Harlow Judo Club recently celebrated its 33rd year and is growing stronger all the time. We are a diverse club with around 70 members, male and female, with ages of active players ranging from 5 to 60. We cater for all levels and interests.
Harlow Judo Club is a member of the British Judo Association and is also Sport England gold Clubmark accredited. The club at the time of the award presentation are proud of the fact that they are one of only four clubs in the country to have gained this award. We have also formed “School 2 Dojo” links with many of the local schools. Please see the separate report on the Harlow Schools Sports Partnership Olympic event.
The club's coaching staff are very experienced and have over 30 years expertise in coaching judo. All coaches are black belts, CRB checked, hold HSE First Aid Certificates and attend Child Protection & Long Term Development courses. Our senior club coach has over 30 years coaching experience.
Over the years Harlow has produced many black belts and players who have represented Great Britain at international events. The club has a history of winning medals at the British Junior, Schools, Special Needs and Masters Championships. At Harlow it is not all about competition we also encourage our members to gain qualifications in refereeing, competition officiating and coaching.
Many of our club members start as young children and remain with us to become veterans, often with their own children following in their footsteps. There is a great camaraderie at the club which has created many strong long lasting friendships.
Our fees are low and the club is entirely non-profit making. All income goes towards covering costs.
If you would like to start judo, you need just a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms, we will lend you a jacket and belt. Beginners are always coached separately and carefully looked after. Alternatively, if you have done judo before, we will give you a gentle restart at your own pace and visitors from other judo clubs are also always welcome.