Northampton Judo Club

Join the Judo community and elevate your skills

Our philosophy

Judo - The gentle way

From Japanese Judo can translate to "the gentle way", which reflects the beliefs of this Olympic sport and our club.

As a Judo club, we strive to uphold the principles of this philosophy in our training and in our daily lives.

By embodying the values of Judo in our classes and lives, we hope to improve ourselves and contribute positively to our communities and society as a whole.

Northampton judo club session - a woman throwing man
The history

Teaching Judo since 1982

We are proud to be a part of a rich tradition of Judo in the United Kingdom since 1982. We believe that Judo is not just a sport but a way of life.

The Northampton Judo Club is a community of passionate and dedicated individuals who share a love for the art of Judo.

Our club offers a safe and supportive environment where members of all ages and skill levels can learn and grow.

Northampton Judo group photo from early 1990's
The future

Judo for Juniors

We help your kids learn self-defence and develop a positive approach towards sports. At the Northampton Judo Club, we believe that Juniors learn best through fun.

We create fun tasks and challenges that teach them techniques of judo, self-defence instincts and important values of friendship, respect, and fair play.

Our Judo coaches carefully designed the Junior Program to improve your child's cognitive skills, emotional well-being, and physical growth.

Northampton Judo Club Junior Squad During Randori Freestyle fights training

Learn empowering
self-defence techniques

Judo, as a traditional and captivating art of self-defence, offers an extraordinary opportunity for personal growth and empowerment in a safe environment.

Within the dynamic world of judo and its’ ‘gentle way’ philosophy, we will teach you how to use the opponent's movements to defeat them skilfully.

Develop confidence & mental resilience

Judo instils a mindset of perseverance and determination, enabling you to overcome obstacles on the mat and in all aspects of life.

In the dojo, you'll learn to embrace adversity, adapt to unexpected situations, and conquer self-doubt in a positive and supportive environment.

Reach peak fitness & build your physical skills

By training judo, you'll get an engaging and enjoyable full-body workout to add to your schedule, allowing you to stay in great shape.

You'll build a strong foundation of physical skills and sharpen your reflexes, balance and coordination through training with a group of determined players and experienced coaches.

Become a part of a dynamic community

In judo dojos around the globe, individuals from diverse backgrounds come together with a shared passion for this captivating martial art.

As you step into this welcoming community, you'll be greeted by fellow judo enthusiasts who understand the challenges and triumphs accompanying the journey.

Empowering every member: join our Judo club today!

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Judo throw

Feel confident, always

Judo equips you with self-defence skills and boosts your self-confidence in all areas of life. The ability to defend yourself and overcome a stronger opponent by using their strength can be a valuable asset permeating all aspects of your life.

Moreover, martial arts training sharpens your focus and enhances your problem-solving abilities while acquiring self-defence techniques.

You'll feel secure in any situation by learning to protect yourself, even beyond the dojo's confines.

Thoughts of our members

My son goes every week and loves it!


A fabulous club with great teachers and students. My son loves to go every week!


Wealth of knowledge


I was welcomed by all the members I trained with as well as the coaches. The teaching is adjusted according to the ability levels of the class.


My daughter gained strength 💪


I can't thank them enough for all the hard work that the trainers do for our children in very single lesson.


Never had a bad lesson


I’ve been going for almost 1 year now, never had a bad lesson. The coaches are amazing and I’ve met some great people.

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The coaches

We’re committed to helping our Judokas develop their physical skills and mental and emotional strength. Each of our coaches brings a unique perspective and approach to their teaching, creating a diverse and enriching learning experience.

Judo for Kids: martial arts training for children

Judo Kids
Northampton Judo Club Junior Squad practice