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:


  • Under 8s: 6:15pm - 7:00pm

  • 8-15s: 7:00pm - 8:00pm (Techniques and Randori)

  • Adults: 8:00pm - 9:30pm (Techniques and Randori)



  • Combined 8-15s & Adults: 7:15pm - 8:30pm (Randori)


  • Under 8s: 9:30am - 10:30am

  • 8-12s: 9:30am - 10:30am (mainly technique training)

  • Over 12s & Adults: 10:30am - 12:00pm (mainly technique training)


Information & Announcements

Grading - Saturday 7th October

The Autumn Grading will be held at the main dojo on Saturday 7th October.

For those intending to grade 1st Mon to 4th Mon need to arrive at 0900 to sign in. All other Mons need to arrive 30 minutes before their section.

Grading times for the entrants next grade are as follows:

1030 - 1050 = 1st Mon & 4th Mon

1050 - 1110 = 2nd Mon & 5th Mon

1110 - 1130 = 3rd Mon & 6th Mon


i.e. A Novice going for 1st Mon is on at 1030, or a current 2nd Mon going for 3rd Mon is on at 1110.


1135 - 1155 = 7th Mon & 10th Mon

1155 - 1215 = 8th Mon & 11th Mon

1215 - 1235 = 9th Mon & 12th Mon


1240 - 1305 = 13th Mon & 16th Mon

1305 - 1330 = 14th Mon & 17th Mon

1330 - 1355 = 15th Mon & 18th Mon

KYU Grades will be examined on on the 3 Mon gradings which make up their next belt e.g. Red to Yellow requires a pass on all 1st Mon, 2nd Mon & 3rd Mon.


There is NO KATA Examination on the day, this will be held at a alter date.

On the day is Pass or Fail assessment, no preparation or assistance will be provided. 

All entrants must hold a valid, up to date BJA License. NO License, No Grading.

Grading fee is £12

Event Cancelled - Red and Yellow Belt Comptetition Saturday 30th September

It is with regret that the Red and Yellow Belt competition scheduled for Saturday 30th September has had to be cancelled due to lack of entries in a number of the weight catgeories.

We are working to reschedule the competition for November 24th.

Training will operate at the usual times instead.

We apoligise for any inconvenience this has caused.


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Location and Contact


Oakham Enterprise Park
LE15 7TU

Tel: 07768412683 (Oliver Hemsley)


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