The object of Judo is to throw your opponent flat on their back with impetus, or secure a hold down for 25 seconds. In addition Seniors learn strangulation techniques and arm lock techniques which can also win a contest outright.
The style of Judo taught at the Budokwai is based upon Kodokan Judo. For more information on the history of Judo at the Budokwai please visit the Club History section. All of the Judo techniques taught follow the prescribed syllabus laid down by the British Judo Association. Complete beginners are required to obtain a BJA license, complete the beginnersí course, and attend a grading which is regularly held on the last Sunday of every month.
After an initial grading, instructors will continue to track progress and encourage students to grade when considered ready to do so. The training programmes are overseen by Peter Blewett, the Chief Instructor.
A typical session starts with a warm up. Proceeding this, students are taught to fall properly (break fall) and taught techniques which are later developed in highly effective combat skills.
Students are encourages to develop supplementary training programmes which improve strength and endurance. As results students become more confident and energetic in their approach to life.
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