Judo has its roots in ju-jitsu, which goes back many centuries in Japanese history when is was a brutal and often lethal method of self-defence and unarmed combat. Since the inclusion of Judo in the 1964 Olympic Games it has been regarded as a modern Olympic combat sport although some followers still consider it very much an "art form". Kano said that Judo is a teaching for life itself and with it we learn to overcome the pitfalls and obstacles of everyday living.

What is the Community Judo Programme?

The Community Judo programme is British Judo’s development programme, it offers high quality coaching and a safe and fun introduc-tion to the sport.

Our coaching team is made up of highly trained, experiences judo coaches who hold: a minimum Level 2 coaching certificate an enhanced CRB check and who undertake child protection and first aid training every three years.

Our coaches are experienced at delivering to all ages and abilities, so whether it’s a young person’s first time on the mat or a class including experienced player, sessions will be designed to meet the needs of everyone involved.

To find out more about Judo in the community, please CLICK HERE

For more information on JUDO or to find a club please see the links opposite