Wellingborough Judo Club
Wellingborough Judo Club is a small friendly club that was established over twenty fives years ago. The instructors have many years of martial arts experience between them, and provide a class which is varied in technique and randori, whilst providing an element of fun into the mix.
"Judo, meaning the "gentle way", is regarded as a modern sport, deriving from ju-jitsu. The essence of judo is the skillful application of a combination of techniques, such as the power of resistance and effective timing. The main focus of judo, however, is the utilisation of your opponent's body weight against him or herself."
The Ultimate Book Of Martial Arts
"Judo was developed in Japan by Dr Jigoro Kano towards the end of the 19th century and has evolved from being a martial art into one of the world’s most popular sports. Since its inclusion in the 1964 Olympic Games Judo has progressed rapidly and is without doubt the worlds most popular combat sport. Judo is however much more than a sport, it is also seen to be effective as an educational system in both physical and moral spheres.
Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness.
Judo is an ideal sport for all ages, males or females and attracts very many disability groups. Confidence and self-esteem are enhanced as a player progresses through the ranks and the very nature of the grading system ensures that the next goal is always realistic and achievable with effort. The grading system also ensures that regardless of their skill level all Judo players can actively compete with players of similar ability and hence they have a reasonable chance of emerging victorious.
Contest Judo is derived from techniques that were traditionally used in Japan to kill or severely injure opponents on the battlefield - these techniques have been refined and modified and contest rules have been applied to make them safe. Punching, kicking and gouging for example is not allowed, the object of the contest being to throw the opponent largely onto their back with considerable force and speed - this scores “Ippon” and ends the contest." MORE HERE...
Taken From The BJA Website
Starting Judo at the Shudan Dojo is quite straight forward - all you need to do is turn up on a training night! We'll supply the suit and the basic moves to get you started, and what's more, your first lesson is completely FREE!
Once armed with some basic throws and holds, and of course the ability to break-fall, you will be allowed on to the mat with the more experienced players. Here your training will progress at a speed which you are comfortable with.
You may feel that you are not as fit as you should be, but don't let that hold you back - what better way to get fit than to start a new sport?! We won't force you to do anything you don't want to, but it's like everything else - the more you put into your judo training, the more you'll get out of it.
For your first night, wear some loose fitting trousers and remove all jewellery. You may want to bring a drink and change of clothes for afterwards. When you decide to take judo up seriously, a senior suit will cost from around £60, and that's really all you need. After your complimentary introduction, lessons at the Shudan cost only £3 a time.
At the Shudan we pride ourselves on being able to offer a good training session for everyone from the beginner to the more advanced player.
Wellingborough Judo Club accepts all players from age five upwards. This is the youngest age covered by our insurance. Players at this age will be taught the basic elements of Judo, and when ready, can move into the Mon grade grading system. This is a set of 18 skill levels, which are distinguished by different coloured and banded belts. Regular opportunities for competition also ensure a child's interested is maintained.
All our Judo coaches are BJA registered which involves a Criminal Records Bureau check and participation in Sports Coach UK Child Protection Workshops.
Goshin Jutsu is a Personal Safety (self defence) Development Programme, and consists of self defence techniques against armed and unarmed attackers. There has been a recent interest to the form, with the Judo grading system being applied early last year. Dave and Jeff have achieved the black belt grade for Goshin Jutsu putting them amongst the highest grades in the country, and the only qualified Goshin Jutsu instructors in the county.
At some point in the near future the intention is to set up a new course in this system, keep checking this website for further information.
"Judo is the means of understanding the way to make the most effective use of both physical and spiritual power and strength. By devoted practice and rigid discipline, in an effort to obtain perfection in attacking and defending, it refines the body and soul and helps instil the spiritual essence in judo into every part of one's very being. In this way, it is possible to perfect oneself and contribute something to the world."
Dr Jigoro Kano, Founder Of Judo
Wellingborough Judo Club are members of the BRITISH JUDO ASSOCIATION Membership number 4460