We are now open!

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.

For more information on this scheme:

SAJC Hosts GB Olympian Nekoda Davis
Session video available

St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 days ago
As part of the British Judo Tokyo Roadshow, SAJC is delighted to have GB Olympian Gemma Howell visiting us on Wednesday 22nd September.

Normal class times apply for U18s.
Adults are welcome to attend the 3rd session at 8:30pm

Session is included FREE for all Members on Monthly & Annual Quest Plans.

Visitors - Β£5
Please contact classes@stalbansjudo.org.uk for more information about attending.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club7 days ago
πŸ₯‹ New Class Launching 29th September πŸ₯‹

Get your "Mini Monkeys" started on their Judo Journey at SAJC, with our new session designed to build basic physical, cognitive & social skills with a judo twist.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club7 days ago
BJC Presidents Course – 25th & 26th September 2021 - Tamworth

Please see the link below for details of a 2 day training course being held by the BJC at the end of the month. This is a great opportunity to do some extra training with some great coaches, and to meet more of the wider BJC judo community.
Speak to coaches for more information and suitability for you/your children.

(It is possible to do either or both days, you do not need to sign up for the whole weekend)

St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club2 weeks ago
πŸ₯‹ Please see our new look timetable for Autumn 2021. πŸ₯‹
(Details of our Monday Fighting Fit classes will be released shortly)

πŸ‘‰ We have spaces on our new intake beginners Dragons & Tigers Class (school years 1-6) on Fridays, starting 24th September.

πŸ‘‰ New beginners in year 7 upwards will be offered a trial on one of the classes for their age group (first trials being offered w/c 20th September)

πŸ‘‰ We are also launching our Pre-Judo "Monkeys" class for children in Reception on the 29th September.
This young beginners session will be focused on developing basic physical, cognitive & social skills with a judo twist, and will gradually introduce the fundamentals of judo in a safe and fun environment.
(Note: Initially this class will be for children who have started school already, however it will be extended in later intakes to include those who start the following September)

πŸ‘‰ Adult beginners also very welcome.

πŸ‘‰ We are now also DELIGHTED to announce we are ready to welcome visitors back. 🀩

For more information on any of the above please email info@stalbansjudo.org.uk

(Note: Classes are arranged by School Year group)
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St. Albans Judo Club is at St. Albans Judo Club.2 weeks ago
St. Albans Judo Club
πŸ₯‹ Brilliant to see a busy Seniors mat tonight as we return to our full timetable! πŸ₯‹
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club2 weeks ago
A HUGE thank you to our amazing crew that came up and help clean and relay mats tonight!!!

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 need to sign up to one of our membership options:

For the Ginmedaru options, you can attend additional sessions at Β£4 per session.

You must also purchase a judo license from one of our two governing bodies.

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 *Β£10Optional
BJC U18 – AnnualΒ£28 (or Β£18 if upgrading from a provisional) and Β£24 to renewYes
BJA U18 – AnnualΒ£31 and Β£28 to renewYes
BJC O18 – AnnualΒ£34 (or Β£24 if upgrading from a provisional) and Β£30 to renewYes
BJA O18 – AnnualΒ£42 and Β£39 to renewYes

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 Β£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 asks you to fill out a membership form on your first visit.

Club shop

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

Contact Us




01727 869007

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,
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.