. the learning grove sponsor Patchway Judo Club - Patchway is the first judo club in South Gloucestershire and Bristol County to achieve the British Judo Silver Club Mark award, & the 2nd in the whole of the Western area!

Patchway Players, from Novice to 3rd Dan.


Yokoso (Welcome!)...

Prof Jigoro Kano

Patchway Judo club prides itself on being a family club.

The club provides the opportunity for young people and adults to make new friends and keep active in a fun and safe environment. Best of all, family & friends of judo players are welcome to take part in all of the club activities & events.

The club was only the second in the whole of the South West to achieve Silver Clubmark award.

One of the secrets of our sucess is that the coaches have come through the club as players over the years. Our club aim is to help young people & adults to learn judo, build self confidence, self esteem & improve co-ordination and ultimately be the "best they can be".

Patchway Judo club is committed to helping children reach their full potential, whether they are competitive or recreational players, whatever their ability; ultimately, to become happy confident young people!


Professor Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo said, "Judo is a teaching for life itself and with it we learn to overcome the pitfalls and obstacles of everyday living" and his words still ring true. A man of great vision, Kano summed up Judo by saying "it is the way to most efficiently use one's mental and physical strength. By training, one should discipline and cultivate the body and spirit through the practice of techniques of offence and defence, thereby to master the essence of Judo. And, by these means, it is the ultimate goal of Judo to build oneself up to perfection and thereby benefit the world."

Club Headline News

Special Offer - Free training Sessions.

To promote our Thursday training session, from now untill Christmas any player who trains on a Thursday gets their Saturday session for FREE.

Why not give a Thursday a go ? 6.15pm-7.30pm (ages 7 to orange belt)
                                                       7.30pm green belt and above plus youth & seniors

See you on Thursday !

Well Done Sasha


Chris presents Sasha with her belt after completing her first Dan Grading.

Horror at the club

Winners of the fancy dress at our Halloween Party
Adults - Shaun & Emma
Children - Hali-Mae & Simon

Bristol County Closed Championship.  

 Patchway Win Club Trophy at The Bristol County Championship


A great team effort enabled us to win the Club Champions Trophy on Sunday at the first Bristol County Championship for a few years.

Many of our players have secured a place fighting for the county at the forthcoming Western area Teams Competition from their performance the Championship.

Yellow Belt Challenge

Free Years BJA Membership and Judo Kit

For Full Details www.yellowbeltchallenge.co.uk

See You Soon !

Emma Gets Green,

Emma, our treasurer today graded to 3rd Kyu.

Congratulations from us all.


Click here for earlier news items


Details of Competitions are below and on the newsletter. A list of competitions which are suitable for each player is posted on the club Noticeboard. This is agreed by the Coaching team. Please let Alison or Luke know as soon as possible if your child wishes to attend a competition.

9th November Yate star interclub Red and Yellow Belts.
30th November (TBC) Long Ashton inter club & u8's Red and Yellow Belts
6th & 7th December

British championships for pre cadet and cadets

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE

13th December

2014 British Championships for Juniors.

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE

14th december

2014 British Championships for Seniors

English Institute of Sport Sheffield, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA

Details HERE


Social Diary

Saturday 20th December

Christmas Party Session at the club, 10am-1pm

Annual Presentation Evening & Disco at the club 7:00 pm




Patchway Judo Club map

Patchway Youth Centre, Coniston Rd,

Bristol, BS34 5JR

Juniors 6:15 - 7:30 pm Age 6+Up to Orange Belt    
Youth & Senior 7:30 - 8:30 pm 14 yrs+ OR Green Belt and above

9.15 - 10.15 am

from 5 yrs to 8 yrs
Juniors 10.15 -11.30 am from 7 yrs - 15yrs
Youth & Senior

11.30 -1:00 pm

14yrs + & Adult

Cost: £3 U18 (inc Students in FTE)                        £4 Over 18 per session                   for non members



Alison Finn

finnalison@live.co.uk  (07974 105179)

Luke Tavener angrybluepjs@virginmedia.com

How To Find Us

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Patchway Newsletters


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February 2014


January 2014



Please Note:

Patchway parents forum meeting every quarter.




Fundraising committee always welcomes ideas.


If you would like a display at your school fayre or a lesson in your School Sports Week speak to Emma or email Alison - NB. Schools normally plan at least 6 months in advance.


Bristol County Training


Luke is the current county coach, so it isn't a stranger, please try to support him and take the opportunity to train with other people and have an extra session.

Also see Team Bristol Page for details