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 SUITSJudo 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.
YOUR FIRST LESSONYou 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.
EXERCISESYou 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
your opponent. Wash your Judo suit regularly and
ensure long hair is tied back. No jewellery or sharp
of any kind are to be worn. ILLNESS OR
It is very important that you inform your instructor
illnesses or injuries that you may have, so he is aware of everyone’s capabilities
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.