Judo, The Gentle Way, is a martial art and an Olympic sport. We are one of the most successful university Judo clubs in the country. With full-contact sparring being a major training element, Judo is a physically demanding sport that gives you plenty of opportunity to improve your fitness through a combination of throws, pins, arm locks and strangles.
We offer plenty of opportunities to fight around the UK, including the National Championships in Sheffield and university team and individual competitions throughout the year.
We run three training sessions per week at a very affordable price and actively participate as a club in training sessions organized by other institutions. Complete beginner sessions are run throughout the Autumn term, where complete beginners can come to up to four sessions to try the sport out before having to decide to sign up! Training caters to people at all levels of experience and newcomers are welcome throughout the year.
We organize several bar nights and house parties during the year and we even went for a Judo holiday at a beautiful Spanish beach two years ago and last year we went to sunny Portugal. As a beginner, you start by learning how to fall safely before moving on to basic throwing and techniques on the ground, and within a few months you can start going to novice competitions and work your way through the grades all the way to Black belt!
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