Traditional Japanese Judo

JFAUK was formed on solid grounds from past experience, and our goal is to maintain the fundamentals of traditional Japanese judo and for all who wish to practice it. Bureaucratic policies within the existing governing bodies of judo and the constant interference in the running of clubs have resulted in a decline of judo clubs around the country. We have all witnessed the decline in the numbers around us. The teaching of judo has become more difficult or troublesome adversely affecting the running of judo clubs. This has created a situation that more and more clubs are closing or remain dysfunctional. Poor policies and illogical expectations have faded people’s morale and faith in judo has been lost. We believe that many frustrated judoka are not happy and are looking for alternative solutions so that they can continue to practice and develop judo on a realistic level. Clearly, there is a need for a lifeline to revive and revitalise judo in the UK and JFAUK was founded precisely with the aim of providing such a lifeline.

JFAUK is working hard to preserve the vital values held in traditional judo in order to radically change the way that people are recognised and treated within the sport. We aim to support and promote Judo in a more straightforward way, encouraging new and existing clubs to follow innovative ideas which will help everyone see growth without compromising traditional judo. We aim to restore faith and trust in the sensei, providing them with authority, recognition and access to a support network that has them and their students in mind so they can sustain their clubs in a functional manner.

JFAUK has developed a comprehensive grading structure that relates to the everyday judo practice in the dojo and is the result of a 45-year long examination of judo. It embraces the important aspects of judo while underlining its fundamentals. The syllabus is geared to enhance a deeper understanding of the techniques of judo. It represents a simple coaching programme that is easily understood and is used by many coaches and students across the world, to find out more about our syllabus, click here.

We welcome everyone to join us in this endeavour. If you want to find out more about why JFAUK would work for you, your club and your students then please contact us.

We look forward to working with you.