Christmas brake 2019 from 19th of December.

Judo back in 2020 at Carlsberg Sports and Social Club on the 6th of January.

Marry Christmas and a Happy New Year from NJC Coaches!

News 29.10.2019

No Junior Judo class on Thursday 31st of October. See you all back on Monday the 4th.

Please also remember about Junior grading taking place on Thursday the 7th.

Juniors Inter-club Championship July 2019
Well done to everyone! Quality Judo.
                        Results and photos below.                   
1 Ashleigh Clipston
2 Ewan Whitrow

7+ years  
1 Vladislav Vole
2 Marianna Derkiewicz
3 Alex Mihalachi
3 Leyton Budd-Holland
3 Stefan Virtosu
1 Sophie Hutchings
2 Lexie Budd-Holland
3 Matei Ciobanu
1 Ellie Clipston
2 Julisz Derkiewicz
1 Dawicz Dziemieszkiewicz
2 Mihai Cecan
3 Nicolae Timbalisk
3 Jacob Ziemianski

We now offer Women and girls only training sessions on Wednesday run by Irene Clipston. Irene started at age 9 and has been involved in judo ever since. Very successful competition record and now a level II coach. Still passionately interested in the sport


19:00 to 20:30

LttlePort Judo Competition 24th of Feb
Vlad GOLD in Novice and Red belts category.
Matt BRONZE in Novice and Red belts category.
Nic BRONZE in Yellow belt & below category.

Northampton judo club junior player of the month for January was Rosie Irvine.
Seen here being presented with the trophy with coaches Eddie Sparham and Irene Clipston. Well done Rosie

Last Thursday saw senior members Thiya Clifford and Stephen Rudd be promoted to 4th kyu and 6th kyu respectively, this was at the grading they attended at the club last week

Press Release

Masterclass by Neil Adams, ex World Champion and double Olympic Silver Medallist at Northampton Judo Club

Northampton Judo Club was proud to have hosted a masterclass by the most successful judo player Britain has ever produced, Neil Adams, on 8th of December this year. Neil was world judo champion in 1981, a double Olympic silver medallist and 5 times European champion. He was recently promoted to 9th level black belt (9th Dan) by the Kodokan, the Tokyo based world headquarters of judo, the highest grade it has has ever awarded to a British judoka.


Around 30 experienced judo players from as far away as Nottinghamshire and Norfolk attended the session. The three-hour masterclass covered both standing and groundwork judo, bringing insights from Neil's personal and coaching experience at the very highest level.


Although living in Rugby, such a masterclass from Neil in the UK is a rare event, due to his international commitments. His work in judo takes him all over the world, coaching at international levels, working with the International judo Federation and the IOC, helping to develop the changing rules of the sport in international competition. The week after the masterclass, Neil was travelling to China to work with an international panel on these developments. He also regularly provides expert commentary on Judo Championships all over the world.


Following the practical aspects of the masterclass, Neil was able to take questions on the developing rules of the sport which was very helpful to the referees present, and helped to guide the skills of the national level players attending.


As well, as inviting guest coaches on a regular basis, Northampton judo club runs its own high quality sessions on Monday and Thursday at the Carlsberg Sports and Social Club each week. These sessions cater for all participants, from beginners to high level black belts, and are great fun. Beginners are always welcome and are taught individually by high-grade qualified and experienced coaches. Charges are kept deliberately low to encourage new members


For more information see our website, or follow the club on Facebook or Twitter

RIP Thomas Bott. One hell of a guy and one hell of a judo player. He started his judo with us as a novice and fought through to blackbelt 2nd Dan.

His most recent judo success was in the three-man national team competition held in the eastern area winning gold with teammates Dominic Laing and Matt Woch.

Our thoughts are with his wife Laura and young son at this hard time.

Club Vice President Brain Jacks will be holding another master class at the club on June 21st. 
This time the session will be open to junior as well as senior judo players, what this space for more details

Senior team Victorious in Thetford.
A three man team from Northampton judo club, comprising Dominic Laing at heavyweight, Tom Bott at middleweight, and Mateusz Woch at lightweight competed in a high-quality Eastern Region team event held at Thetford on 15th April, and came back with the gold having beaten 3 other teams from across the region, including Norwich judo club. The event was a very high standard and there were some great individual contests. This may lead into our participation in the BJA national league for teams across the country. The players also entered the newaza (groundwork) competition, with Dominic achieving a silver and Matt a bronze medal.

NJC is proud to announce the Britain's first superstar of Judo Brian Jacks 10th Dan black belt has become our vice president and will also function as a coaching coordinator. Here he is with the team at the recent master class.

Littleport Judo Competition

Well done Amy on gaining another gold medal in the Littleport competition

Midland Area Open Tournament

We entered 3 junior players in the tournament and came away with 3 gold medals. Well done to Bella, Amy and Harry. Some very good Judo shown very happy coach.

fun and games at Northampton judo club before breaking up for Christmas..

Judo Legend Brian Jacks Holds a Master Class

Brian Jacks, one of the most celebrated names in the history of British Judo, visited our club  on 13th July 2017 to give a Masterclass and tips on training methods and advice on what worked for him to become one of Britons most successful Judo fighters. Brian won Britain's first ever Olympic medal in Judo and was also famous for his historic wins in the TV series Superstars

New training time to be added for juniors

Starting in the new year we are pleased to announce an additional training session for junior players on Mondays 19:00-20:00. This will be a shared session with Northampton Brazilian  Jiu Jitsu club, as there are great similarities with both disciplines we believe this session will be of great benefit to all juniors