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Leigh Judo Club is currently celebrating a recent nomination for the British Judo Association’s Community Club of the Year award. The event takes place in November, and this prestigious nomination from the sport’s official governing body is welcome recognition for a club with the local community at its heart. Facing stiff competition from Bishopstorford JC and Kodokwai JC, the Bristish Judo awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019.
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Leigh Judo club’s early years have laid the core foundations of an exciting and rewarding Olympic sport by teaching basic principles and judo technique based around key fundamentals and core values.  However, with the Leigh Judo committee and volunteers hunger to continue the clubs success and development, a decision was made to help our members achieve more within judo by establishing a fun and supportive entry into an early stage competition and so the Leigh Judo Club Junior Competition was born.

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2018 has been another great year that has seen much success with the club continuing to grow year on year. With investment in new equipment and technology including uchi komi bands, crash mats and a new website amongst other things. We have been able to vary training methods for specific drills and techniques and provide support in continuing development. As well as in the club, in 2019 we aim to produce more multi-media content across all platforms providing advice, guidance and support for everyone.
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This weekend, 7th Dan Black Belt and BJJ Black Belt Steve Gawthorpe, paid a visit to Leigh Judo Club to deliver a masterclass of judo to the eager talented members. British judo champion, world medalist and Olympian has had many achievements throughout his long career, including achieving 5th at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, European bronze in Liege and becoming World bronze medallist in Seoul.

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