Frequently asked questions...


Do I need a Judo Suit?

To begin with we can lend you a jacket and belt. Or if you prefer you can simply wear something loose and comfortable like a tracksuit, or tee-shirt and jogging trousers. After about 4 weeks or so you will probably have decided whether you wish to continue and that is a good time to buy a suit. Let us know and we can advise on size and if you would like us to; we can order a good quality suit for you.


What about a licence, do I need one ?

Not initially, however after 4 weeks if you wish to continue, and to work towards grading then you will need to obtain a licence from the British Judo Association. We can give you an application form and submit it to the B.J.A. on your behalf if you wish.

Do I have to enter competitions?

Although we support members who wish to compete, where appropriate, the choice is yours. If you wish to learn Judo in order to get fit, have fun, meet other like-minded people & learn a useful method of self-defence thats okay too!



Are your coaches qualified?


Yes, all our coaches hold the following :


  • BJA recognised coaching qualification


  • Current first aid certificate


  • CRB certification


  • Safeguarding & protecting children

       course certificate 


Plus all our coaches regularily attend nationally recognised training courses to maintain & improve their knowledge & skills.


Learn more about our coaches HERE