Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are combat effective martial arts, grappling sports and a vehicle to improve your entire life. Judo was developed in Japan during the early 1900s and focuses on taking your opponent to the ground using sweeps and throws from a clinches and grips - it has evolved to an Olympic sport today. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was developed by a family called the Gracies who were shown the martial art of Judo in Rio de Janerio. They modified the techniques and focused on choke-holds and joint-locks to end the fight when it's on the ground.
Given that 90% of street fights you see end up on the in grappling situations these martial arts have been proved most effective - better than the fancy kicks in Taekwon Do or Karate, more useful that than the limited tools in boxing. It has been proved in mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship in competition.
We're coached by a former British Squad athlete, Dave Nicholls (5th Dan), who was a student of the best European Judoka of all time - Neil Adams MBE. Supporting Dave is Iain Cunnigham who trained with British Police Judo and Sophie Constance Cox and Thomas Grandjean - the latter two Warwick Alumni.
We complement our tough training with some great socials suitable for everyone. We occasionally attend POP! for a boozy night out, but we also have meals out each term, post-training curries in Leamington and many more!
Our sessions this year are as follows:
Wednesday (Beginner's Course): 5:30-7pm
Sunday (Women's Session): 5-6pm
Tuesday (Gi): 6:30-7:30pm
Friday (no Gi Beginner's Course): 4-5:30pm
Sunday (Gi): 6-7:30pm
All classes suitable for all levels and are in the Activities Room, Main Sport Centre.
Find us on facebook by searching 'University of Warwick Judo Club' and 'Warwick BJJ' for our members group. And like our page here: https://www.facebook.com/warwickjudobjj
Judo Beginners' course (Yellow Belt Challenge) (Wednesdays during Term 1 5:30-7:00pm in the Activities Room, floor 2 of the Sports Centre)
Judo Yearly Mat Fees
Judo Termly Mat Fees
BJJ Yearly Mat Fees
BJJ Termly Mat Fees
BJJ Beginner's course (Fridays 4:00-5:30 pm in the Activities Room, floor 2 of the Sports Centre)
This course consists of 10 classes of £39
However, we strongly encourage beginners to train more than once a week, so please come to our other sessions (all suitable for beginners):
Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm Gi (with Kevin Webb; Braulio Estima Black Belt)
Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm NoGi Wrestling (with Kevin Webb)
Friday 4:00-5:30 NoGi (Term 1 Beginner’s course)
Sunday 6:00-7:30pm Gi
One session: £6 (first session is free)
Beginners course: £39
Two sessions a week per term: £50
Three sessions a week per term: £60 (save £120)
Unlimited sessions for one term (including wrestling): £70 per term (save £170)
Unlimited sessions for one year: £150 per year (save £570)