• The Southern Area AGM will be held this year on Sunday 21st June using email format.  The Area’s reports  will be posted on this website with link information and a response sheet being sent directly to all SA clubs of A status.
  • November 21 and 22 : National Kata Course at Croydon Judo Club.The tutor isYoshihiko Iura-sensei, Kodokan 8th danand internationally renowned kata expert.  The first day will be for Ju-no-kata (any level of prior knowledge) ; the second day will be a master class for for nage-no-kata (good prior knowledge essential)  and an introduction to itsutsu-no-kata.   Further details will be published at  a later date; the staging of this course will depend on national Health & Safety requirements. 


BJA Development Officers have been contacting coaches / chairs of English Judo clubs to discuss any problems they are having and offer advice.  Summaries of this information will be sent to Area Committees for further local action.

The English Areas are working jointly with the BJA, the British Judo Trust  and Sport England to  provide some financial support for clubs with significant needs.  Further information will be posted on this site, the SA Public FB page and sent directly to clubs.

Our Southern Area Coach Co-ordinators – Andy Ede for Hampshire and Sussex and Ashley Parrette for Surrey and Kent will be taking the lead on working with coaches – please see the contact page for their details.