Judo Club

Edinburgh University Judo Club provides high calibre coaching suitable for all; beginner, casual, or competitive, competing in both team and individual events at intermediate & experienced levels.

Judo is a japanese martial art and Olympic sport which:

• Centers around throwing your opponent to the ground with a combination of strength, dexterity and technique.

• Includes a groundwork element which emphasizes armbars, chokes and pins.

• Gives you the opportunity to engage in genuine physical combat with your opponent.

• Combines strength, cardio and self-defense training for a fantastic all-round workout.

Training times:

Tuesday 20:30 - 22:00 (Gym 2)
Thursday: 17:30 - 19:00 (Gym 4) and 20:30 - 22:00 (Gym 2)
Saturday: 12:30 - 15:00 (Gym 2)

Our Tuesday and Thursday late sessions are lead by our head coach, while Saturday and Thursday early sessions are lead by some of our high graded club members - who also happen to be coaches. 

Taster Sessions 2019:

Tuesday 17th September: 20:30 - 22:00
Thursday 19th September: 20:30 - 22:00
Saturday 21st September: 12:30 - 15:00

All taster sessions take place in St Leonard's Land Gym 2. 

Take a water bottle, and wear exercise clothes with something full length on the bottom half - so you don't get grazed when you fall 

on the mat! Anyone is welcome, from people who have been practicing judo for years to absolute beginners.

Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Full Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE

Find us: 

Our social media profiles and official website can be found by clicking the icons at the top of this page, keep up to date with taster sessions and socials there! Drop us a message if you have any questions, or just to say hi.


CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on judo@ed.ac.uk, or send us a message on Facebook.

We don't have anything planned right now but check back soon!
  • EDex - Judo (#JudoGirlsRock) Thu 24 Oct 2019 - Sign Up: FREE!£0.00
  • EDex - Judo (Stressbuster!) Thu 14 Nov 2019 - Sign Up: FREE!£0.00
  • GIAG - Judo Thu 16 Jan 2020 - FREE Sign Up£0.00
  • EDex - Judo Thu 27 Feb 2020 - FREE Sign Up£0.00
  • EDex - Judo Thu 26 Mar 2020 - FREE Sign Up£0.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.


  • Judo Club Full Year Membership£60.00
  • Judo Club Semester 1 Only£40.00
  • Judo Club Semester 2 Only£40.00
  • Judo Club Non Student Full Year Membership£70.00
  • Judo Club Non Student Semester 1 Only£50.00
  • Judo Club Non Student Semester 2 Only£50.00


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