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SAMURAI OLYMPIC

JUDO CLUB

OUR CLASSES

Gwent Boxing Club, Dyfed Ave, Swansea, SA1 6NP

TUESDAY

6.30PM - 7.30PM

JUNIOR JUDO

Junior Judo Class

£3.00

 

7.30PM - 9.00PM

SENIOR JUDO PRACTICE

Senior Judo Class

£5.00

We offer free tasters for all of our classes

I'd like to pay monthly for unlimited judo training

THURSDAY

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6.30PM - 7.30PM

JUNIOR JUDO

Junior Judo Class

£3

 

7.30PM - 9.00PM

SENIOR JUDO PRACTICE

Senior Judo Class

Technique Judo Class, aimed at beginners and Kyu grades

£5

FRIDAY

6.30PM - 7.30PM

JUNIOR JUDO

Junior Technique Judo Class, aimed at developing judo skills in preparation for gradings

£3

7.30PM - 8.30PM

RANDORI JUDO

Senior Randori Judo Class

Note: 2nd Kyu ; minimum grade required 

£5

 

Shop Club Uniform

Hoodies, joggers & t-shirts etc with the Samurai Olympic Judo Club logo, could be worn to training and any judo events

Shop Judogi & Other Training Clothing

Judogi and other clothing that can be worn in or outside of the dojo

 
 

MEET OUR COACHES

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The club previously managed by Kieran Palmer between 2008 and 2015. He continues to train and support the club in his role as Welsh Judo Senior Examiner.

Keiron Palmer

5th Dan

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Senior coach at the club, former British Champion and British Squad Member. International judo coaching experience.

5th Dan

Andrew Frudd

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Commonwealth Champion and elite female judo coach who is currently a Director of Welsh Judo.

Jo Melen

4th Dan

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Formerly head coach at Gendros Judo Club, which merged with the Samurai in 2018. Mark has an outstanding record of producing champion judo players.

Mark O'Connor

4th Dan

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The current club manager who has been a member of the club since the age of 14. Former Welsh Champion and British Judo Squad Member.

2nd Dan

Paul Williams

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British Masters Champion and long standing member of the coaching team at the Samurai.

Shaun Davies

2nd Dan

 
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British Masters Champion and long standing member of the coaching team at the Samurai.

Jamie Boyle

2nd Dan

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An outstanding competitive judo coach. The Moore family have been associated with the club for 4 generations.

1st Dan

Rob Moore

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Recent 1st Dan and qualified Referee, very active in Welsh and British judo's Refereeing panel.

Gareth Piper

1st Dan

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An active competitive judo player who ably supports the development of competitive judo in the club.

Nick Waters

1st Dan

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An enthusiastic judo parent who has gone from watching his children learning judo to becoming a valuable judoka and judo coach at the club.

1st Kyu

Thasan Yoganathan

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The Samurai has an enviable panel of judo coaches, many are available at most of the sessions to guide members with technical improvement.

Train with us

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

CONTACT US

0786 6633 149

Gwent Boxing Club, Dyfed Ave, Swansea, SA1 6NP

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ABOUT OUR JUDO CLUB

The Samurai Olympic Judo Club is the oldest Judo Club in Wales, formed in 1957 by Mr Alan Petherbridge. Mr Petherbridge was first introduced to Judo in 1946 while posted to Berlin with the British Army, Judo was still in its infancy in the UK, barely known outside of the Budokwai, London. During the late 50's Alan Petherbridge was Gold medalist in European Judo Championships between 1957 and 1961 winning four European Gold Medals and represented Great Britain in the Toyko Olympic Games in 1964. Alan Petherbridge (9th Dan) established the Samurai Judo Club in 1957 and led the Club until 2008 more than 50 years inspiring and directing Judo in Swansea and remains Technical Director. 

The Samurai Judo Club has produced two Olympic Competitors, six European Championship Gold medals, four European Championship Silver medals and three European Championship Bronze medals. The Club has produced many British Squad members and dozens of Welsh Champions.

 

Politeness

Courage

Sincerity

Honour

Modesty

Respect

Self Control

Friendship

THE MORAL CODE OF JUDO

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