Club News & Events

Black Belt of the Month

Shiro No Judo Kent run a  Black belt of the month for our Junior members.To be eligible for this award our Judoka's have to show that they can adhere to the Judo code.

The Judo Moral Code is a set of ethics created by the sport's founder Jigoro Kano. He believed they were vital in the development of judo players and individuals both on and off the mat. The code itself is made up of 8 parts: 

Courtesy, Courage, Honesty, Honour, Modesty, Respect, Self-Control and Friendship.


Forth Coming Events 2018

It has been a busy few months for the club  with our second grading taking place s well as our members entering  the veterans judo and the Kent international competitions this month. 

We wish all our members taking part in these competitions lots of luck. 

The club would like to say congratulation to Barry Ayling on receiving his Gold Medal at the Kent Internationals in the Yellow belt category . Also well done to Jay Cullen and Claire Ayling on their Valliant efforts in the senior category they where up against some tough opposition. 


  Frequently Asked Questions

What kit do I need to buy before I start?
You will need to buy a Judo Gi eventually, but for your first visit, simply wear some loose fitting trousers, such as tracksuit trousers. We can usually provide you with a belt and jacket for a few weeks

Will Judo make me stronger?
Judo is focused on technique rather than strength, however the physical training will probably make you feel stronger.

Am I going to be hit?
Judo is not a sport where we hit our opponent.

Do I need to be fit to start Judo?
You will need to be able to be on the move for a lot of the time, so a fair level of fitness will be required, but don't worry, you will get fitter the more you practice  


Every individual on the mat at Shiro No Judo Kent needs to hold a BJA Membership Licence. Beginners are allowed a maximum of 4 initial “taster” sessions, then must obtain a licence.

Once you have a licence, it allows you to take part in the BJA grading system and competitions run by the BJA. A licence holder will also be covered by Personal Accident Insurance.

REMEMBER: NO LICENCE, NO COVER.   Note: You can obtain a licence form from Head Coach, Andy Hopkinson or Secretary, Tara Cullen. You can also apply online, using this link to the BJA website

Don’t forget to insert Shiro No Judo Kent membership number, 2659 Gravesend or 2660 Snodland.