Welcome to Samurai Judo Club

BRIEF NEWS: our Ladies Open on June 4th has been POSTPONED to Sunday November 5th (and not Octber 1st as previously advertised). Apologies for any inconvenience. An email has been sent to all entrants.

We are excited about our next Dan Grading on July 10th, following the success of the last Ladies’ Grading (21 entrants) and Men’s Grading (61 entrants). Book in soon to get promoted!

New members and visitors are welcome, but of course please do not attend if you have covid symptoms or a positive test.




6.30-8.00: Orange & yellow belts                          Andrew

6.30-8.00:  Parents/adults in bouncy castle         Matthew (Martin)


5.30-7.00: Senior beginners & low grades          Stu

6.30-8.00: Higher grade parents/adults Matt (Dutton)

8.00-9.30: Youth & Senior experienced players   Andrew / Ian


7.00-9.00: Youth & Senior experienced players   Andrew


6.00-7.15: Red belts                                               Mark

6.00-7.00: Younger players (6-8 years)                 Matthew (Martin)

6.00-7.00:  Special needs                                       Olivia

7.15-8.30: Orange & yellow belts                          Ali / Andrew / Olivia


11.00-1.00 Senior beginners & low grades         Stu

Sundays are subject to cancellation/change when we have events on.

Notes on sessions:

Monday parents/seniors is a gentle, go-at-own pace learning session.

Stu’s two senior sessions are generally for younger/more competitive seniors.

Tuesday experienced players tends to be crash bang randori! Thursdays is slightly more drills or coaching orientated, but still a good workout.


U12 years: Friday U8 or red belts sessions.

12-15 years: by arrangement, see Andrew

16+ years: either Matthew on Mondays or Stu on Tuesdays or Sundays, depending on age/intent.

If you are interested in joining the club, please email the head coach at andrewhaffner@btinternet.com and he will send you all the info.

Competitions and courses have resumed, along with some dan gradings. All of these have been heavily booked and even oversubscribed, so if you want to enter one, get your entry in early!

Samurai Judo Club is a registered charity which caters for people of all ages from 6 to 70 who are interested in judo. We have players at all competitive levels as well as recreational players. We also have some of the highest level referees and competition organisers in Great Britain.

We welcome new members, whether new to judo or experienced.