Vale Judo Club Chairman Announcement - 24th March 2020

Dear Members


As you know due to the Coronavirus outbreak the Dojo in the Small Sports Hall at the Active Hub, Enterprise Park in Oakham has been shut.


We are a small club who's existence is reliant on the subscriptions of our members to provide friendship, facilities and training. We are aware that financially this is a very difficult time for all of us and some members may think they really can't afford to be carrying on paying their monthly mat fees now.


Therefore we feel this must be a personal decision for each member to make. If you feel that you can justify to continue your regular standing order than 'thank you' this will help the club remain viable. If you need to cancel your standing order now – we understand and would ask you to 'keep in touch'. We will try to keep you advised on our website and facebook when we can re-open


Richard Allen, Chair of Vale Judo Club

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vale Judo Classes Suspended

Due to the current global situation regarding COVID-19, the Vale JC Team have come to the difficult decision to suspend all classes until further notice.


This decision has been made for the well-being of the club and wider community.


Please keep active and healthy during this period, it’s not Christmas and I expect you to come back fitter and stronger.


Keep an key on the Facebook page for further updates and some training ideas.


Wishing you good health,


Vale Judo Club

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Vale Judo Club is a not-for profit judo club focused on offering recreational and competitive judo classes to the communities of Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Nottinghamshire.

The club has a permanent training centre (dojo) located in Oakham (Rutland) where we run courses, training camps and competitions in addition to scheduled judo classes.


We operate a number of satellite clubs across the surrounding areas, all of which are between 15-45mins drive of Oakham.

If you would like to find out more about our sport, club or details for registering as a member of our growing judo club please do not hesitate to contact us. If you would like to see a class in action or have a go at judo (first class free) please refer to our list of our Club times. 

If you're contemplating taking up Judo or trying to decide if it's right for your children take a look at what some of our members have to say here.






At Vale we want to make Judo accessible for everyone and a sport for all levels. Whether you are just looking to exercise, learn a martial art or be at the top of the sport Vale will meet your needs.

Club Times


Vale Judo has its main dojo near Oakham in Rutland where we run classes for juniors and adults as follows:


  • Kanos (5-8years) : 6:30pm - 7:20pm

  • Juniors & Seniors: 7:20pm - 8:30pm



  • Juniors & Seniors (experienced players) drills 6:15pm - 7:15pm

  • Randori:  7:15pm - 8:30pm


  • Kanos & Juniors: 9:30am - 10:30am

  • Seniors: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Sattellite Clubs


In addition we run satellite classes during term time for Juniors ages 7-15 (and Seniors based on demand) as follows:

  • Uppingham Town Hall: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm


Many of our competitive and keen juniors that train at the satellite clubs also train at the Oakham club.

Vale Judo also runs an Academy class in Oakham for those talented juniors that are seeking a place in the National Judo Squad. To date 16 juniors have gained places in the England/GB squad through participation in this intense and systematic judo programme.


Attendance on the Academy is by invitation only - speak with a coach if you wish to find out more.


Information & Announcements

Location and Contact


Oakham Enterprise Park
LE15 7TU

Tel: 07768412683 (Oliver Hemsley)


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