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:

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St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 days ago
Huge Congratulations to our 3 competitors at the Bishop Stortford 3rd to 6th Mon competition today. Great effort from all of you in the club's first step back into competitive judo since lockdown.

George, 3rd Bronze
Teresa, 4th Bronze
Elwyn, 4th Bronze
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club1 week ago
A few photos from our recent club visit by Gemma Howell.

We were delighted to welcome her back again last week to work with our loud & energetic U8s "Dragons" class - photos from that session soon.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 weeks ago
Fantastic night with Gemma Howell yesterday!
2 amazing sessions, for our Junior & Senior judoka.
Thanks to everyone who came along, and obviously to Gemma for her great coaching.

There'll be action photos from the night to follow soon...

Unfortunately the M25 wasn't playing nicely in the early evening, so she wasn't able to make it in time for the little ones, but we'll be rearranging a session for our Dragons as soon as Gemma's schedule allows.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 weeks ago
We are delighted to welcome Gemma Howell to lead the sessions this evening as part of the BJA Tokyo Roadshow.

6-7pm Dragons
7:15-8:15pm Tigers & Wolves
8:30-9:30pm Cranes & Adults

These sessions are free to anyone who has completed signup for their monthly or annual QUEST plan.

Visitors are welcome to join us, but will need to buy a PAYG pass from the online shop - we are not able to take cash or card on the door - these passes are 瞿5 and can be purchased from - https://st-albans-judo-club-shop.mymawebsite.com/product-category/session-passes/

Note for visitors: As a rough guide Session 1: U8s, Session 2: U14s, Session 3: Age 14+
(Please consider size, grade and ability for which session would be suitable around the crossover ages)
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club4 weeks ago
Don't forget this great BJC course on this weekend!

Speak to coaches if you want to know more about suitability for you/your kids.
St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club1 month ago
Calm in the midst of chaos - sometimes even our Tigers class can sit quietly and listen :D

Busy week ahead for us, as well as our visit from Gemma Howell on Wednesday (see flyer on previous post for info), we open up our Fighting Fit sessions again on Monday evening.

Tigers & lower grade Wolves at 6:30pm
(min grades: BJC Primary 1 Orange / BJA 3rd Mon)
Wolves & above (inc. Adults) at 7:45pm
(min grades: U18s - BJC 5th Kyu Ni / BJA 5th Mon / O18s 5th Kyu)

Contact classes@stalbansjudo.org.uk for more information

Session Times

We have now opened up our Fighting Fit sessions again on Monday evening

Monday Night – Fighting Fitness SessionsNow Open!

Tigers & lower grade Wolves at 6:30pm
(min grades: BJC Primary 1 Orange / BJA 3rd Mon)

Wolves & above (inc. Adults) at 7:45pm
(min grades: U18s – BJC 5th Kyu Ni / BJA 5th Mon / O18s 5th Kyu)

Session Links for COVID-19 Check-in WebApp

Monday https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/zgke9C2J6DtWhG3P

Tuesday U16s https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/ERukhaj2sxLb9CtD

Tuesday O16s & Adults https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/3oO4968sZCxMTzbX

Wednesday https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/fXHdpFTC9m8Kt2Ag

Thursday https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/CNjTGRPUqBVJE8gw

Friday https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/Y8G1Ji4vk7fhrXjV

Full Club (used for Courses, Gradings etc) https://app.proactivereporting.com/covid19/form/EMDxCcX5oAyKwhrW

For further information please email info@stalbansjudo.org.uk

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 瞿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 *瞿10Optional
BJC U18 – Annual瞿28 (or 瞿18 if upgrading from a provisional) and 瞿24 to renewYes
BJA U18 – Annual瞿31 and 瞿28 to renewYes
BJC O18 – Annual瞿34 (or 瞿24 if upgrading from a provisional) and 瞿30 to renewYes
BJA O18 – Annual瞿42 and 瞿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 瞿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.