CUJC Beginner's course

beginner's judo at cambridge

Cambridge Judo is open to complete beginners and to people who’ve done judo before and want to get back into it. Both Cambridge University students and non-students are welcome.

We run a dedicated beginners’ course during Michaelmas term but our Thursday sessions are open to beginners all year round so feel free to visit us at the sports centre (studio 2) on Thursdars at 8pm

The beginners’ course runs during Michaelmas term (October to December) on Thursday evenings, 20.00-22.00, at the University Sports Centre. The sessions are led by qualified black belt instructors, and there’ll also be plenty of graded club members around to help out (and to brush up on the basics after a long summer!).

We start at the basics with some simple gymnastic excercises such as forward rolls, followed by learning the all-important breakfalls. Each week we look at suitable standing throws and ground techniques, and there’s usually a chance to try these out at the end of the class with some gentle, friendly randori (sparring). These sessions lead towards the first grading to red belt, and give
beginners the skills and confidence to compete in the CUJC beginner’s team tournament in February


The CUJC beginner's course (Oct - Dec)

taster session

There will be a free taster session during freshers week

the beginners course

The beginners course

Red belt grading

Red belt

the 'redbelt rumble'

Red belt rumble

Tuesday 20.00-22.00 – University Sports Centre, Studio 2
Advanced training, experienced players only

Thursday 20.00-22.00 – University Sports Centre, Studio 2
All welcome, especially beginners

Saturday 14.30-16.30 – University Sports Centre, Studio 2
Mixed ability training, red belts and above