Judo ( "gentle way") was created as a physical, mental ,moral and educational Combat Discipline from in Japan, founded in 1882, by Jigaro Kano). It is generally categorized as a modern martial art, which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or take down an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defences are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (Kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice). A judo practitioner is called a judoka.

The Young Judo Club offers Competitions, Grading’s, Courses and Social Activities. You can start Judo at 5 years of age and there is no age limit.

Our Timetable

To read more about Young Judo Club including our timetable please visit the Young Judo Club website

Further Reading about Young Judo

Young Judo Club 50 year journey, 1957-2007
Founders - Nobby & Margret Clarke
Young Judo Club on Facebook


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Contact SMAC

For more information contact us at:

Swale Martial Arts Club
President Martin Clarke 8th Dan Sambo Grandmaster
127 East Street
Sittingbourne, ME10 4RX

Email: ibfbcsa@gmail.com