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Every great journey starts with that first step onto the mat

About Sportif Judo

Enjoy Judo-Excel in Judo-Life in Judo

Sportif Excel Program

Beginner to Olympian

International Winter Camp 2019 23rd – 24th November 2019

Tokyo 2020

Count down to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has begun and Sportif will be there to experience the judo event of a life time.  Twelve of the clubs most committed young athletes will make the trip to Tokyo to train, experience the rich culture of Japan and of course observe the greatest judo tournament on the planet. See you in Tokyo 2020

Judo is a fantastic sport for boys and girls and Sportif Judo is a great place to start. I started as a beginner with Sportif when I was seven years old, in a small village hall club. Little did I know 10 years later I would become a fulltime judo athlete representing Scotland and Great Britain at tournaments around the World. Sportif is my judo family

Abbi Blackie Team GB - Team Scotland - Team Sportif

I have seen my son come on in so many ways in the 5 years he has been doing Judo. He is 11 yrs old now and his personal as well as sporting development have been phenomenal, as is the case with all the other players both male and female that attend these sessions. I coach rugby at P7 but this is another level again in comparison. It promotes discipline and respect and the Sportif coaches strive to get the best out of every individual child. I would thoroughly recommend!!

Nigel Williams Griff's Dad

Judo is much more than an Olympic sport or an art of self-defence. Judo is one of the best ways to shape positive character and physical form for a lifetime. I have worked with and strongly recommend the Sportif Judo program for children, young adults and adults looking for the very best training through Judo with ambitions to succeed in life

Nuno Delgado Olympic Medallist Portugal

We have three girls at Sportif Judo Darcy aged 10, Ellie aged 8 and Quinn aged 5. All three girls really enjoy judo and love going to the club. As parents we can see that Sportif is a special club, there is a fantastic team spirit, with a very high ratio of girls in the club. The older players always make time for the younger players and are the perfect role models Our experience at Sportif Judo has been very positive.

Bryony Hawthorne Darcy, Ellie & Quinn’s Mum

Sportif judo has not only provided consistent excellence in judo coaching, but they have managed to take individual athletes and create a big team with congruent values of respect, integrity and honour. This is invaluable for success both on and off the judo mat.

Lori & Chris Thomson Luke & Maia’s Mum and Dad


Director of coaching Sportif Judo

Director of Coaching Sportif Judo - Ex National Coach

Head Coach Sportif Judo

Olympian – World and Commonwealth medallist

Sportif Lead Coach

Asian Championship Medallist
Commonwealth Team Member

Sportif Excel Talent Coach

European and Commonwealth medallist


Sportif Head Coach
British Masters medallist

Operations Coordinator

Team GB European & Commonwealth Medallist

Team Scotland
Full-time Athlete

Team GB
British Champion
Full-time athlete Judoscotland

UK School Games Champion

Team GB - Team Scotland

British Champion

Team Scotland
Full-time Athlete

Talent Pathway

Enjoy Judo

Every great journey starts with just one step on to the mat.

Talent Identification

As individual players progress some may wish to train more and take part in club tournaments.

Academy & Squad

Step 3 on the Sportif Talent Programme pathway is where players make the transition from player to young athlete.

Full-time Judo Athlete Team GB

Team GB fulltime athlete programme