We are a not-for-profit community club.

Classes only cost £4 for children and £5 for adults and we run our club on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis (no contracts or advance payments). Sunday Open Mat attracts a £2 voluntary contribution. Your first class is free, and so is your second one if you bring a friend.

Members’ discount – Regular Club Members (please fill in our Regular Members Registration Form and bring it with the appropriate membership fee: £10 kids/£15 adults) can train at the discounted rates of £3 and £4 respectively (and only £2,50 for young siblings training together).

Insurance – After your third class you will need to apply for Governing body membership – In order to practice judo, wrestling, or bjj safely you will need to purchase either a BJA judo license (do not forget to add our club code – 5079), BWA license (do not forget to select Shinbudo from the list of London clubs) or UKBJJA license (again, please select Shinbudo, from the list of clubs) which are inclusive of public liability and personal accident insurance.

Uniform – A Judogi is an essential piece of equipment for judo training. It allows you to learn the grips, unbalancing, throws, and immobilisation techniques typical of judo (and Brazilian jiu jitsu). It also minimises the risk of skin rashes and infections, which in judo have a much lower incidence than in other grappling sports. Glenn, your judo instructor, can make sure you get a good quality judogi, of the correct size, for £25-30 (or £45-50 for an adult gi) which is typically what you would pay, or less, for the same product if purchased through the internet. For wrestling a pair of shorts and t-shirt are fine. No zips or buttons. We recommend the use of rashguards, spats, and wrestling boots. If you move on to competitive wrestling, you will need to use an approved singlet and wrestling boots in competition, and getting used to them in training is always a good idea. For BJJ you will need a BJJ gi (though a judogi is also fine if you are not planning to compete), and a rashguard (we also train no gi).


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