About Core Judo


Core Judo was born on September 1st 2007. Its goal was to encourage children, through judo, to develop into better, more grounded human beings. The current social climate is giving out the wrong messages to children. Sport has not played a big enough role in changing the 'get rich quick', reward before hard work attitude that has pervaded modern society.


The ethos of judo is humility; honour in both victory and defeat. It teaches self respect, self control and discipline in a fun and safe environment. This ethos is fundamental to the belief of Core Judo Coaching. We are not trying to coach your children into just being better judo players, we are trying to teach them life skills that they can use through school, university and in the wider world. It is a holistic approach that is much, much more than just sport.


Classes are taught in a safe and fun environment with an emphasis on developing your child's self-confidence and installing a belief that through hard work and determination, you can achieve whatever you set your mind upon.


Judo transcends sport; it can act as both a moral compass and a force for good. It teaches children self-control, respect and humility. I genuinely believe that through a sport such as judo, you can increase your empathy, channel your aggression and build both a healthy body and mind.


The Modern Olympic sport of judo is all about using your opponent's strength and power to your advantage. It is a physical game of chess, where you are trying to throw or pin your opponent, selecting from a huge array of techniques.



"Judo is the way of the highest or most efficient use of both physical and mental energy. Through training in the attack and defence techniques of judo, the practitioner nurtures their physical and mental strength, and gradually embodies the essence of the Way of Judo. Thus, the ultimate objective of Judo discipline is to be utilized as a means to self-perfection, and thenceforth to make a positive contribution to society."

Jigoro Kano - Judo's founding father


"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

Muhammad Ali - The Greatest