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Cluarankwai Judo Club 75th Anniversary Masterclass

April 27

As part of their 75th year celebrations, Cluarankwai have arranged a Masterclass on Saturday the 27th April with guest coaches Gary Edwards- National Talent Development Coach for JudoScotland and Takafumi Kitahara- Assistant High Performance Coach For JudoScotland.

This event is open to anyone with a JudoScotland membership! They are welcoming judoka from the surrounding areas to come together with to celebrate 75 years as a club promoting judo in the local area.

The Coaches

Gary Edwards- Gary has dedicated his life to Judo, competing at the highest level for GB Judo at the World Championships in 1995 and 3 European Championships. In 2002, the former British No1 represented Scotland at the Manchester Commonwealth Games. In recent years Gary has been coaching the next generation of Scottish Judoka as the National Talent Development Coach for JudoScotland. Gary was awarded his 7th Dan by the IJF (International Judo Federation) in 2022.

Takafumi Kitahara– Currently working as the assistant high performance coach at Judo Scotland Takafumi Kitahara has also worked as the assistant coach of Olympic and World Medallists and reached Top 5 in the all Japan Kodokan Championships.

Session times

The Junior session up to 13 years old: 10am – 12am
Cost £3 (Cash only on the day of the event)
Lead by Gary Edwards with 1.5hrs of coaching followed by 30mins of randori

The seniors session for 14+: 1pm – 4pm
Cost £5 (Cash only on the day of the event)
Lead by Takafumi Kitahara with 2hrs of coaching followed by 1h of randori

Tea, coffee and small snacks will be available from our small cafe area for parents and visitors. A light buffet lunch will be supplied between sessions for coaches who have players attending both sessions.

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April 27


Cluarankwai Judo Club
21 New Mill Road KA1 3JB + Google Map

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