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Rumble and Neil Adams Master Session

on Wed, 10/06/2015 - 12:13

On Sunday 7th June in Musselburgh, Destination Judo held its annual Edinburgh/East Lothian Rumble which once again was a great day for not only us coaches but for the children who came and their families who watched and cheered everyone on!

But as well as being a Rumble event, we welcome our technical advisor and honorary President Neil Adams to conduct a master class with all the children from both Rumble sessions!

Results from BJC National Championships

on Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:45

Well done to those who competed at the British Judo National Championships, we have here the results taken by our Destination Judo players:

Gold Medals to the following: Elle Leighton, Lewis Da Silva, Travis Hutchinson, Grace McGlone, and Mae Bostock who also was awarded the Memorial Cup

Silver Medal winners are: Emma Haytack, Sophie Miller, Mia Tierney, Charlotte Kendal.

Bronze Medals awarded to: Jake Thornton and Kazia Simpson.

DJ coach Glynn was very pleased with the results and is constantly being shocked by the level of skill and development that players are showing - well done to all to

Danny Alessandro Becomes 4th Junior Partner

on Wed, 06/05/2015 - 10:22

Danny Alessandro (aka Judo Dan) started judo at the age of 8. His competitive career lasted throughout his entire childhood and spilled right through his teens and into young adulthood. From a young age he earned black belt status, became a BJA National Champion and represented Team GB at the Cadet European Championships.  The main reason for his success as a judoka was the commitment that came from his father, as a result he wanted nothing more than to prove to his father that he was capable of the things that he later went on to achieve.

As time passed he became a father himself and took a

Raffle - Help Us Raise Money for "Meningitis Now" at Fife Rumble

on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 09:42

Raffle tickets will be sold at our Judo Rumble event in Fife on Sunday 26th April 2015 - all money will go to the charity "Meningitis Now"

This raffle is being organised by a caring family who sadly lost their son, Finlay, last year - a bright young boy who loved doing Judo at our club in Dunfermline.

We hope that everyone can spare a little bit to purchase some raffle tickets in memory of Findlay.

Thank You

Destination Judo Coach Becomes Junior Partner

on Tue, 13/01/2015 - 14:19

Mark Poole (aka Marvellous Marv) joined the Destination Judo coaching team, as a young inspiring junior judo coach.
Marv started out as an employee who then progressed to the level of being offered a franchise which he diligently did.
Now in January 2015, following in the footsteps of both Callum and Colin Woods, we are proud to announce that he is now a junior partner in Destination Judo.
A quote from Marv: "It has been an amazing few years working as part of the Destination Judo team and I am now more motivated than ever to bring the sport of judo to as many children as possible."
A quote


on Mon, 08/09/2014 - 20:25

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of judoka Finlay Bennett, who contracted meningitis in the Summer and died from complications.   Eight year old Finlay attended Destination Judo in Dunfermline.  He was a third Mon; a fine and spirited young lad, who had just been invited to join the squad.  Finlay loved his judo and we will miss him very much.

Our condolences, love and best wishes go to Finlay’s family and friends.

We attach a link to Finlay’s memorial and donations page

Awards Evening in County Durham

on Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:59

Destination Judo has recently collected two awards in the area of County Durham.

On July 9th, at the Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, DJ coach Glynn and four players from the Sedgefield and Spennymore areas attended this social event to put on a demonstration for the people which was also attended by many other sporting clubs.

Glynn would like to emphasise how well the girls did during the demonstration, being under spot lights infront of a large audience, and would like to thank Becky Butler, Mae Bostock, Kazia Simpson and Mia Tierney for helping deliver this amazing demo.

Glynn was awarded

A Wee Poem by a Young Judoka - click here

on Wed, 05/03/2014 - 12:51

Judo is Great, Judo is Fun,

Just Flip Your Partner Over and the Job Gets Done.

We Do a Throw Called Ippon Seoi Nage,

We Always End Up Looking Taggy.

We Fall Down Flat on the Mat,

But Always has to be on Our Back.

There are lots of Different Coloured Belts,

To get Upgraded we do as we're Telt!

There is a Cup for Being Good,

If I don't get it I'll be in a Mood.

My Judo is on a Tuesday night,

We get into Grip and Learn to Fight.

We're in our bare feet, it's really Nifty,

But the Instructors Feet Smell Really Whiffy.

I love to play Jump the River,

If I Fall in I'll Start to Shiver.

Marv is Great,