Welcome!

St Albans Judo Club has been providing 69 years of service to judo & the community. The club is a thriving community of junior and senior members, parents, and volunteers who all come together to enjoy judo.

Expert tuition caters for all levels from beginner to black belt and beyond!

News

St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club6 days ago
This weekend the club is hosting a BJC Jane Bridge Enhancing Skills course.

✨ During the course, on Sunday morning from 10am-1pm, there is an opportunity for Juniors (age 10+) and Seniors, minimum grade of 5th Kyu (Yellow belt), to come and take part in a randori session with a difference. ✨

Those attending will be helping with demonstrations aimed at helping course participants understand about different styles of randori training.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a session with a fantastic coach, and get some extra training before the upcoming Area and Club gradings.

[Note: The main 2-day course is for Seniors and advanced juniors, minimum grade 3rd Kyu (green belt).]
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club1 week ago
Two brilliant sessions this afternoon with Nekoda Davis - Judo Athlete. Thank you so much for joining us, everyone had a fabulous time.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club2 weeks ago
🏅Remember: Nekoda Davis training sessions today! 🏅

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
Visitors welcome.
U14s @ 12pm
O14s @ 2pm

£12 per person.
Open to BJC, BJA & AJA licence holders.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club2 weeks ago
✨ Reminder ✨
We have Nekoda Davis at the club on Sunday. Fresh from winning GOLD at the IJF Grand Slam in Brazil yesterday.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club2 weeks ago
🌟 Photos from our taster sessions at Oakwood School last Sunday 🌟

If anyone else would like us to do a similar session at your school, or to bring a group in to the dojo for a session, do get in touch 👍
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club3 weeks ago
✨ Busy day for some of the coaches and helpers who took part in Oakwood Primary School's "Olympics" where pupils are able to try a range of different sports. ✨

Huge thanks to Zoli & Jad for leading the sessions, to Vince, Andrew, Bill, Brenden, Sarah, Rowan and Jacob for helping out, and Jen for making sure jackets, belts, flyers etc were ready.
Special thanks also to Stephen who came just to help move mats 😀

Session Times

(From 1st September 2019)

Classes are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated.

Monday Coach: Jad

7:30pm-8:30pm : Ages 10-13, Junior – Randori based training **

7:30pm-9:00pm : Ages 14+, Youth & Senior Randori based training **

** Not suitable for beginners. Please contact us to discuss if this class is suitable for your child

Tuesday Coaches: Darren, Tori, Bob (Seniors)

6:30pm-7:30pm : Ages 5-15, Primary & Junior – Technical Development

7:30pm-8:30pm : Ages 10-17, Junior & Youth – Technical Development

8:30pm-10:30pm : Ages 16+, Senior – Technical Development (Kata instruction & practice available on request)

Wednesday Coaches: Kim, Jad, Zoli

6:00pm-7:00pm : Ages 5-7, Primary (Kinder) – Technical Development

7:00pm-8:00pm : Ages 8-12, Primary & Junior – Technical Development (Yellow belts and under)

8:00pm-9:15pm : Ages 10-17, Junior & Youth – Technical Development

Thursday Coaches: Matt, Andrew, Seb

7:00pm-8:00pm : Ages 5-15, Primary & Junior – Technical Development

Friday Coaches: Zoli, Bob (Kata)

7:00pm-8:00pm : Ages 5-15, Primary & Junior – Technical Development

8:00pm-9:30pm : Ages 10+, Junior & Senior – Kata Instruction and Practice ***

*** Not suitable for beginners. Judoka under 10 with Coach’s prior agreement only.

How to join

If you are new to judo, your first session is free!!

Simply contact us for advice on which of our sessions is right for you to come along and try. For your 2nd session you must purchase a membership to one of our two governing bodies (for as little as £10) and start paying session costs.

Our governing bodies are:
British Judo Council and British Judo Association.

Membership of either of these two bodies gives you a licence to practise Judo and provides you with personal accident insurance.

Governing body membership typeCostClub membership purchase also required?
BJC provisional 3 month *£10Optional
BJC Junior – Annual£28 (or £18 if upgrading from a provisional)Yes
BJA Junior – AnnualTBAYes
BJC Senior – Annual£34 (or £24 if upgrading from a provisional) and £29 to renewYes
BJA Senior – AnnualTBAYes

* – Does not allow you to participate in gradings or competitions, but you can upgrade to the full membership at any time

If you have already tried judo in the past

Depending on how long ago you tried judo, and how long you did it for, we may be able to treat you as if you are new to judo. Please email us or come in and ask at the desk.

If you still have a current BJA or BJC licence then simply bring it with you and pay the appropriate session cost. To access reduced session costs you can choose to join SAJC by paying the annual membership fee. Session costs are listed below.

If your judo licence has expired then you can pay to become a St Albans Judo Club member and then we’ll organise your licence renewal (or help you to obtain a new judo licence). The costs involved are shown above in the “governing body membership costs” (sorry you won’t be eligible for the provisional membership) and the SAJC membership cost is below in the club membership section.

If you are visiting from another club

Just bring your current BJA or BJC licence with you and pay the appropriate session cost. To access reduced session costs you can choose to join SAJC by paying the annual membership fee.


What to wear

For the first few classes you can wear tracksuit bottoms without zips/ buttons/ anything hard that could injure yourself or others when breakfalling. Girls should also wear a plain white T-shirt. These items may get pulled/ stretched so don’t wear anything you can’t afford to write off! Please use an elastic hair band to tie any long hair back (no metal hair clips are allowed).

We have spare judo jackets that you can use – just ask someone for help if you’re stuck. You’ll be expected to buy your own gi (judo outfit) if you decide to join. These are available at the club shop.


Forms

The club asks you to fill out a membership form on your first visit.


Club membership

The annual club membership of £10 allows you to access lower session costs and gives access to club events.

Family Membership – The first member pays the full amount, and each additional member pays the full amount less £3.00

The renewal of the club membership will be synchronised with the renewal your BJC / BJA a licence (if the renewal of your judo licence is managed by us).


Session cost

Age
Non-club member every session
Member, every session
Junior
 £3.50 £3.00
Senior
 £4.50 £3.50

Note:

  • people on the 3 month BJC provisional licence can access member session costs
  • session costs are cheaper for club members.

Club shop

The club shop carries a stock of judo clothing and accessories.

Contact Us

Email

info@stalbansjudo.org.uk  – please note that email is currently checked every few days,

Phone

Call the dojo any weekday evening on 01727 854411.

Directions

The dojo address is:
St Albans Judo Club,
Batchwood Golf and Sports Centre,
Batchwood Drive,
St Albans,
Hertfordshire,
AL3 5XA.

The Dojo is within “Batchwood Golf and Sports Centre”. There is a large sign for this facility off the road “Batchwood Drive”.

Please be aware that the Dojo is on a section of one-way narrow country road, don’t go along this the wrong way. If you have a satnav then the following coordinates will lead you to the correct entrance to the one-way road N51.764848, W0.344282

Parking is on the right just before you reach the Sports Centre. Please observe the parking signs/ notices.