Advanced Sports Coaching at Leigh Judo Club Leigh Judo Club’s head coach Luke Brown has been studying a Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree in Advanced Sports Coaching. Based at the world-renowned research centre for sport at Sheffield Hallam University. This is the study at the cutting edge of sports coaching to apply advanced sport coaching principles […]

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Leigh Judo Club Summer Newsletter 2017 It’s been a busy summer this year at LJC! In fact it’s the first ever time we have not closed the club for any period during the school summer holidays. As well as a busy time on the mat, during the summer we supported the delivery of a Holiday […]

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A BRITISH judo champion, world medalist and Olympian found new sparing partners on a visit to local judo club. This weekend, 7th dan black belt Steve Gawthorpe, paid a visit to Leigh Judo Club to deliver a masterclass of judo to the eager talented members. The Olympian has had many achievements throughout his long career, […]

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It was a fantastic day with over forty junior and senior members competing in our Leigh Judo Club quarterly grading on Sunday. It is a great opportunity to test the development and skills of our members and recognise and celebrate their commitment and dedication. During the club grading there were many accomplished techniques and performances […]

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2014 Commonwealth Games judo champion Owen Livsey came to Leigh Judo Club on Sunday delivering a masterclass at the club’s new home in Lowton. 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 the […]

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Choosing the right Judo kit (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 […]

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