The new beginners’ course will start in Michaelmas term (October) 2019.

It will likely run every Tuesday 5.30 – 7 pm for 8 weeks in the dojo.

Are you keen to try judo, but don’t know how to go about it? Then look no further. Click the links for more information, or chat with us at Oxford Brookes Sports Fair and Oxford University Fresher’s Fair. Members are also often quick to answer any query put forward on our Facebook page.

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For many years Oxford Judo has run a very successful FREE beginners’ course. It follows the Oxford University 8 week long Michaelmas term (Oct – Dec) with one session each week. At the end of the beginners’ course players are graded by our coaches and may join the regular Tuesday and Sunday sessions. As players advance there will be more weekly sessions open for them to attend, usually within short time of completing the beginners’ course.

Players are highly encouraged to join the British Judo Association. Students benefit from the BJA’s student voucher scheme, which offers a discounted full year membership and includes insurance, a free first grading, and a free judo suit and white belt. Recently the SVS has come at an absolute bargain price of around £20. For information on how to join Oxford Judo in particular visit our Join Us page here.

Please note that Oxford Judo is both a university and city club, so everyone is invited to join the beginners’ course. If you’re interested in joining at a different time, please drop by at one of our Tuesday or Sunday sessions to chat with our coaches, or contact us through our Facebook page.

Nobody requires you to know any throw, any terminology, or even any of the warm up techniques when first coming to judo. All that is required is a willingness to try them and to improve them.

We look forward to meeting you on the mat!