About Us

 

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Welcome to Irfon Judo Club. 

I am your sensei (Coach) Richard Jones; Just come along with tracksuit bottoms and a t-shirt, we will try and find you a judogi you can borrow in the short term.  Please ensure you have no jewellery (earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets etc) also please ensure (girls) you have no metal clips etc in your hair. You must wear a T-shirt underneath your judogi (girls) please ensure it has no buttons on it. Off the mat you must at all times wear footwear (zori).  On entering and exiting the Dojo (sports hall) you must bow (rei).

Mat Fees are:

5 – 15 Years £3.50 per night (Members)
£4.00 per night (Non Members)

16 Years and Over £4.00 per night (Members)
£4.50 per night (Non-Members)

 

We would also like you to fill in a club membership/registration form which gives us some personal information from you.   You will be able to get one of these forms from the desk.  If you decide you would like to join the Club it will cost you £10.00.  This is an Annual fee.  This fee includes a reduced mat fee, Club Gradings and some financial assistance is available for a member to participate in competitions/training events at the discretion of the Senior Club Coach.

Training Times:

5.45 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. Dragons & Under 8’s
6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Juniors (Under 16)
7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. Seniors (16+)
Dragon Books will be issued to the under 8’s this little book gives you all necessary information for your son/daughter to learn, terminology, puzzles etc. Juniors/Senior Members receive a Mon Grade Syllabus book as part of the Membership.  (This book is available to non Members at a cost of £5.50).

Grading up to 10th Mon (green belt with one red tag) can be done at the Club.   Gradings cost £5.00 which is payable to the WJA.   On completion an appropriate certificate will be issued and presented at the Club.   For the higher grades I can do your theory test in Club or you can attend another centre/club.

Throughout the year there are various different competitions etc to attend details of these will be on the desk or for further advice please speak to me. Also to participate in Judo everyone must have a WJA Licence.  This is a statutory requirement of the governing body.  The fee is sent direct to the WJA where the licence is issued.  This requirement applied to members and non members of the Club.  The licence covers you for insurance purposes in the event of a serious accident.   You will be able to get one of these forms from the desk.  On receipt of a WJA Licence, juniors under 12 will receive a Koka Kids Magazine quarterely.
image_01 Richard Jones, Senior Club Coach BJA Level 3, DBS Cleared, First Aid Approved.