This inaugural JudoFest combines all aspects of judo during a three day festival at Lunesdale Sports Centre in Kirkby Lonsdale.
Organised by Craven Judo Academy the weekend will see contests, training, masterclasses, kata, grading and games will be happening throughout the weekend. Nathon Burns will lead his Road to Tokyo Masterclass, as well as an Open Mat Randori on the Friday evening. Lucy Renshall will be leading her Fight Without Fear Masterclass on Saturday. Sophie Cox joins Judofest with a Freestyle Judo Seminar.
There will be sessions for all ages, including an U8s Fundamentals session, the Lunesdale Newaza Championships the Craven Open Judo Championships, Dan Grading, Open Mat Randori sessions and so much more.
Judo is a tremendous and dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponents onto their backs. On the ground, it includes techniques that allow you to pin your opponents down to the ground, control them, and apply various chokeholds or joint locks until submission.