18 Results for tag: Judo

Kookateki Dan Grading Success!

Team Kookateki fought brilliantly at the recent dan grading in Campbell College, Belfast, with everyone putting on a fantastic performance. Special congratulations to Dan Soule who won all his points for his black belt! Well done everyone! More

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 row. He was born in France, and moved ... More

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 recognise, reward and recruit ... More

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 Dame Mary Elizabeth Peters, CH, ... 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

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

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 Terry Watt and coached by Colin ... More

Kookateki Steps in to do Demo with Flávio Canto

On a recent trip to Las Vegas Jonathan bumped into Flávio Canto, judo bronze medalist at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Flávio and his team offered Jonathan the chance to take part in their judo demonstration at the UFC Fan Expo......of course Jonathan jumped at the chance to take part – even in his shorts and t-shirt!!!!! Jonathan could not believe ... More

Kookateki Says Farewell to Mrs MacManus

This summer saw the end of an era with the retirement of Holy Family school principal Mrs MacManus. Mrs MacManus has been a constant source of support to Kookateki and in the development of the judo club. Thank you Mrs MacManus! For many years you’ve taught your charges, the small, the medium and the larges. You’ve watched your pupils come and ... More

Kookateki Team up with MACS Supporting Young People

Kookateki Judo Club and youth organisation MACS recently teamed up to run a judo programme for young people who have had a challenging start to life. The aim of the programme is to encourage and develop positive attitudes and behaviours in young people in the area. The club’s initiative is designed to bridge the gap between starting judo as a total ... More