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18 Mar 2019



16/17 Mar 2019



17 Mar 2019

4th Dan for Lisa


British Schools


Surrey Nuffield Invitation

Congrats to Lisa – Presented with her 4th Dan



What a team! Well done to our British Schools squad and officials for 2019! 🥇🥇🥈🥉🥉🥉



Well done to Ellie and Lola bringing back a Gold and a Bronze!









16 Mar 2019



10 Mar 2019



8 Mar 2019

K2 Crawley’s Wall of Fame


New Coach and English Open


International Women’s Day

Congrats to Mick – Inducted into K2’s Wall of Fame




End of the weekend and very pleased to announce that Kin Ryu has a new level 1 coach as Thea passed her assessment with flying colours! Well done Thea.


At the English Open it was a tough day for team Bowie, no medals but some great mat time. Well done guys 💪



Happy International Womens Judo Day! So lucky and proud to have such strong women at our core whether they are our fighters, coaches or judo mums!









7 Mar 2019



3 Mar 2019



2 Mar 2019

Nicki’s Photo Makes BJA’s Instagram!


High Wycombe Orange and Under


Scottish Open / EO Prague / EO Warsaw / REDs



Samuel - Gold

Zara - Gold

Daniel - Bronze

Megan - 5th

Lucy – unplaced


Thanks to Aidan for his support of the team and thanks to the supporters who pushed them on!



Katherine - 7th Scottish Open

Smashed it at training following day!



Martin & Lisa- refereed at their respective Europeans Opens and both made the final blocks for the medal contests.



REDS squad smashed it at training!








2 Mar 2019



28 Feb 2019



23 Feb 2019

Saturday's mini dragon at TW


Louie’s Dan Grade


English Pre-Cadet & Cadet Open

Well done to everyone who competed!


Robin - Gold

Jack - Gold

Reece - Gold


Samuel - Silver

Theo - Silver


Cerys - Bronze

Alices - Bronze spirit of judo award

Lewes - Bronze

Albert - Bronze

Bradley - Bronze

Kiera - Bronze


Thanks to Clare and Aaron for coaching



Always such a privilege to be part of someone’s black belt journey!




Well done to everyone who fought today at the English Open some great judo on display


Final results:




7th David

7th Declan

7th Mia

7th Ollie

Thea, Joe and Grace fought well but unplaced

Big thanks to Clare for coaching and well done to all our refs and cheer squad!








23 Feb 2019



18 Feb 2019



17 Feb 2019

Independent Schools


England ETD in Denmark


Nekoda Davis’ Masterclasses


Well done Mikey – Gold!




Well done Katherine – 7th in Danish Open


Then training sessions done and still smiling!




Thanks to Nekoda and Stuart for their great sessions!




















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Founder of Kin Ryu Meets Son of Founder of Judo


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Mick Leigh (Kin Ryu founder, on left) is presented to Risei Kano (Son of founder of Judo (Jigoro Kano), on right) by John Capes (C)1961. Gunji Koizumi, who first brought judo to the UK is on the far right. More



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Founder of Kin Ryu against

1st Non-Japanese World Champion





Mick Leigh (Kin Ryu founder, on right) competes against Anton Geesink in 1968 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Anton was a Dutch 10th dan judoka. He was the first non-Japanese judoka to win gold at the World Judo Championship, a feat he accomplished in 1961 and 1965. He was also an Olympic Champion, having won gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Japan (the year Mick was reserve), and won a record 21 European Judo Championships during his career.