Welcome to Judo

Are you interested in taking Part in Judo? Whether it is to learn some new skills, for physical activity or to compete for the university at the National BUCS competition, the University of Wolverhampton Judo Club has everything you need!

The University also host British Judo so students not only have access to some of the best training facilities in the country but can also stand shoulder to shoulder with Olympic medallists!

Interested? Please contact our Head Judo Coach, D.Elmore@wlv.ac.uk or w.mcdonald@wlv.ac.uk

Name: Dave Elmore

Sport: Judo

Highest Coaching qualification:

British Judo Association Level 2 UKCC coach award

European Judo Union Level 4 Performance Judo Coach Award (Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching European Judo Union). 

Interesting Fact:  I have been involved in the sport of Judo now for 40 years as both a competitor, coach and volunteer, and was awarded the outstanding contribution to sport award by the University of Wolverhampton in 2016.

Background: I started judo as a 5 year old and won many National and International events as a Junior. I won the World Masters Gold medal in 2000 as a veteran and gave up competing to concentrate on coaching. I studied for 3 years at Bath University and Anglia Ruskin University to complete the EJU level 4 Performance coaching award and have managed the Judo programme at the University of Wolverhampton for over 10 years. My aim is to develop a Judo programme from grass roots to Elite level and would encourage anyone who may have an interest in combat sports to give Judo a try. We have world class judo facilities at the University and have opportunities for people to get involved at all levels of the sport from Elite performance to recreational classes. 


Judo Head Coach