British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships

BUCS Nationals takes place in February each year, and sees over 5,000 student athletes travel to Sheffield to compete across eight sports over three days.

The Judo Championships see the best students in the country compete individually and as a team to earn BUCS points and be crowned national judo champions. The competition is divided into Dan and Kyu grades and splits across various weight categories. 

The competition is open to members of 4th kyu (orange belt) and above, who train regularly with the club.

Scottish Student Sport (SSS)

Kyu Grades Chamionships

The Kyu Grades Championships is an introductory competition that usually takes place in October, and is open to all novice and kyu grade (non-black belt) players.

Judo Championships

The main SSS Judo Championships takes place at the end of January/early February for all levels. For 1st kyu and above, this is an opportunity to score points for dan grades.

Strathkelvin Judo Open

A friendly non-university competition, the Strathkelvin Judo Open is the final competition of the year and gives members a chance to compete against other clubs, and with people not necessarily of the same age. It is also points scoring and a great experience for developing your judo.


Judo has a belt system to denote different levels of experience. The Judo Club offer gradings once a semester. To grade you require a Judo Scotland licence, which is £36 for a year membership. This membership also provides insurance on the mat and allows you to compete.

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