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The Welsh Judo Association is the Governing Body for the sport of Judo within Wales, with various services devolved to it by the British Governing body, the British Judo Association. The WJA has been established for more than 50 years. The Associations activities and developments is supported by Sport Wales.

Change in Squad Training

There is no Squad training on Saturday 13th September at Carmarthen Judo Club. This has now been moved to the 20th September 2014 at Carmarthen Judo Club starting at 10am

Change in Training 

Dear all,

As you are no doubt aware the NATO summit is being held in Newport next week; as a result there is almost no accommodation in Cardiff or Newport, including the National Centre; where the rooms have been taken up by police working security for the event.

As a result I am looking to move the academy training to Pontardulais Judo Club next week; with the training as follows.

Monday: Strength Training (10:00 - 11:00) Judo (12:00 - 13:00) Judo (19:00 - 21:00)
Tuesday: Strength Training (10:00 - 11:00) Judo (12:00 - 13:00) Judo (19:30 - 21:00)*
Wednesday: Judo (12:00 - 13:00) Judo (19:00 - 21:00)
Thursday: Strength Training (10:00 - 11:00) Judo (12:00 - 13:00) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (18:30 - 20:00)**
Friday: Strength Training (10:00 - 11:00) Judo (12:00 - 13:00)

All sessions will be at Pontardulais Judo Club


Unit 1 Tynybonau Industrial Estate

Swansea, United Kingdom


With the exception of the sessions with astericks below; all sessions are open; but standard respective club fee's apply.

* Samurai Judo Club:

·  Dyfed Avenue

·  SA1 6NF Swansea, United Kingdom
** Nails Fight Centre
Unit 1B Cramic Way
Port Talbot

SA13 1RU

With relation to the classes in Cardiff; we will operate an evening only programme for this week as follows...

Monday: Kids Judo (17:30 - 18:30) Adult Judo (19:00 - 20:30)

Tuesday: 18:00 - 19:30 Adult Judo (All levels)

Wednesday: 18:00 - 19:30 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu*

Thursday: Kids Judo (17:30 - 18:30) Adult Judo (19:00 - 20:30)

All classes will be covered by Tom Hughes; all sessions held at National Dojo, Sophia Gardens, Cf119SW with the exception of the asterik below.

*Pontcanna Dojo,

183 Kings Road,



The Chair and the Board of the Welsh Judo Association would like to congratulate the following Judoka and support staff on a successful Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games:


Natalie Powell (78kg) Gold Medal                            

Mark Shaw (+100kg) Bronze Medal                          

Ruslan Rancev (-100kg) 7th                                      

Brandon Dodge (60kg) 7th                                         

Kirsty Powell (57kg) 7th

Jamie MacDonald (66kg)

Connor Ireland (73kg)

Curtis Dodge (73kg)

Craig Ewers (81kg)

Jade Lewis (52kg)

Darren Dean - Team Manager

Craig Ewers - Head Coach

Andy Frudd - Performance Coach

Darrren Warner - Performance Coach


These are fantastic results. Well done everybody.

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