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.
We look forward to seeing you in the dojo!
Sensei David Mesa Rey, former Cuban National Judo Champion will run the 10 week introductory ABC in Judo course at The Budokwai, in September 20th 2016.
Contact the Reception to secure your place, places are limited!
The Budokwai is celebrated as Europe's oldest Martial Arts club. We believe that our fun-filled movement class JudoGym offers children from as young as 6 months the joy of physical exploration in a fully padded dojo (Martial Arts room.)
We are also passionate about nurturing the creative, cerebral side of our Martial Artists-in-the-making to flourish through our Budokwai Art classes.
It's a fantastic opportunity to create mixed media masterpieces against a backdrop of music and songs!
For more information, contact our reception team.
Congratulations to Kyle Perry who fought superbly and won silver at the European Judo Championships held in Croatia.
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!
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!
Wednesdays 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
Judo Gradings fall on the last Sunday of every month except August and December and the Karate grading will be held on 10 December 2016
The Budokwai holds regular gradings in Judo and Karate for children and adults.