Sneyd Judo Club, Stoke on Trent is affiliated with the BJC (British Judo Council) and the BJA (British Judo Association) The primary object of the Club is to foster and develop the study and spirit of Judo in accordance with BJC and BJA
Policy, i.e., Kodokan Judo and Ku Shin Do Philosophy, and to afford facilities to that end.
Judoka are coached by Ron Knapper, 5th Dan (FPJ 2*) and Steve Smith, 2nd Dan (FPJ 2* and Level 2**) who are also BJC registered Referees. They are assisted by a number of other Dan Grades.
*BJC Coaching Qualification
** BJA Coaching Qualification
Grading is done bi-annually, usually in May and November. Competitions and Courses are held at various venues, both locally and nationwide throughout the year.
Go to 'Awards and Forms' and download 'BJC Grading Theory (doc)'
The club operates from two sites
Trentham High School, Allerton Road, Trentham, Stoke on Trent, ST4 8PQ
The King's C of E School, First Avenue, Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, ST7 1DP
Training times are the same for both sites:
JUNIORS AND PRIMARIES
(5 yrs to 16 yrs)
7:30pm to 8:30pm
(16 yrs and over)
8:30pm to 10:00pm
Please arrive 10 minutes before the session begins.
All practising Judoka must possess a current BJC, BJA or AJA Licence which entitles the holder to insurance cover in the event of injury whilst playing Judo. Provisional Licences are valid for 3 calendar months and upon expiry can be upgraded to a full licence for the pro-rata fee. Full licences are renewable annually and entitle the holder to participate in courses, gradings and competitions. For current licence fees go to www.britishjudocouncil.org
Judo Suits or Judogi
BJC Licenced Judo Players or Judoka are required to wear white Judo Suits or Judogi. New suits can either be purchased through the Club at discounted prices or at most Sports retailers and on-line. A small number of second hand Judo suits are sometimes available from the Club for a small voluntary donation. Those new to the sport are advised to wear loose fitting trousers with no zips or buttons and the club will provide a jacket.
All parents are asked to complete a medical consent form (see: Awards and Forms) for their child giving details of any relevant medical conditions, the name of the family Doctor and emergency contact details of parents or guardians. It is the responsibility of parents or guardians to notify the Club of any changes to these details.
Whilst every care is taken, Judo is a contact sport and there is a risk of injury.
Children & Vulnerable Adults Protection Policy
In order to comply with the Children’s Act 1989 parents are reminded that if their child is under the age of 8 years old they must attend and observe the full session. We recommend that parents of all younger members remain on the premises during the session.
All coaches and parent helpers in direct contact with children and vulnerable adults are DBS checked annually in accordance with BJC directive.
Age 16 and over
Including Full Time Students
Jacob Smith, under 45kg BJC Closed National Champion 2016
We love our sport and we love our judoka, so feel free to visit during normal training times to observe a session.
Trentham High School, Allerton Rd, Stoke-on-Trent, England ST4 8PQ, United Kingdom
The King's Church of England School, First Avenue, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST7 1DP
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