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 affiliated to the British
Judo Association (The official 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 clubs in England to achieve the accolade of the Sport England Gold
Our senior coach has 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 up to the college players. In
addition to junior players Harlow Judo Club also have adults training on a regular
basis but we are aware that we have scope for expansion in the adult classes,
especially the female section.
The senior coach is backed up by coaches who are all DBS (Formerly known as
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 Britain 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 has a history of winning medals but it is not all about competition
at championship events. We also encourage our members to gain
qualification to help 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 existence 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
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.
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 beginner’s course.
are an ex-member who is thinking of making a comeback, then please do the same,
contact us for a visit.