Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are combat effective martial arts, grappling sports and a vehicle to improve your entire life. Judo was developed in Japan during the late 1800s and focuses on taking your opponent to the ground using sweeps and throws from clinches and grips - it has evolved to an Olympic sport today. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed by a family called the Gracies who were shown the martial art of Judo in Rio de Janerio. They modified the techniques and focused on choke-holds and joint-locks to end the fight when it's on the ground.
Given that 90% of street fights you see end up in grappling situations these martial arts have been proved most effective - better than the fancy kicks in Taekwon Do or Karate, more useful that than the limited tools in boxing. It has been proved in mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship in competition.
We're coached in Judo by MGN Total Judo Coaching Ltd; Mark Dawes, Greg Lewis and Nick Holmes. Nick is a multiple time BJC National Champion, Malta Open Bronze medallist, BJC and BJA 4th Dan, as well as a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach. Nick is able to integrate his extensive competitive experience into coaching, and therefore provide specific development for all Judoka – competitive or not. Greg has been an active Judoka for 15 years, having won a National BJC Bronze medal, and currently holds BJA and BJC 2nd Dan, the latter of which he achieved in competition at the impressive age of 43. Greg is also a referee within the BJC, and provided excellent tuition to our beginners last year resulting in a success rate of 100% at the Yellow belt grading. He is currently a UKCC Level 2 Coach. Mark took a silver medal in the 2010 British Masters, and a bronze in 2016. Mark has also represented the BJC internationally in Holland and Ireland, and competed in the European Masters held in Glasgow during 2018 and currently holds a 2nd Dan. Mark has also been a qualified coach for 12 years, having recently obtained his UKCC Level 2 Coaching qualification, and looks to integrate his experience into the lessons at Warwick University. All three of the coaches also hold their BJC FPJ Level 2 coaching qualification.
Kevin Webb coaches our Saturday BJJ session; Kevin currently holds the rank of 3rd-degree black belt making him one of the highest-ranked Black Belts in the United Kingdom. Kevin began training in 2003 with Braulio Estima (Multiple world champion) and gained his Black Belt from Braulio in 2010. Over the past 18 years, Kevin has been an active competitor competing at both national and international levels, representing his country both in Gi and No-Gi competitions.
Our session times this year will be:
Monday 18:30-20:00 (intermediate)
Wednesday 18:30-20:00 (beginners)
Thursday 18:00-20:00 (advanced)
Tuesday 19:00-20:30 (gi)
Friday 16:00-17:00 (women's only), 17:00-18:00 (mixed) (both no gi)
Saturday 9:00-11:00 (no gi)
Sunday 18:00-19:30 (open mat, Invited players only)
All sessions take place in the Combat Hall in the new Sports Hub. Until October 17th all sessions are open to everyone and can be booked via the Warwick Sport website.
You can find and chat to us at the Sports Fair next week or message us on our Facebook page for more info.
Find us on facebook by searching 'University of Warwick Judo Club' and 'University of Warwick BJJ' for our members group. And like our page here: https://www.facebook.com/warwickjudobjj
Link to our discord server: https://discord.gg/KwegX8PDjS
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