Welcome to Sheffield all you lovely students starting (and returning to) studies in the 2019/20 academic year.

University of a perfect time to try a new sport, whether it's your first year or you've been studying in Sheffield for several years already. 

On March 15th, six members from Sheffield University Judo Club attended a judo masterclass with Dr Yoko Tanabe 7th dan and Joyce Heron 7th dan at the English Institute of Sport.

The masterclass covered Tai Otoshi and transitions into pins and submission from that throw. Everyone had a great time and we hope to attend similar events in the future.

University of Sheffield International Student Teams (USIST) competition ran on the weekend of the 23rd March 2019.

With 21 teams (each comprising of 2 women and 4 men) competing this year we had plenty of supporters cheering on their teams, including team chants, songs and event drums! All contributed to the great atmosphere.

As ever, it's great to see our regulars returning, including our old friends from Münster who returned for their 20th year, they've only missed a few since the event was established in 1998.


  1. Mattekloppes A
  2. Aachen A
  3. Münster A
  4. Mattekloppers C

On the 2nd of February (2019) Sheffield University Judo club went on what is turning into an annual trip to Warwick university to take part in their annual competition.

With categories nicely setup for beginners (novices, reds and yellows in a group with green+ separate) it's an event we like to support. 

For several of our players it was their first experience of Judo competition since starting with the club in September.

Well done all who took part:

Category Medal Notes
Aidan Lowery (Green) Orange - blue Bronze
Phil Strutt (Blue) Orange - blue
Jules Harvey (Blue) Orange - blue Gold
Alex Donaldson (Green) Orange - blue
Aldair Silva (Red) Up to yellow Gold First competition
Poppy Forshaw-Perrins (Red) Up to yellow Gold First competition
Eldar Rahimov (Red) Up to yellow Bronze First competition
Kai Ames (Red) Up to yellow Bronze First competition
Alex Smith (Red) Up to yellow First competition

Safe to say it was a tiring day, with most of the competitors sleeping on the team bus all the way home, including our 2018/19 captain, Aiden Lowery.