COVID-19 UPDATE: Judo club will be closed until further notice.

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Judo club will be closed until further notice.

Although the club remains closed due to the ongoing restrictions, government guidelines and social distancing measures, we are still very much active online.

We invite all our current members to join us in our Virtual Dojo on Zoom, where we are running two classes a week.

Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm – Judo Training, focusing on basic skills and movement, with a good mix of fun and drills.

Friday 6:30-7:30pm – Fitness Training. Cardio & bodyweight training with music.
Go at your own pace & do as much as you can.

Both sessions are suitable for all ages and grades, and non-judoka members of the household are welcome to join in the Fitness class.

For details of the Zoom classes, or if you have any questions during this lockdown period please email info@stalbansjudo.org.uk


SAJC AGM

This year’s AGM will take place on Thursday 25th June at 7:30pm via Zoom
Please check your email for all the details.

If you are a current member of SAJC and have not received the email – please contact secretary@stalbansjudo.org.uk to be added to the distribution list.

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!

News

We are proud to have met the requirements to be awarded the Safeguarding Code in Martial Arts.

For more information on this scheme:
www.safeguardingcode.com/parents 

SAJC Hosts GB Olympian Nekoda Davis
Session video available


St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 days ago
Plans for the return to indoor training are progressing well 👍
If you haven't completed the Return to Dojo Survey yet, please can you get it sent in ASAP so we can start putting session lists together 😃
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club6 days ago
👍 Thanks to everyone who's completed the return to judo survey so far. Very positive responses from everyone.

⚡ If you haven't completed it yet, please can you do it asap, the more information we have on who wants to come back when the easier it will be to get the right mix of classes scheduled.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club1 week ago
🗯️ Members: Please check your emails for our Return to Dojo Survey. Your responses will help us produce our early stage session schedule for the resumption of indoor training. 👍
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 weeks ago
✨ Huge thankyous to everyone who came and helped clean the dojo this morning! ✨

Fantastic job everyone!

It's now all looking well spread out and spik & span, ready for when they say "go" to getting back indoors (socially distanced to start with of course).
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 weeks ago
💪Reminder to Members: Keep your Walk/Run/Cycle screenshots coming in... send to virtualmiles@stalbansjudo.org.uk

Please be aware they need to be from specific exercise not just your daily pedometer count, so something with a map or clear timed session please.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club is feeling silly.1 month ago
A bit of silliness and a brief look at what we get up to on a Saturday morning.

(Speeded up, just because we can!)
St. Albans Judo Club

Session Times

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Judo club will be closed until further notice.

Although the club remains closed due to the ongoing restrictions, government guidelines and social distancing measures, we are still very much active online.

We invite all our current members to join us in our Virtual Dojo on Zoom, where we are running two classes a week.

Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm – Judo Training, focusing on basic skills and movement, with a good mix of fun and drills.

Friday 6:30-7:30pm – Fitness Training. Cardio & bodyweight training with music.
Go at your own pace & do as much as you can.

Both sessions are suitable for all ages and grades, and non-judoka members of the household are welcome to join in the Fitness class.

For details of the Zoom classes, or if you have any questions during this lockdown period please email info@stalbansjudo.org.uk


Normal Class Schedule:

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: Tori (Juniors), 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, 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 U18 – Annual£28 (or £18 if upgrading from a provisional) and £24 to renewYes
BJA U18 – Annual£31 and £28 to renewYes
BJC O18 – Annual£34 (or £24 if upgrading from a provisional) and £30 to renewYes
BJA O18 – Annual£42 and £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 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
U18
 £4.00 £3.50
O18
 £5.00 £4.00

Note:

  • Those on the 3 month BJC provisional licence can access member session costs.
  • Session costs are cheaper, and advance pricing options are available for club members.

Club shop

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

Contact Us

Email

info@stalbansjudo.org.uk

Phone

Call the dojo any weekday evening on 01727 869007. Please note that our phone number has recently changed to this number.

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.