Female Fight Camp Interest

24-26th August - The Dojo (Kendal)

Female Fighters Camp - Summer 2018

JUDO/BJJ, Gi and No Gi

It’s back! It’s been a while but this year 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. Here you can either register your interest, or book online now.

What’s involved?

Great learning, tough training and fun times PLUS Special Price on custom gis and rash guards courtesy of

The Original….

This camp went down a storm when we first ran it in 2014 and this years’ will be even better - Judo and BJJ technical and sparring sessions; fun (?) conditioning activities (log carrying anyone?); educational workshops; and all mixed with a decent dose of social activities. Take part in as little or as much as you want. Each class will cater to all levels with basics highlighted for beginners and progressions for more advanced. There are just a couple of age-related restrictions * (see below).

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.

Price Menu

Friday Day 10
Sat/Sun Per Day 25
B and B 25
Lunch (Sat and Sun Per Day) 5
Dinner (Sat) 5
Weekend all in (3 days plus food and B and B) 105

Meet the organiser:

Sophie Cox - a seasoned athlete,  Judo 5th Dan and BJJ purple belt.

She has been coaching for a number of years and can dish out plenty of advice, including how to win at giant Jenga. 

She loves a bit of girl power (but not in a cheesy way) and has worked hard to establish her credibility in a mostly male dominated environment as an athlete and a coach. Started judo at 6 and BJJ a in 2013……


  • 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 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:

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Open Mat

Open Mat


Conditioning /Stretching (45 min)

Food (BBQ)

Time to go!



Meal out

Team Challenges/Film night



14 years+

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

Over 18s - minimum experience necessary, just a passion to learn and train!

Other Instructors

Vanessa English

Vanessa English is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fights out of the UK.

Vanessa is known for being the first British born Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor to win the IBJJF World Championships in the adult division; this was back in 2013 at purple belt.

Vanessa has represented the UK in various different countries across the world and holds many titles beneath her belt, including 7x British titles, 4x European titles and the purple belt world title. 

Rosi Sexton

Rosi has many many accomplishments to her name and had a very successful MMA career before retiring and setting up her own osteopathy practice.

A great pioneer for female fighters and grapplers, Rosi was one of the instructors on the first camp we did in 2014.


  • Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Black belt in TJF's Ju Jitsu
  • Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Cage Warriors Women's 132 lbs Champion (2005)[46]
  • BodogFight Women's 125 lbs Champion
  • First British Woman to Fight in the UFC

Ffion Davies

Ffion is Wales' first and only IBJJF World Champion and has multiple titles to her name.

Her list of achievements includes Double Gold at the NOGI World Championships; Silver at the GI World Championships, back to back Gold medals at the European Championships, multiple national titles and an unbeaten MMA record (3-0 Amateur; 1-0 Pro). 

Ffion holds a black belt in Judo and was part of the Welsh Judo squad before taking up Jiu Jitsu in 2013.

Ffion runs the women's programme at CF24 Jiu Jitsu.