July club grading

It was a fantastic day with over 40 junior and senior members competing in our Leigh Judo quarterly grading on Sunday. There were many accomplished techniques and performances from members highlighting the great progress made this year so far! Well done to all who graded, in particularly those who graded for the first time and […]

OWEN LIVSEY AT LJC

Commonwealth Champion at LJC

COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION judo star Owen Livsey came to Leigh Judo Club on Sunday delivering a masterclass at the club’s new home at Lowton Community Hub. Livsey is the current Commonwealth Champion in the under-81kg category and is ranked number 1 in the UK and 40 in the world after narrowly missing out on selection for […]

Judo Gi

Choosing the right judo gi…

Choosing the right Judo gi can be a bit of a challenge as there are so many different factors to consider such as weave, durability, material, weight and thickness. Weave The type of weave is generally grouped in two categories, single weave and double weave. Single weave gis tend to be thinner and as a […]

Frazer Chamberlain at Leigh Judo Club

Rio Olympic hopeful visits Leigh Judo Club

On Sunday, Rio Olympic hopeful Frazer Chamberlain will be delivering a master class to junior and senior members. This comes after a very exciting weekend with the 5 medal haul of the club now based in Lowton – who knows, perhaps Leigh Judo Club has some future Olympic hopefuls! Luke Brown commented, “It’s a great […]

Medal success for Leigh Judo Club

New Year medal success for Leigh Judo Club

Leigh Judo Club reigned victorious last Sunday on the 7th February 2016, attaining five wins at the Kendal coloured and black belt competition, setting the New Year off to a positive start. The Kendal coloured and black belt competition is a regional affair hosting competitions four times a year. The club achieved 2 silver and […]

LJC Grading

Judo in Leigh continues to grow at Leigh Judo Club

Leigh Judo Club Continues to grow from strength to strength with more medal success and new members taking up the sport. There was much to celebrate this weekend at Leigh Judo Club with over 30 junior and senior members recently passing their grading examination and achieving new coloured belts. All of those who graded were […]

GB International visits Leigh

Leigh Judo Club members had a special treat this weekend when Commonwealth Champion David Groom arrived to coach the juniors and seniors on Sunday.  GB team member David used to train with Leigh Judo Club Head Coach Luke Brown.  David said “Having trained and fought alongside Luke around the world since we were both kids, […]

Leigh Judo World Judo Day 2014

Leigh Judo #WorldJudoDay 2014

  Judo is an educational tool that can help people to live together and to respect one another. #WorldJudoDay is a showcase of the sport’s values and our spirit as judo as more than a sport. #WorldJudoDay takes place on the same date every year as 28 October is the birthday of Jigoro Kano, the […]

The rise of a Judo club in Leigh

Leigh has a long history of being a hotbed of judo talent producing many Team GB squad members including the likes of Nigel Donohue 6th Dan current GB Performance Director and Alan Jones 7th Dan former Welsh National coach. Despite this talent, no NGB judo club in leigh that provides quality and experienced coaching has […]

Low bank ground leigh judo club trip

2014 Summer Club Trip – Low Bank Ground

  We’re back from our fun summer Leigh Judo Club trip. This year we visited Low Bank Ground for three days full of excitement and anticipation. We had an amazing time with lots of kayaking, canoeing, gill scrambling, forest trekking, blackberry picking, games and endless amounts of fun! Day 1. Arrival Upon our arrival we […]