Europe's Oldest & Most Prestigious Judo and Martial Arts Club
Established 1918 

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.

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    Christmas 2018 BDK

    We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2019!

    Spring Term: 7th January - 6th April (half term from 18th February.)

    Summer Term: 29th April - 13th July (half term from 27th May.)

    Autumn Term: 9th September - 13th December (half term from 28th October.) 

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    We are really excited to announce a new BJJ, gi class for 2019.
    FRIDAYS at 19:30 - 21:00
    See you in the dojo! 






  • Gradings at The Budokwai

     Judo gradings will be held on the last Sunday of every month except August and December.

    There are 3 Karate gradings per year. Dates TBC

    The Budokwai holds regular Judo gradings for children during their class time.

    For more information on gradings at The Budokwai see here.


  • 2018 - Our Centenary Year!


    The Budokwai opened on the 26th January 1918, with 12 members. Thank you to all who have contributed to the club over the years to make it Europe's oldest and most prestigious Judo and Martial Arts club. Find out more on our history page and on our social media pages. Search #Budokwai100


  • Judo Theory class

    IMG_2540Wednesdays 18:30-19:30 at The Budokwai

    Join 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. 

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    Celebrate #Budokwai100 and order your copy of this celebratory book from 

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