In 2013 when he was 10 years old Joseph Mitchell and his dad Gideon climbed the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland to raise funds for Camberley Judo Club (CJC) and to encourage people throughout Britain to try judo.
Our 3-peak challenge was a real challenge but was great fun too and in 2014 we aim to climb a ‘proper’ mountain or two by going to the Alps.
Camberley Judo Club is unique in Britain in that it caters for the whole ability range from 5 year-old beginners right up to the elite squad, a group of full-time judo athletes including London 2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Karina Bryant.
CJC is run as a registered charity. We will continue to raise money to contribute towards a new building for the club to house a larger dojo (training gym) and much-needed proper living quarters for the full-time athletes, to replace the old portacabin where they currently live.
After the inspiring success of the London 2012 Olympics we also aim to encourage young people throughout the UK to take up judo and to join their local club. Judo is a sport that develops the body and a positive attitude to life and is just as much a sport for girls as it is for boys. It deserves to be much more popular.
The articles on the blog page tell the story of Joseph’s judo and mountain climbing in 2013. To find out which new challenges we are setting ourselves in 2014 please follow our adventures here, on Facebook or on Twitter.