As the oldest and most prestigious Judo and Martial Arts club in Europe, we encourage inter-club visits and regularly host guest instructors and senseis. 

In 2018, we will celebrate 100 years of The Budokwai and hope to hold many special events to celebrate this milestone centenary.



May                                   ABC in Judo begins on Tuesday 1st May. 10 week course for Adult Beginners. 

                                          11-13th Holland Trip

                                          19-20th London Open at UEL



Re-enrolment:                  for the Autumn term for Mini/Midi/Judo Games

Will commence week 21, 21st May (for existing members)


Half-term                            Monday 28th May – Saturday 2nd June (some Junior Judo classes will run this week – details nearer the time.



June                                  10th Junior Grading (Budokwai)

                                          16th London Youth Games

                                          23rd-24th Kent International



July                                    1st Rumble Open (Budokwai)

                                           7th National Teams


All children: From 5 years of age MUST have a BRITISH JUDO ASSOCIATION licence. FOR GRADING – ALL MUST BRING UP TO DATE LICENCE BOOK WITH CARD For all those under 8yrs this is called ‘Sho Award’ and 8yrs and over will be the ‘Mon Licence’.   This is for them to grade and take part in Competitions: Licences can be by obtained by going on the BJA website: www.britishjudo.org.uk (Membership) our club number is 05


Please: make use of the BJA website. It is VERY informative, particularly regarding the Grading System.