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Welcome to Irfon Judo Club. 

I am your sensei (Head 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 £4.00 per night

  16 Years and Over £4.50 per night

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.  The Annual Fee for joining the club is £12.00 for the year, this fee gives you as a Member the opportunity to have Club Gradings and some financial assistance when available for you as a member to participate in competitions/training events at the discretion of the Head Coach.

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 at the Club Session.   On completion an appropriate certificate will be issued by the WJA and presented at the Club Session.   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 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 Welsh Judo Association (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 applies to all participants of the Club.  The Licence covers you for insurance purposes in the event of a serious accident.  You will need to go the WJA website and apply direct for your licence.


Richard Jones

Head Coach BJA Level 3

DBS Cleared, First Aid Approved.