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Westerleigh Judokwai was founded in 1995 by two brothers, Paul and Chris Everest. They had a handful of students, a small pile of gym mats and a bag full of enthusiasm. Since 1995 the club has grown to the extent ofhaving over a hundred members ranging from 5 years old and over. Neither of them imagined that the club would be anything like it is now and along with a huge mat area costing over £4000 and with a load of help from volunteers the club will continue to grow.

Are There Any Entry Requirements To Join Westerleigh?
We accept everyone from 5 years old and over, including adults. You do not need to have had any previous experience of judo as full training will be given by our BJA Qualified Coaches. The only requirements we do ask of you is that you respect everyone and give everything a go.

What Do I Need To Bring With Me?
You only need to bring very little. A drink bottle and yourself is really the only things you need. When you start taking judo lessons your first session is free and after that it is just £2.00. We have a supply of judo suits (called Gi's) that you can borrow or you can buy your own through our discounted shop. To hire the Gi it is £10.00.

Do I Need A Licence To Practice Judo?
Not right away. When you first start taking lessons, you areconsidered as being within atrial period. After 4 weeks you will of had enough time to decide whether or not tocontinue and at that point you will need to send away for your Judo Licence via the BJA

For 5 to 8 year olds costs £15 per year and from 8 to 15 year olds £19. There's a renewal charge of £18 per year. Senior membership for 16 years and upwards is £29 with a renewal charge of £28 per year.

What Is So Special About Westerleigh Judokwai?
We Are A Judo Club With A Difference.

Firstly, we are closely linked with the Special Olympics organization and so our coaches are fully trained to work with both children and adults with special needs. However manyofour judo students are regular main streamand they trainright alongside those with special needs.

Westerleigh is a family run club and has never segregated the main stream and special needs students. In fact, we believe that we are the only club in Sussex that integrates main stream and special needs students in this way. At Westerleigh Judokwai we believe that our club is different, because here we're all the same. Everyone trains together in a safe and friendly environment.

Do I Have To Compete In Competitions?
Only if you want to. Most children and adults who have attended the club either main stream or special needs

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Contact Us

Registered in England, No. 5588274

Head Coach, Paul Everest
Telephone: - Home: (01424) 442726;
                              Mobile: 075230 50784

Where Are We

Claverham Community College,
(Located in the gym)
North Trade Road
East Sussex
TN33 0HT

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