Highgate and Tottenham Judo Clubs

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Joining the Club

Anybody wishing to Join the club should contact one of the insructors or attend one of the sessions.

New members are required to attend a 4 weeks beginners  induction course. 

After 4 weeks of regular attendance on the induction course  you will be required to to apply for a BJC Licence in order to continue training at the club and enter gradings and tournaments.

Membership Fees for New Applicants

Induction Course £30.00
Class Fees for Seniors £5.00

TRIAL PERIOD  All new beginners are taken on a trial basis and will be informed within 4 weeks whether they are suitable for Judo training.  Unsuitable students will be given the reasons for this assessment and asked to leave. Students considered suitable will be invited to become a members of the Judo club.   


Judo suits and equipment will be available for purchase through the Club at a competitive price. However, during the student’s trial period it is not recommended that a  judo suit be purchased. An old jumper and trouser or tracksuit will suffice.  Whatever clothing is worn should be loose fitting, so as not to restrict movement.   
You will be introduced to the etiquette and formalities and will begin to learn how to breakfall.  This is an essential part of Judo for in the interests of safety, you cannot learn to throw or be thrown without first being able to break your fall.  Beginners will also learn a basic throw, a basic hold-down and how to break thier partner's balance. 
You will always start the Judo class with warm-up exercises.  This is essential and necessary as cold muscles are prone to injuries. Similarly to relax the body after training classes will end with cool down exercises. 


Injuries are usually infrequent, apart from the occasional bruise. Nevertheless, Judo is a full contact sport and, as such, cannot be guaranteed to be injury-free. However, in over 20 years experience of running clubs and practising judo the injuries that I have seen are few and far between.   Judo is a far safer sport than football or karate.


You must always present yourself at classes in a clean

manner.  Keep finger and toe-nails short as they may

injure your opponent.  Wash your Judo suit regularly and

ensure long hair is tied back.  No jewellery or sharp

objects of any kind are to be worn.


It is very important that you inform your instructor of any

illnesses or injuries that you may have, so he is aware of

everyone’s capabilities in training. 

Keep your instructor informed if you are going to be absent

from any class or of any changes which may affect your

training, such as holidays or no longer wishing to continue with

Judo. Please always arrive on time for classes. 

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