Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Grading results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Tora Judo Kai & Yawara Kwai Grading at Hanham Dojo on Sunday 21st June.

The following grades were awarded:

Kieran Williamson - Yellow + 3
Tom Williamson - Yellow + 2
Kayleigh Williamson - White +
Dante Vlad - Yellow + 3
Marley Forbes - Yellow
Connie Ridler - Orange
Sam Fry - Yellow + 1
Freddy Sperring - Yellow + 1
Finley Green - Yellow + 2
Jo Bradley - Yellow
Joshua Peterson - White + 1
Malachi Evans - White + 2
Alex Bowell - Orange + 1
Reece Stacey - White + 1
Sienna Brailsford - White + 1
Miya Distelfano - Orange
Leila Distelfano - White + 1
Jonny Distelfano - White + 1

Seniors Judo
Ian Williamson - Blue
James Bowell - Orange
Rob Weaver - Yellow
Jasmin Smart - Blue

Ju Jitsu
Leeza Matthew - Green
Zbigniew Kowlaski - Green
John Stinger - Orange
Ian Brandon - Orange
Marc Jewell - Yellow
Kevin Poolman - Yellow
Aiden Pippen - Yellow

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Timetable for Martial Arts weekend published

Click on the link below to download the full details of the Spring Martial Arts weekend which takes place on 23rd and 24th May

Download course info now

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Spring Martial Arts Course - 23rd and 24th May 2015

Once again, Bushido Budo Kai are proud to host the Spring Martial Arts Course at a large dojo building adjacent to the newly refurbished Twitchen House Holiday Park in Woolacombe Bay, Devon.

The last couple of years have been huge success, with sessions run by many top instructors and attendance filling our mat area completely. We therefore encourage you to book your place as early as possible… numbers for training will be limited, although increased from previous years!

Our aim this year is to run an equally successful and enjoyable event and we would love for you to be a part of it. The actual content will be dependent upon those who come and the arts they practice but it will involve a variety of disciplines including Judo, Ju-Jitsu, and Aikido along with some surprises!

The large dojo allows us this time to have permanently laid mats throughout the weekend and therefore more training hours per day along with the opportunity to open the invitation to many more people!

Hopefully, all information that is required is attached but if you do have other questions feel free to contact us.

To help us to plan as quickly as we can it is important that we have course fees and booking forms in as soon as possible. Your help in coordinating this is appreciated and if you can give estimates of numbers sooner, then we would be grateful.


A variety of accommodation has already been reserved by us, available for the weekend or for an additional cost, the whole week if you wish to extend your stay.

Caravans vary in grade and have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, with further sleeping available in the lounge areas in some. Please see the information document for details.

Further information on the types of caravan available can be viewed at www.woolacombe.co.uk/devon-holiday-parks/twitchen-house

Linen is charged at £8 per double and £4 per single set.

Some of these units can accommodate pets although there is an additional charge of £20 per pet with a maximum of 3 pets.

It is encouraged that bookings are made with us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Should you decide to make your own arrangements to stay elsewhere, there are a variety of hotels and B&Bs in the area but once again early booking is encouraged.

If you fancy camping or have a touring caravan then Easewell Farm, adjacent to Twitchen House, is right where our training will take place and so is ideally situated.

Course training fees

Last year’s course was a great success and we hope as many people as possible are able to join us again this year.

Children and Youths (up to and including 17): £30

Adults (aged 18 plus): £40

Discounts are available where more than two people from a family are attending. In this case adults are counted first with the 3rd and subsequent persons receiving a 25% reduction on the above costs.

You only need to pay these fees if you intend on training with us during the weekend. Spectators are free!

How to book

To confirm your space on the course please provide a cheque or postal order payable to 'Bushido Budo Kai' along with the entry form by no later than 10th April 2015

General Information

• Accommodation is limited to total number indicated so please book early

• Full course training fees plus 20% of the accommodation costs are due at the time of booking

• Accommodation can be reserved by telephone and will be held until the deposit is paid up to a maximum of 7 days

• All training fees must be paid by 10th April 2015

• All final payments must be made in cleared funds by 10th April 2015

• Prices quoted are per accommodation and not per person

• You may check in to the accommodation after 3pm on Friday 22nd May

• Checking out is required by 10am on the day of departure (25th May for weekend)

• Any damages caused during your stay must be reported and paid for directly to the camp

• Please complete booking forms completely and legibly to help us with the administration. Email addresses help us to communicate quickly and effectively!

• Cheques must be payable to “Bushido Budo Kai”

• Payment online by arrangement

• Full rules applicable to the course along with course content itself will be available soon


If you have any questions whatsoever please feel free to contact us in any of the following ways:

Phone: 07836 619600 (Ian Llewellin) or 07920 157348 (Steve Chappell)

Email: ian.llewellin@btinternet.com (Please write “Bushido” in the subject box)