‘Freedom day’

Now that the remaining Covid restrictions have been lifted in England we’ve been able to get back to full contact adult judo, and also to welcome beginners into all of our classes – which we couldn’t previously do due to participataion number restrictions. Coinciding with this we have also started classes at our newly added registered training venue at Hingham Sports Hall, Watton Road, Hingham NR9 4HD.

New Venue

We successfully transported all our mats, equipment and stock to our new home at Morley Village & Sports Hall last weekend and we are getting ready to re-open our doors and start classes for children again on Wednesday 23rd June 2021!!


Due to the various stages of national Covid related restrictions and lockdowns, and restrictions on safe return to sport Wymondham Judo Club has been closed since March 2020. During the last few months the committee have been working hard to arrange our re-opening and this has included moving the clubs home to the fantastic facilities at Morley Village & Sports Hall. We are aiming to commence classes there on Wednesday evenings from 23rd June 2021 onwards. Full details will be announced on our FaceBook page in the coming weeks.


Hello everybody,

Due to inclement weather conditions, we have taken the decision to close the club on Wednesday 28th February 2018. Please do not travel to the club in this date.

We expect to be back as usual the following week!

British Judo Association Membership Fees

Please be aware that BJA membership fees are increasing by up to £2.00 pa as of September 1st.

Grading fees will also increase, from £10 to £12, for mon and kyu grades. For dan grades, the technical fee will increase from £35 to £40.

If you have any questions, please speak to a coach on a club night, or contact us via Facebook or email.

Happidojo Competition

Unfortunately, we have been notified that our entries for this competition arrived after the full amount of places had been taken. Therefore, our players who entered will not be able to compete at this event. Full refunds will of course be given where applicable. Both we and Happidojo apologise for any inconvenience.

We have attempted to contact all of our affected players – however, if you have not received an email from us then please let us know your email address when you are next at the club.

End of Year Awards 2016

The Annual Wymondham Judo Club Awards were presented by Andrew Gadsby on 14th December – congratulations to all of our winners below! Many of the winners weren’t present on the night, and so they will be presented with their awards on their return.

Class 1

Best Attender – Jared Tomkins

Best Newcomer – Matthew Cowles

Most Improved – Laura Travis

Spirit of Wymondham Judo Club – Stephanie Warmer

Player of the Year – Phoebe Blake


Class 2

Best Attender – Jack Travis

Best Newcomer – Phoebe Pullen

Most Improved – Leo Cooper

Spirit of Wymondham Judo Club – Jack Broad

Player of the Year – Kieran Evans


Player of the Year – Chris Minshall





Grading Success!

Dave Horton-Jones, 7th Dan, presented 26 members of Wymondham Judo Club with certificates and belts, on the 28th September, following a successful grading. He then led the second class, demonstrating a range of techniques.

Coach Andrew Gadsby was extremely pleased with the performance of everybody who graded, and Dave was very impressed with the technical ability on show during the session.

We look forward to our next grading early in the new year, and congratulate those who successfully achieved their next grade.


Ashley McKenzie – NEXT WEEK

Hi guys,

As you must ALL be aware by now, the Ashley McKenzie masterclasses are next week. We can’t guarantee that there will be spaces available for people on the night, so if you do want to come along and for some reason haven’t booked in yet, please get in touch ASAP!

The class groups are as follows:

6:30 – 8:00 Ages 7 – 14
8:00 – 9:00 Aged 11+

If the player is between 11-14, then if they are Orange belt or above they should take part in the second class.

Please get in touch if you have any questions!

Ashley McKenzie Masterclasses


On 5th October 2016, ASHLEY McKENZIE, 2012 and 2016 Olympian, 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist (u60kg) will be joining us for two very special masterclass sessions.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our players both young and ‘older’, new and experienced, to learn from and train with an athlete at the top of his game.

You’ll be able to support Ashley McKenzie during the Rio Olympics, as with the rest of the GB Squad, and then look forward to him visiting shortly after.

Some of our adult friends may remember Ashley from Celebrity Big Brother and from the ‘Bad Boy Olympian’ documentary several years ago!

For Wymondham Judo members, a session will cost £5 and last an hour and a half – great value for the experience!

In addition, we will shortly be inviting other clubs to attend these sessions, enabling you to train with new partners and make new friends.

Be sure to get your entries in soon, as we cannot guarantee that spaces will be open for long!

We look forward to welcoming Ashley, and hope to see you all there…