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

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πŸ₯‰Excellent effort led to a well deserved Bronze for Kristian at the NHC Orange and under competition at High Wycombe today.
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St. Albans Judo Club1 week ago
πŸ₯‹ Great to see classes building up again after the holidays, and excellent work on all sessions this week. Let's keep the momentum going! πŸ‘

πŸ… We are currently taking sign ups for the Southfields Open competition on the 1st of Feb.πŸ…
This is an excellent competition for all ages, with categories from Novice to Dan grade.

If you/your children want to take part, please speak to the coaches for suitability, and then to Jen or Liz at the desk for venue & time details, to pay the entry fee and get weighed in.
We will be closing club entry list on *24th Jan*
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St. Albans Judo Club3 weeks ago
πŸ₯‹ Well done to the intermediates who were back on the mat for fitness & randori tonight. A great high intensity session with hard work from everyone. 🀜

Looking forward to seeing more of you back at tomorrow's Primary, Junior and Senior technical development sessions πŸ‘
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St. Albans Judo Club3 weeks ago
🌟πŸ₯‹ Happy New Year! πŸ₯‹πŸŒŸ

Just a reminder that all classes are back to normal from tomorrow. (Monday 6th Jan)

Looking forward to seeing you all back on the mat!
Lets get 2020 off to an brilliant start πŸ‘

Members should have received an email today with details of the next grading and the new advanced payment options.

If you can't see it please check your spam, and if there's nothing please send an email to secretary@stalbansjudo.org.uk as we may have your email address wrong in our list.
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St. Albans Judo Club1 month ago
πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈ Christmas Chaos with the U18s class... β˜ƒοΈπŸŽ„
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St. Albans Judo Club
St. Albans Judo Club1 month ago
πŸŽ„ Normal classes all week πŸŽ„

It's our last week of term and all classes are running as normal. β˜ƒοΈπŸ₯‹β˜ƒοΈ

We close after Friday's Kata class, and open again after a relaxing break on Monday 6th January.

πŸ“°πŸ“’ Breaking news: From January you will be able to pay your mat fees monthly in advance by cash, card or cheque πŸ‘
There are pricing options for either one or unlimited nightly sessions a week.

Full details on the posters at the club or from the desk.

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 Β£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 *Β£10Optional
BJC Junior – AnnualΒ£28 (or Β£18 if upgrading from a provisional)Yes
BJA Junior – AnnualTBAYes
BJC Senior – AnnualΒ£34 (or Β£24 if upgrading from a provisional) and Β£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 Β£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 Β£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
 Β£3.50 Β£3.00
Senior
 Β£4.50 Β£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

Phone

Call the dojo any weekday evening on 01727 869007.

Please note that we are currently having issues with the original phone number (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.