Elite Judo

Elite Judo

For elite players, we offer full time and part time training. You can join our full time programme or simply come and stay with us to help prepare for tournaments. We offer you the chance to train with some of the world’s top judo players.

The full time elite group trains three times daily Monday to Friday. Sessions consist of Judo Technical/Tactical, Randori and extensive judo specific strength and conditioning.

The full time group has unlimited access to the dojo and weight training facilities. We also train in the great outdoors in the local forests and running tracks.

The full time groups record of success includes many Olympians, three junior world titles and medallists in several senior world championships.

 

Luke Preston-5th Dan

Head Coach

Luke started Judo when he was six years old. Since then he has represented both Wales and Great Britain on numerous occasions.

Luke began full time training at Camberley Judo Club in 1997 after successfully completing his degree course in social psychology.

He has an impressive competition record winning the senior British Championships at under 81kg three times. His eleven international ‘open’ medals include winning the Canadian Open twice and taking silver and bronze medals at the British Open. Luke is also a World Cup medallist, took bronze at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, won silver in the European Team Championships and placed 7th at the Senior European Championships. He was the Olympic reserve at 81kgs for the Sydney Games 2000.

Luke retired from international competition in 2005 and became a qualified coach so that he could work as an elite coach for Camberley Judo Club. He is a qualified BJA club coach and obtained the EJU level 4 coaching award. Luke posseses a  foundation degree in sports performance.

Since 2006 Luke has also worked as a support coach for the Great Britain Judo team. This has involved coaching at Junior European/World Championships, Under 23 European Championships and Senior European/World Championships. Luke was honoured to be chosen as an Olympic Coach for the 2012 London Olympics which included coaching Karina Bryant mat side on her way to her Olympic bronze.

Weekly Timetable

Monday

10am-Strength

12pm-Judo-Technical/Tactical

8pm-Randori-Bath Uni

 

Tuesday

10am-Conditioning

12pm-Judo-Technical/Tactical

8pm-Randori


Wednesday

11am-Open Randori

4pm-Strength

 

Thursday

10am-Conditioning

12pm-Judo-Technical/Tactical

8pm-Randori


Friday

10am-Judo-Technical/Tactical

12pm-Strength/Conditioning