Ryecroft Judo Club is one of the East Midlands and Nottinghamshires leading Judo Clubs for Junior and Senior Judoka. The clubs reputation spans well over 50 years, being based out of the current permanent dojo at Beeston youth and community centre for more than 40 of those years. The club itself has over 100 members ranging from as young as 5 up to 75, and boasts a variety of skill levels from beginners to elite players. All new members are welcome regardless of experience, age, gender, disability or ethnicity. The Coaches have the experience and patience to cater for all abilities.
Everyone at the club is friendly and willing to help. Whether you are looking to get fit or want to take the sport to a higher level. We have some great coaches and experienced players, some who have competed and trained internationally, and have plenty to teach others. The talent at the club is one of the main reasons players from around the country are attracted to this club.
So bring your family and friends down to see what Judo is all about and, as an extra incentive, the first session is free so what are you waiting for!
FacilitiesIn recent years, RJC have raised substantial funding which has helped renovate the club, and bring the judo facilities back up to modern standards. The Committee are thankful to the following organisations for committing their funds to the future success of RJC;
Training TimesBelow are the training times for Ryecroft Judo Club, please note that the club is closed on bank holidays.
|Juniors (7-15)||Seniors (16+)|
|Monday||7 - 8.30pm||8.30 - 10pm|
|Wednesday||7 - 8.30pm||8.30 - 10pm|
|Friday||7 - 8.30pm||8.30 - 10pm|
CostsMat fees are £2.50 for Junior players and Seniors in Full time Education.
History & PrinciplesJudo is derived from Jujitsu. It was created by Professor Jigoro Kano in 1882. The name Judo was chosen because it means the "gentle way". Kano emphasised the larger educational value of training in attack and defence so that it could be a path or way of life that all people could participate in and benefit from.
TrainingJudo would be a good choice for most children because it is safe and fun. Judo training has many forms for different interests. Some students train for competition by sparring and entering the many tournaments that are available. Other students study the traditional art and forms of Judo. Other students train for self-defence, and yet other students do Judo for fun.
Competitions & GradingsThere are many different competitions available to those players who are confident enough to have a go. Competitions are usually split based on grade as to gauge a level of experience. Players are then split into different weight categories, at the moment these are 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 100 and +100kg for men. For women the weights categories are 42, 48, 57, 63, 70, 78 and +78kg.
Rules & ScoringNew rule changes are being brought into the sport in order to evolve the sport and make it more enjoyable for everyone. Here is a guide to the new rules which are being rolled out internationally
“ Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall ”
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