Like to join us ? The following will tell you where and when you can find us :
Hosaka Kwai train every Thursday and Saturday at Sale Leisure Centre
Practice Times :
Seniors & Juniors (over 12) -Thursday 8.15pm – 9.45pm
Seniors & Juniors – Saturday 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Mat fees will be payable per session, at the current rate :
Discounts are available for families and for judoka attending both the Thursday and Saturday sessions in any given week.
All new members will be invited to join a Beginners Course which is tailored to suite individual age and ability. The course will run over a six week period and the cost of the course will be paid at the outset of the course plus mat fees for sessions attended. At the conclusion of the course, beginners will be invited to join the Club as full members.
Beginner Course Fee:
Junior £10 plus a mat fee of £4 per session
Senior £10 plus a mat fee of £5 per session
Bernard Tunney 0772 213 6893
Tom Brookes 0788 5616 903
John O’Donnell 0161 4347 677
Harry Isalski 0780 3595 756
Friends of Hosaka Kwai
The Friends of Hosaka Kwai can all be found on our Facebook page which you can access by clicking on the Facebook icon on this page.
Below however are Judo Clubs with links to Hosaka Kwai
Congratulations to Bill From all at Hosaka Kwai Judo Club on Achieving his 6th Dan
Bill is a regular visitor to Hosaka kwai. Bill is a 6th Dan Black Belt and coaches at Shiro-no Zen Judo in Bury. Bill is one of their oldests member and has studied Judo for nearly Fifty years. When it come to ground work Bill is still a match for the best of us.
Swinton Judo Club Swinton, Manchester
Members from both Hosaka Kwai and Swinton often visit each other’s clubs. The club is brilliantly coached by Andy and James. If you are looking for a great friendly club to attend on a Monday or Wednesday. The guys practice stylish upright judo that is a joy to watch and learn.
Our Lady of Lourdes Judo Club Southport
Our lady of Lourdes Judo Club is run by 5th Dans Tony and 6th Dan Moira Newton and Mr Mealing 7th Dan. Tony is also the CRB officer for the BJC in the region. The club is often used to host coaching courses ran by the BJC Fundamental Principles of Judo level 1 and Level 2 courses. Both Tony and Moira are Kata experts and host Kata courses for the BJC. For Directions to the Club click here. You can call Tony or Moira to ask about session time they will be only to glad to welcome you.
Kerry is the BJA North West Technical Officer and is also the development officer for SKK Judo Club. Over the past few years Kerry has assisted the coaching team at Hosaka Kwai in ensuring that all our BJA coaching accreditations remain current and up to date. Kerry also keeps us informed with every BJA happening in the North West. If you have any questions about the BJA in the North West you can Email Kerry or call her mobile +44 (0) 796 777 8121.
Dave is the BJA North West Area Development Officer and also the club secretary at Rochdale Judo Club which hosts all BJA Dan gradings in the North West. Dave has over the past year been helping Hosaka Kwai to become accredited to the Sport England Club Mark Standard. Dave as also issued advertisements in the local South Manchester press to encourage potential new members join Hosaka Kwai. You can see example of theses advertisements here. You can contact Dave via is email or call his Mobile +44 (0) 7779026344
Ren Bu Kan – Dungannon, Northern Ireland
This Club is a home for champions most notable are the Malley sisters, Avril and Joyce. Joyce has won the international masters world title on no less than eight occasions. Avril won the British Open and Swiss Opens as well the bronze medal at the first ever World Championships for women which was held in New York.
Ren-Bu-Kan Judo Club is run by the inspirational Harry McGuigan 6th Dan, Former European Masters Champion and World Silver Medallist and has the impressive record of having Irish National champions every single year since 1974 up until the present year 2011. Harry founded the club in 1968 with Brother Lewis. Back in 1978 Joe Peden one of the senior coaches at Hosaka Kwai began his under Harry’s Coaching.
If you ever have an opportunity to visit Ren-Bu-Kan (click for directions) do yourself and your Judo a favour and go along they will give a very Irish welcome.
Dave Nicholls, 5th Dan, Ex Great Britain International.
Dave won five senior national titles at the national team championships for the Midland area in five different weight categories and he captained the team on a couple of occasions.
Dave won the following national ranking events on numerous occasions: Welsh Open, North West Open, Heart of England Open, West of England Open, Southern Area Open, Eastern Area Open, Northern Home Counties Open.
He was also a finalist in the following national ranking events on numerous occasions: National Trials, English Open, Scottish Open, N. Ireland Open.
His national ranking during the nineties was consistently between 1st and 3rd. He fought and trained internationally representing the UK in competitions and training camps on numerous occasions in Japan, France, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sardinia and the USA.
He started Judo in 1978 at Sale judo Club under Akinori Hosaka, he got his 1st Dan when he was 16, throwing all five opponents for Ippon and then over a period of 10 years he progressed to 4th Dan by amassing points at competitions. More recently he competed for his 5th Dan winning 4 of his 5 fights by Ippons and one by Wazari.
Dave is very proud that he was Hosaka’s top student metering out Hosaka’s uncompromising brand of Ippon Judo. When he was 19, Hosaka introduced Dave to the legendary Judo World Champion Neil Adams. Dave trained with Neil practically every day from 1990 to 1996. Dave became a highly thought of national team member with spectacular throwing ability throughout the 90’s and into the early 2000’s.
Dave is quite unique in that he was trained very traditionally by a Japanese Kodokan 8th Dan as a child and then, as a young man, his training was continued by one of the best European Competitive Judokas of all time. Dave says that the path he has taken has given him them best of two worlds: a single journey where he learnt the lessons of patience, humility, a strong work ethic, honesty, fighting spirit, great Judo, victory and defeat. He goes on to say his mission is now to share these lessons with others.
He now coaches Judo classes at Warwick University and a special needs school in Warwick. Not only does he have a great depth of understanding Judo at all levels from the beginner to the top international fighter, he has a very motivational style and an engaging manner on the mat.
Per Hour Fee £60 (for evening classes)
Per Day Fee £200
Per Weekend Fee £360 (10% discount off day rate)
Plus expenses: 30p/mile travel (he lives in Warwick) and should an overnight stay be required then the cost of a guest house and evening meal also to be covered.