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Judo roughly translates as 'gentle way' in Japanese, and though it can appear to be anything but gentle, it's skill, technique and timing that will see you gaining different colour belts as you improve.

An Overview of Judo

Judo is an unarmed Olympic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. It was founded by Jigoro Kano in Japan in the 1880s and has grown in popularity to become one of the most popular individual sports across the globe. Judo translates into English as "the gentle way".

Judo is the only martial art currently a part of the Paralympics. Visually Impaired or 'VI' Judo is a specially adapted form of judo for individuals with visual and other impairments.

Benefits

Judo is a fantastic way to:

1. Get fit and build strength

2. Increase flexibility and mobility

3. Learn discipline and respect

4. Learn a new skill

5. Build new friendships

6. Increase confidence and self-esteem

7. Learn in a supportive environment

Involvement

Throw Yourself Into Judo

Throw Yourself Into Judo is British Judo's national campaign aimed at getting more people to try the sport. As part of the campaign you can download a voucher here to get your first judo session for FREE!

Click here to find your nearest judo club.

Useful links

www.britishjudo.org.uk

www.throwyourselintojudo.com

Equipment

All you need to try judo is baggy/loose old clothing (something you don't mind stretching) or basic gym kit – a t-shirt and jogging bottoms. Most judo clubs have a judo jacket they can loan to you for your first session, after which you may choose to purchase a basic judo kit called a judogi (available from JudoStore).

Facts

Objective

Two players (called judoka) compete against each other on an 8m x 8m matted area for up to 5 minutes with the player scoring the most points winning the contest.

Scores of varying degrees are awarded for throws, holds and more, with the coveted "ippon" score ending the contest. If the scores are level at the end of the 5 minute period the contest goes to 'golden score' with the first person to score any point winning the contest.

Find Judo Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Judo Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
bja@britishjudo.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0121 728 6920

Bradford University Judo Club

Bradford University Judo Club is run by university students for the benefit of students and the wider public. Bradford University Judo Club is open to anyone with a Unique membership or British Judo Association membership

Accelerate Coaching

Doncaster's premier personal training & sports performance business where everyone can 'train like an athlete' when led by our team of professionals.

Pudsey Judo Club

We are a very popular Judo Club, with a very good training facility. Head coach is a qualified level 3 coach, and is a BJA 5th Dan, Head Junior coach is qualified at level 2 and is 2nd Dan. Asst coaches are also level 2 and are both 1st Dan. Junior trai

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do TAGB

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
come down now

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
come down now

Dermot Heslop

Regional Delivery Officer

07976 216447

http://www.britishjudo.org.uk/

Jeff Hynds

Club Development Officer

07854 241095

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