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Pudsey kyu grade championship

01-06-2024 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Run by Pudsey Judo club



1. Women – Novice (white belt) to 5th kyu (yellow belt)

2. Women – 4th kyu (orange belt) to 2nd kyu (blue belt)

3. Men – Novice (white belt) to 5th kyu (yellow belt)

4. Men – 4th kyu (orange belt) to 2nd kyu (blue belt)

Entry form


A life in Judo : Parry Asquith

01-06-2024 7:00 pm -11:00 pm

Full details to follow once received from West Yorkshire County

Exact times TBC

Please help us celebrate PARRY ASQUITH’s induction into the West Yorkshire Judo “Hall of Fame” and becoming Honorary President of the West Yorkshire Judo County

Arthur Asquith better known as PARRY ASQUITH has been involved in judo for decades, he competed in the sixties and seventies and has been area coach (when the legendary Steve Gawthorpe and Ryan Birch were competing) and has been a massive contributor to the Yorkshire and Humberside Area for as long as anyone can remember. 

Do you have any memories or anecdotes of PARRY in his hey day or any other time, did you fight PARRY?  Please send any stories or anecdotes either direct to West Yorkshire County committee to to Y & H and we'll pass them on.

PARRY is now in the twilight of his judo journey. We will be honouring PARRY on the 1st JUNE.

Please contact Gordon Lambert if you wish to attend.


1st4Sport level 2 coaching course

08-06-2024 9:00 am - 09-06-2024 5:00 pm

Weekend 1: 8th – 9th June 2024
Weekend 2: 20th – 21st July 2024

Assessment Day: 18th August 2024

Candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a current member of the British Judo Association
  • Hold a minimum British Judo Association 1st Kyu Grade
  • It is recommended that candidates hold a BJA Level 1 coaching award
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Book through the BJA website

Y & H members may be eligible for financial support from the area.


BJA level 1 coaching

09-06-2024 9:00 am

Candidates should register through the BJA website

Candidates should:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a current member of the British Judo Association
  • Hold a minimum British Judo Association 2nd Kyu Grade
  • Have a good knowledge of the British Judo Mon and Kyu Grade Syllabi
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

Excellence Session

23-06-2024 9:30 am -4:00 pm
£5 per person / £7.50 family
Session led by Seth Birth, 7th dan.
May include technical work, drills, randori depending on attendees.
All Judoka welcome.
Coach revalidation event. Coaches must attend 2 of these sessions to count for revalidation
£5 per person / £7.50 family
Coaches free

North Yorkshire Judo festival 2024

29-06-2024 8:30 am -5:00 pm

Festival format so groups will be formed from entries on the day rather than usual weight groups.

Will include groups for low grades and dan grades

Closing date: 22nd June

  Min age Max age Grade Weigh in Entry fee Note
Section 1  8  15 Novice - 6th mon (yellow belt)


Female: 0930-0945

£20 NO Arm-locks & strangles. Technical restrictions apply.
Section 2  8 15  Orange - blue belt

Male: 1030-1045

Female 1045-1100

£20 NO Arm-locks & strangles
Section 3  14    Novice - blue belt

Male: 1100-1130

Female: 1230-1245

£20  Arm-locks & strangles.
Section 4 14   1st kyu and higher


Female: 1300-1315


Point scoring. Arm-locks & strangles.


West Yorkshire county open training session

30-06-2024 10:00 am -2:00 pm
£10 players, £20 coaches
All grades and ages welcome

1000 - 1145 : Minors & Cadets
1200 - 1400 : Juniors (16+) & Seniors
Players £10
Coaches £20

Glaspalast 2024

04-07-2024 - 09-07-2024

If you would like to be involved or to discuss if this would be suitable for you/your child, please talk to Seth Birch.

Y & H area subsidise cost for local players.

Further details for Glaspalast

Glaspalast 2024 International Judo Tournament, Sindelfingen, GERMANY

The Yorkshire & Humberside Area of the British Judo Association (Y & H) has endeavoured to provide its players the opportunity to compete abroad.

Y & H has organised trips to France (Rouen), Netherlands (Venray) and Germany (Sindelfingen) for many years and have been represented at the
Glaspalast International Judo Tournament since 2014 (except for 2021 due to Covid).

The 2024 Glaspalast International Judo Tournament is to held in Sindelfingen, Germany on 6-7 July 2024.

The Glaspalast International Judo Tournament is most suitable as the event caters for 6 age bands over the 2 days.

This year’s schedule is noted below:
Sat – FU13s, MU13s, FU18s, MU18s, SNR Women, SNR Men
Sun – FU11s, MU11s, FU15s, MU15s, MU21s, FU21s

The number of competitors over the weekend usually totals about 1,800 from many European nations – the level of competition for all age bands was equivalent to the ‘old’ British Open.

One of the main objectives of Y & H is to keep costs as low as possible. Y&H also recognises the contribution of parents and personal coaches to a player’s development and as such the Area contributes to the cost of Y & H Players and accompanying persons.

Other competitors and accompanying persons pay the full cost per person. The advantage of accompanying persons is additional supervision and support for the younger players.

Y & H contribution towards costs per person for 2024 is £60/person and costs are noted below:

£420pp - Y & H competitor and parent/guardian/coach
£480pp – Other competitors and parent/guardian/coach, and additional Y & H parent/guardian/ sibling etc (depending on availability).

Y & H also pay competition entry fees for area players.

The costs for the trip include coach travel, cabin accommodation on the ferry, 3 night’s accommodation and breakfast in the Boblingen. All arranged by CAB – Travel, who have provided and continue to provide a superb service.


Basic 1st aid & Safeguarding for children (coaching courses)

20-07-2024 9:00 am - 20-04-2024 6:00 pm
£35 each course

Chance to get 2 courses done in a day!

Details & registration through BJA website


Coach education : technical grading 1 & 2

31-08-2024 10:00 am -5:00 pm
£20 for either course or £30 for both

Technical Grading One - 10:00 – 13:00

The aim of this module is to deliver, discuss and work with the technical requirement of British Judo’s ‘Mon and Kyu Grading Syllabus’ 1st to 9th Mon and the Kyu grade equivalent in order that coaches can confidently prepare and grade players Novice to 6th Mon and Novice to 5th Kyu.

Technical Grading Two - 13:00 – 17:00

The aim of this module is to deliver, discuss and work with the technical requirement of British Judo’s ‘Mon and Kyu Grading Syllabus’ 10th to 18th Mon and the Kyu grade equivalent, in order that BJA Level 2 coaches can confidently prepare and grade players for all Mon and Kyu grades.



Please note that without this module all BJA Level 2 coaches qualifying after January 2013 will not be able to grade players.

Revalidation Course Suitable for All Level of Coaches

Register through BJA website

This is a British Judo Association Licenced Coach Education/Revalidation Course