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Welcome to Worsley Judo Club!

It’s always good to welcome a new face to the club whether experienced or beginner.

Judo is a discipline with its roots in the Japanese martial arts (Budo).
Professor Jigaro Kano created it around 1882 in Japan.  He extracted relatively safe techniques (throws holds, arm-locks, chokes and strangles) from the more dangerous art of Jujitsu, taught break-falling, and formed them into a comprehensive sport which he called Judo ("the gentle way").

Judo has a deep and lasting beneficial effect on the physique and psychology of children.  It channels aggression and, because of the close-contact nature of the sport, teaches respect for one's fellow participants.  The benefits of Judo training may be defined as "The Seven S's of Judo": Skill, Strength, Suppleness, Speed, Stamina, Self-Confidence and Self-Discipline.

What You Will Learn as a Beginner

Safety is basic to Judo.  First you will learn to fall without injury - break-falling.  You cannot throw or be thrown without being able to do a "break-fall".  Beginners will also learn the basics of throws and grappling techniques. Above all judo is great fun. It is important to remember that Judo is a close contact sport and whilst we always endeavour to ensure the safety of all members there remains a risk of injury.

Parents of children under the age of 8 are requested to stay and watch for the duration of each training session.


All members starting with the club will be required to pay an initial payment of £6.50.  This payment will cover your first training session and includes a BJC Provisional Licence and Insurance.

This Provisional Licence and Insurance will last for a period of 3 months following which you will need to purchase a Full Licence which must be renewed on an annual basis.  A Provisional Licence will not enable you to grade or take part in any events other than those held at this club.  Full Licences can be applied for through any of the club instructors. 

Judo Suits

After 4-6 weeks of regular attendance, beginners will be requested to obtain a Judogi (Judo Suit).

It is of the utmost importance that you purchase a Judogi (Judo Suit) and not a Karate Suit.

Worsley Judo Club has an account with a specialist Judo company called Essimo, www.essimo.co.uk.  This means that we can supply excellent quality suits at a reduced rate - just ask one of our instructors.

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