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Welcome to the website of Judo For all UK

This is the official website of Judo For All UK (JFAUK), a new organisation established in order to champion and promote Traditional Kodokan Judo, in Britain.

Latest News

  • Upcoming Marathon Shochugeiko +

    This year the Shochugeiko will be held over only one day and will be introduced as Marathon Shochugeiko! Starting at 9:00am and finishing at 5:00pm, with minimal breaks this course will truly test your concentration, fitness and budo spirit. Be prepared for fantastic warm-ups, tremendous techniques and rigorous randori that will help you look at

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  • Level 1 Coaching +

    All coaching courses are currently proving to be very popular for all judoka who express an interest in teaching to further understand how, and why judo works. The level one coaching course is the first stage in the JFAUK coaching structure and is a requirement for all first 1st Kyu's aiming to go to for

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  • Kangeiko Winter Training Camp 2015 +

    The Kangeiko is a traditional mid- winter training camp which focuses on testing a judokas ability, pushing them both physically, mentally and spiritually. Judo starts very early in the morning and is practised in cold conditions, with the training continuing right until the evening.

    During training a judoka is taken out of their comfort zone

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  • JFAUK National Championships 2014: Report +

    The JFAUK Junior and Senior national championships were held on the 19th October 2014 at the Sobell leisure center, London.

    The championships proved themselves outstanding, not only in judo but in the friendship and bringing together the many clubs and organisations from across the country and Europe who share the same belief that judo belongs

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  • Borders Summer School 2014 +

    Watch the Video Diaries for the Borders Summer School 2014:

    Day 1: Video Diary

    Day 2: Video Diary

    Day 3: Video Diary

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  • Shochugeiko 2014 +

    This years shochugeiko was a great success, with lots of excellent judo being displayed. Being held over two days the course brought together judoka from across Great Britain, all training and learning together. This years course has guest instrcutors Farid Namouchi (5th Dan) and Dave Hammond (4th Dan) take to the matt and deliver a

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  • Thessaloniki International Grading +

    Part of the JFAUK team have just returned from its first international grading seminar.
    The grading seminar, which was held over 3 days was attended by 40 judoka, 24 of which took part of the examination for 1st dan and above.
    The examination consisted of four parts- technical demonstration, kata, randori and shiai which left

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  • Research at JFAUK Club +

    JFAUK Recently had a visit from Ryo Uchida a professor from Nagoya University, Japan. Mr Uchida is conducting a study regarding the dangers of judo and its fatalities. In the last 15 years in japan, 118 young students have passed away due to judo related injuries. Mr Uchida picked out the Sobell Judo Club to

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  • JFAUK 2014 March National Junior Championships +

    The 2014 JFAUK Junior Championships were successfully held on the 16th March at the prestigious Sobell leisure centre in London. This year's event saw a good growth with 13 clubs taking part. A total of 143 competitors took to the mat and were eager to test their judo skills as well as their discipline in

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  • Miyazaki CUP 2014 +

    JFAUK Travelled to Thessaloniki, Greece for an international training camp and competition.

    Day 1 : Today was a success on the first day of competition which saw over 120 keen judoka take to the matt, including 6 high graded veterans from the Kiwi Club Osaka, this was a rare occasion to see 6th and 7th Dans

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Coming Events

Refereeing Level 1

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JFAUK Events   |   Sobell Dojo

Level 2 Coaching

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JFAUK Events   |   Sobell Dojo

Kodokan Judo at its best!


The JFAUK aims to put to practice the concept of mutual respect and adherence to the traditions and teachings of judo building its organisation firmly based on these fundamental principals.

Unleashing Growth

The JFAUK aims to help judo grow by removing all bureaucratic intrusions on the day to day running of judo clubs.

Further we aim to put all our resources to provide all that is necessary to revitalise judo and help its clubs to grow.

Lead by Example

We recognise that all JFAUK members and officers must strictly uphold the judo code of conduct and set a good example for all to follow.

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Structured and Accessable Syllabus For All


Online Workshops

We plan to hold master classes across the UK and also provide detailed teaching tools for instructors and students alike.

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Video Reference Library

All techniques required for each grading syllabus, are presented in video form for reference. These can be downloaded and used as reference in between training sessions.

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Sensei, a life long student and a teacher!


Judo for all UK believes success lies in the process of development and considers that every member of JFA UK is a student and also a teacher with learning taking principal place through out the process.

The Student & instructor

The student is thus responsible to learn not just for one’s own sake but also in order teach others.

The instructors must also learn how to teach to people of diverse abilities, from different perspectives and also continue to advance their own levels.


Teaching and learning are inseparable components in the process of sharpening one’s ability to learn how to learn. Tteacher/students with higher grades are able to appreciate even finer subtlties in things, often over looked in earlier periods.

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JFAUK Features

  • Traditional Judo at it best!
  • Club independence
  • Grade up to Brown Belt
  • Extensive Audio/Video teaching tools
  • Regular workshops
  • Instructors training
  • Insurance with £10million cover
  • No Bureacracy
  • Forward looking and inclusive organisation

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