Europe’s Oldest & Most Prestigious Martial Arts Club
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From mid 2016, members will be able to renew and book into classes online, until then, please continue to book with our reception staff as per usual

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.


  • Superb results for the Junior Judo Squad at the South Coast Open

    Congratulations to...

    Alexander, Evangelos, Abdulatif, who all took GOLD

    Harel, Sasha, who all took SILVER

    Ben, Mahmoud, Abdulrauf, Gaspard, who all took BRONZE

    Many thanks to the judokas who fought so well during a long day, to the parents for their support, and of course to Sensei Larry and David for their continued first class coaching, time and commitment.


  • Adult Beginner Course in Judo  


    The Budokwai runs regular BJA approved 10 week ABC courses with Sensei David Mesa Rey. The current course began on Saturday 19th January. 

    Tuesdays 18:30 - 19:30 


    The next course begins on April 26th, book your place by emailing / calling the Reception.

  • NEW
    Wednesday 18:30 class...

    coming soon...


    details are being finalised ... so watch this space! 
  • On 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!

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