Blog Archives


Try Judo this summer!

With the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics about to begin, there’s never been a better time to try the Olympic and Paralympic martial art of Judo!

Judo has been a core Olympic sport since 1972, and has been the source of several medals for Team GB. Requiring physical and mental agility, Judo is a fantastic sport for boys and girls.

Court Lane Judo Club will be running classes every Saturday morning during the school holidays at Court Lane Junior School, Hilary Avenue, Cosham.

Saturday 24 July10:00 – 11:15am
Saturday 31 July10:00 – 11:15am
Saturday 7 August10:00 – 11:15am
Saturday 14 August10:00 – 11:15am
Saturday 21 August10:00 – 11:15am
Saturday 28 August10:00 – 11:15am

Classes are open to everyone aged 5 – 17 years, first lesson is FREE and then £5 per session after.

Please do not attend if you have been asked to isolate, or if you or other members of your household have Covid symptoms.

All coaches are British Judo Association qualified and insured, DBS checked and the Club is a member of the British Judo Association.

For more details:

  • Tony 07749 036577
  • Kev 07889 470469
Posted in Announcements, Training
Tags: ,

Keeping us all safe as restrictions lift

The lifting of restrictions on 19 July meant that judo could recommence as before. Albeit in a world where Covid is still a real and significant presence.

As announced previously, we are delaying the return of adult judo until September. Junior sessions will continue this week as normal, then with a summer timetable from 24 July.

As a minimum, all players should continue to exercise good hygiene. Hand sanitiser is available in the hall.

Please stay away if you or anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms associated with Covid, or you have been advised to isolate.

Please bring your own drinks bottles – we will not be supplying water and cups.

Our QR code will remain – we would encourage all players over 16 and parents staying at the Club to scan and register with the NHS Covid app to enable Track and Trace.

Masks are no longer compulsory off the mat.

Posted in Announcements, Training

Summer Judo

We are delighted to announce that this summer, for the first time in many years, judo will continue over the school break.

Saturday morning classes will run from 24th July to 28th August. Classes will be scheduled from 10.00 to 11.15, and will be available to all players, regardless of which session they normally attend on a Tuesday or Thursday. Normal mat fees will apply.

PLEASE support this initiative, we have been desperately keen to re-secure summer sessions for a long time.

Our final Thursday evening session will be Thursday 22 July, with our autumn timetable recommencing from Tuesday 7 September (school will still be shut on Tuesday 31 August, Thursday 2 September is an inset day)

Posted in Announcements, News, Training

Adult judo to recommence in September

The latest lifting of restrictions indicates that adult judo can recommence from 19 July, although we are still awaiting full guidance from DCMS via British Judo.

With school closing on Friday 23 July, we have decided to hold off restarting adult classes until we make a full return to judo after the summer holidays, in September.

With concern also being expressed about the rapid increases in cases linked to the Delta variant (and a slower but definite rise in hospital admissions) this will give a much clearer idea as to what precautions we may need to make to keep judo as Covid-safe as possible.

We hope to have some exciting news about summer judo for -18s shortly.

Posted in Announcements, Training
Tags: ,

WIN a Forest Stay!

Portsmouth Lottery players will be entered into a nation wide draw at the end of August with a spectacular luxury forest holiday on offer!

To sign up, visit and search for Judo.

Every £1 ticket purchased donates 50p to us and 10p to other causes in Portsmouth.

Good luck!

Posted in Announcements
Tags: ,

Covid precautions – a reminder

With the sharp increase in the number of cases of Covid reported over the last few days – nationally and locally – please remember the following simple precautions when visiting the Club:

  • A one way system is in operation – enter from the playground, exit to the car park.
  • Hand wash – cleansing gel is available in the hall.
  • ALL players and coaches need to complete a Covid declaration for each session – either online or paper copy in the Club.
  • Coaches, players over 16 and spectating parents need to log in via the NHS Covid-19 app – we have our own QR code you can scan.
  • Unless you are exempt, face coverings should be worn off the mat.

Thanks you for your continued support.

Posted in Announcements
Tags: ,

Don’t forget, Thursday judo is back!

After a successful resumption of Tuesday sessions, Thursday judo returns this evening!

Normal session times of 6-7pm, 7-8pm will apply.

Just a reminder, that sessions currently are for -18s only and a Covid declaration is needed for each session – you can make this online here.

Posted in Announcements, Training
Tags: ,

Welcome back after half term

Hope everyone had a good half term break, and enjoyed the sunshine.

If you are training tonight, don’t forget to complete your Covid declaration at (paper copies are also available at the Club).

Everyone aged 16+ who is remaining at the Club is also required to leave contact details for Track and Trace – this can be on paper but is easier for us to manage if you simply scan the Club’s QR code using the Covid-19 app.

Thursday sessions will also resume from this week (Thursday 10th).

See you on the mat!

Posted in Announcements, Training
Tags: ,

Court Lane Judo Club secures sponsorship from Window Workshop

We are delighted to announce that we have recently secured a sponsorship deal with leading double glazing firm Window Workshop Hampshire.

Based in Waterlooville, the family run business offers all types of double glazing installations and solid conservatory roofs across Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. Also providing double glazing repairs (right down to adding a cat flap), Window Workshop is your one stop shop for all your double glazing needs.

The sponsorship deal offers the club a much sounder financial base than we have enjoyed for some time, and allied to our other fundraising efforts means that we can approach our post-pandemic recovery with increased confidence.

We are very grateful to Steve and Lisa at Window Workshop for making this commitment to us, and look forward to working with them.

Posted in Announcements, News
Tags: ,

Sho gradings

We are planning to hold our first grading session for players aged under eight years and on the Judo Kids scheme shortly after the half term.

We have put aside Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th June to grade players to 1st and 2nd sho.

To grade, you must have an in date Judo Kids licence, and present it on the day. Sho gradings remain free of charge.

A mon grading for older players will be held in July.

Licences can be purchased with membership from the British Judo Association.

Posted in Announcements, Grading
Tags: ,

Sponsored By

Sponsored by Window Workshop. Click here to navigate.

Subscribe to updates via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this website and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 542 other subscribers.