Club History

Summit Judo Club

Summit judo club was formed in 1972 at the John Hunt of Everest school by Len Dunce and Derek Brownett. Both had practised at the Basingstoke judo club under sensei John Gowland. Derek retired from judo due to health problems in the mid 1980’s.

Len continued running the club and is still very active coaching and organising within the club to the present day. The club organises the judo for the Basingstoke Festival of Sport each year with our twin town of Euskirchen in Germany, and has done so since the very first visit 22 years ago.

The club is run on a recreational basis, teaching discipline, etiquette, fairness, confidence and respect, through the sport of judo, to children and adults alike. Currently we have around 90 members with the numbers rising through Summit School of Judo all the time.

We encourage players to take part in various competitions and support them at all times, and coach competition techniques as well as basic judo.

We have four British Judo Association qualified coaches, two qualified instructors, and several helpers that make the club run smoothly, all are CRB checked, and all are certified first aiders.

We also have a Welfare officer who can deal with any problems that may arise concerning the wellbeing of club members.

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