The Gathering 2019

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Posted: 12/03/2019

The Gathering is BACK!

Once again we have an action packed weekend that we are sure you will enjoy. We have secured the services of top European coach Darcel Yandzi, as well as the fantastic Go Tsunoda who returns once again.

Although the judo sessions are an opportunity not to be missed, The Gathering weekend is about so much more. It is a chance for the Judo community to come together and enjoy each other’s company on and off the mat.  As well as hosting a variety of sessions, workshops and seminars, The Gathering 2019 will also host the JudoScotland Coaching & Volunteering Awards and the JudoScotland AGM. 

If you sign up for the full weekend you will receive overnight accommodation within a twin room, lunch, evening meal on Saturday and breakfast on the Sunday as well as some top class judo. If you can only make it along for one day, please choose one of our day passes; on the Saturday this includes lunch. Any judoka over 14 but under 18 can take advantage of the non-residential weekend pass or day passes, if you want to book the full residential you must be accompanied and be responsible to a fully paying adult, for example your coach. This is due to alcohol being available during the evening meal for those aged 18 years and above.


Darcel Yandzi – Former French National Coach and previously Scottish National Coach, Darcel is a renowned technical expert who was also a successful competitor. An Olympian who became European Champion in ’93 and won a Bronze medal the same year in the World Championships also took gold at the illustrious Tournois de Paris in ’96.

Go Tsunoda – Fresh off the success of The Gathering 2018, Go returns to further develop the coaches of Scotland with his explosive delivery of judo. As well as having his own dojo with his wife in Barcelona, Go works with the Portuguese National Team and formerly the GB National Team where he worked closely with his now friend Winston Gordon amongst many others.

Book online via the Members Zone now or by calling 0131 333 2981.