Judo Classes with Coach Marcus
Judo is Japanese martial art and olympic sport that was created in 1882 by Jigaro Ka-no, and has since spread throughout the world to become one of the most well known Grappling sports.
With its origins in traditional jujutsu, Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element. A form of wrestling, but using a Judogi (judo suit), the objective is to throw an opponent to the ground, or immobilise them with a pin, joint lock or choke.
At Judo’s heart is the concept of “maximum efficiency, minimum effort”, emphasising skill and the breaking of an opponents balance, rather than pure strength, meaning it is a welcoming sport for all shapes, sizes, and abilities.
While Judo shares a kinship with BJJ, it is renowned for its focus on skilled throwing techniques (Nage Waza) as well as having a strong ground fighting (Ne Waza) game!
Commando Temple Judo Classes
At our commando temple Judo classes we welcome trainees for their very first session, as well as more experienced Judo players who want to get involved.
The classes are small, and we look at how to safely break fall, perform an impressive throw and apply many of the popular ground fighting techniques.
We also have specific sessions for free practice or “Randori”, which is an opportunity to put the skills we have learnt into friendly, but competitive practice.
Whilst we try to accommodate all abilities, classes do involve a physical aspect so our coaches will also focus on specific strengthening and conditioning exercises to get you rumble ready.
It is great for all ages, and we are also pleased to announce our kids classes.
All our instructors are at least Level 2 British Judo Association coaches, DBS checked, first aid trained and have completed safeguarding training. We also hold regular gradings, and seminars for all of our fight club members.
First 2 classes are free, and we also a few spare Gi’s if you want to give it a go!
Judo Classes with Marcus
Mondays at 18:15 - 19:15
Wednesdays at 16:30 - 17:15 (Mini-Monsters 5-10 yrs)
Wednesdays at 18:30 - 19:30 (Mixed ability class)
Wednesdays at 17:30 - 18:15 (Mini-Monsters 11 yrs and up)
Saturdays at 11:00 - 12:00 (Randori/grappling)
Price: £20 per class
(discounts for members & monthly packages)
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The Commando Temple is equipped with high quality combat training equipment and an ever-growing list of specialist kit housed in a world class training space. Judo-specific apparatus includes:
- Full size martial arts training studio
- Protective equipment
As well as Judo classes, we currently hold weekly classes in these combative disciplines:
We also house one of the best collections of strength and conditioning equipment in the UK and cater for professional fighters working alongside their existing coaches.