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Tournaments & Camps

CAMP 2018


Welcome to the beautiful City of Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic capital City for the Sportif International Winter Training Camp 2018. Winter Camp will offer two days of high quality training both on the mat and in the great outdoors.

Date: 3rd – 4th November 2018

Location: Crags Centre, Queens Park, City of Edinburgh, Scotland

On the mat


Mat sessions will be lead by Peter Gardiner & John Buchanan with support from international coaches David Flecha, Spain and Henrik Hemmingsen, Denmark. Sessions will be split into two main groups with different training objectives. Minors and Pre-cadets who will focus on randori and technical development while cadets and juniors main focus will be randori.

On the hill


The venue chosen for this camp is unique and second to none in terms of outdoor training opportunities. The Crags Centre, where the training is based is built on the edge of the Queens Park in Edinburgh, 650 acres of wild hill and mountain terrain built around Arthurs Seat, a now dormant volcano. Although young athletes will be tested during their conditioning workouts the focus is very much on working smart, as well as working hard. No caveman training here, smart workouts for smart athletes.

Explore Edinburgh


Edinburgh is a fantastic City, take the opportunity to explore with your team members in the evening. The Crags Centre is in the Heart of the Old City a perfect spring board for exploring the Castle, The Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace.

Judo is a fantastic sport for boys and girls and Sportif Judo is a great place to start. I started as a beginner with Sportif when I was seven years old, in a small village hall club. Little did I know 10 years later I would become a fulltime judo athlete representing Scotland and Great Britain at tournaments around the World. Sportif is my judo family

Abbi Blackie Team GB - Team Scotland - Team Sportif

I have seen my son come on in so many ways in the 5 years he has been doing Judo. He is 11 yrs old now and his personal as well as sporting development have been phenomenal, as is the case with all the other players both male and female that attend these sessions. I coach rugby at P7 but this is another level again in comparison. It promotes discipline and respect and the Sportif coaches strive to get the best out of every individual child. I would thoroughly recommend!!

Nigel Williams Griff's Dad

Judo is much more than an Olympic sport or an art of self-defence. Judo is one of the best ways to shape positive character and physical form for a lifetime. I have worked with and strongly recommend the Sportif Judo program for children, young adults and adults looking for the very best training through Judo with ambitions to succeed in life

Nuno Delgado Olympic Medallist Portugal

We have three girls at Sportif Judo Darcy aged 10, Ellie aged 8 and Quinn aged 5. All three girls really enjoy judo and love going to the club. As parents we can see that Sportif is a special club, there is a fantastic team spirit, with a very high ratio of girls in the club. The older players always make time for the younger players and are the perfect role models Our experience at Sportif Judo has been very positive.

Bryony Hawthorne Darcy, Ellie & Quinn’s Mum

Sportif judo has not only provided consistent excellence in judo coaching, but they have managed to take individual athletes and create a big team with congruent values of respect, integrity and honour. This is invaluable for success both on and off the judo mat.

Lori & Chris Thomson Luke & Maia’s Mum and Dad

Meet our

Head Coach Sportif Judo

Team GB - Olympian
World & Commonwealth medallist
6th Dan

Director of coaching Sportif Judo

Former National Coach Denmark & India
Director of Coaching JudoScotland
7th Dan


Sportif Head Coach
British Masters medallist

Sportif Excel Talent Coach

Team GB European & Commonwealth medallist


Judo Sessions
Conditioning sessions
Lunch Saturday and Sunday

Does not include:
Overnight accommodation
Breakfast and Dinner

Group1 – Minors and Pre Cadet (2009 – 2004)
Group 2 – Cadet and Juniors (2003 – 1998)


Sat 3rd 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sun 4th 8.00am – 3.00 pm

Online booking and further information:
Camp programme & equipment list with confirmation information to follow.

Further Information
Telephone: (0044) 01896 800334 office – (0044) 07 73 46 02 336 mobile