Q. What is judo ?
A. Judo is a Japanese martial art and Olympic sport. It is the most widely-practiced martial art in the world, and the second-most practiced sport worldwide behind football. Judo involves throwing your opponent to the floor, securing a ground pin or a submission.
Q. What are some of the benefits for children ?
A. Discipline, confidence, self defence, friendships, fitness – the list goes on !
Q. How old do you have to be to start judo ?
A. We take children from 5 years old onwards.
Q. How much are the lessons ?
A. The first lesson is free after that we ask for a monthly direct debit of £20 a month for one night a week ( silver membership ) or £30 a month for unlimited sessions ( gold membership )
Q. What do you wear on the first night ?
A. Wear a T shirt and jogging bottoms, we will loan a jacket and belt until you purchase a kit of your own.
Q. Where do you get the judo kit from and how much is it ?
A. We can supply a basic entry level judo suit for £20. They can range in quality and price after that. Rushjudo has trade accounts with all the top retailers so always ask us before choosing amazon !
Q. Is there a National Governing Body like the FA in football ?
A. Yes we are affiliated to the British Judo Association ( BJA ) and after 4 weeks every member is required to obtain a Judo Licence to continue judo. This provides all the personal insurance cover and the ability to grade.
Q. What is the grading system ?
A. We follow the BJA grading system – please visit :-