About The Club
The idea for Kookateki Judo Club came about while Jonathan was coaching fitness in the local schools. He saw an opportunity to give people in the area a chance to participate in a fantastic sport which allows adults to become fit and children to burn off all their excess energy.
Competition is at all skill levels, from club to national tournaments to the Olympic Games. Who knows? There may be a future Olympian out there!
What Do You Need?
Once you’ve tried judo out for a few weeks, there are two essential items that every player needs.
The traditional clothing worn in judo, known as the Judo Gi, is a heavy weave cotton suit, designed to endure the rigorous gripping and throwing of the sport. The club can purchase these at a discounted rate, so when you’re ready to buy one, just ask Wendy, and she’ll place an order for you.
We also welcome any Judo suits that children have grown out of and can no longer wear. We would be happy to let someone else have use of them.
A licence to throw
All judo players should have a licence. It allows you to grade, compete and covers you for insurance purposes.
The licence application form is available from the club and Kookateki coaches are only too happy to take the completed forms with the appropriate fee to the judo office in the House of Sport.