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 oldest members and has studied Judo for nearly Fifty years. When it comes to ground work Bill is still a match for the best of us.http://www.szjudo.co.uk/
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 too 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.
Ren Bu Kan – Dungannon, Northern Ireland
Ren-Bu-Kan Judo Club is run by the inspirational Harry McGuigan, 6th Dan, 2014 World Masters Champion,
Former European Masters Champion and previously World Silver Medallist. Renbukan 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.
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.
If you ever have an opportunity to visit Ren-Bu-Kan, do yourself and your Judo a favour and go along they will give a very Irish welcome.