𝐊𝐄𝐈𝐃𝐎𝐊𝐖𝐀𝐈 𝐈𝐍 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘
June 16th 1961 – Photo taken at Blackpool Keidokwai Judo Club(Revoe Gymnasium) . The same building we use today!
In the photo we see many legendary Judoka which include Phil Massey of Preston & And now current chairman of Keidokwai Blackpool ; Dennis. Both still on the mats to this day.
A prestigious club with so much history, memories and stories.
Proud to be Keidokwai
Yesterday we were thrilled and delighted to have hosted the North West area development training at keidokwai🏆
The day was a major success as the children were treated to top quality coaching perspectives as well as fun skill building games. The children enjoyed randori with new bodies along with forming new friendships helping each other learn and progress 🏆
Major thanks to Danny, John, Anne, Teigan, Gary, Abdul for sharing their experience with all the juniors.
Later in the day we had senior sessions with a solid technical session involving standing and ne waza to the delight of everyone on the mat as they all obtained new tools for their judo game.
We all enjoyed randori rounds as everyone was challenged against new bodies & experience.
Thank you to everyone involved. The whole team at Keidokwai are buzzing!
Next NW development training will be held at Waterloo judo club on September 22nd. We cannot wait to take part.
Wow, our 75th year just keeps getting better!!
Congratulations to Stefan, Issac, Callum, Mark and Caitlin all taking their Judo to the next level and earning their next Grade!
Stefan – Always brings tremendous positivity to the club and continues to push the team to achieve great things. Stefan has stepped up with great drive and determination to achieve his goals from Gold Medal victories and now the Prestige rank of Blue Belt. Stefan has always remained humble and earned the respect of everyone from the club. He encourages everyone to set larger than life goals and go out and plan to achieve them!
Issac – A talented Judo player with youth, experience and a wealth of knowledge in the sport. He possesses quality leadership skills and has the drive to constantly get better. When Issac has his mind set, he stops at nothing to step up and earn everything he has his mind set on. Something which is admired throughout the club. Issac has now earned his Blue Belt.
Callum – A truly valued member of our Team. Since joining Keidokwai this year Callum has elevated the team’s spirits and made our bond stronger. What Callum has achieved in such a short period of time is something in which we can all look up to for inspiration. Callum earned Silver in his first ever Judo comp which included him taking on brown belts! Callum has now earned his Judo Yellow Belt.
Mark – Just continues to impress and drives the team to step up their game. Constantly improving at a rapid rate we can expect many great things to come from Mark. This has all come down to his hard work and determination. He brings a great atmosphere to the club and encourages the team to train hard. Mark is 59 years young….he started Judo a few months ago at 59 years young. Mark has set the goal to even compete later this year. Mark has now earned his Judo Yellow Belt!
Caitlin – She brings inspiration to all the team and continues to motivate everyone at the club. Caitlin accepts any challenge in her way. Always bringing down a big smile and positivity to enjoy the sport. A big heart that helps warm the club and keeps us humble. Congrats to Caitlin on passing her first grading and achieving Red Belt!!
Proud to be Keidokwai
British judo legend Brian Jacks will tour the UK promoting his new book and is looking for clubs and venues to come and speak at over the next few weeks.
Would you come see him in Blackpool?
Brian was a double Olympic medalist, multiple European and British Champion as well the winner of TV’s Superstars. He was an inspiration to millions and the reason that many players started judo.
We want to gauge interest before booking Brian – open to all local martial arts clubs and non-members.
Please follow the link to our Facebook page below and share to create awareness for this potential event. Thank you
Last Friday saw another strong performance from Ross Goodwin at the competitive Dan grading in Warrington!!
In an evening which saw many talented and hungry competitors. Ross displayed a cool head and remained focused in order to prevail.
We are pleased to say Ross remained undefeated in all bouts and takes one giant to leap towards obtaining the next Rank.
Ross is now only 10 points away from achieving the prestige 2nd Dan Black Belt Rank.
We are proud to say that our 75th year has continued to witness tremendous success on and off the mat. Loads more to come!