From 5th September 2023, Abingdon Judo Club are offering TWO FREE try judo sessions.


Who: Everyone over 5 years old.

We celebrate diversity and encourage people with all abilities to TRY JUDO and see what you can achieve 

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays:

Tuesday: 5-10 year olds – 5.15.-6.15pm
11-15 year olds – 6.15 – 7.15pm
16+ – 7.15 – 8.45pm

Thursday: 16+ 7.15 – 8.45pm

Where: Abingdon Judo Club, White Horse Leisure & Tennis Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon, OX14 3PJ

See below for more information of the benefits on Judo or sign up


Self defence

The first reason why most people practice martial art is for self-defense. Not only will the martial arts teach you the techniques to defend yourself, but also the way to think about defending yourself. They also help you build up the reflexes you need if you’re ever in a difficulty, and give you the confidence to fight back.


Belts are a great way to help players track their progress and motivate them to strive higher. Belts and ranking may help build the player’s confidence and their desire to succeed. For this purpose, most Martial Arts use a system of coloured belts to indicate the knowledge and skill levels of their practitioners.


As players become more skilful in their selected style of martial arts, their confidence gets increased significantly. They become more self-assured and confident. The Sensei’s encourage their students a lot to help them achieve this goal, but the confidence level will extend far beyond the Dojo.


Judo classes consist of warm ups, learning how to land safely, practising of moves and sparring. The workout each player gets will not only assist in the natural development of their muscles but also helps to build stronger cardio-vascular systems.


The core of any martial art is ‘practice makes perfect’. There is constant repetition in drills and practices with emphasis on details and rhythm. Throws & hold downs are practised and repeated over and over. Those practices teach players the benefits of frequent practice, and the patience to get succeed.


Women & GIrl’s Judo in the UK is thriving. Judo is one of the few sports where both girls and boys, women & men can train together. Judo is about using your opponent’s strength against them. It is an equitable sport with only skill and experience differentiating across genders as competition and grading opportunities are equal to all


Judo has an excellent competition pathway for players of all ages and abilities. Each Judo tournament is a fresh start, and it is seldom that you get only one match even in the Olympics where there is a single-elimination for the Gold and Silver medals, there is a second-chance round for those who have lost their first matches for them to be able to win a Bronze

make friends

Judo allows you to meet people from all walks of life. Most clubs have players from countries all over the world bringing their respective experience with them. Judo is a social sport with the opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t do in other circumstances