VAJU Autumn Tournament – Congrats to all Yuki Judo Participants

Congratulations to the Judokas from Yuki Judo who attended the VAJU Autumn Tournament yesterday.

Photo of the three Yuki Judo participants with our coach Clau

It was a great event with around 25 participants across all categories!

Results and comments from yesterday:

Under 13

Congratulations to Eilidh for participating on her first tournament showing great attitude with some loses and wins, but taking valuable experience for the future.

Abi did a great job joining the comp at the last minute without having fully recovered from her finger luxation last week. Being one of the lighter participants in her category, she fought amazingly and demonstrated great Judo skills.

Both competitors had five exhausting fights with many experienced Judokas and demonstrated they have what it takes to be great Judokas!

Under 15

Great tournament for Bonnie, participating in a very though category with many experienced Judokas. After four intense fights, she received the bronze medal in her category!

All in all, a highly successful tournament. We had fun, we learn a lot and we are ready to keep training for the next one in June!

Kids Classes – See you on Term 2!

Yesterday we had the last kids class for the term.

Kids classes resume on Monday 19th April at 5pm.

Adult classes continue running uninterrupted on Mon & Wed 6pm. Come and have a free trial class!

If you have any questions don’t hessitate to contact us!

See you on the mat!

Yuki Judo Goes Online!

A few weeks after we suspended the classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I started recording free video classes for the young judokas in our kids class and they are available for any other kid that wants to give it a go.

Please, don’t expect perfect ‘Instagram’ quality videos, this is more about Judo. The classes are recorded so they can be followed standing in front of a TV, laptop or mobile phone with minimal space required to do the exercises.

I’m uploading a new class every approximately 2 weeks and there is a section where they can pick the individual exercises in case they want to work in something in particular.

Please stay safe in this difficult times and I hope we all can go back to our Dojos soon.

In the meantime, see you on the (virtual) mat! 

An Amazing Gift To Finish 2019

Sensei Clau holding the custom made book made by Juki Dojo's students

I just wanted to share with you, surely the best judo gift I’ve ever received: a custom made book written by Eilidh and with illustrations by Abi, two Judokas from Yuki Judo’s Kids class.

It’s about a kata training at Yuki Judo that they came to see back in October.

I could not have thought of a better gift to finalise this first year of Yuki Judo Dojo.

Have a great festive season. Classes resume on Wed 29 January 2020.

See you on the mat!

Book dedication from Abi and Eilidh
One of the book pages describing the Kata session

Judo Kids Classes have Already Started!

We just finished the second week with several kids trying out and enrolling in our classes.

First class is free! Just come wearing gym clothes and let’s have some fun while learning this amazing Olympic Sport and Martial Art! (Short pants are Ok but not recommended)

Mondays and Wednesdays 5PM to 6PM

Strathmore Heights Community Hall