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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.

An Overview of Judo

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.

What do I need to try Judo?

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).

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.

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Useful links

www.britishjudo.org.uk

www.throwyourselintojudo.com

Contacts


British Judo
Email: bja@britishjudo.org.uk
Telephone: 01509 631 670

Benefits

Judo is a fantastic sport with many benefits, including:

  1. Getting fit and building strength
  2. Increasing flexibility and mobility
  3. Teaches discipline and respect
  4. Learning a new skill
  5. Build new friendships
  6. Increases confidence and self-esteem
  7. Learning in a supportive environment

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 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).

You should also bring plenty of water to stay hydrated during your session and plenty of energy and enthusiasm!

Facts

In 1972 GB Judo won their first medals in the Olympic Games winning 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals.

Judo had two female medallists at the London Olympics – Gemma Gibbons and Karina Bryant

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

Daventry Judo Club

Juniors: Tuesdays 7pm - 8pm

Adults: Tuesdays 8pm - 9:30pm

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

MC2 - BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are ideal for anyone wishing to develop self discipline in order to improve their fighting skills.

BJJ students are taught to control their emotions and actions. Ju-Jitsu develops respect, discipline, self confidence and fit

Daventry Phoenix Sports Academy

At DPSA, we have three departments that cover: Multi-Sport, Gymnastics & Trampolining. Our new facility is recently refurbished and fitted with great equipment.

Duston Sports Centre

Duston Sports Centre is run on behalf of Duston Parish Council by Trilogy Leisure and includes a Trilogy Health & Fitness state of the art gym, dance studio, 4 court sports hall, function room, bar and sports pitches.

Alex Le Guével

Sports Development Officer (NGB's)

01604 367133

http://www.northamptonshiresport.org

Laurence Kenyon

Service Manager

07854244337

http://www.britishjudo.org.uk

Connect

01604 366 976

Latest Jobs

Multi Sports Coach

£7.05 - £11.50 (depending on experience and setting)

12:00am - Thu 1st August, 2019

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