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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.

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  • WJF European Championships 2015 +

    The WJF European Championships are now over, and this prestigious event closes the 2015 chapter for JFAUK. The two day event included a masterclass lead by Alfredo Vismara (9th Dan), Giuseppe Vismara (9th Dan) and Sampson Sampson (8th Dan). The masters took turns running the session, imparting knowledge upon the students who were ready to

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  • Belgian Ladies Open 2016 +

    JFAUK has just been invited to the 2016 Belgian Ladies Open! The event will be taking place January 30th - 31st. Any female judoka who wishes to take part in the fantastic international opportunity please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Note from Organizers:

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  • WJF European Championships 2015 +

    The Second WJF European (Open) Championships,
    November 14-15, 2015

    Team JFAUK are sending a team of 5 competitors to take part in the WJF European Championships Representing the UK will be 2013 WJF European Champion, Samuel Charalambous (-71kg), Jason Baird (-75kg), Sampson Sampson (-79kg), Lawrence Delanban (-87kg), Ross Elliot (100kg+) and Morgan Class-Kirtley (-69kg) in the

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  • National Championship Results +

    JFAUK National Championships 2015

    The 4th Annual Traditional Kodokan Judo, Open National Championships, an event organised by JFAUK was held at the Main Hall of Sobell Leisure Centre on Sunday October 18, 2015. 110 contestants, including those from clubs in Scotland, Yorkshire, Kent, Sussex and London took part in the all day event that began

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  • National Championships 18th October 2015! +

    We take great pleasure in inviting you as members and friends in judo, to the Senior and Junior Open National Judo Championships organised by Judo for All UK (JFAUK) in collaboration with World Martial arts council (WMAC) promoting Traditional Kodokan judo.
    The event will take place on Sunday 18th October and will be used as

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  • Scarborough Summer School +

    This weekend saw the 2015 Scarborough Summer School take place. This is the first time the summer school has taken place in Scarborough since being relocated from the Scottish borders. The course consisted of three days of fantastic traditional training lead by Sampson Sampson (8th Dan), Farid Namouchi (5th Dan) and Dave Hammond (4th Dan).

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  • 2015 Matsuura International Cup +

    Team JFAUK have returned from the 2015 Matsuura international training camp and tournament.14 clubs from 5 countries (Great Britain, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, FYROM) took part in this international event. JFAUK had a successful day with 2 Golds and 2 Silvers. Nima Akbari took the gold in the senior men's -79kg, Peter Vincent took the Gold

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  • [Video] North London Closed Championships +

    The 2015 North London Closed Junior Championships recently took place the sobell leisure centre. Various JFAUK clubs from across the country took the time to travel to the Sobell Centre to take part in shiai. This event was a friendly tournament which was focused on the technical development on judoka as opposed to focusing on

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  • Marathon Shochugeiko +

    JFAUK proved once again that they are leaders in traditional judo. This years Marathon Shochugeiko was indeed outstanding. Starting at 9:30am and finishing at 4pm only stopping for hydration, this course really tested each participants budo spirit. At the same time this course furthered everybodys judo education which saw JFAUK president and Sobell head instructor

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  • Level 2 Coaching (Stage 1) +

    Following this weekends Marathon Shochugeiko, JFAUK conducted the first half of the Coaching Level 2 qualification hosted at Sobell Judo Club. This course was completely practical and focused heavily on the JFAUK grading structure and specific technique instruction. The judoka who took part in this course had already endured 7 hours of judo on the

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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


Grading Syllabus

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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