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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.


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.



An appeal by Dan Powell

GNR8 Academy is a Community group set up to give children and young people the chance to work with the best coaches and inspirational people to enjoy and achieve in sport. This summer, on the 13th -15th of August we will be launching with a summer camp in Leicester. We will be supplying lunch, expert coaching, prizes and having a whole host of professional athletes around to teach, inspire and promote fitness to our next generation of athletes! We are a community interest company and therefore will be looking for donations from local businesses and individuals to make one off events like this a success. If you or somebody you now may be interested in sponsoring our GNR8 Academy Summer Games 2019 please get in touch! For the Judo sessions we will need jackets and belts so if you’ve got an old Gi in the bottom of your club why not donate it to this worthy cause. You can bring these along to any of the East Midlands Area events and pass on to Tony Jones or Keith Kendall, or me if I'm there. If you want to make a donation, no matter how big or small then please follow this link to the GNR8 page. Any support would be hugely beneficial and we would be certain to promote any support in a positive way.

Thank you

Dan Powell.