Judo, Wrestling & Weightlifting
PSUK Judo offers the following opportunities to regular and retired officers, police staff and Special Constables.
- National Championship – for male and female competitors this is split into age and grade specified categories giving the opportunity for judo players (Judoka) to compete from beginner to intermediate and advanced level.
- Technical courses residential and non-residential for all standards of judoka utilising international recognised coaches as well as the wealth of knowledge from the high grades within the PSUK Committee.
- Coach Education Courses including the opportunity to revalidate governing body coach wards , a mandatory requirement for those holding such qualifications.
- The opportunity to advance through the judo grades via either the competitive or technical route from beginner into the ranks of black belt.
- The opportunity to specialise in the styles of judo training including kata, self-defence, performance judo ( representing British Police up to USPE level), or recreational judo.
- The opportunity to obtain support qualifications to judo such as refereeing and table staff qualifications to support the administration of judo tournaments.
- Support and advice on running PSUK Judo clubs affiliated to the British Judo Association, the national governing body.
- Foreign tours and competitions (self-funding)
- All PSUK judoka through the member of the PSUK Judo Committee are able to access the same opportunities as civilian judoka via governing areas , The North West, London etc.
- First aid qualifications which are mandatory for all judo holding a governing body coach award, these are obtainable in house.
- Other related martial arts (Jiu-jitsu, BJJ etc) can compete in Judo as long as they hold an licence provided by a national governing body for judo.
The PSUK wrestling section organises an annual Championships in freestyle and submission wrestling. Freestyle wrestling is conducted under UWW Olympic rules, with bouts of two 3 minute rounds. Scores are awarded for moves, and the bout is win either by a pin or higher points. submission wrestling uses BJJ rules (which may be adapted), with a single 4 or 5 minute round. Bouts are win by submission or decision for the more active wrestler. There are competitions for women and men, and wrestlers are organised into weight groups. Many of our wrestlers have come late to the sport, and participate in different styles of wrestling and martial arts, but the basics are much the same. We aim to ensure that wrestlers of all standards and experience can compete together, and try the different styles. High performing freestyle wrestlers may be considered for the USPE European Police Championships.
Weightlifting & Powerlifting
Weightlifting incorporates Powerlifting, (as a division of the BDFPA raw/ equipped/ single lifts), and Strongman (log lift/ truck pull/ stones etc.). We run the powerlifting and strongman separately with the Strongman in the summer and the powerlifting in Oct/ November (find us on FB.. PSUK Powerlifting).