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Previous events

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Jemima Yeats-Brown Masterclass

Team GB Judoka hosted an intimate masterclass to an invited audience at Banbury Judo Club.

Jemima has an endearing charm to her coaching style which had the junior session at ease right from the start. 


The seniors were also encouraged to try techniques they just didn't think should be in our normal repertoire.  With great instruction, we soon learnt old dogs can learn new tricks.


We were so impressed, we started looking to get Jemima back for the next masterclass! 

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Chris Skelly Masterclass

Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Medallist and World No 1 provided an inspiring session to junior and senior session at Banbury Judo Club.

Chris's personality and coaching style would have been an unforgettable combination in themselves, but who wouldn't want to hold an Olympic Gold Medal!!

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Ben Fletcher Masterclasses

Ireland International Judoka, Ben Fletcher, hosted two outstanding Masterclass at Banbury Judo.

Around 45 visitors and regulars to the club attended the sessions and benefited from Ben sharing some of his competitive techniques.

It was great to practice variations of techniques and points of entry and see how this can make all the difference at high level competitions.

We hope to see Ben back here in the future and wish him success in his bid for a Tokyo Olympics Medal in 2020.

Thank you to Ben for the truly enjoyable sessions.

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Ashley McKenzie Masterclass

Olympian and 2018 European Championships Medallist Ashley McKenzie. held a Masterclass & Coach Re-validation session on 25 November at Banbury Judo Club.

With around 30 judoka were put through their paces with Ashley's tuition as a warm up to taking on the ultimate challenge, Ashley himself!!

This was a fantastic advert for the Spirit of Judo, with an elite athlete sharing their knowledge at a local club and a local club supporting Ashley in his journey to the Tokyo Olympics.  Judo has a great history of clubs and judoka supporting each other and both Ashley and Banbury Judo are proud to continue this tradition.


As a self funded athlete, all funds from this Masterclass were donated to Ashley to help fund his international career.  

A huge thank you goes to Ashley for a truly fantastic event, which we hope to repeat again next year.

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