We run two sessions on Wednesdays, from 7-8 p.m. the Junior session is aimed at the younger judoka, with the majority of participants currently being between 6 and 11 years old.
British Judo licences must be obtained before your fifth lesson, and as well as allowing you to be graded, allow you to enter BJA sanctioned competitions and provide insurance cover.
This session has 2 regular coaches and assistance from experienced teenage judoka.
The Senior session, 8.15 - 930 p.m. is a mixed ability mat, ranging from Novice to Dan grade.
We believe that interaction between the grades is beneficial both for the less experienced judoka (allowing them to attempt techniques against more experienced opponents who can advise and encourage) and for the experienced judoka (a chance to pass on years of accumulated knowledge). We regard ourselves as a ‘friendly’ club, and as such in Randori (practice fighting) we do not expect experienced judoka to take advantage of the less experienced.
There is no pressure to grade, so you can progress at your own rate, and we will be happy to confirm your suitability, or work on grading theory, if and when you decide you want to progress.
Whilst the session is aimed at adults, we are happy for under 16’s to participate, subject to the coaches approval.