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What is judo?

Judo was developed in Japan over 140 years ago and is the world’s most popular combat sport.  Since its inclusion in the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games Judo has continued to grow and spread across the world and is now a truly global sport, practiced by over 50 million people in more than 200 countries.  In Britain there are over 1,000 judo clubs and nearly 40,000 judo players doing judo in schools and clubs each week.


Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, strength, suppleness, speed and overall fitness levels as well as confidence.  Judo is the ideal activity whatever your shape and size, and whether you are young or old.​​

Senshuken members are also welcome to train with us at our club in Chatham (Juniors on Mondays and Fridays and Seniors on Fridays).  Click the website link for full details of class times and directions Walderslade Judo Club 

Judo is for all ages and abilities

You can start judo at Senshuken Judo Academy from the age of 5 and upwards, although at the Coaches discretion we will consider 4 year olds depending on each individual child.

We aim to create a supportive environment where children and adults of all ages and abilities can train and develop together.  There is always a lot going on within the local judo community, whether you are interested in competing in championships, keeping fit or just attending and training with us for the social aspect, we are sure there will be something for you.


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About the club

Senshuken Judo Academy is affiliated to the British Judo Association (BJA) the National Governing Body for judo in the UK and our BJA affiliation number is 11666.  Our two award winning coaches, Caz and Eddie are very experienced and successful judoka (judo players) themselves.  Both are trained to UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Judo, are first aid trained and fully DBS checked.

The emphasis behind our coaching is on learning through enjoyment.  Children especially, learn more when they are enjoying themselves.

Our Values

These are our values and are the standards we set for ourselves in everything we do.

Club Welfare Officer (CWO)

The club has its own dedicated CWO, Emily.  Emily can be contacted via the following email link at any time if there is ever something you wish to discuss that you don't feel able to discuss with either of the clubs coaches direct.

For more information on safeguarding and child protection, and to view the British Judo policies and guidance on these issues, the following link will take you through to the British Judo Policies & Guidance page which contains all the links required and to which we adhere to here at Senshuken Judo Academy.

British Judo Policies & Guidance

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