Jonathan and Georges

Jonathan meets Georges Mehdi

Who is Georges Mehdi, and what made you decide to look for him? I was reading up on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), looking at where its path crosses with Judo, because I cross-train in both arts. Georges Mehdi came up during my research. Georges is a 9th dan Judo black belt, and was Brazilian champion for seven years in a ... More

Wendy receiving certificate

Kookateki Judo Club volunteers recognised by Belfast Lord Mayor

Volunteers from Kookateki Judo Club who have supported Belfast City Council in running its community services were recognised by Belfast Lord Mayor, Alderman Brian Kingston, as part of the city’s contribution to the UK Festival of Volunteering. The 12 day festival which took place between 1st and 12th June aimed to ... More

Kookateki at the Commonwealth Sports Festival 2016

Kookateki at the Commonwealth Sports Festival

The Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council rolled out their sports festival in Belfast on 9th June 2016. The festival took place at the newly opened Girdwood Community Hub. The idea was to give children across the province the opportunity to try out different sports from the Commonwealth Games. Olympic Gold Medallist ... More

Abbey Open Judo Championships 2016

Well done to all the participants who represented the club at the Abbey Judo Championships last Sunday 29 May 2016.  Also, a massive thank you to the family and friends who came along to support our players! More

Martial Arts Seminar

Kookateki at Charity Martial Arts Seminar

Sunday 20th March saw Assistant Club coach Harry Gribbin take part in a Charity Martial Arts Seminar organised by Shinsiei Ju Jujitsu Club in Bangor. The Seminar held in Bangor Academy was in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association with over 300 participants from different martial arts ranging from traditional Jujitsu ... More

Jonathan receives his Sport NI Community Coach of the Year 2015 award.

Jonathan Cooke – SportNI Community Coach of the Year 2015!

Jonathan Cooke, head coach at Kookateki Judo Club has picked up yet another award!  Jonathan has won Sport Northern Ireland’s prestigious Community Coach of the Year. SportNI visited the club in the Grove Wellbeing Centre on Saturday 19th  September to present the award.  This allowed the whole club to be included ... More

Paul Catherwood

Judo. Who Says I’m Too Old?

Hi, my name is Paul Catherwood and I'm one of the 'more mature members' of Kookateki Judo Club. So how does a guy with less than a year until he hits the big 50 end up doing judo. Well it all started around 18 months ago when I was looking to do some exercise. More

Kacper and Filip

Kookateki Webstars Kacper and Filip

This month we have two Kookateki Webstars! Brothers, Kacper and Filip Kolodziejczyk, sons of our very own assistant club coach Dan Kolodziejczyk. If you want to be our next Kookateki Webstar, ask Wendy or any of the team for a questionnaire, fill it in and return it. We look forward to finding out more about you! Kacper... More

Colin Savage Masterclass

Kookateki Members Attend Masters Judo Sessions

Photo above: Colin Savage coaching at his masterclass hosted by Kookateki Judo Club in 2014 Over the summer months, a few of the club's more senior  members travelled from Belfast to take part in the masters/veterans judo training sessions in the Foyle Arena, Derry/Londonderry. The sessions were organised by ... More

Jonathan

Another Sports Award Nomination for Kookateki!

Congratulations to our head coach Jonathan Cooke who has been nominated for the SportNI Community Coach of the Year 2015! More