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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.

Top Ippons of 2020

The AJA still allows leg grab techniques

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