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General Information

The Barbados Judo Association was established on August 26, 1966. It was registered as a charity in 1992. Currently there are four (4) clubs in the Association; Elite Judo Academy, Keikath School of Martial Arts, Marine Gardens Judo Club and Phoenix Judo Club. Membership stands at approximately one hundred and eighty composed of both competitors and non-competitors.

An Executive Committee comprised of a President, General Secretary, Treasurer, and its Directors are charged with the administration of the Association.
The Headquarters of the Association is located at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael.


Father and son duo flying the flag for Barbados

IMG 20191008 095256 478Trust, faith and compassion. These are the attributes Asa Weithers and his coach Ian have shown to the world before the world number 226 has even stepped on the tatami of the sport’s elite at the Brasilia Grand Slam.

Ian and Asa are not your standard judoka and coach partnership, but they are father and son, united by their pride in representing the small island nation of Barbados and their devotion to judo.

The 24-year-old is a young man with a dream that centres around five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field.

Father Ian has been consumed by judo in the Caribbean nation since he first practiced the sport nearly 40 years ago.

“My mum’s friend did judo and said that her boys should try the sport,” said the approachable 54-year-old.

“This was in 1970 and at the time we had one main club on the island.

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written  By Mark Pickering on 07. Oct 2019

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