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.
Vale Judo has its main dojo near Oakham in Rutland where we run classes for juniors and adults as follows:
Kanos (5-10 years old): 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
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.