Anyone is welcome to become a member of the club whether or not you are a member of Cambridge University. To become a member please come to a training session and speak to one of the coaches or email the club committee at Becoming a member allows you to train at any of the weekly sessions and grade with the club. The club doesn’t collect individual mat fees as these are covered by the membership fee. By joining the club you’re agreeing to follow the rules of the club as described in the constitution.

If you’re not sure you want to become a member then please come along and have a free session to try it out. If you are an infrequent visitor, you won’t need to pay the full term’s membership.

To become a member of the Club, please fill in the Membership form or the Junior Membership form if you are under the age of 18.  Please send the form to

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Everyone who trains with the club also needs to be a member of the BJA. The club’s number with the BJA is 16125. This membership gives you liability insurance and allows you to grade and enter competitions. If you’re a beginner then you don’t have to get this straight away and are welcome to come along and try Judo for a few sessions first.

Membership fees (as of August 2022)

The membership fees are paid per term and there are four terms in the year. Terms are counted as 3-month periods as follows: Oct-Dec, Jan-Mar, Apr-Jun, Jul-Sep. Alternatively, it is possible to pay monthly by bank standing order.

For the beginners’ course, we offer a discounted rate of £15 (students)/£20 (non-students) for all of the Thursday sessions during Michaelmas term. Please also read about the Student Voucher Scheme, which offers discounted membership to the BJA.

For all other sessions and times of the year, prices are as follows:

Cambridge University StudentsOther StudentsNon-Students
Price per term
(3 months)
Monthly standing order*£10£10£20
(per session)
First/taster session**FreeFreeFree
*Please contact us to obtain details on how to pay by bank standing order. **If you are interested in trying out the sport but don’t want to commit to membership yet, you are welcome to attend one free session at any time of the year (Thursday sessions only).


Check out the beginners page for information about joining the club as a beginner. Also feel free to email a member of the committee if you have any questions, or ask a member of the committee at training.

Student Voucher Scheme

The Student Voucher Scheme is the British Judo Association’s special offer to students to help raise participation in universities. Students new to the sport or returning to judo after one year’s absence (or more) receive discounted membership to the British Judo Association (covering training and competition insurance).