Why Judo?

Want to exercise, get fit, improve balance & co-ordination or just have fun?

Judo represents the ideals of the Olympics, and Bradford Judo Club has enshrines these values since it inception in 1965, just 1 year after Judo was made a permanent sport at the Olympic games.

Judo training is an ideal form of physical exercise and it serves as a great cardiovascular workout, which improves stamina, general health and overall fitness. Physical strength is also improved as a direct result of trying to control and dictate the movement of the opponent and as well as enhanced power; a Judo player will also improve their flexibility. For the same reasons the balance and posture of a player will also be enhanced. Physical co-ordination can be seen to develop dramatically from participation in Judo and reflexes are also improved together with mental reaction time.

Experience a martial art built on a moral code

The moral benefits of Judo are a direct result of the transition from a martial art to what Dr Jigoro Kano termed “Do” or “Way of Life”. Kano added a strict code of ethics and a humanitarian philosophy to his system. His Judo instructors and students were expected to be outstanding examples of good character and honest conduct.

Why Bradford Judo Club?

  • Bradford Judo club is very well established with its roots go back to 1965, and is one of the oldest clubs in West Yorkshire.
  • We are a fun and sociable bunch of judoka that have a mutual love of Judo. We have men, women, boys and girls that span all ages from those in their 70's to pre-teenagers, with weight ranges also being as varied.
  • In Judo we all know improvement comes with practice and we welcome beginners, novices, improvers, veterans through to experienced instructors ranging from club members, to regular attendees and just visiting guests.