St Albans Judo Club has been providing 70 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!
We are proud to have met the requirements to be awarded the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.
🌟Huge Congratulations to the 46 young judoka who took part in our Annual Club Championships today.🌟
It was wonderful to be able to hold the event this year, and great to see some really good judo on display.
Thanks to :
👉 Kim, Adam & Sarah for their Refereeing & Corner Judging
👉 Jen & Jenna on the Table. (and Jen for the paperwork side of things before hand!)
👉 Freya for keeping things flowing in the holding area with the Dragons & Tigers.
👉 Liz for arranging the refreshments for spectators, treats for the kids and most importantly keeping the tea flowing throughout the day.
👉 Dave for being the best sort of First Aider - One we didn't need!
👉 Judith, Ruth, Samuel, Jonah & Rob for general assistance, check-in & help with the clean up at the end.
👉 Bill & Phil for taking lots of photos.
I've had a fantastic day, and hope you all did too!
🥋 Sensei Jad
PS: Don't forget to get the date in your diary for next year - Sunday 4th December 2022!
Dragons – U24 : 🥇 Arthur W, 🥈 Isaac H, 🥉 Jan K
Dragons – U25 (Girls) : 🥇 Tilly B, 🥈 Seren R
Dragons – U30 : 🥇 Lucas S, 🥈 Carles D, 🥉 David M & Sam K
Dragons/Tigers – U33 : 🥇 Henry B, 🥈 Francis W
Dragons/Tigers – U34 (Girls) : 🥇 Carme D, 🥈 Zoe J
Tigers – U27 : 🥇 Will B, 🥈 Thomas M, 🥉 Thomas B & James S
Tigers – U34 : 🥇 George R, 🥈 Elwyn R, 🥉 Jacob J
Tigers – U42 : 🥇 Henry H, 🥈 Alex N, 🥉 Arthur L
Tigers/Wolves – U43 : 🥇 Daniel O, 🥈 Patrick A, 🥉 Thomas H & Thos O
Tigers/Wolves – U47 : 🥇 Jamie A, 🥈 Finlay L, 🥉 Ernest J & Sean H
Tigers – U55 : 🥇 Ed F
Tigers – U60 : 🥇 Maxi A
Tigers – U55 (Girls) : 🥇 Rebecca R
Wolves – U50 : 🥇 Kristian H, 🥈 Judah V
Wolves – O65 : 🥇 Samuel F, 🥈 Riley C
Wolves/Cranes – U55 (Girls) : 🥇 Freya R, 🥈 Annabelle N, 🥉 Ellie M
Wolves/Cranes – U54 : 🥇 George H, 🥈 Adam O, 🥉 Sam L
Wolves/Cranes – U61 : 🥇 Jonah B, 🥈 Ben M
Really looking forward to seeing everyone.
It's a great opportunity to show off skills and earn a snazzy medal.
No need to have ever competed before - this is a closed event just for club members, and we will guide beginners through the process so they get a taste of Judo competition in small, relaxed and friendly groups.
Please remember you *must* weigh-in at class this week if you want to take part, you can't just turn up on the day.
First up were our Mini Monkeys who got their brand new club T-shirts. How cute are they!😎
In the Dragons, Tigers & Wolves, and Cranes & U21s classes we did the postponed gradings from earlier in the month.
Well done to everyone, we look forward to seeing all your new grades on display next week 😃
I even manage to take a couple of photos from the Tigers & Wolves session - it was a busy one!
Remaining students under 3rd Kyu who were signed up for the postponed event will be graded during the next few classes.
Those of 3rd Kyu upwards, make sure you have signed up with Bob if you are planning to attend the Regional Grading on Sunday.
Membership of either of these two bodies gives you a licence to practise Judo and provides you with personal accident insurance.
Governing body membership type
Club membership purchase also required?
BJC provisional 3 month *
BJC U18 – Annual
£28 (or £18 if upgrading from a provisional) and £24 to renew
BJA U18 – Annual
£31 and £28 to renew
BJC O18 – Annual
£34 (or £24 if upgrading from a provisional) and £30 to renew
BJA O18 – Annual
£42 and £39 to renew
There are other pricing options available for certain groups, please ask at the desk for more details.
* – Does not allow you to participate in gradings or competitions, but you can upgrade to the full membership at any time
If you are visiting from another club
Just bring your current BJA or BJC licence with you and pay a £5 session cost. To access reduced session costs you can choose to join SAJC.
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.
The club shop carries a stock of judo clothing and accessories.
Weekday evenings only. Please leave a message at other times.
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.