Local Judo Clubs Are Fighting Fit

Castle Douglas Judo Club and Dumfries Judo Academy recently participated in a national fitness competition called Fighting Fit, organised by Scotland’s National Governing Body for judo, JudoScotland, in partnership with Fighting Films (the World’s leading supplier of judo clothing and accessories). 

This was a new concept organised during the pandemic to allow judo players in Scotland to remain active when judo clubs are closed, and to help them to stay motivated with a competitive element. 8 exercises were selected by JudoScotland’s National High Performance coach along with their Strength and Conditioning coach to test and improve the physical aptitude’s required for judo.

There were 2 rounds, and judoka had to submit scores for the 8 exercises in both rounds to be eligible for 2 special lucky dip prizes.

Castle Douglas Judo Club and Dumfries Judo Academy organised online fitness sessions for our members based around this event to support them during lockdown, along with online judo sessions.

We had 18 players who participated in both rounds with some great results, a testament to their hard work and dedication.

We had a number of prize winners from the club:

1st Place in Category 4  Cadet Female:

Jasmin Willingale

1st Place in Overall Fittest Female Cadet:

Jasmin Willingale

2nd Place in Category 4 Cadet Male:

Alfie Willingale

2nd Place in Category 5 Cadet Male:

Joshua Stewart

2nd Place in Category 9 Senior Male:

David Stewart

3rd Place in Category 8 Senior Male:

Maxwell Alder

3rd Place in Category 9 Senior Male:

Iain Wishart

And the winners of the 2 biggest prizes (for the lucky dip) were also from our clubs:

  • Winning 2 personalised Fighting Films Superstar 750 Judo suits was Caedan Holt from Dumfries.
  • Winning a Home Dojo (3mx3m of judo mats plus a years subscription to an online coaching resource called Superstar Judo) was Sami Topuz from Castle Douglas.

Results from everyone else from both clubs who participated:

4th Place for Sami Topuz

5th Place for Caedan Holt, Edith Cooper, Steven Allan and Simon Little

7th Places for Ross Henderson and Sean Allan

8th Place for Fergus Mitchell and Tammy Davidson

9th Place for John Allan

10th Place for Ross Stevenson

11th Place for Daniel Allan

More information on the event can be found here: https://www.judoscotland.com/develop-your-judo/fighting-fit