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Welcome to Judo Clubs in the East Midlands Area

If you’re looking for a judo club in the East Midlands then you have come to the right website. We are The East Midlands Area of The Amateur Judo Association of Great Britain (AJA) which is affiliated to the British Judo Association (BJA), the national governing body for Judo.

As an area, we organise a large number of events such as gradings, championships, training sessions and fun days for players of all ages and abilities.

All clubs on this website are affiliated to the AJA and have fully qualified instructors.


All NEW - Judo Cubs for children 3-5 years old

From the 1st January 2020 The Amateur Judo Association are introducing a Judo reward and membership scheme called Judo Cubs for children aged 3 to 5 years (inclusive). It’s in the form of a booklet and players get awarded with animal stickers to put in the book as a reward for judo skills achieved. There are 9 skill boxes altogether. The skills will generally be pre-set by your club or in certain cases can be tailored to aid an individual players developmental needs. Judo cubs gives players the same membership and insurance cover as a full member but at a much-reduced cost. It is a one off flat fee of £10 and lasts until the the player reaches 6 years old when they are expected to take out full membership (Black license). See your Club Secretary for more details.

We think Judo is rather special

We believe that most sports are great for kids and adults. However judo has got to be among the best of them all. Maybe we are biased but we think judo, is rather special and it's unlike many sports, as it really is a sport that everyone can do, no matter what size, shape or age you are. Because of the large range of techniques and ways of doing each technique, everyone can find something to suit them.

How good at Judo could I be?

You don't have to be exceptionally talented, or have amazing physical potential ... any dedicated person can become a really good Judoka ... and if they want it badly enough, even a champion.

Judo for Fitness, Confidence, Self-Respect and Discipline

Judo helps your fitness levels and is an all-over work-out. Any typical judo session includes exercises that improve your cardio vascular system, endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, core stability and co-ordination.

Many people find that lessons learnt on the mat help you in every aspect of life - increased confidence, self-respect, discipline and respect for other people.