Judo is a competitive Olympic sport as well as an art form that is now practised in almost every country of the world. The aim of the Wessex Judo Club is to promote the sport of Judo to children and adults of all ages within the Poole, Wimborne, Broadstone and Corfe Mullen areas. Judo combines agility, balance with technique through discipline of the mind and body, enabling the Judoka to use the opponents own weight and momentum against themselves.
Skilled practitioners of Judo can use it as a form of self defence, enabling them to defeat opponents much larger than themselves. For young children it can provide the confidence to stand up to school bullies and can also be an outlet for unused energy and aggression, as well as a means of improving general fitness. It develops self-discipline and respect for oneself and others. together with a sharp reacting mind and body.
The Wessex Judo Club received funding from the National Lottery to provide new equipment so that the sport can be safely enjoyed by more people in the community.
Training classes are held every Tuesday:
6:30pm – 7:30pm Under 10 years
7:30pm – 8:30pm Juniors Over 10 years
The Church Hall, St Nicholas Church, Corfe Mullen BH21 3LE
Gary Shears. Black belt 1st Dan. Validated BJA Club Coach. Silver and Bronze National Medallist and West of England Gold Medallist 2 years running.
Mark Charig. Black Belt 1st Dan. Validated BJA Club Coach.
Joe Wathan. Black Belt 2nd Dan. Validated BJA Club Coach, Level 2.