Tuesday 16 January 2018

Martial arts degree at university

BJA says Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is adding a judo degree to its curriculum
BJA says Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is adding a judo degree to its curriculum

Cambridge students are being given the chance to get to grips with a new academic discipline - judo.

The British Judo Association (BJA) says Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge is adding a judo degree to its curriculum later this year.

Officials said the degree was aimed at judo coaches and would be taught part-time over five years.

A BJA spokesman said students would study "physiology, biomechanics, psychology and coaching pedagogy" as well as having "judo specific" lectures.

He said the course was being run by Bob Challis, a lecturer in Sports Coaching and Physical Education and coach to the British Army Judo Team.

A similar degree had previously been offered at the University of Bath, said the spokesman.

Press Association

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