Judo is a martial art originating from Japan and became an Olympic sport in 1964. Judo translates as the “gentle way”, with no kicks and punches, making it safer for its participants. Despite this, Judo focuses on grappling, throwing and ground techniques making it an effective and powerful form of self-defence.
Durham University Judo Club (DUJC) is a thriving club open to both students at the University and members of the public aged 16+. From complete novices (with no past experience of judo) to experienced competitors, anyone is welcome. Eddie Ferrie, lead coach, is a 5th Dan black belt and is a wealth of knowledge in all things Judo. DUJC train three times a week at Maiden Castle Dojo. Judo is a competitive club, each year competing in the BUCS Judo Championships, amongst others. Novices with no prior experience in Judo, joining in Term 1, have graded and gone on to compete successfully the very same year in such competitions. Although Judo is mainly an individual sport, the team have strong community spirit, making an effort to attend competitions together.
Maiden Castle (Dojo)
19:00 – 22:00
12:00 – 14:00