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Welcome to the home of the Ipswich Judo Club. We are a family orientated club based in Ipswich and have been teaching Judo to children and seniors for quite some time.

Beginners Welcome

Ipswich Judo club runs beginners courses on a regular basis. Please contact the club for more information on times and dates.


Judo can be many different things to different people. It is a fun sport, a martial art, a discipline, a recreational sport, a means of self-defense or simply a way of life. It can be all of these and much much more. Kodokan Judo comes to us from the fighting system of feudal Japan. Founded in 1882 by Dr Jigoro Kano, Judo is a refinement of the ancient martial art of Jujutsu. Dr. Kano, President of the University of Education, Tokyo, studied these ancient forms and integrated what he considered to be the best of their techniques into what is now the modern sport of Judo. In 1964 Judo was introduced into the Olympic Games and has stayed there ever since. Judo is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. People practice Judo to excel in competition, to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, and for many other reasons. But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it. Judo also helps children to build their self-respect, enhances their confidence, teaches then discipline and most importantly allows them to make new friends.

So why don't you come along and join the FUN!!!