club rules


The purpose of this is to provide you with some basic guidance as to how the club operates and what is expected of parents and players.                                                                                                                                

The club runs a variety of classes (sessions) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Sir William Ramsay School, Rose Avenue, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7UB for all age groups.

The club is affiliated to the British Judo Association (BJA), which is the national governing body for the sport of Judo in the United Kingdom.

The coaches who will be teaching your children are all BJA qualified and undergo the same checks for working with children as schoolteachers. 




During the registration process you need to provide us with some basic contact and health information for our records. Of course, this information is kept in the strictest confidence. 

After the six-week course you/your child will then be required to obtain a judo licence. This can be done online at at the British Judo Association. If your child is under 18 you will need to set up a free Parent/Guardian account and then add your child to your account and pay the appropriate fee for them. This is required for insurance purposes (your child will not be able to practise beyond the six week course without a license).  If you are unsure on how to proceed with this, please speak to one of the admin volunteers who will be more than willing to help.  

Players should wear a clean T-shirt and jogging bottoms (not jeans) until their judo suits arrive. The clothing worn must be free of buttons, buckles and rivets etc. Parents, please do not let them practice in their best football shirt since there is a possibility that it may get torn. Judo suits can be purchased from the club.  

Judo is practiced in bare feet, so feet should be clean and finger and toenails kept short.   

Girls with long hair must keep it tied up using an elastic hair tie. Note there must be no metal in the this.


Players: There are some do’s and don’ts, which must be adhered to:-

DO                                                                                                                                                                   1. Enjoy yourself and have a good time.                                                                                                         2. Listen to what you are told.                                                                                                                         3. If you do not understand something, please ask.                                                                                       4. Try your best

DON’T                                                                                                                                                           1. Walk on the mat with shoes on.                                                                                                                 2. Walk about off the mat without shoes on. If you do you may not be allowed back on the mat.             3. Talk while the instructors are talking.                                                                                                         4. Leave the judo mat without asking permission from the Sensei taking the class.                                       5. Talk to spectators off the mat during the class.

We do ask that all Parents and guardians stay and watch for at least the first few sessions to gain a brief appreciation of how the club operates and to show some support for your child. If you do need to leave make sure you return promptly to collect your child.  ALL contact details should be up to date with the admin volunteers at the table before leaving your child at the club.

Please remember that all the coaches and helpers give up their time on a voluntary basis to run the club, so we do ask that all parents and guardians respect the do’s and don’ts mentioned here in order to keep the club running smoothly.

If you have any questions do not be afraid to ask.