Judo is a Japanese art of self-defence and a sport with Olympic recognition.  Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness.  It is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques but also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilising specialised holds, arm lock and choking techniques.  Judo can be started from 5 years old and is enjoyed by boys and girls as well as men and women.  To get started come along to one of our classes to learn more, or contact the club for further information (Go to the Contact Menu)


Requirements

To begin Judo, you must obtain a Judogi (Judo Suit).  Most sports shops supply Judogi's with the biggest local one Decathlon in Surrey Quays offering reasonable prices, or you can shop online. The Judogi is reinforced in the all the right places and consists of a jacket, trousers and belt.  The only other personal equipment required would be a pair of Zori, which are Japanese style slippers and are needed for walking to and from the training or contest Mat (a lot of people use flip-flops for this purpose)


Licence

Although accident rate is far lower than in some sports it has to be said that Judo is a tough combat sport.  It is compulsory to have a Judo licence, which gives insurance cover.  Gradings and competitions take place all over the country and throughout the year under BJA rules and at which anyone taking part must have a licence. Forms are available from the coaches.


Mat Fee (Seniors)

Mat Fee are £10 on a pay as you go basis.  Or if you have full membership to the Tokei Martial Arts Centre (£50 per month) Mat Fee's are including in this membership.

Mat Fee (Juniors)

Mat Fee's are £25 for Junior Membership. You can also pay £4.50 on a pay as you go basis.