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Judo classes restart Tuesday 7th January!

Looking to work off that Christmas over-indulgence? Then look no further!

Judo classes restart this Tuesday in the main hall at Court Lane Junior School, Hilary Avenue, Cosham.

  • Junior beginners, 6 – 7pm
  • Junior advanced and adults, 7 – 8pm

Lessons also run every Thursday, times as above.

First lesson is free, then a £5 mat fee on a pay as you go basis.

All coaches are British Judo Association qualified and DBS checked. You can find out more about us on our FAQ and coaches pages.

We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

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Kagami Biraki

Kagami Biraki is the traditional Japanese ceremony to welcome in the New Year, typically held in the first weekend of the year.

It has been a part of martial arts practice since Jigoro Kano introduced it to the Kodokan in 1884. (The above picture shows uki-otoshi, the first technique of nage no kata, being demonstrated at the Kodokan in the 2019 Kagami Biraki).

The modern martial arts practice of Kagami Biraki enables all students to come together and train as preparation for the new year.

Hampshire Judo will be hosting its first squad session of 2020 on Sunday 5th January at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, from 10:00 to 12 noon. All adult players and juniors aged 8+ are welcome to attend.

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Just two sessions left this year!

There’s just another two sessions left this year, Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th December.

We hope to see you all on the mat! (Don’t forget we will be in The Manor after the Thursday session…).

Full details of our Christmas closure can be found online, look out for details coming soon of January squad session, 2020 Hampshire judo programme and events further afield!

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Christmas Judo

Hopefully on 1st December, it is now ok to use the ‘C’ word – Christmas!

Our opening times during December and the festive period are shown below:

  • 3rd Dec – as normal
  • 5th Dec – as normal
  • 10th Dec – as normal
  • 12th Dec – closed for voting
  • 17th Dec – as normal
  • 19th Dec – final session before Christmas. Please feel free to ply us all with alcohol in The Manor after the session!

Classes will restart on Tuesday 7th January 2020.

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Hampshire Judo news

The next squad session for Hampshire players will be held on 1st December at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Easleigh. As usual, the session will run from 10 to 12 noon, with a £5 mat fee. All Court Lane Players aged 8 and above are encouraged to attend.

There is no November squad session.

Hampshire Judo have also recently relaunched their website – check it out at

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Club closed for half term

Please note that there will be no Judo over the half term week, Tuesday 29th and Thursday 31st October.

Classes will recommence on Tuesday 5th November.

The school has suggested that in future holidays there may be a chance to open, as other groups are also interested in remaining open – this is likely to be on a Thursday. We will keep you informed.

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Last chance to enter Hampshire events!

Closing dates are fast approaching for the next two Hampshire events:

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in these two flagship events!

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October squad session

Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh will once again host Hampshire Judo squads on 6th October.

This combined squad session – juniors and adults – will run from 10am – 12 noon. The session is open to all competitively minded players aged 8 years and over.

With attendances usually in the 35-40 range, this is a great opportunity to broaden out your practice.

As usual, a £5 mat fee will apply.

Players should also be considering the session with Dave Starbrook – a limited number of free junior places are available.

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Learn Starbrook style judo!

Hampshire Judo have organised a coaching session with Dave Starbrook MBE 9th Dan, one of the legends of British Judo.

Dave won 9 GB open titles (most ever), medals at European, World and Olympics, and has been Coach to umpteen World and Olympic medallists.

Dave’s achievements are all the more remarkable as he was a late starter, not starting Judo until he was 19.

The session will be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh on Saturday 26th October (the day before the Hampshire Open).

Masterclass 1300-1500, Coach Revalidation 1300-1730
Seniors and Coaches £20.
Juniors FREE (masterclass only and limited to 30)

Book online at

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Hampshire combined squad session 8th September

The first squad session of the new term will be held at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh on Sunday 8th September.

The session will run from 10 – 12 noon and will be a combined session for junior and adult players.

Normal £5 mat fee will apply.

With the next Hampshire event only just over a month away, this is a great chance to kick start the autumn term!

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