Extra night and female only sessions at Brechin judo club

Brechin’s Mudanshakai Judo Club is to introduce a women only session on Monday evenings at Damacre Centre.

From Monday, January 28, the club’s female coach Tracy Baldwin will be hosting the ladies only session with the first four weeks being free of charge.

Having recently gained her club coach award Tracy has been encouraged to set up a women only session by head coach Mark Arbuthnott.

Tracy said: “The reasons for practising judo are numerous but for women it is a great confidence builder, has a real application in self-defence and is a fantastic way to burn calories and get fit quickly.

“I was inspired to start the sessions after reading a Tweet from Olympic silver medallist Gemma Gibbons which said she was running a female only club in London.”

The session will initially run from 7 to 8 p.m., with the potential to be extended if it proves popular.

If you fancy giving judo a go in an all-female environment contact coach Tracy on 07826779208.

As well as introducing the female only sessions Brechin Judo Club is also pleased to announce that it will now meet twice weekly, with the addition of a strength and conditioning session on Monday evenings following the club’s innovative ladies only session.

Head coach Mark stated: “We’re really happy to be the only judo club in Tayside to be able to offer two nights of training, giving an unrivalled opportunity to pursue the study of judo seriously.

“Wednesday nights will be the main teaching night but the new Monday night session will be heavily biased towards contest and fitness and will feature the use of high intensity circuits such as Tabata.”

The strength and conditioning programme will be headed up by assistant coach John King.

The club has a thriving senior section but is always on the lookout for new members. There are also places available in the junior section. Phone club coach Mark Arbuthnott on 626791 for more details.