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About Katana Judo Kai:

Katana Judo Kai opened it's doors for the first time on Friday November 1st 2013, with sessions starting at 7pm for children aged 5 - 12 and 8pm for children aged 13 - 15 and Seniors (16+).

Katana Judo Kai is a Judo club based in Bristol teaching Judo to people of all ages from 5 up.

As a member of the British Judo Council (BJC), Katana Judo Kai can take advantage of a national governing body and send it's members to participate in competitions, courses and gradings. Many of these events will be hosted by the Avon Area of the BJC, a group of clubs mainly within Bristol & South Gloucestershire, but also in BANES and Wiltshire, which the club is also a part of.

Katana Judo Kai is located in the community room in Netham Park Pavilion, Avonvale Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9RZ. We look forward to seeing you there.

We are also the only BJC club within the Avon Area to have a coach who has attended a Visually Impaired (VI) Referee course.

From Tuesday 10th of July 2018 Katana Judo Kai also took over the running of Judo sessions at the Kingswood Community Centre from Koi Judo Club. These sessions start at 7pm for children (ages 5 - 15) and at 8pm for Seniors (ages 16+)

Coming up:

We are hoping to take many of the club members to the upcoming Oxfordshire Area BJC Open in Didcot. Further details can be found on the entry form on the upcoming events page.


Recent events:

Sunday 30th of September saw seven members of Katana Judo Kai take part in an Avon Area Grading held at our own Kingswood Dojo. All members showed excellent technique and all progressed onto their next grades. 

Two of our young members took part in the Kettering Charity International competition, aimed at raising money for the British Heart Foundation & the Teenage Cancer Trust, on Saturday 22nd of September. Both girls did extremely well and both came back with Silver medals.


Some of our younger members took part in the under 8's training session and Interclub competition hosted by Yate Star Judo Club on July 15th 2018. For some of them this was their first experience of a competitive Judo environment and all of them did themselves proud and all won at least one contest each.


During June 2018 two of our Senior club members earned a whole set of medals between them at three competitions.

At the start of the month Club coach Matt travelled to Holland to take part in the Venray International Judo Tournament where he earned a Bronze medal after losing his first contest and fighting his way back through the repechage to win the medal.

Following this Debbie Small made the shorter trip to Scotland to participate in the European Masters Championships where she was a part of the British team to win a Bronze medal as well as winning every contest in her individual category for the Gold medal and the title of European Champion.

 The final medal came from Matt as he made his way to the Kent International in Medway. Winning the first two contests strongly Matt then was caught in his final round robin contest to settle for the Silver medal.


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