Testimonial from Julia Cannings, AJC beginner September 2021

“I’m really proud to promote this women’s beginners judo course at Abingdon Judo Club. ?? I joined the club 9 months ago and I’m so pleased I did. Judo is such an empowering and inclusive sport. After several years of lock down, it’s so nice to meet new people, and finally engage the body and mind. Headed up by Sensei Siobhan, the coaches are excellent, experienced and really approachable. 

I can’t think of a better opportunity for a woman, regardless of age or ability, to try something new or to get back into the sport.”

Testimonial from Charlotte Cardy, 2018 Beginners Course Yellow Belt Challenge graduate:

I joined Abingdon Judo club I was looking to do something a bit different fitness wise and When I saw a beginners course was running it gave me the perfect chance to try it! I don’t think I have ever started a sport that is so fun but also pushes you to develop your skills and knowledge so much. The club itself has the most fantastic very patient coaches and everyone who attends the sessions are just so supportive and considerate to one another. The camaraderie is amazing and we all support each other whether it be training, competitions or gradings. I would definitely recommend  it to everyone, regardless of age and sporting ability. You will learn some skills that help you in life and make some amazing friends.” 

Testimonial from Samantha Bonnett, 2017 Beginners Course Yellow Belt Challenge graduate:
“I found the Yellow Belt Challenge to be a perfect opportunity to begin a new hobby, a lovely 12 week “taster test” for Judo where you learn a variety of skills such as throws, safe landings and hold-downs. Our Beginners Course is an awesome way to not only start Judo, but also to meet new friends and a great way to de-stress and exercise. The club has a great sense of community where all our players feel valued and are constantly encouraged which helps us improve and advance not only physically, but in our mental mindsets as well.”

Testimonial from Tomas Urbonas, 2017 Beginners Course Yellow Belt Challenge graduate:
“It was a great judo course for beginners, especially if you want to try something new and stay fit. Great coaching with excellent coach to trainee ratio. Good timing, so could be fitted into my busy timetable. Superb organisation of sessions which prepares you for belt grading. I found judo very interesting sport which you never get bored of.”

Testimonial from Emma Mean, 2017 Beginners Course Yellow Belt Challenge graduate:
“I knew I had to start exercising and had tried running and the gym but neither gave me the motivation I needed. I saw the 12 Week Yellow Belt Challenge Beginner’s Course advertised and decided to give it a go. Taking up a new sport as an adult can be daunting, but with all newbies together and with friendly and patient coaches any fear quickly fell away. Looking back at the Instagram video of that first session I am amazed at what I have achieved in less than a year through fantastic coaching and an incredibly supportive club. I am physically and mentally stronger than I have been in a very long time, and this is having such a positive impact on all other aspects of my life.”