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How to get into judo

Want to start judo?

Ever wanted to get on that mat and be a judo superstar?

Well, it's a magical sport and it's one you can enjoy at any level - or rather whatever colour your belt is.

So why not check out our contact pages and get dreaming of wearing that black belt.

Great Britain

The British Judo Association is the national body for the United Kingdom.

British Judo Association
Suite B
Loughborough Technology Centre
Epinal Way
Loughborough
LE11 3GE
Tel: 01509 631 670
BJA Website

Each year the British Schools Judo Association conducts its own national trials to select the teams to participate in International Competitions.

It is affiliated to the British Judo Association. and you can learn more about it here:

British Schools Judo Association
Website Dave Cox
Membership secretary
Tel: 0121 429 2320
E-mail

There is also the British Judo Council.

British Judo Council
1a Horn Lane
Acton
London
W3 9NJ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8992 9454
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8993 3526
WebsiteE-mail

England

The following are the English regional sites of the BJA:

BJA Southern area
WebsiteE-mail

BJA North West area
WebsiteE-mail

BJA Midlands area
WebsiteE-mail

BJA Northern Home Counties
WebsiteE-mail

Scotland

JudoScotland is the governing body for the sport of Judo within Scotland.

JudoScotland
Adventure Centre - Ratho
South Platt Hill
Ratho
Newbridge
EH28 8AA
Telephone: 0131 333 2981
Fax - 0131 335 3470
WebsiteE-mail

National Judo Academy of Scotland
Website

Wales

The Welsh Judo Associationis the Governing Body for the sport of Judo within Wales.

The Welsh Judo Association
6, Ynys y Mond Road
Alltwen
Pontardawe
West Glam SA8 3BA
Tel: 01792 869460
CPS:LINK HREF="http://www.welshjudo.com/" ID=""> WebsiteE-mail

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Judo Association is the governing body for the sport of Judo within Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Judo Association
House of sport
Upper Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5LA
WebsiteE-mail




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