We represent the Yorkshire & Humberside region of the British Judo Association and our aim is to provide the opportunity and encouragement to people within Yorkshire & Humberside to participate and reach their potential in Judo.

We provide equally for those who want to partake in Judo recreationally as those that want to compete to the highest level.

There is provision for competitions, Gradings and organised Judo sessions where club members throughout the Area can take part, with the added experience for some team members to compete abroad, gaining further experience.

The BJA Yorkshire & Humberside area will endeavour to support players who wish to become coaches, referees or technical officials at events.

If you'd like to get involved with volunteering at events in an official capacity or more casually you'll be very welcome, just get in touch to find out about volunteering opportunities.

Although many members, both female and male, from this Area have achieved National and even Olympic level status, we try to provide a sport that not only brings participants a specific sports skill but also a disciplined mind and body to take forward into the community for the rest of their lives.

Peter Kelly passes national C referee assessment

At the end of June 2024 the North Yorkshire county held their annual festival of Judo.

Once again a candidate was assessed for his referee badge at the event, namely Peter Kelly.

Congratulations Peter, a strong pass.

3 Judo referees stood next to each other. 2 congratulating Peter Kelly (centre)
Peter Kelly being congratulated by Cameron McDowall and Mick Bowmer at the event

Danny Kissenisky promoted to 6th dan



Danny Kissenisky, head coach of the East Yorkshire Judo Academy (EYJA) has been awarded his 6 th Dan by the British Judo Association.

Danny’s participation in Judo started over forty years ago. He won national and international medals at both junior and senior levels including a silver at the 1992 Commonwealth Championships.


Read more: Danny Kissenisky promoted to 6th dan

Spencer Lambert - Personal Training

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Spencer Lambert is an international level competitor from the area who is now offering both personal training and 1-to-1 Judo training sessions.

He is based at a gym in Batley (JD gym batley), so if you're in that area it may well be worth reaching out to discuss your fitness and Judo goals to see how Spencer could help.

Read more: Spencer Lambert - Personal Training

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