opportunity for those who To assist this process we are collating CV’s from
are unable (due to age, injury etc) to take a all 5th Dans and above so that the BJA records Monitoring of examinations and Examiners
competitive route to attain their Dan grade . It will indicate the achievements of our judoka have been robust throughout the year and
recognises the experience gained by coaches and also provide a history of the Association . in the main have been well organised and
and caters for both traditional and modern fairly run .
skills . Technical Dan Grade Assessors have Central registration of grades
been trained and appointed to implement this A busy year!
All Dan, Kyu and Mon grades are now
process . The job descriptions of the Technical
centrally recorded and this will enable us Roy Inman OBE 8th Dan
Dan Grade Assessors (TDA’s) and the Senior
to have exact statistics on our membership . Chairman Promotions Commission
Examiner assessment required to examine
people under the new Technical Dan Grade
national refereeing Commission members The information on the reports is collated To overcome this problem, we are introducing
and entered into a computer database to a Provisional Refereeing Grade, which does
David Martin stepped down from the record each referee’s performance and not require any examinations for qualification .
Commission in November 2005 and was progress . This allows the NRC to identify The holder must meet specified criteria of
replaced by Elaine Down who took on the those who have potential and to arrange Grade etc . and can only hold the status for
roles of Examinations Co-ordinator and appropriate support and coaching . one year . During that period he/she must
Minutes Secretary . decide whether to apply for the Area Referees
It also highlights any referee whose standard examination or discontinue in the role .
IJf referees is slipping and triggers coaching procedures
to help them regain their previous level . The aim is to allow suitable candidates to
We were pleased to congratulate David try refereeing under supervision before
Martin on achieving IJF ‘A’ Referee status in Coaching they decide to commit themselves to a
an examination held in February 2006 . qualification procedure .
The coaching programme is applied at
We also congratulated Dave Stanley who many events and is based on raising the skill The programme will be made available
was selected to referee at the World VI level of all referees in a constructive and to Area Representatives later in 2006 for
Championships held in Bromet, France . motivational manner . Obviously, the coaches application as required .
need to be technically competent and also
An IJF ‘B’ Examination will be held in have good communication skills and we are new database for referees
Scotland in October and David McSkimming delighted that Alan Rickard, Roger Down and
and Jim Toland have been invited onto a Neil Lawcock have accepted an invitation to A new database has been created at Head
coaching programme by the NRC to prepare join the coaching team . Office, which will retain details of all
them as the BJA candidates . referees and record their attendance at any
All three are experienced IJF referees who competition where a Tournament Licence has
senior nationals have retired from active international been issued .
refereeing and wish to use their experience
Our congratulations go to Ronnie Tucker to support other referees . This will simplify the revalidation process,
and Ron Cleere who both passed a Senior which can be done automatically every two
National examination held at the British Junior referees years for those referees who have fulfilled
Open in December . the necessary requirements .
The aim of the Junior Refereeing programme
national ‘a’ exams is to educate Junior players on the contest Provision has been made within the system
rules and the functions of table officials for the NRC to accommodate those referees
As an experimental trial, in 2005 the format with successful course members achieving who do not revalidate for National events
for National ‘A’ examinations was changed a Level 1 certificate . If interested, they may but are working at Area level only . Access
to assess over four major competitions then progress further as table officials and/ to the database is available to the NRC and
instead of a single examination . The system or referees through organised courses and will facilitate the monitoring of activity levels
proved very successful and Helen Davies, Lisa examinations . at both Area and National level . It will also
Harrison and Lou Kerr all attained National reduce the amount of administration for the
‘A’ status . The programme is well established and NRC and allow more time for concentration
supported in all Areas except the North on supporting and developing referees .
The format has been changed slightly for West where negotiations for its introduction
2006 with an examination being held at continue .
the final event (British Senior Closed) for
those candidates who reach the required recruitment
standard during the first three assessments .
Applications from five candidates have been Traditionally, new referees have been
accepted for the 2006 programme . recruited by holding a referees course
followed by theory and practical
assessments examinations .
All referees are assessed at National Events Due to falling numbers, it has become
and graded A, B or C . The grade achieved and increasingly difficult to find sufficient
comments on their performance are entered candidates to make these courses viable .
onto a report sheet and the results discussed
with the individual .
Annual Report 2005-2006
rule Changes Commission members: Among the several European events the
regularly supported was a new venture
The IJF are currently conducting trials Barry James (Chair) hosted by the City of Ravenna . Special Needs
internationally on proposed rule changes, Roy Court events are now recognised in Italy and this
which eliminate the current red danger Susan Kirkpatrick was a generous and successful meeting .
area . It is anticipated that any changes Ian Rose
will be confirmed at the end of 2006 with In the spring another new initiative was the
implementation expected in 2007 . This will The policy of the commission is to address the invitation for Roy Court and myself to give a
entail appropriate modifications to the BJA most significant areas of needs by treating seminar to coaches of the Danish Federation
contest rules and to all theory examination the VI as an elite squad and defining the in Copenhagen . This was intended to launch
papers . requirements of each area of Special Needs . Special Needs judo and cash in on Roy’s
Both groups need recruitment of coaches extensive expertise . The event was a great
selection and referees as well as players . We have success, with 17 coaches being accredited by
begun the process of awareness and running the National Body .
We are continually being encouraged by seminars to help to prepare new interest .
Head Office to select referees for events Special Needs badges are in production and
on the basis of residence close to the event Meanwhile, the dedicated group of active will be available soon .
venue in order to minimise costs . While this organisers continued to support events here
policy is understandable, it does conflict with in Britain and also widely in Europe . The I am delighted to say that the board have
the coaches’ constant demand for the best National VI Championships at the Triangle recognised the inclusion activities in their
referees to be in attendance at all major was successful but failed to attract a wide national programme and are funding the
competitions . It also does not allow for our entry this time . British Open amongst other components .
selection of potential promotion candidates
who require experience at higher level In May 2005, a Special Needs Working Barry James
events . All these factors must be considered Party meeting agreed a structured set of Chairman Inclusion Commission
when selecting referees for competitions . components for an Special Needs handbook
for the BJA . These contributions were
policy duly prepared and together with a policy
document for the BJA approved by the
The NRC applies a policy of continually board for publication in the spring .
maintaining and improving the standards of This is now in hand .
refereeing in order to apply the contest rules
as effectively as possible at competitions .
We are constantly monitoring our
examination, assessment and coaching
programmes in order to achieve these
In addition, we also aim to provide a relaxed
environment for referees so that they can
enjoy their hobby while still providing a high
standard of performance .
On a final note I would like to thank all our
referees who give their support and work so
hard throughout the year,
Chairman Refereeing Commission
COMMISSION REPORTS COMMISSION REPORTS
ENGLISH AREAS COMMISSION EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
I am very pleased to be able to report another Commission members world science of Judo Conference
successful year . The English Area Chairmen
have met on a regular basis during the year roy Inman OBE 8th Dan Commission I presented at the 4th World Science of Judo
and our meetings have been well attended Chairman, BJA Director Conference in Cairo, Egypt with Mr Daniel
and were both lively and productive . Lascau, EJU Sports Director . Commission
peter gardiner 6th Dan Commission member Chairman Roy Inman and I also presented
The meetings continue to provide a posters at the conference . The topics
forum for Area views and any issues to be Carl finney 6th Dan Commission member were “Kokusai Shiaiwaza” (the naming of
conveyed directly to the Board . In addition international contest techniques), and “The
mike Callan 5th Dan Education Director
the commission takes responsibility for all history of British Judo archive” (The Richard
Commonwealth events and the selection and Bowen Collection) .
This year the Education and Development
management of English teams .
Commission has been busier than ever . Some
talented athlete scholarship scheme
of the work areas covered are outlined below .
English Area Clubs are now starting to see
significant financial rewards from the past and Commission members have provided
foundation degree sport (sports
continued hard work of Mark Beecher and educational advice and guidance to staff
performance - european Judo union)
his team of Development Officers . To date regarding the strategy and criteria for the
level 4 Coaching award
English Clubs have now received over £900,000 TASS scheme .
in funding from lottery awards . English Area The Commission has been assisting with
rebates for the last fiscal year have exceeded united Kingdom Coaching Certificate
the marketing, recruitment, delivery and
£64,000, which is another record high amount . evaluation of this unique programme . This is Commission members are working closely with
still the only course of its kind to have received the BJA Coaching Officer on the introduction
I am also pleased to report that the 'Terence
full recognition by the European Judo Union, of the UKCC . Peter Gardiner has been piloting
Donovan Charitable Trust' has again this year
something British Judo is very proud of . All the scheme at level 2 . Roy Inman and I have
been able to provide some modest financial
Commission members have lectured on the been working with sportscoachUK staff on the
assistance to another twenty young English
course this year . Other lecturers from the judo accreditation process for level 4 .
Area judo players, to help towards their
world have included; Scott McCarthy, Colin
training and competition expenses .
McIver, Andrew Moshanov, Simon Hicks, Neil Mike Callan
Adams, Kenzo Nakamura, Syd Hoare, Envic Education Commission
My thanks go to Dave Allen and David Etchells-
Galea, Hidemi Soda, Jeremy Robinson, Andrew
Butler who have kindly taken the minutes of
Jones, Ben Andersen, Daniel Lascau . The new
our meetings and for the help and support
intake of students for 2006-07 included such
that I have received from other Chairmen .
judo luminaries as Jane Bridge and Nuno
Our sincere thanks also go to Donald Steel Delgado .
and Mark Beecher who have attended our
BJA Coaching Officer Dave Duffy received
meetings and kept Area Chairmen up to date
the award for top student of 2005-06 with an
with all the BJA financial and development
average grade of over 70% .
Chairman English Areas Commission
The Education and Development Commission
is contributing to the Enjoy Judo Schools
initiative by providing educational advice
and guidance to the staff . Congratulations to
Mark Beecher on the continued success of this
Annual Report 2005-2006
KATA WORKING PARTY
It has been a busy year for us and a lot of Bob Thomas has been busy in Scotland and
progress has been made . coached at a Scotland BJA Coach Education
Course . He also coached a course in Ratho for
The first EJU Kata Championships were the same purpose (bringing Senior Examiners’
held on 4th November 2005 at the Triangle knowledge up to speed) and was one of the
Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill, Sussex . Mr Diago, coaches attending the Kata Induction Day
Kodokan 9th dan (since promoted to 10th at High Wycombe . He re-wrote Judo
dan) and Mr Murata, 7th dan and curator of Scotland’s Kata content for their web page
the Kodokan Museum, attended as honoured on the internet .
guests and observers .
Clive has also been busy in the Midlands,
Dennis Penford judged and Tina Penford running regular sessions in Kata .
was British Team Manager . Mick Leigh was
BJA Co-ordinator . A team of volunteers was I would also like to mention that the Kata
assembled by Mick Leigh, to act as stewards Working Party has a junior certificate system
at the event . The team consisted of Duncan in the pipeline . In addition, a Kata coaching
Kinnear and Alun Jones (Nage-no-kata and module is being prepared . We now have 45
Ju-no-kata), Martin Savage and Paul Grady appointed Kata Examiners and almost all
(Kime-no-kata) and Alex Reid and Paul areas are covered .
Laverty (Katame-no-kata) .
The Kata Working Party would like to record
Mick Leigh was appointed to the EJU Kata their thanks to Eddie Awford for all his
Commission . He also judged at the June 2005 support and encouragement and to Densign
World Masters Championships in Toronto . White for his support . The staff at Head
Dennis and Tina Penfold have been selected Office were also brilliant in their support of
to judge at the 2005 World Masters Kata the European Championships .
Championships in Tours, France and Tina has
accepted the position of World Masters Kata Last but not least, Mick Leigh would like to
Commission Vice Chair . thank Dennis, Tina, Bob and Clive for their
unstinting support, year after year .
The 2005 Annual two day Kata course was
held at High Wycombe Judo Centre and was Mick Leigh
a successful weekend . Coaches were Mick Chairman, Kata Working Party
Leigh, Tina Penfold and Clive Taylor .
The 2005 British Senior Kata Open and British
Junior Kata Championships were again held
at High Wycombe Judo Club and the numbers
were better than average .
Kata Courses were held on a one-day basis
were Kime-no-kata (Mick Leigh), Ju-no-kata
(Tina Penfold), Kata and how it relates to
Shiai (Mick Leigh) . In January Mick Leigh
coached a two-day Nage-no-kata and
Katame-no-kata course in Warren Point,
Northern Ireland .
In March 2006 Mick Leigh travelled to Rome .
The EJU Kata Commission analysed the
scoring of the first EJU Kata Championships
and met the organisers of the second EJU
Championships (to be held in Turin, Italy) .
AREA REPORTS AREA REPORTS
LONDON AREA EASTERN AREA
As usual the London Area hosted a busy I want to start this report by concentrating In terms of events, we held a number of
calendar of events during the year including on players and their achievements during the successful tournaments which included ones
coaching courses, junior, senior and veterans period of April 2005 to April 2006 for without at Ipswich, Peterborough, Littleport, and
gradings and competitions . them we do not have a sport . Cambridge . I am also pleased to report that
Cambridge University won the annual Varsity
Competitively the Area has continued to be In the 2004-2005 report I wrote about Colin judo match against Oxford in March 2006 .
successful at all levels . At the National Team Oates and said, ‘This is a player to watch Indeed, 2006 is the year that the Cambridge
Championships the London Area Boys took out for in the future’ . Indeed, it is nice to University Judo club celebrates 100 years of
the crown for the fourth successive year . know I was right as Colin became the U66k existence . This makes it the oldest Judo Club
The Area’s Women’s, Girl’s and Men’s teams British Open Champion in December 2005 . in Europe .
He has gone on to gain a bronze medal
all won bronze medals . London is well-known
in the Turkish Open, defeating the World In addition to the above, we have also hosted
for outstanding levels of achievement at the
silver U20 medallist on the way . Colin has a number of World Class Start Programme
Junior National Championships and this year
represented Great Britain in the Senior training sessions at Bretton Woods and at the
was no exception with the Area topping the
Worlds and the Senior Europeans . He was Royston Leisure Centre . One of the highlights
medal table for the seventh consecutive year!
9th in the European U23 . At the time of of 2005 was a visit by Densign White to
writing, Colin has been selected to represent Norwich, to give a training session .
Area players have represented Great Britain at
Great Britain at the Commonwealth Judo
all levels throughout the year and it is great
Event in Northern Ireland . This is a fantastic In September 2005 we again hosted the
to see the span and depth of talent stretching
achievement and in particular for a player British Masters event in Norwich, with
right through from Cadet to Masters .
from the Eastern Area . We are very proud of record numbers taking part . In addition to
These competitive performances would not be these events we also ran a variety of courses
him in the East and I say again, watch out for
possible without the dogged determination for coaches, referees, table officials and
this player in the future .
and persistence of the Club and Personal examiners . I want to thank Dave Southby,
coaches who all have my greatest admiration David Oates, Colin’s brother has also been Denise Oates, Roger Brown, Peter Bent
for their continued energy and effort . successful and became the Irish Senior and Dave Martin for organising these
Open Champion in October 2005 and training sessions . Four successful Promotion
The Committee continues to work hard to gained a bronze at the Welsh Senior Examinations were run during this year and
make the Area the success that it is and my Open in October 2005 . numbers attending have been encouraging .
thanks and appreciation go to all members We have a solid team of Senior and Area
for their contributions . In particular Jim Emma Paflin took silver at the Welsh Senior examiners and more being trained . I
Gillespie, Helen Davies and Michelle Holt Open in October 2005 and also gained a welcome the move to pay the BJA direct,
deserve a mention for keeping us on track silver at the Lonnel Tournament in Belgium . for all gradings of Novice to 6th Mon . This
financially, administratively and with good In November 2005 Emma came 5th in the is an excellent idea; it makes a great deal of
communications . Ricky Haines has continued Swedish Open . common sense and lifts a burden from clubs
to develop coaching activities within the and Area committees . Well done Head Office!
The Junior Nationals was a disappointing
Area and Sally Knight has done a sterling
event for the East because we only gained The Eastern Area would like to thank Brian
job making sure gradings are effective .
two medals for William Lovell and Luke Davies of the Budokwai for his continued
The London Area remains one of the most Turrell . Tom Turner gained a bronze medal work regarding the Terence Donovan Trust,
at the Elite Youth and Andrew Pickerill was which provides financial help to young
stable and successful parts of the BJA and
selected for the World Class Start Programme . players . We have been delighted to see more
this is entirely due to the untiring enthusiasm
These young players are the future and we clubs in the Eastern Area gaining their Club
and dedication of all the volunteers, officials,
congratulate and celebrate their success . Mark recognition and we should like to
individual members, parents and clubs who
formally thank Karen French for all her hard
give generously of their time and expertise for
Not to be outdone by the youngsters our work in our Area over the past year . Finally, I
the love of our sport . I would like to conclude
more mature players also gained success . should like to end by thanking my committee
by saying a huge thank-you to everyone Notably, Micaela Floyd gaining a gold at for all their hard work throughout the year,
associated with the Area – without you we the European Masters, Dave Horton-Jones to all the Area officials, the players and all
would not be what we are . gaining a silver at the European Masters the parents who give up so much of their
and Maynard Floyd gaining a bronze at the time and money supporting our sport .
Lesley-Anne Alexander European Masters . Dave Southby gained
London Area Chair the gold at the British Masters in September David Etchells-Butler 3rd Dan
2005 . Well done to all these players . Eastern Area Chairman
Annual Report 2005-2006
AREA REPORTS AREA REPORTS
MIDLAND AREA NORTH WEST AREA
This was a good year for the Midlands Area, I am happy to be able to write that this has
with young Craig Fallon winning the World been another successful year for the North
title in 2005 and the European title in 2006 . West Area of the BJA when assessed as a
There’s no stopping this fine young athlete, whole . Other people have reported in detail
but we don’t want stop him, just encourage concerning their own areas of expertise,
him to keep it up . Who knows, the next title interest and responsibility and it is not my
might just be the Olympics in 2008 . intention to add further comment about these
specific sections .
We made some changes at the end of 2005 in
the way we arrange Area events, be it courses, I have always been impressed at the way
grading or competitions . We now have our in which we in the North West manage to
own events manager, Mrs Pat Hill, who makes find so many willing members to take on
all the arrangements from booking the venue positions of responsibility, fulfilling their
to organising the accommodation for officials . varying roles admirably and giving so much
I truly believe that it will make all the area time in a voluntary capacity . Perhaps our long
events run smoothly . standing practice of having an Area Committee
made up entirely of ALL those who accept
The Walsall Campus at Wolverhampton responsibility is the reason for this – those who
University, Walsall is now being used to the make a contribution are the decision makers .
maximum by National, Area, and some Club
events . Bill Kelly and his team run regular Not only have our sections performed well,
squad sessions each week . the area is in a very sound position financially,
unlike most, and our treasurer deserves
The Area competitions, courses, and gradings thanks for once again ensuring that we can
are very well attended . Again I must thank go on to support the area’s activities not only
area officials, for their time, and the members adequately but widely and purposefully .
of the area clubs for their support .
We are now in the position of having new,
The Midland Area Teams had a good result purpose built Judo Centres in Kendal and St
with all teams returning with medals, I must Helens which add to our previously existing
thank the Area coaches for all their expertise in modern centres . The people who have
team selection . “driven” these initiatives deserve our thanks
and it is anticipated that judo will benefit
brian perriman greatly from this increasingly professional
This year we have lost yet another judo
stalwart . A man who has been involved in My thanks to everyone who has worked in any
just about every aspect of our sport, player, way towards another good year for this area .
coach, committee member, chairman and
examiner, and probably a lot more . I have Richard Barraclough
known Brian since the late 70’s as a Midland North West Area Chairman
Area Examiner and he rarely missed any of the
Dan grade promotions in the Midlands in the
recent years . I will miss his hand shake in the
morning at the start of the grading, and he
should be remembered for his smile and sense
of humour .
Thank you for taking the time to read
this report .
Roger Houston 6th Dan
Midlands Area Chairman
AREA REPORTS AREA REPORTS
NORTHERN AREA NORTHERN HOME COUNTIES
Annual report submitted on behalf of the Area Attendance at promotion examinations by During 2005 Rod White became a member of
Chairman Mr . M . Snowball women of high grades continues to be a the NHC Committee in the role of Director of
concern and likewise we have awaited an PSA – it is always good to add experience
2005 was not one of the better years for the upturn in Mon grade attendance following to the committee and we welcome Rod
Northern Area with some events cancelled the introduction of the club technical grades on board .
for various reasons . Newburn Leisure Centre 1st Mon through to 6th Mon . With the system
underwent major refurbishment that took up being live now for several years it was always Unfortunately 2005 also saw two of our
most of the year resulting in the cancellation anticipated that numbers would gradually most experienced and long serving table
of two or three events that have been well increase as young people moved towards their officials retire .
established for some years . Redcar cancelled 6th Mon and needed to progress further . The
their event again due to uncertainty about level of upturn has not been seen and it begs Joan Oke and Anne Kempton decided to
redevelopment of the leisure facilities and the question what is happening to all of those hang up their uniforms to spend some
rising costs associated with the running of children who have graded within the club to leisure time with their families . They will be
events . The knock on effect of this and other 6th Mon . sorely missed not only throughout the Area
events being cancelled was a reduced set but also at National events . Joan and Anne
of venues for table officials and referees to It’s not all doom and gloom, on a positive note, also worked extensively for other British
maintain their standards and get trained . the area reintroduced the senior ranking event Judo Areas and I am sure the loss of their
successfully staged with the assistance of the invaluable service will be felt . We wish them
On a positive note the Area received an Parks Judo Club and this was well attended both a very long and happy retirement and if
Awards for All grant to purchase four sets of and cost effective . The area management they ever feel like returning to the fold, we
electronic score boards, which have proved committee continue to work together to would welcome them with open arms .
very useful to spectator and judges alike . maintain a steady stream of new coaches,
There have been some challenges from the referees both senior and junior as well as table We also have two experienced officials,
older members who had to come to terms with officials . The Squad’s Manager, Paul Sheard and Sharon Kerr and Craig Ringer who will be
modern technology but most have survived . Area Coaches are determined to get the WCSP taking their Senior Recorder Qualification
up and running on a set pattern of training so we send our best wishes to them for a
The changes that all areas have had to face and restore the position the area has held successful outcome .
with regards to the introduction of the World within the BJA through attendance at
Class Start programme for Cadets, was not National events . The area will also be running a Table Officials
without its teething problems and is still Course . Many people make comments that it
not fully functional to the criteria set by the Alan Cawthorne is always the same officials at all events and
Cadet managers . With this new programme, Area Technical Director of Coaching say there are many others who would like to
combined with the changes to the National qualify so this will be a great opportunity for
Age Band event, we have seen the decline of all those who are interested to attend the
the area squads system . One loss from this is course and become a qualified official . We
the retirement of Cassandra Johnson the Girls could certainly use more officials and look
/ Women’s Area Coach who reassessed her forward to swelling the ranks of the NHC
position within judo as a whole and decided officials in the near future .
the time was right to move on . Without the
monthly training sessions of the squads it My thanks go to the members of the NHC
became difficult to put together teams for the Committee and also members of our highly
national events, the first time for many years . qualified Sub-Committees who ensure the
smooth running of the Area .
Annual Report 2005-2006
nhC Committee: news on the Coaching front: Coaching:
Roy Inman As usual during the year I have been Anyone interested in becoming a Coach,
Chair/Director of Coaching extremely active on the coaching front or any existing Coaches, who would like
having run courses and the Review of the any assistance, please contact Roy Inman
Vicky Davis Year, all of which were very well supported . at coaching@nhcjudo .co .uk .
events news: examiners/Kata:
Director of Refereeing The Area successfully ran their usual events: The Kata Courses run during 2005 were very
NHC Senior Open, NHC Mini Mon, successful and were well attended . Kim Tilley,
Dave Clark NHC National Team Trials, and the NHC the NHC Director of Examiners, conducted
Director of Development Junior Open . the Courses . Anyone interested in obtaining
further information on courses should contact
Kim Tilley The National Team Championships brought Kim at examiners@nhcjudo .co .uk .
Director of Examiners forth a brilliant set of results with the Girls
and Women taking gold and the Boys and Examiners with any questions or who require
John O’Brien Men the bronze . Thanks go to the Team assistance should contact Kim as above .
General duties Managers who give much support to the
players, Sharon Cottis, Kerry Sandy and John refereeing:
Cottis and Dave Clark . Well done to all the
Director of PSA Anyone who is interested in becoming a
players and Team Managers .
referee should contact Elaine Down who will
In 2005 the BJA decided to turn the National be only too happy to assist . Elaine can be
Age Band Championships into an open contacted at refereeing@nhcjudo .co .uk .
nhC Competitions Committee:
event and the NHC players once more did
themselves proud although they were of development:
National Competition Controller course representing their clubs rather than
NHC clubs who would like any assistance
the area . Well done to all the medal
or advice should contact Dave at
Jean Cleere winners from this Area .
development@nhcjudo .co .uk .
National Competition Controller
Congratulations to all players from the
Ruth White Area who were competing in National and
National Competition Controller International Events during 2005 including
The Area Websites – www .nhcjudo .co .uk and
of course our Veterans, who with their
www .nhcjudo-events .co .uk are both up and
enthusiasm for the sport, are a good example
running and receive lots of “hits” . We are
for all the younger players .
also planning setting up our own shopping
nhC refereeing Committee:
site during 2006 to assist with our fund
Our plans for 2006 are to run the following
Elaine Down raising activity, so please keep a look out
events: NHC Senior Open, NHC Mini Mon,
IJF ‘B’ Referee for this .
NHC National Team Trials and the NHC Junior .
Additionally we will be running two Red Belt
Ron Cleere If any club wishes to have any information
Rumbles and an age-banded Junior Open
Senior National Referee put on the website, please send your
together with a special Team Event to raise
information to webmaster@nhcjudo .co .uk .
some funds for an ex NHC player, Mandy
Costello, who sustained a severe injury Roy Inman OBE 8th Dan
Senior National Referee .
at an international event . Northern Home Counties Chairman
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE
This year has been a continuation of the Our one cloud on the horizon with the This year the area committee decided to
successes of last year, except one, the same Coaching is the E .I .S . This started off very well bring in an award scheme for area members .
problem as last year, competitions . but with various problems cropping up we This is to reward all participants in judo,
are concerned that the BJA do not seem to not only the elite players but all those who
I will start with the continuing successes . be as committed to the centre as they have continue to support judo in our area . This will
been . We will have to wait and see on cover competition officials, referees, coaches,
The Area club membership continues to this point . ordinary players etc . Details of the scheme
improve, 18% last year, 26% this year, will be released as soon as they are finished .
from our position 3 years ago . If this trend Our accounts continue to be strong thanks
continues we will need a separate page in to the efforts of our Treasurer, John Bunyan, I must in my report thank Eric Theaker for
the newsletter to cover our Area clubs . This who manages to balance what the Area his efforts with the newsletter, not always
trend has also shown itself in our Area club needs to stay solvent against what is needed as easy job when you have to consider Area
team championships, which was a to keep our committed programmes alive and and National policies . These policies you
very successful event . well . We also managed to purchase three may not always agree with but I think that
new scoreboards for the area . Eric has struck a good balance with his
Our coaching shows further improvement editorials when he sometimes can give
with six more players passing their coach Now for the continuing worry for our area, an alternative view .
award, and the re-validation of our existing competitions . We are still not receiving
coaches . This is thanks to Seth Birch who enough entries to some of our events to As my report has to be limited I must thank
agreed a coach award scheme with the BJA . make a viable proposition . Thanks to the Peter Monahan who assists in many ways
tremendous efforts of Elaine Parkinson and including events and the supply of a very
With the increased work due to the agreed Peter Simpson we have only had to cancel good venue for our meetings . Finally I thank
coaching programme the area committee one of our events this year . This is a trend our Chairman Colin Cleavin, who has guided
decided to appoint three Area education that has been developing for a few years and us through another year of general success
officers (non paid of course) one of we feel that it is in part due to the changes and will I am sure keep us all in line for many
each County . in policy the BJA has introduced over the last more years to come .
few years .
We advertised these positions in our Alan Stanbra
newsletter and I am pleased to report that Also the BJA programme of events for this Yorkshire and Humberside Area Secretary
Seth has had a few replies and is at present year came out late forcing us in the area
dealing with this matter . to re-programme our own events . We fixed
our programme in October last year and
Our Area players continue to bring honour
immediately sent it off to the BJA HQ but
to the area with 12 national and
it seemed to make no difference, their
international medals .
programme totally ignored ours . A further
complication is the number of events each
Seth is at present in discussions with the new
year seems to increase . I suppose this is a
BJA Technical Director on our new Coaching
better choice for the players, but means some
Plan which we hope when finished will bring
events will ultimately go to the wall .
in more good results for the area .
We cannot continue with this trend without
Many thanks must also go to John Burkhill
major problems arising, so this will need
on the Coaching side for the organising and
serious consideration in the future .
running of the Goole Leisure Centre, the hub
of our Coaching programme, without whose
help Seth would find it extremely difficult,
if not impossible to continue this excellent
Coaching programme .
Annual Report 2005-2006
AREA REPORTS AREA REPORTS
WESTERN AREA SOUTHERN AREA
At the Area AGM this year 2006 I was pleased We held a really enjoyable Coaching Seminar The area has had a very significant change in
to see another good turnout of the last September and will do so again this year . its available venues and resources this year .
membership, it does demonstrate the It was organised by Peter Salter and his We congratulate Alan Richard on the opening
enthusiasm that is ever present in the Coaching team, our invited guests were as of the new Croydon Club and Alan Roberts
Western Area . Again the Area has enjoyed a ever very active throughout the weekend . on the Dartford Club . Those who have
good year competitively and proved that it is One of the Guests was Danny De Costa and been in judo a while will appreciate how
a formidable match for all . he gave his usual thoroughly enjoyable much dedication and persistence brought
session . Roy Inman gave a great insight of his these to eventual fruition . The prospect of
We have some very talented players in the current work in applying names to the many area and national events in such good
Counties and this is reflected in the numbers various techniques that have been used at venues is very encouraging . Another really
that are currently in the National squad World and European level for some time but significant advance was the completion of K2,
training programmes . have never been categorised before . He was a marvellous venue right in the geographic
ably assisted by Rosie Felton and Richard centre of the S .A . It is capable of holding our
We have held a number of events that are an Phillips; a very interesting session . Further we biggest events and many National ones too .
ongoing part of the calendar of the Western had Mark Beecher, Karen French and Joyce Crawley has such a variety of transport and
Area . The Seminar in September, John Bath’s Malley who all gave very informative group accommodation that it will serve well . We
Breen Weekend, is a very enjoyable event . sessions . I look forward to a repeat this year, have now acquired four mat areas for K2 so
Of course there is the Devizes Open, which I am sure that this will be so . ensuring that we can have good control over
has been running in the West now for over our judo resources .
twenty years and is always a calendar date I am sure that my Area is not alone in
not to be missed . Plus a host of other well concerns in the numbers of members putting There have been many area activities as
organised events, put together by the themselves forward for positions such always with coaching courses, team events,
dedicated team that run all the activities in as Refereeing and Competition Officials . club activities and individual successes .
my Area . Thank you for your efforts . Try as we may it always seems to be an uphill
struggle to enthuse members to enter these Alan Roberts was honoured by the BJA and
Somerset put on three courses for the Child fields, maybe someone out there has also selected as England’s senior coach for
Protection requirements during the year and a different approach that is successful, the Commonwealth Championships .
they were well attended . These are of course if so get in touch please, share your secrets .
a vital part of the modern coaching system Judo has been revitalised in Guernsey and
and the Area actively encourages the Finally but not least the Area awarded the Ben Jones was also honoured for his work .
participation of these opportunities . All the Dave Hayler Trophy this year to Peter Salter
Counties of this large Area have had a for his administration and Chairmanship of Marcia and Chris Mullen have left us (nearly)
successful year and many have combined with the Coaching commission of the Area at to live in Norfolk so we have Co-opted
their various talented players to continue to the AGM in April which was well deserved . Graham Skelly to be Area Secretary .
make the Area a successful unit . At the Elite It is always a difficult task to single out one
performance trials we had Marcus Bascombe, Mick Leigh directed the European Kata
person when so many do the work they do to
and Jack Willingham both taking gold . Championships in K2 for the first time
keep our Area running the way it does, this
Gary Hall, Sally Conway won silvers, and in England .
was an excellent choice . Thank you everyone
Scarlett Woolcock taking a bronze, well in my Area for your continued support and
Throughout our wide range of events we
done to you all . your work throughout the year .
thank the many helpers not only from the
S .A . but from many other parts of the country
who help to make the opportunities for
Western Area Chairman
players to have their judo .
Thank you also to our various officials who
by their efforts make all these events happen
and give a full range of opportunities to our
Southern Area Chairman
At the end of 2005, JudoScotland came to the In order to develop a programme of activities Our new Coaching Development Manager,
end of its current development plan, targeted at female participants, a number of Peter Gardiner, came on board in August
“Maintaining the Momentum” . In 2005 sessions were held around the country . These 2005 and immediately made a strong impact
JudoScotland worked, in partnership with were well attended and it is envisaged that on the coach education targets . The first pilot
SportScotland, to develop the next 4 year again more work will be done on this area in course in the UK was held in Ratho at the
strategic plan – “Making the Grade” and the next year . National Judo Academy with positive
build upon the foundations of the previous response from the 36 candidates who
strategy . Our elite level players continue to make the took part .
GB team . In 2005 alone, with our partners
JudoScotland continually finds it challenging the Scottish Institute of Sport, they assisted Our new Chief Executive Officer, Mike Scott,
to recruit and retain volunteer officials JudoScotland by providing support to 14 judo took up post in April and was initially heavily
and has been looking at initiatives as how players where each player went through an involved in recruiting new staff into post and
to support our volunteer base and appreciate introduction process at the start of the year to supporting the board in the change to the
the invaluable work and commitment which involved medical profiling and new constitution . Subsequently, Mike was
they give . performance planning for the year ahead, then very much involved in continuing to
based on the individual’s needs . develop policies and procedures within
In 2004 JudoScotland was able to achieve JudoScotland and to produce the
membership levels of slightly over the 6000 The High Performance Coach, Nigel Donohue, aforementioned ‘Making Grade’ strategic
mark . In 2005 we have been able to build left The Scottish Institute of Sport to pursue document that will lead JudoScotland over
upon that and JudoScotland’s levels are other personal interests . JudoScotland would the next four years .
now over the 7000 mark for current and like to thank Nigel, as the Institute Coach, for
active members . his dedication and commitment to developing Throughout 2005, there were a number of
all performance Judo players over his many new staff members that came on board and
In 2005 one of the Board’s continuing years in Scotland . JudoScotland wish him all quickly made a strong impact in delivering
disappointments was the continuing the very best for the future . all aspects of JudoScotland’s administration
uncertainty over the sustainability and work . Over and above our new Coaching
operational effectiveness of the National On the positive side, the SIS, together with Development Manager, JudoScotland also
Rock Climbing Centre in Ratho, within which JudoScotland and its partners managed to welcomed on board Hazel as our
we house the National Judo Academy . This secure two new coaches – Graeme Randall, Administrator and Jodie as our
disappointment has meant that JudoScotland High Performance Coach and Darcel Yandzi, Membership Secretary .
has had to deal with many complex issues in Technical Coach into post . JudoScotland
relation to the Ratho Centre . At the end of thanks them for their work to-date and will In the course of general business during 2005,
2005, the Adventure Centre was finally work closely with them for future some of the key areas of work were done on
bought by City of Edinburgh Council . As a performance development in the lead up to modernising the office, continuing to develop
consequence of this, all development matters 2012 and beyond . the web-site and new database and putting
of the centre passed to their nominated in place a new JudoScotland constitution
operator Edinburgh Leisure . JudoScotland JudoScotland has aspirations to develop and bye-laws .
continued to be in open and constructive world class judo players and with the support
dialogue with Edinburgh Leisure and its other of the Scottish Institute of Sport, have been The Board would like to thank all volunteers,
partners to find solutions for the NJA to able to expose up and coming players to our staff and to the players, parents and our
achieve its potential . international training camps and partners for their continuing support and
competitions around the world . This who have contributed to the success of
Our Development Officer, Joyce, continued invaluable experience at such an early stage JudoScotland . We are sure we will be able
with Club visits as a high priority and of development will continually help Scottish to build upon our core issues and emerge
developed continuing dialogue with all clubs/ players strive for future success at European, stronger to face the future .
members and other external partners World and Olympic level .
William Berry MBE, 7th Dan
A number of Masters sessions were held A number of activities were based around the Chairman of the Board
over the course of the year and also Joyce Junior Development and Transition group JudoScotland
developed starter courses within the schools, programme and once again it is with
subsequently giving out in the region of continued commitment and hard work from
1,500 certificates on the back of these all the Lead and Staff coaches to take all
taster sessions . the above groups . We are indebted to their
organisation, time and commitment they
all put into the sport .
Annual Report 2005-2006
WELSH JUDO ASSOCIATION
monitoring and evaluation of coaching development incorporates special
programmes and policies attention to child protection issues as a
fundamental aspect .
The WJA is supported by the Sports Council
for Wales . Its policies, governance and Coaching
finances reflect the priorities of SCW,
which may sometimes appear to diverge At the end of 2005, the WJA lost the National
from those of other Home Countries . Coach, Valeri Vostrikov, who returned to
Russia for family reasons . However, just as the
Nevertheless, the WJA seeks within this implications of that loss were being absorbed,
framework to work as an integral part the news that Neil Adams would be filling
of the BJA making its contribution to the post was announced and this has
British Judo felt within the BJA . revitalised the WJA . Neil has quickly made an
impact and there is genuine enthusiasm for
At the end of 2004, the WJA underwent the future amongst coaches in Wales .
a management audit, as a result of which
2005 has brought major changes in its Plans are now well developed for qualifying
management structure . Steps have been all coaches under the UKCC . Posts have been
taken to reduce the size of the Board of created, to be filled in early 2006, for people
Directors . Commissions with responsibilities to co ordinate, train and assess to UKCC
for specific aspects of judo have been created; standards . This step is widely welcomed in
as a result of this new staffing structure have the WJA .
been implemented .
At the same time, there has been an effort
to make the most of the opportunities The need to continually attract new
presented to work within the BJA or volunteers to become Directors, Coaches,
alongside the BJA where that is more Referees and Officials continues . Both formal
appropriate . and informal recruitment campaigns are
under way with some signs of success .
The WJA produces a monthly newsletter,
sent to all clubs, giving details of current At the end of 2005, a new four year Strategic
issues, news about members and clubs, results Plan was presented to the Sports Council for
of competitions and forthcoming events . Wales . It aims to greatly increase the numbers
of players within Wales, particularly within
The WJA web site, welshjudo .com, continues schools, to raise the standards of Judo within
to develop . Areas on the web site enable Wales, increasing the number of Welsh
quick access to contacts, the calendar, entry players worthy of representing Great Britain
forms and competition results . The monthly and to make Judo a sport accessible and
newsletter can be downloaded from the web attractive to all wanting to play sport in
site, as can details of member clubs, with Wales .
their practice times and contact details .
The plan has been accepted by the Sports
Feedback from readers suggests that the web Council for Wales and funding approved .
site is effective in assisting potential new With attainable targets in view, there is a
members to find clubs and for competitors renewed enthusiasm for the future within
to find competitions in Wales . the Welsh Judo Association .
Child protection Ray Harrington
Raising the profile of child protection issues
continued throughout 2005, with all clubs
and coaches receiving information and advice
at some level . Preparation for changes to
NORTHERN IRELAND JUDO
The year 2006 has been instrumental in Commonwealth tournament 2006 The document is available via the NIJF
providing the building blocks for the NIJF website, www.nijf.org. Our policy requires
to continue to progress and modernise as The Federation has an excellent opportunity all coaches, officials and volunteers working
the National Governing Body for judo in to build on its experience in hosting with players under the age of eighteen years
Northern Ireland . Judo has the potential international judo events with its successful of age to attend one of our child protection
to continue to grow, reflected by increased bid to host the 2006 Commonwealth workshops . For further information,
membership throughout 2006 . This is a direct Tournament . Special thanks must go to to organise a course in your area/club,
result of the hard work of the Federations the bid team, Richard Briggs, Terry Watt, or for details of upcoming workshops please
coaches, officials and volunteers . Ailsa Miller and Gavin Abel for successfully contact Russell via the NIJF office or refer
presenting Northern Ireland as a host nation to the NIJF website .
The NIJF has been selected in the group of and winning the votes of the Commonwealth
five Northern Ireland One Stop Plan sports . Executive Committee . future
We are well placed to fulfil our targets based
on the objectives laid out by UK Sport and in northern Ireland squads Due to the increase in funding from the
conjunction with the British Judo Association . Sports Council, new full-time and part-time
This project comes at a perfect time for The junior, senior and masters squads posts will be allocated in the New Year which
Northern Ireland judo as we have the structures recorded impressive wins at Irish, British and will help deliver a commitment to UK’s One
in place to devise and implement change and international level . Highlights include Terry Stop Plan .
a highly committed and experienced group of Watts and Joyce Malley and Lisa Bradley Gold
coaches and other officials to ensure continued at the British Masters Championships and I believe that the Federation can continue
success of the NIJF . International Judo Tournament . to develop into one of the biggest and
strongest sporting bodies in Northern
The overall vision for the NIJF is to become Northern Ireland also had good Ireland . I would like to thank everyone for
one of the top five commonwealth judo representation on British squads in 2006 their assistance and support throughout the
nations . To help achieve this goal, the NIJF with British Masters squad members, British period of my office . Particular thanks must
presented a successful bid to host the 2006 University squad members and British Cadet go to Robin Newitt, Honorary Treasurer,
Commonwealth Tournament . As host country, squad members . Lisa Bradley, Honorary Secretary, Richard
we hope to build on our bronze medal in Briggs, Director of Examiners, Jim Toland,
the 2006 tournament and turn the 5th places Child protection Director of Coaching, Ailsa Miller, Director
into medals . Northern Ireland will have the of Competitions, Russell Brown, Lead
One of the key initiatives has been the Child Protection Officer and Ciaran Ward,
opportunity to field a strong and complete
provision of child protection services, Development Officer . Well done and keep
team of male and female competitors and
including PEC’s checks, to our membership . up the good work .
also give our younger players the opportunity
This has included the development of the
to see elite judo on their doorstep . 2006
Northern Ireland Judo Federation Child On behalf of the Federation I would like
will also see the first youth and masters
Protection Policy under the guidance to pay a special thanks to Ann for her
commonwealth tournament run alongside
of Russell Brown, our NIJF Lead Child dedication and good work in the NIJF office .
the senior event . This will provide increased
opportunity for our players to represent
Northern Ireland at Commonwealth level Robert Irwin
“The Northern Ireland Judo Federation Hon. Chairman
and importantly for youths to get exposure
upholds the principle that all children
to future senior commonwealth players . The
whatever their age, culture, disability,
rest of the report highlights some of the main
gender, language, racial origin, religious
successes for the Federation in 2006:
belief and/or sexual identity have the right
to protection from abuse. The members,
Commonwealth tournament 2006
staff and volunteers of the Association are
To date 19 Countries and 300 plus committed to the welfare and protection
Competitors are booked . This is a good of children so that they can enjoy sporting
opportunity for our young players to activities in safety without fear, threat
progress and hopefully impress National or abuse.”
Coaches and Selectors .
Annual Report 2005-2006
BRITISH SCHOOL JUDO ASSOCIATION
I would like to begin my report by saying take the BSJA over . In fact we have had an judoka . We will also be looking into the
thank you to the British Schools Judo excellent working relationship with the BJA at provisions for extending grassroots judo .
Association’s “Management Committee” for every level . Each of the BSJA commissions work I personally believe that for many years we
all the hard work that they have contributed together with their counterparts in the BJA . have been slightly held back from developing
throughout the past year . Also, I need to offer There will always be teething problems and the BSJA grassroots judo due to the volunteers
thanks to the table officials, referees and difference of opinions, but there have been no who contribute so much of their time to the
coaches who have made a vast contribution major problems as yet, and everything is going administration side of the Association, which
to schools judo, without these loyal volunteers fine . It would be nice if people looked at the involves them being to tied down in the day
the BSJA would not be able to operate . positive side of the move forward for judo, to day running of the association, which is
instead of just homing in on the negative side, preventing them from giving their valuable
It seems unbelievable that yet another year has then I am sure the harmony in judo would be time to the future development of schools
passed . In fact sometimes it’s hard to realise greatly improved . Please remember nobody judo . It is therefore important for the BSJA to
how much in the world of judo is changing . likes change, but sometimes we have to seek the professional help of the British Judo
It changes so fast that you hardly have the accept it . Association to provide the administrated side
time to catch your breath, but that’s the pace of running schools judo and for us to get on
of life today . I have spoken many times of As a national schools’ organisation the BSJA with what we know best, the hands on judo
changes and how we sometimes find it hard to has always had to follow the guidelines side of the sport .
accept, because we all feel comfortable where from the National Council for School Sport
we are, and then settle into the comfort-zone . (NCSS) . They give advice to all schools sports The present chairman Densign White and
We probably feel reluctant to move out of associations on how to proceed for the benefit Board of Director of the BJA have given the
the comfort zone and think, “why should we of young children taking part in school sport . BSJA full support in everything that we have
change”, but alas it happens in all walks of life It would therefore be unwise for the BSJA to asked of them . At no time have they ever
including sport, and like everything else life ignore the guidelines given by the NCSS . They suggested that anyone taking part in BSJA
moves on as “time waits for no-one” . recommend that all schools sports associations events should take out a BJA license, or that
should work closely with their adult National they have ever become politically biased
It would be nice for the BSJA to operate like Governing body for their particular sport . towards pupils who are members of other
we did in the 60s to the 90’s with the same Therefore it would be un-wise for the BSJA Associations entering any of BSJA school
philosophy as the BSJA founder President Brian to go against these recommendations, hence events . I quote “the British Judo Association”
Saunders intended . His intention was for every our closer relationship with the British Judo has never interfered in the function of the
child to be able to take part in judo at school . Association, the national governing body for British Schools Judo Association, whatsoever” .
This being an ideal I totally support, however, judo in the United Kingdom . There will be
even though I wish everything could be the some people who will say what about the BJC Continuing progress
same as it has always been, unfortunately and AJA and others? To answer this question,
there is no such thing as utopia . I believe Even though we had a very successful year in
I would like to point out that the BSJA “do
that the founder of judo Jigoro Kano would many areas of the association’s activities, I was
not have individual members” we only have
be a little disappointed at the way judo has still a little disappointed that we were unable
affiliated educational establishments and all
changed over the recent decades . It is just like to launch our summer camp this year . I would
children who attend these schools and colleges
the previous generation of parents who would be grateful if coaches within our membership
are eligible to take part in BSJA events, and
say, the parents of today do not have the same would come up with ideas on how we can
we have never barred any children from
control over their children as we did in our create a pilot scheme for the camp, please let
taking part in our events, providing their
day . But, we all know that parenting skills have us know your views .
establishment is affiliated . It is also important
changed . The point that I am trying to make to say at this point that the National Governing
is that we cannot stop progress whether we Body has always given the BSJA help and
like it or not, and it is my belief that the BSJA support at all our events, for which we are We are still enjoying our success with the Star
also has to change to comply with the current truly grateful . Award Scheme, which helps to support the
trends and together with the constraints and
BSJA financially . We would like to think all
burden’s of legislation . This coming academic year the commissions of
the schools’ and clubs’ who have supported
the BSJA will be concentrating on working in
the scheme in the past will continue to do
british schools’ Judo association – closer harmony with the national governing
so in the future .
british Judo association body . The commissions will not be making
any radical changes; however, we will look Competitions
I would like to try and up date you on the
at how to make the organisation operations
philosophy of the link between the BSJA and
more professional, with the help of the There are two commissions of the BSJA
the BJA . Some people will always look at the
British Judo Association . This will include BSJA and BJA that have almost fully integrated
negative side and say the BJA is taking over
administration, such as, financial implications, and working well together, this being the
the BSJA . This is simply “not true”, it is only
membership co-ordination, championship Competition Commission, which has proved
what some people will want others to believe .
structure, development policy and creating to be very successful this year, with the
The BJA has never forced or threatened to
an international pathway policy for talented BSJA adding the special needs tournament,
BRITISH SCHOOLS JUDO ASSOCIATION contd.
which took place at the University of program, which hopefully will be a follow on however, there are still a small band of coaches
Wolverhampton . The individual event was a from the Star Award Scheme . This will be an who seem to be placing a great deal of
joint effort between the BSJA and BJA, which excellent step in the right direction for children pressure on their young players . I sometimes
was held at the University of Bath, this also who are in the Key Stage 4 of the curriculum . wonder if some coaches are there to help
proved to be a very successful event . and support their players, or visa versa . It is
general secretary important for coaches to realise that these are
International young children they are dealing with and not
With regards to the position of General
adults . Surely if they have been competitors
The International Commission, which was the Secretary of the BSJA, I personally think these
they will know what it is like to take part in
other commission, which has been working positions need to be fully paid positions . I
a competitive contest, with all the stress and
in close harmony with the BJA World Class am not just talking about the BSJA; it should
anxiety that is involved and therefore this
start potential program, which now provides be the norm for anyone who is performing
should be taken into consideration when
a pathway for schools boys and girls to attain this very necessary function for judo on a
they are at mat side with their players . Please
senior international progression . voluntary basis . All these people who hold
remember your player’s look up to you; “they
these thankful positions are on call 24 hours
copy what you do” if you shout and bawl
finance a day . I am just thankful that we have always
at player and referees alike, then you are
had excellent general secretaries in the BSJA;
The financial constraint of the association has surely setting a bad example as a coach and
otherwise we would not have existed for
been well monitored and looked after by the role model . To be a coach it is not just about
nearly 50 years . I am grateful that we still have
national treasure, who has balanced the books teaching judo techniques and taking players
an excellent secretary who has stayed loyal and
and kept us on an even keel and for this we to judo competitions, it is about helping them
conscientious throughout the last few years .
are truly grateful . The biggest problem in to achieve their potential as judo players and
I think it is the last job that anyone wants to
this area has been the insurance side, which this includes etiquette and respect, it is also
do, after all who would want to write minutes
is now becoming a minefield for all sports about setting examples for your students to
and have people checking your work through
administrators . In this area our treasurer has follow, therefore before you shout and ball at
the minutes for spelling mistakes, grammar,
been most articulate in her endeavors to your players, referees or table officials please
and sentence construction etc .
protect the well being of both the players stop and think what signals are you sending
and administrators alike, which she has done out to young people . Remember even your
Talking about general secretaries, I would
thoroughly to the satisfaction of us all . body language could affect your players
like to mention that two former BSJA
performance, as well as give other people
secretaries, have both just recently gone
membership (spectators) a bad impression of our sport .
through major surgery . Simon Hicks has had
a brain operation to remove a tumor and is
Affiliation of membership has changed slightly I think on the whole judo coaches are
receiving chemotherapy and hopefully making
again this year; this is due to the changing sometimes under valued and I know they are
steady progress . Geoff Edmondson OBE, has
philosophies of Government and Local very passionate committed people; however,
undergone a triple heart by-pass and is now
Government policies, such as the changing it is a shame that some coaches are probably
following a series of health exercises .
power of Local Education Authorities (LEA’s) . setting a bad example without realising it at
We would like to wish them all the best
It is important to note, that the ultimate the time . I think most coaches in the sport have
and a speedy recovery .
power of controlling and decision making in all been guilty of being over enthusiastic when
schools is now being eroded from LEA’s, as it comes to a competitive situation whether it
Coach player Concerns
most schools are individually funded and the is on or off the mat . This includes me as well .
decision making is now firmly in the hands It is not my aim to target people within the
of head teachers, who are now responsible On a final note I would like to mention Owen
sport of judo and I am fully aware that judo
for making their own decisions with regards Lowery, a former international schoolboy
coaches are the backbone of the sport, for
to schools policy . Therefore the BSJA needs captain, who unfortunately had a serious
if there were no coaches there would be no
to alter their affiliation fees to coincide with accident at the peak of his judo, which cut
judo . It does concern me however, that some
individual schools . short his judo career . I have tried to keep in
coaches’ behaviour towards their players and
touch with Owen, and I know that the North
indeed referees and officials at competitions,
development West Area of the British Judo Association,
is not in the best interest of the sport . I have
have always welcomed him at their judo
already explained the changing face of judo .
The progress and development has been competitions . Owen you are always in our
I still believe even for the changes, judo still
excellent with both the BSJA and the BJA thoughts, even though we know that you are
has many values that have an important place
working very closely to provide a sound a very staunch Liverpool supporter, but I do not
in our sport (etiquette and respect) . This is
foundation for the benefit of schools judo . hold that against you .
the part that sells judo to educationalists and
There have many meetings over this last year
allows it to operate in schools and colleges .
and I believe that we are moving forward Malcolm Collins.
in the right direction . The chairman of this Chairman British schools Judo Association
Firstly, I must state that the majority of coaches
commission is working very hard in trying
are excellent role models for their competitors;
to forge forward with the Junior Leaders
Annual Report 2005-2006
R.A.F. JUDO ASSOCIATION
organisation indeed the Sports Board has asked us to invest amCan
a little more money, as our reserves are not
The RAF Sports Board continues to support producing any value for judoka in the RAF . The British Forces Team again picked up the
RAF Judo as one of the 39 recognised International Team Trophy from the AMCAN
sports, and has provided generous financial CompetItIons/events for the 7th time . Additionally, our personnel
assistance . All of the Committee posts have fought against the Ontario Select team and
remained unchanged, with the exception raf Championships won .
of the Equipment Officer, Sgt Dave Yorke-
Summerskill, who has left the RAF . Sadly, we The RAF Championships was held at our Home Commonwealth tournament
will shortly lose our Tournament Director, for Sport, the Defence College of Aeronautical
Warrant Officer Andy Scott, as he leaves the Engineering Cosford, in September 2005 . Two of our personnel, Sergeant Mick Jones
Service this year . Cosford provides excellent sporting facilities and Mr David Horton-Jones, won gold
and dedicated sporting accommodation for medals in the Commonwealth Tournament
raf sports board service sports . in Londonderry, in the U66kg under 45 year
veteran’s, and the U81kg over 50 year old
Under Air Vice-Marshal Chris Davison as Inter-service Championships veteran’s respectively . This is a tremendous
Director, and Group Captain Ian Atkinson as result, and is great publicity for the sport at
Deputy Director, and with Steve Parlor (an In March 2006, the RAF hosted the Inter- veteran level .
ex-RAF 2nd Dan judoka) in his new post, the services . The RAF Ladies’ team won the Inter-
Sports Board has undertaken a number of service crown again this year, with the Dan other Competitions
initiatives to help out with Service sports . grade and Kyu grade mens’ team being pipped
These include a new corporate branding to by the Army . In the individual events, the RAF Over the past year, RAF competitors Corporal
cover all stationery and clothing, negotiations won four gold medals, four silvers and three Fred Harris and Senior Aircraftman Rob Sabella
with the Charities Commission to retain our bronzes . Generous sponsorship was received have competed in just about every ranking
charitable status, bulk purchase of medals, from NAAFI, for which all three services are tournament, including the West of England,
centralized administration and production of very grateful . Heart of England, Scottish and Welsh Open,
colours awards, rationalising of insurance, and and the British Trials . Fred has placed at least
professional assistance with website presence 5th in every competition, and won gold in the
and publicity . In particular, they have struck West of England .
a deal with Gilmour Corporate Clothing
at www .rafclothing .com to provide good Coaching
quality clothing at bulk prices . Three RAFJA
Our coaches increased from 5 to 15 in the RAF,
personnel attended the third RAF Sports Board
and registered clubs increased from
Conference at RAF Halton in May 2006 . This
six to eight .
was also attended by Air Chief-Marshal Sir Glen
Torpy, Chief of the Air Staff, which was a great
Sqn Ldr Mel Anderson
coup for the Sports Board, and is indicative of
his support for sport in the RAF .
The Sport Board has given us funding to
support our operating costs, and provided
extra funding for clothing, judo suits and
overseas tours . They have also helped
us get BAE SYSTEM Sporting Excellence
awards for two of our players fighting in
the Commonwealth Tournament - Sergeant
Mick Jones, and Corporal Phil Morris . Overall
funding has been over £7000 . Our grateful
thanks to the RAF Sports Board and to BAE
SYSTEMS . We have also made a small amount
of money hiring our mats out to other martial
arts organisations for specific events .
Our finances are very healthy at the moment -
POLICE SPORT UK JUDO ROYAL NAVY JUDO ASSOCIATION
Another great year for Police Sport UK Judo We ran two national gradings each very well The continuing operational tempo has meant
(PSUK), this annual report refers to the period attended with players grading up to 5th Dan, this has been a difficult year for RN Judo .
April 2005 to April 2006 . We had three players these continue to be very popular with police Despite this, some of our players have made
competing in the Police World Championships and non police BJA members, PSUK see this as tremendous efforts to attend events . Of
held in Quebec during July, Andy Moss, and an important service together with our coach particular note is AEM Clement who came
Neil Read from Cheshire Police and Stuart education courses which we will continue home from Iraq for a long weekend to attend
Hyde Metropolitan Police, Stuart gained a very to offer . one of our events .
creditable fourth place with Andy and Neil
each coming fifth after losing their bronze Police Sport UK Judo continued its support Marine Sherrington has now been given a full
medal fights to two Russians . in the development of Barbados Judo by
time judo position by the Royal Marines . This
sponsoring the Barbados National Coach Ian
is already producing the results we hoped for,
Lothian and Borders Police hosted the Police Weithers for a two week period in March, Ian
with him taking golds in the British Open and
National Championships at Edinburgh in was able to attend a three day PSUK coach
Commonwealth Tournament .
September, a very well organised and attended education course run by Neil Adams, Chris
event followed by a memorable presentation Hunt, Andy Moss and Matt Clempner, this was
The Royal Navy has its own Sports Lottery . This
dinner . It was pleasing to see some younger held in Manchester as a BJA revalidation event
has provided considerable financial support,
players making their way into the British Police attracting over 100 players and coaches . Ian
which allowed us to join a Joint Service team
squad, in particular Lauren Slater of West was also able to benefit from technical sessions
to the USA and Canada where we entered
Yorkshire Police . at Team Bath, thanks to the kind invitations
two major competitions and trained at several
of Mike Callan Director of Coaching and Roy
November saw us back at the Greater Inman Head of High Performance Coaching . clubs . We also appeared on Canadian Breakfast
Manchester Police Training School holding Ian continued to expand his coaching Television but the highlight of the trip was the
a three day BJA licensed Coach Education knowledge with guest sessions at Japan Arts Joint Service team winning the International
Course, Neil Adams was the main coach, this Centre Judo Club Bristol and Western Super Trophy at the AMCAN tournament in the USA .
being part of the continuing support Neil is Mare Judo Club .
giving to police judo and other BJA members The Royal Navy and the other Services offer
in his role as a National Police Coach . We are Police judo are now busy preparing for the a great opportunity where not only can you
extremely lucky to have Neil’s support we European Police Championships to be held develop a rewarding career but also widen
gladly pass on to BJA members . in Russia during March 2007, part of these your judo experiences . It’s well worth thinking
preparations was a team match and training about .
We wish Neil every success with his new role session at Bath University on 17th May with
as the National Coach of Wales, PSUK Judo Team Bath, again our thanks to Mike Callan for Our Players are distributed throughout
and the Welsh Judo Association have agreed arranging this, which is just the start of what the UK and worldwide, which can create
a Memorandum of Understanding which has we expect to be a long and fruitful connection communication problems . All ships now have
strengthened the existing bond with Wales with Team Bath and the excellent coaches now internet and e-mail so to keep all our players
originally forged by Alan Petherbridge 9th Dan working with Mike at Bath, the set up there informed we have set up our own website .
MBE who continues to work with police judo . is very impressive and an example to all as to Please drop in and have a look at
how to run a successful academy . www .rnjudo .com .
Chris Hunt Being a small area we rely on help from the
Police Sport UK Judo
officials in other areas . I would like to thank
everyone who has contributed to Navy Judo
and look forward to meeting you all again in
the future .
CPO John Thacker
Annual Report 2005-2006
CLUB MEMBERSHIP FIGURES
AREA NUMBER OF NUMBER OF NUMBER OF NUMBER OF
CLUBS 2005 CLUBS 2004 CLUBS 2003 CLUBS 2002
LONDON 37 37 38 40
SOUTHERN 134 137 135 132
NHC 78 77 75 72
MIDLANDS 82 82 87 92
NORTHWEST 73 74 80 76
NORTHERN 34 32 34 34
Y&H 32 30 27 28
WESTERN 91 87 85 79
EASTERN 33 35 39 40
BSJA 0 0 0 2
BUJA 20 17 19 20
ARMY 5 3 2 2
NAVY 4 3 0 0
RAF 5 8 6 7
N/IRELAND 36 33 29 22
SCOTLAND 109 101 106 104
WALES 75 56 58 61
POLICE AA 2 2 2 1
TOTAL 850 814 822 812
CLUB MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS
BJA MEMBERSHIP STATISTICS 2005-2006 & 2004-2005
LONDON SOUTHERN NHC MIDLANDS NORTHWEST NORTHERN Y&H WESTERN EASTERN (direct to BJA)
2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
JNR NEW MALE 288 252 1317 1456 724 745 661 672 614 791 218 229 287 300 541 696 272 367 13 11
JNR NEW FEMALE 71 71 438 476 265 286 291 281 224 276 91 113 100 109 211 253 86 110 2 4
JNR REN MALE 294 275 1407 1406 797 813 743 718 746 702 221 214 315 332 686 642 384 379 9 8
JNR REN FEMALE 74 64 444 374 246 280 279 273 254 258 95 103 103 97 252 231 114 111 0 3
SNR NEW MALE 88 92 202 190 122 141 165 144 98 102 39 36 79 55 113 113 43 59 3 3
SNR NEW FEMALE 26 8 36 47 28 33 26 37 16 10 6 9 15 11 42 19 10 12 1 0
SNR REN MALE 226 253 720 724 493 507 587 602 409 432 189 187 235 246 420 429 184 204 1 2
SNR REN FEMALE 36 46 155 168 104 112 123 122 86 83 55 38 45 35 95 114 46 44 0 1
KANO NEW MALE 6 1 153 141 64 110 12 9 26 38 27 23 30 25 100 101 68 44 0 0
KANO NEW FEMALE 0 1 41 38 13 28 4 5 8 8 10 6 15 8 24 29 9 5 0 0
KANO REN MALE 1 0 75 55 14 24 5 4 6 8 1 4 11 12 27 31 40 25 1 0
KANO REN FEMALE 1 0 10 16 4 4 1 0 0 3 3 1 0 4 4 12 4 6 0 0
SEN INTRO NEW MALE 0 0 2 4 0 1 3 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
SEN INTRO NEW FEMALE 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
SEN INTRO R1 MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEN INTRO R1 FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEN INTRO R2 MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEN INTRO R2 FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEN INTRO R3 MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SEN INTRO R3 FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO NEW MALE 0 7 97 85 5 33 14 34 25 38 0 4 0 2 2 120 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO NEW FEMALE 0 1 21 10 2 12 1 15 10 12 0 1 0 1 0 56 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R1 MALE 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R1 FEMALE 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R2 MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R2 FEMALE 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R3 MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
JUN INTRO R3 FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RECREATION NEW MALE 0 1 1 5 4 5 14 11 1 2 0 1 3 3 10 7 2 2 0 0
RECREATION NEW FEMALE 1 1 7 9 3 2 7 13 3 1 2 4 0 4 4 10 0 1 0 0
RECREATION RENEW MALE 1 0 13 16 13 10 13 18 2 7 2 3 5 4 8 9 2 2 0 0
RECREATION RENEW FEMALE 1 0 14 15 8 13 24 24 5 7 2 2 1 1 17 14 3 3 0 0
REC. UPGRADE MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
REC.UPGRADE FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCHOOLS LICENCES MALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SCHOOLS LICENCES FEMALE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 1114 1074 5156 5237 2909 3160 2974 2987 2538 2785 961 979 1244 1249 2556 2893 1267 1377 30 32
Annual Report 2005-2006
(direct to BJA) (direct to BJA) ARMY NAVY RAF BUJA SCHOOLS PAA ENJOY JUDO TOTALS TOTALS
2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/ 2004/ 2005/
2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006
2 21 0 1 15 1 0 0 20 20 38 42 0 192 16 23 0 9 5026 5828
2 10 0 1 10 2 0 0 4 8 11 11 0 97 4 11 0 0 1810 2119
4 1 0 1 7 4 0 0 14 23 17 23 0 16 33 29 0 0 5677 5586
2 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 4 2 4 8 0 1 10 8 0 0 1887 1814
6 8 1 1 45 40 9 12 1 1 57 78 0 1 7 2 0 0 1078 1078
0 3 0 0 8 6 3 3 2 0 19 20 0 0 2 2 0 0 240 220
6 8 0 0 22 21 14 14 16 13 101 126 0 1 9 17 0 0 3632 3786
2 2 0 0 3 3 2 4 1 0 22 23 0 0 4 7 0 0 779 802
0 0 0 1 16 4 0 0 9 2 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 515 500
0 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 133 134
0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 187 164
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 28 47
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 14
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 145 323
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 108
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 36 39
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 46
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 69
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 79
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 897 0 0 0 35 26 932
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 884 0 0 0 32 45 916
24 54 1 8 146 86 28 34 76 69 270 331 71 311 90 101 0 76 21455 24624
gradIng statIstICs - 1st - 9th mon APPENDIX 3
1st mon 2nd mon 3rd mon 4th mon 5th mon 6th mon 7th mon 8th mon 9th mon
area m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f
London 66 18 57 20 50 15 85 19 24 8 38 14 1 0 4 3 6 1
Southern 510 149 621 226 389 123 478 157 279 65 349 121 100 36 99 26 60 23
Kent 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Surrey 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Home Counties 316 139 316 98 236 99 239 102 141 54 189 63 40 17 68 17 41 18
DATED FROM 1 APRIL 2005 TO 31 MARCH 2006
Midlands 264 133 294 131 188 75 248 85 117 34 185 85 24 15 44 11 44 17
Northwest 437 156 374 139 250 114 238 98 153 44 161 67 41 9 63 27 45 17
Northern 60 33 119 50 60 32 98 42 52 17 64 28 22 10 21 11 12 7
Yorkshire & Humberside 129 47 127 57 88 25 101 37 63 22 73 21 13 4 17 6 20 2
Western 198 63 207 77 202 80 155 51 83 27 172 65 31 15 53 17 22 18
Eastern 185 43 158 47 109 34 98 28 92 16 97 26 9 7 25 8 27 8
Northern Ireland 1 0 2 1 2 1 5 0 2 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Army 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Royal Navy JA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R .A .F 9 3 20 4 12 5 4 1 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
B .U .J .A 33 6 28 5 25 2 14 6 5 2 8 3 1 1 4 0 0 0
Police Athletic Assoc 14 5 6 3 8 7 10 4 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
BJA in Schools 311 187 89 63 45 21 22 8 4 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Enjoy Judo 42 10 21 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
grand total 2576 992 2444 927 1667 635 1795 639 1022 300 1365 497 283 114 399 126 277 111
gradIng statIstICs - 10th - 18th mon APPENDIX 3
10th mon 11th mon 12th mon 13th mon 14th mon 15th mon 16th mon 17th mon 18th mon
area m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f
London 3 5 4 3 3 1 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 0
Southern 60 17 42 17 28 4 28 11 20 6 8 5 15 5 3 4 1 0
Kent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Surrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Home Counties 48 18 28 13 21 14 23 13 9 9 7 8 10 3 2 3 4 0
DATED FROM 1 APRIL 2005 TO 31 MARCH 2006
Midlands 35 14 27 13 15 9 24 3 13 4 4 4 12 3 5 2 5 5
Northwest 29 18 23 13 31 6 26 6 13 5 15 7 3 3 1 2 1 1
Northern 19 6 9 6 7 10 9 7 7 3 2 0 5 1 4 3 2 2
Yorkshire & Humberside 17 5 9 1 4 2 6 3 0 4 4 3 1 3 0 3 0 0
Western 28 12 27 10 24 14 17 2 8 3 7 2 5 0 1 0 3 1
Eastern 22 3 12 4 9 2 8 1 5 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 3 0
Northern Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Army 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Royal Navy JA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R .A .F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B .U .J .A 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Police Athletic Assoc 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BJA in Schools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Enjoy Judo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
grand total 261 98 182 81 142 62 145 47 78 35 53 31 52 20 19 17 20 9
Annual Report 2005-2006
gradIng statIstICs - 9th - 1st Kyu APPENDIX 3
9th Kyu 8th Kyu 7th Kyu 6th Kyu 5th Kyu 4th Kyu 3rd Kyu 2nd Kyu 1st Kyu
area m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f m f
London 3 0 12 1 7 0 8 1 7 1 6 2 3 1 10 1 19 2
Southern 4 0 45 7 45 6 34 2 19 6 18 8 23 8 27 10 39 9
Kent 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Surrey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Northern Home Counties 1 1 15 7 38 6 23 5 18 2 16 2 24 3 24 9 39 7
DATED FROM 1 APRIL 2005 TO 31 MARCH 2006
Midlands 1 0 17 3 29 8 26 1 17 5 16 8 21 4 23 5 28 11
Northwest 5 3 20 2 25 6 22 5 11 6 23 4 21 4 13 7 26 1
Northern 2 1 8 1 11 2 12 1 11 5 13 1 3 1 10 1 10 4
Yorkshire & Humberside 6 1 9 2 16 1 10 0 16 1 11 1 7 1 12 0 5 1
Western 1 0 18 2 12 3 10 6 7 5 11 7 9 7 21 6 16 8
Eastern 4 0 16 1 11 2 7 3 9 0 7 2 5 1 7 1 10 1
Northern Ireland 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Army 1 1 6 1 7 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
Royal Navy JA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
R .A .F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B .U .J .A 4 1 15 4 17 6 15 2 6 2 10 4 10 1 5 1 14 2
Police Athletic Assoc 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BJA in Schools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Enjoy Judo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
grand total 32 8 182 33 220 42 172 27 125 34 133 40 129 31 152 41 206 47
Annual Report 2005-2006
NATIONAL DAN GRADE REGISTRAR
A total of 201(199) Dan Grade promotion men 1 Kyu 1 dan 2 dan 3 dan 4 dan total
forms from 89(84) gradings was received 2000 895 282 111 49 15 1352
in 2005, last years figures are within the 2001 904 242 87 37 22 1292
brackets . At four of the gradings there were 2002 1035 325 135 58 25 1578
only three candidates and at one there was 2003 979 288 124 55 26 1472
only four . The value of gradings such as 2004 987 304 135 57 37 1520
these could be questioned . 2005 1035 335 116 39 20 1545
women 1 Kyu 1 dan 2 dan 3 dan 4 dan total
2000 213 18 - - - 231
2001 207 13 - - - 220
2002 236 24 3 - - 263
2003 212 35 6 3 - 256
2004 276 30 3 1 - 310
2005 251 20 3 2 - 276
In 2005 there were 420 (482) promotions to men - promotion to: 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d 7d 8d
and within the Dan Grades, 359 (406) men and By points accumulation 116 42 13 2 7 - - -
61 (76) women . Last year's figures are within By completion of line-up 124 28 7 3 3 - - -
the brackets . The promotions were made up Non-competitive promotion 3 1 1 - - - - -
as follows: Competitive conversion 1 5 1 - - - - -
Non-competitive conversion 1 - 1 - - - - -
Honorary - - - - - -
women - promotion to: 1d 2d 3d 4d 5d 6d 7d 8d
By points accumulation 24 5 - 1 - - - -
By completion of line-up 26 - - - - - - -
Non-competitive promotion - 1 - - - - - -
Competitive conversion 2 2 - - - - - -
Non-competitive conversion - - - - - - - -
The freeze on non competitive promotions 1st Kyu to 1st Dan 346
imposed at the end of the year affected the 1
st Dan to 2nd Dan 90
number of grades awarded in this category . 2
nd Dan to 3rd Dan 32
rd Dan to 4th Dan 11
4 th Dan to 5thDan 8
There was a total of 49 points scoring events received and checked .
May I again request Competition Controllers and Senior Examiners to check grades at the time of
booking in . Considerable trouble has been caused by members entering under a grade they have
assumed before that grade has been registered . Any points they may have scored have been
declared invalid and so equally have points scored against them, this is unfair on members and
leads to a considerable amount of unnecessary work which is easily avoided . Unfortunately some
members do pre-empt their grades and continue to pre-empt their grades unless their grade is
checked at the booking in point .
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