Renkeido Judo Club at Taverham Middle School in Norwich was where a 13 year old Jono Drane first started doing judo…
Commonwealth gold medallist Nekoda Davis took up judo at her local club as a 6 year old. “I remember my teacher being very warm and caring”, recalls Nedokda. “We had fun and learnt lots of ground moves and played lots of games. It was always fun and I looked forward to going each week”.
KELLY EDWARDS GB Athlete (-52kg) and Olympian I threw myself into judo when I was 11 years old.My mum took me to… #ThrowYourselfIntoJudo Read other posts
I would say that I never thought about starting judo, it never even crossed my mind, but one of my friends had recently started judo and they recommended it to me so I thought “why not?”. I was thinking about starting a new hobby that was quite physical and got me more active and judo ticked both boxes.
I came into the Olympic sport of judo in the summer of 1988, the GB men’s hockey team were on their way to winning Olympic gold against West Germany in Seoul, and my Dad said to me and my brother he was going to take us to a local judo club to try it out.
I threw myself into judo when I was 28. I was interviewed for a job at the British Judo Association (BJA) just before Christmas last year and was delighted when I was offered the job.