Welcome to our clubs section. Whether you’re looking for a club where you can start judo, hoping to start your own club or just looking for information on how we support judo clubs in Wales; this section should give you the information you need.
Find a club
You can search for a club near you by entering your postcode in our search engine on the top right corner of this page.
How to start a club
Interested in starting a new judo club? All clubs in Wales are members of British Judo with its individual licence holders joining Welsh Judo. To find out more about starting your own club click here.
Interested in funding to get things up and running? Click here for the Sport Wales grants available.
Yellow Belt Challenge
As part of the new Strategic Plan , Welsh Judo have joined forces with Fighting Chance Wales to create a partnered programme that works with grass roots community judo clubs, engaging young people, aged 8 -25 years, with a disability.
The Fighting Chance Project believes that by introducing young people to the positive activity of judo, they can make new friends, learn new skills, earn grades and build greater levels of confidence. This can help them go on to achieve greater levels of success in other aspects of their lives.
The project is open from early 2020, where participants receive a Yellow Belt Challenge pack, providing all the information needed to beat the challenge. This includes:
- 12 months FREE individual licence to the Welsh Judo Association
- FREE gradings up to yellow belt (up to 4)
- One FREE judo suit
You will then work your way through the gradings scheme with the support of your judo club before finally conquering the challenging by achieving your yellow belt. For more information about the Yellow Belt Challenge contact us via the contact us page.
New for 2019, Welsh Judo have created Discover Judo, a brand new initiative aimed at introducing females and individuals from ethnic minorities to judo for the first time.
Discover Judo operates in partnership with judo clubs and local authorities based in Wales, who apply for the scheme by establishing how many new participants they’d like to engage for the coming year. This is supported by Welsh judo by providing posters, flyers and pop up stands to help with promotion. We’ll also provide new participants with a three month introductory licence, a ‘This Is Judo’string bag and a free judo suit when they renew their introductory licence for their first year!
For more information about Discover Judo, contact us via the contact us page or send an application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications forms will be released in early 2020.
Koka kids is a fantastic judo magazine for kids aged under 10 years old, created by former World Champion Nik Fairbrother. It’s fun, engaging and provides a great platform for learning. We like it so much we’ve subscribed for each of members aged 10 or younger. The magazines are sent in bulk to clubs that are affiliated to British Judo and based in Wales. Once you’ve bought your individual Welsh Judo licence, ask your club for details of this great offer!