Welcome to the website for Southern Area Judo
WHO ARE WE?
The Southern Area is a management / representation group of the British
Judo Association. It comprises the counties of Hampshire Kent Surrey and
Sussex, the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.
If you are thinking of taking up judo there are several ways to find a
club in your area – either
* Contact the Secretary of the Southern Area Committee Chair on email
address : email@example.com
* Call the British Judo Association; telephone 0121 728 6920
* Follow the link on this SA site for The British Judo Association where
you can find information about clubs in your area, how to become a
member of the BJA, what benefits you receive from this, coach
qualifications, insurance and other key information.
PLEASE NOTE : we are developing sections of
this website so full information may not be available in each section
but there is a named contact person and email address. If you cannot
find the information you require please contact :
SA Chair : Marion Woodard on firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile: 07766 104000
SAC Secretary: Martin Rivers on
WHAT IS JUDO?
Judo developed as a sport from various martial arts, it was a
demonstration sport in the 1964 Olympics and it has been in each
Olympics since 1972. Judo players ( judoka) try to unbalance their
opponents with a range of techniques using movement and gripping to
throw them onto the mat. Also, players do groundwork where they win by
holding down their opponent. Adult players also learn armlocks and
chokeholds. Judo does not involve kicking, hitting or punching.
The benefits of judo have been well documented over many years. Research
has shown that judo develops physical skills (speed, agility, stamina,
flexibility, co-ordination) and mental benefits of self- confidence,
self-discipline, perseverance, and respect for others. Judo is practised
by 20 million people worldwide and has been included as a part of
education curriculums in many countries across the 5 continents.
We are very proud to have Southern Area Coaches, Players, Competition
Technical Officials and Referees working at every level from club and
county to national, European and International events. The British Judo
Association is affiliated to European Judo Union and the International