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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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  • Calendar of Events 2018 +

    Calendar of Events 2018

    Dear All,

    We are currently updating our website and are unable to publish our events list on our existing events page. Therefore, please see the our events calendar below. If you wish to contact us regarding any event in the meantime, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled

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  • JFAUK End of Year Report 2017 +

    JFAUK End of Year Report 2017

    Founded in January 2011, JFAUK has continued efforts to re-ignite traditional judo in the United Kingdom throughout 2017. JFAUK has maintained its position as a lifeline that preserves the vital values held in traditional judo, focusing on clean, upright judo, the allowance of leg grabs, strong encouragement of Ne-Waza as well as promoting judo as

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  • JFAUK National Championships 2017 +

    JFAUK National Championships 2017

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    Congratulations to all who took part in the JFAUK National Championships which took place on Sunday 19th November 2017.

    This event concludes the Judo For All UK calendar and saw a number of judoka take to the tatami to test what they have learnt throughout the year in hopes to crown

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  • London Ne-Waza Tournament 2017 +

    London Ne-Waza Tournament 2017

    Congratulations to everyone who took part in todays London Ne-Waza tournament. Today was a truly superb display of groundwork judo, with plenty of movement, flow and technical excellence across all categories.
    The event is certainly growing year on year, with plenty of new clubs sending their judoka to the event. The tournament had judoka from

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  • Worthing Summer School 2017 +

    Worthing Summer School 2017

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    In our second Summer Course of 2017, The Worthing Summer School followed the Borders Summer school and drew 80+ judoka to the south coast for two days of superb judo.

    The course was led by JFAUK President Sampson Sampson (8th Dan) who was supported by a variety of high graded judoka

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  • Borders Summer School 2017 +

    Borders Summer School 2017

    The Borders Judo Summer School returned to Innerleithen in August after a 2 year hiatus. And the word is that the course is as good and as enjoyable as it ever was. With numbers at a predictably low level due to it’s temporary absence, there was still enough Judoka coming from Dundee, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Newcastle,

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  • Maccabiah Bronze for Phillip! +

    Maccabiah Bronze for Phillip!

    A big congratulations to JFAUK Judoka Phillip Bloom for coming away with a bronze medal in the veterans +100kg category at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel! The Maccabiah Games are the 3rd biggest sporting event in the world behind the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. This is a fantastic achievement and certainly goes

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  • Judo for Mental Health +

    Judo for Mental Health

    An initiative that has been recognised as “innovation” has been established to support individuals with mental health. Since 2014, Sergeant Paul Squire from Kent Police, together with the Oxleas Health Trust at the Bracton Centre, Kent, have created an initiative that uses judo to support those with mental health. The Bracton Centre is a medium

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  • Matsuura International Cup 2017 +

    Matsuura International Cup 2017

    Team JFAUK have now returned from Thessaloniki, Greece whereby they took a total of 17 medals. 9 Gold, 4 Silver and 4 Bronze. The JFAUK judoka truly shined brightly at this international tournament which drew judoka from various countries across Europe. Well done to all of the team.

    Day 1 of the Matsuura international Cup

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  • CSIT World Sports Games 2017 +

    CSIT World Sports Games 2017

    Team JFAUK have now returned from Riga, Latvia whereby they were competing in the 2017 CSIT World Sports Games. The team were successful, and managed to come away with two bronze medals; one from Samuel Charalambous in the mens -73kg category and one from Ross Elliot in the mens -100kg category. Sam Sampson finished 5th

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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. Teacher/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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