Galway Judo Club presents

The 25th Galway International Summer School of Judo! The 6 day camp will be held at the Galway Lawn Tennis Club, starting each day at 9.30am. The cost this year is €80. For more details and entry form visit our event section. Have a look at our 2017 Coaching Panel! Stephen McCluskey 4th Dan from the Judo Academy, Belfast NIJF This is Stephen’s 4th year as coach for our camp. Stephen is a former World Schoolboy Judo Champion. His coaching style is almost languid but very effective. He has also got to know a lot of the young players because

Report Judo Trip to Holland, Netherlands

Fri 10th February 2017: Venue: Sportschool – Fitnesscentrum, Richard De Bijl & Chita Gross 11:00 – 13:00: Private coaching, Richard gave private class to Irish judokas Judo etiquette: white t shirt for women! Belt; keep the tips up Standing rei and kneeling rei, hand position, feet position and separation of the knees (one fist for women and two fists for men). Tsugi ashi steps, ayumi ashi steps, yoko tsugi ashi steps Ukemi: side breakfall, judo roll (back on to both feet, not over one knee!) Ouchi gari: tsugi ashi, tsugi ashi with circle reap, footwork with kumi kata, uchi komi, side

Judo Ireland First Female Judoka Black Belt

As Chair Person of Judo Ireland, the youngest judo organisation in this side of the world I want to take this opportunity to tell you all about a very important lady, a role model to girls growing up in the world of Judo in Ireland. A lady who has not only shown commitment to the sport of Judo, but also to her childhood club in Renmore, she has also been heavily involved with the Judo Club in UCG and has earned her place as coach of the Knocknacarra Club. But today this lady, Méadhbh Weldon deserves the biggest congratulations of

Christmas Inter Club Competition


On Sat December 17th, 2016, Judo clubs in Galway gathered together for a friendly farewell to 2016 competition. It was a great way to start the Christmas and wrap up the year, and a great introduction to many young children, for whom it was their first foray into competitive judo. Well done to our three young referees who turned up for our younger competitors.