Judo


Key Information

The SSS Judo Programme involves two events: Kyu Grade Invitational and Individual Championships as well as a training event over two weekends through the academic year.

Scottish Student Kyu Grade Open Tournament

Usually held mid-semester 1, the Kyu Grade Open is an event suitable for players new to judo and up to and including 2nd kyu (blue belt). The event is an open, relaxed environment with development opportunities for players, technical officials, and referees.

Scottish Student Individual & Team Championships

Hosted as part of the SSS Games each February, the event features divided grade categories for 5th kyu (yellow belt) and below, 2nd kyu (blue) to 4th kyu (orange), and 1st kyu (brown) and above. The Team Championships offers an afternoon event for players to compete as a group in specified weight mixed teams and is frequently the highlight of the tournament. The whole event is points scoring for promotional purposes and features a post-competition social event from the hosting university club.

National Student Training Day

As part of the SSS Games, the Training Day offers an opportunity to take part in a relaxed judo session with players from other institutions, in recent years also featuring a guest coach.

Sport Chair: Paul Grady

Contact: scotstujudo@gmail.com

Governing body: Judo Scotland 


Upcoming Judo Events


You might want to know…


  • All events are run in accordance with British Judo Association and Judo Scotland.

    Non-UK players may participate with their IJF recognised National Governing Body license, however, we encourage Dan Grades to convert to a British license for promotional points-scoring opportunities.


  • Scottish students are encouraged to compete in the BUCS Nationals Individual and Team Championships. Full details on the BUCS Judo programme can be found here.


Meet your Sports Chair

Paul Grady

Paul has been actively involved in judo for over 17 years – returning to the sport while at West of Scotland University where he qualified as a UKCC Level 2 coach.

Paul can be found coaching at Genki Judo and Clyde Judo community clubs and is part of the coaching team at the University of Glasgow Judo Club.

Paul is a National referee and can be found at events all over the UK, he is also a referee tutor.

SS Judo Development Group Members

Paul is supported by three excellent volunteers in developing and delivering SS Cycling;

  • Andrea Robertson (Student Representative)
  • Vivienne Thorpe (Student Representative)
  • Callum MacLennan (Coaching Representative)

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