Harlow Judo Club are a small but very well formed club with approximately 35 players from a membership of 70 attending classes on a regular basis. We are affliated to the British Judo Association ( the offical governing body for judo in England) and are also registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (C.A.S.C)
We are very proud of the fact that when it was in operation, we were one of only 4 club in England in achieve the accolade of the Sport England Gold Clubmark.
Our senior coach has many many years of experience in coaching, with his expertise being children of all levels. The club has close links with Harlow Schools and now also the Harlow college. Pupils range from players with additional needs and as young as 5 all the way upto the college players. In addition to junior players Harlow Judo Club also have adults training on a regualr basis but we are aware that we have scope for expantion in the adult classes, especially the female section.
The senior coach is backed up by coaches who are all CRB checked, first aid trained and have attended child protection and long term development training. Over the years Harlow has produced many black belt players who have represented Great Britian at all levels of competition. Some have gone on to open and run clubs of their own, some in the local area. It is great when they all attend the annual challenge event arranged by Harlow and seeing them all doing so well.
Harlow have a history of winning medals but it is not all about competiting at championship events. We also encourage our members to gain qualification to helping out at events. Harlow players are now proficient in refereeing, table officials, time keepers and coaching. We are once again proud to say that we have one member being coached to take over at the highest level of tournament direction. It is because of this and the Harlow Leisurezone as a venue that we are in a position to help our area (N.H.C.) host some very prestigious events in Harlow.
We are all very excited that after 35 years of existance we finally, on the 1st of October 2014, moved into our very own dojo (training hall). This is all very much work in progress, you can follow this on our web pages or Facebook.
Our mat fees are very competitive with all fees going into running the club. All coaching is done on a voluntary basis even attending events at their own expense as well.
The club is open to all so if you think this is something you might like to try please have a look at the beginners section of just phone for full details of the next beginners course.
If you are an ex member who is thinking of making a come back, then please do the same, contact us for a visit.