Continued drive through a series of initiatives and events aimed at creating and maintaining a diverse Judo community across Wales.
Discover Judo is a new initiative to help clubs attract and retain new members. Post application setting out how a club will meet equality objectives e.g. increasing female participation, clubs will be able to offer new members a month’s free membership to Welsh Judo. As an incentive they will also be provided with WJA merchandise and a free Judogi at the end of their first year.
Yellow Belt Challenge
A programme working with grass roots Judo to provide young people with disability an opportunity to work their way through the grading scheme, whilst providing them with a free annual membership to Welsh Judo.
Adaptive National Randori Days
A free national training day for both juniors and seniors with physical, sensory or intellectual impairment. All sessions will be adapted for all athletes with a disability.
Women’s Training Day
Under the instruction of a guest female coach, all female Judoka, both junior and senior will have the opportunity to train together during structured technical sessions and mass randori.
Welsh Language National Training
National training days delivered in the Welsh language will be open to all junior and senior players, comprising of two sessions for technical instruction and randori.
Masters Open National Randori
Welsh masters Judo, specifically for those of 30 years of age and over, has achieved significant success at international level over the past couple of years, with open training sessions seeking to continue this success.
Open National Randori
Open national randori is free to cadets, juniors and seniors that are competing at national and international level. Sessions will take place weekly on Tuesdays at the national dojo as well as monthly at venues around Wales.
In 2019, national mon and kyu belt gradings will be added to the calendar of events to provide an alternative and independent route for gradings. This will build on the success of national Dan gradings over the past 4 years that will continue to operate in the same way.