We know a lot.
But we are confident we don't know everything.
Our senior instructors have devoted themselves to ongoing learning, in Judo and in life.
ALAN HOVERD 6th DAN,
RETIRED LABORATORY MANAGER
TE TOKAI A RATA
I get great satisfaction seeing novices gain confidence and awareness.
Personally, Judo has helped me dealing with confrontation and pressure in my work, recover from surgery and keeping my brain focused and my body fit and active.
Break falls have saved me from serious injury many times!
I have trained in Japan at the spiritual home of Judo, the Kodokan, and met the teachers whose books I have avidly studied.
I am also a qualified international Kata Judge.
HEATHER ROSSER 4TH DAN
RETIRED SPECIALIST MEDICAL EDUCATION ADMINISTRATOR
Judo builds good people
I believe Judo is the ultimate sport which players of all ages can learn and enjoy. It is fun, safe, has enough physical rough and tumble to suit the most aggressive player yet there is plenty of in-depth learning which non-competitive and older players can enjoy.
It teaches players to strive for excellence, self-control,
self-confidence, consideration for others, patience, flexibility, fast reflexes and good balance.
I really enjoy helping our junior judoka acquire all these skills and take great pleasure in seeing them progress through the grades.
COLIN BERRY 3RD DAN
COLLEGE PHYSICS TEACHER
Judo is an excellent form of physical exercise that benefits the mind and body.
Judo is a martial art and sport. It offers a wide range of ways to engage in practice which can be tailored to suit the individual.
I started Judo later in life. I have found it to have had major health benefits while being incredibly mentally stimulating. With a wider martial arts experience in Karate, I particularly enjoy Judo's focus on Randori (free practice). Through this versatile style of training effective skills are progressively mastered.
CARLTON RUFFELL 3RD DAN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECURITY MANAGER
Judo is physical education.
It compliments life.
Kids should be able to dream big.
If they want to win an Olympic medal, referee a national final or achieve a 10th degree black belt, they all need the same thing.
The best start with the best teaching in the fundamentals.
I have studied Judo for 38 years and have trained in South Korea (I'm a fan massive fan of their national team),
I'm currently studying to sit my 4th degree black belt and figuring out ways to engage kids and pass on the lessons of the martial art I love.