Europe’s Oldest & Most Prestigious Martial Arts Club
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Europe's Oldest & Most Prestigious Judo and Martial Arts Club

The Budokwai began as a Judo club and still offers Judo classes throughout the week. We also offer regular martial arts classes in Shotokan Karate, Brazilian Jui-Jitsu and Aikido as well as Hontai Yoshin Ryu Ju-Jitsu and Pilates. Our martial arts instructors are all highly qualified, experienced and able to offer a range of coaching and instruction for the complete novice through to Olympic standard. Beginners are carefully taught techniques most suited to their ability and proceed up the grades towards the much-coveted Dan grade and Black Belt. The junior martial arts instructors are of the same high standard and the children's Judo classes & Karate classes attract a great number of youngsters every week.

  • The Budokwai Junior Summer Judo Camp

    Fun filled Judo Summer Camp for children aged    6-13 years!
    Book now to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited!

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  • 98 Years of Training at The Budokwai

    image_copy3On January 26th 2016, The Budokwai celebrated it's 98th year!


    The club was first opened by Gunji Koizumi on Saturday 26th January 1918!


    We continue to celebrate our history and look forward to a wonderful future! Ouss!



    Sensei David Mesa Rey, former Cuban National Judo Champion will run the 10 week introductory ABC in Judo course at The Budokwai, in September.


    Contact the Reception to secure your place, places are limited!

  • Kyle Perry at the European Masters in Croatia

    Congratulations to Kyle Perry who fought superbly and won silver at the European Judo Championships held in Croatia. 


  • The Budokwai Junior Judo Squad continue to celebrate success upon success

    Under the tutorship of Senseis Larry Stevenson and David Mesa Rey the Junior Judo Squad continue to go from strength to strength.  
    Gaspard recently won a bronze at the Kent International!                                                                                    

    Junior Squad


    There are some drop in spaces available on  a select number of Budokwai Babies & Toddlers JudoGym and Art classes and in the Mini and Midi Judo classes for the Summer term ends on the 15th July.

    Contact the reception team to secure a last minute place before the end of term!

  • New Judo Theory class

    IMG_2540Wednesdays 18:30-19:30 at The Budokwai

    We are excited to announce that Sensei Steve Fraser, seen here with Olympian Brian Jacks will be running a theory class to prepare judoka from 5th Kyu up to 5th Dan for the grading.

    Perfect your Nage No Kata, Katame No Kata and Go No Sen Katas!  Reserve your place with our reception team as spaces are limited. 

  • Gradings at The Budokwai

    Well done to all the junior judoka who graded with us on Sunday. Congratulations to all those who are making steady progression. 

    The Budokwai holds regular gradings in Judo and Karate for children and adults. 


  • Join two former Budokwai senseis Winston Gordon and Darcel Yandzi at this exciting Judo event in Spain