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 £4 per session.
You must also purchase a judo license from one of our two governing bodies.
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||Cost||Club membership purchase also required?|
|BJC provisional 3 month *||£10||Optional|
|BJC U18 – Annual||£28 (or £18 if upgrading from a provisional) and £24 to renew||Yes|
|BJA U18 – Annual||£31 and £28 to renew||Yes|
|BJC O18 – Annual||£34 (or £24 if upgrading from a provisional) and £30 to renew||Yes|
|BJA O18 – Annual||£42 and £39 to renew||Yes|
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.
PAYG Session passes for Visitors should be purchased in advance from our club shop – https://st-albans-judo-club-shop.mymawebsite.com/product/payg-session-pass/
Session PAYG Passes are valid for one training session, they are not tied to a specific date and can be used up to 1 month after purchase.
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.
The club shop carries a stock of judo clothing and accessories.