2019 Summer Female Fighters Camp

Summer Camp 2019

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th August

BJJ, Judo, Gi and No Gi

It’s back! Here for the 2nd year running the ‘Female Fighters’ camp is back at The Dojo, Kendal. The best chance for ladies to train with other like-minded ladies and learn from some of the best female grapplers around.

Last year….

Was the first time the camp had been run in its’ current format and it went even better than expected!

This years’ camp will continue to grow and expand on the experience of last years’.

Technical and sparring sessions; conditioning activities; educational workshops; and all mixed with a decent dose of social activities.

Take part in as little or as much as you want, no experience necessary*.

The Venue

The Dojo in Kendal is a permanent training venue for Kendal Judo Club and boasts the actual mats used at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Over the years the venue has hosted the GB Olympic team, the Oceania Olympic team, the England Commonwealth team and the first UK Female Fighters Camp!

Accommodation on site is available – just the basic porta -cabin style, but what else do you need!?

The town centre is a 10 min walk away and there is ample parking on site.

There is plenty of alternative accommodation nearby and the town itself is very picturesque, sitting just on the edge of the Lake district.

Meet the organiser

Sophie Cox

A seasoned athlete,  Judo 5th Dan and BJJ purple belt.

Currently coaches Olympic Judo, Judo for BJJ, Freestyle judo and judo jenga.

30 years of mat experience….


2 x Team GB, Athens 2004 (8th), London 2012

7 x British Champion (last in 2013)

4 x British Open Champion

2 x European Championships silver

2 x European Championships bronze

2002 Commonwealth Bronze

2016/18 European Veterans – Gold

2017 World Veterans – Silver

2015 IBJJF London Open Gold (Blue)

2016 IBJJF European Open Gold (Blue, Masters 1, Feather) Silver (Absolute)

2017 IBJJF European Masters Lightweight Blue – Gold

2017 Abu Dhabi London Pro Lightweight Blue – Gold

2017 Abu Dhabi London Grand Slam Lightweight Blue- Gold

2017 Abu Dhabi World Jui Jitsu Championships Lightweight Blue – Gold

2017 IBJJF World Masters Gold (Feather, Masters 2 Purple) Silver (Absolute)

Fave Techniques:

Eri Seionage, Juji Gatame

Tag line:

Does not pull guard

Guest Instructors

Rosi Sexton

She’s back! The one and only Rosi Sexton is back to teach her fave techniques as well as give invaluable pre-hab/re-hab advice.

For those of you who don’t know her, her accolades add up to a crazy long list of just brilliant stuff.

Samantha Cook

Leader of the “Womanair” revolution ‘down south’ is a current top class competitor and first class coach.

Helen Currie

The first UK female black belt, pure pedigree and a real deal female fighter.

Last years schedule:

N.B This year the camp will start 1pm on the Friday with check in from 10.30.

Mat space available for those who want to train!

Time Friday Saturday Sunday
8.00-9.00   Breakfast Breakfast
9.00-10.00   BJJ Judo
10.00-11.00   Judo BJJ
11.00-12.00   Outdoor/Conditioning Outdoor/Conditioning
12.00-13.00   Lunch Lunch
13.00-14.00   Workshop Workshop
14.00-15.00   BJJ Judo
15.00-16.00 BJJ Judo BJJ
16.00-17.00 Judo Open Mat Open Mat
17.00-18.00 Conditioning /Stretching (45 min) Food (BBQ) Time to go!
19.00-20.00 Meal out Team Challenges/Film night  


14 years+

Under 18s must have at least 3 years experience in either judo or BJJ

Over 18s need no experience, just a passion to learn and train!