Recent Activities

16 Sepetember 2021

Post-Covid comeback! We are open for Thursday evening teen and adult classes.

24 July 2021

Post-Covid comeback! We are open for Saturday classes.

March 2020

We have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis

September 2019

Our sessions are twice weekly. We meet on Monday and Thursday.

March 2019

We have moved our Tuesday venue to St James’ Primary School Emsworth, nice people.

October / November 2017

Our French friends came to visit England. We all had fun. Some pictures follow:

26/27 October 2016

We were graciously hosted by “Judo Club Saint Pierrais” Judo Club of Saint-Pierre Eglise when we visited Normandy.
Our thanks go out to them for their hospitality. They have a judo club with a very high standard of judo - we all benefitted from the visit.

11 June St John’s School Fayre

Our friends put on a lovely fayre, we were pleased to put on a display of children’s judo.

21 May 2016

Visit to Solent University combining with other clubs to include a team competition. Well done to John, Jim and James!

December 2015

We held our annual Christmas Party for the children.

July 2015

Kayaking on the Chichester canal

16th December 2014

We held our Christmas Party for the children and a beer and a curry for older ones after training!

6th December 2014

We held a grading for club members - really good effort everyone!

8th July 2014

Club barbecue!

8th July 2014

Our annual kayak for older ones was fun, we even got stopped by the harbour master looking for thieves! I suppose skulking about in the dark we might have looked a bit suspicious :-)

6th April 2014

Another competition, this time the Hampshire closed. Like London buses we don’t see one for ages and then two come along in succession!

23rd March 2014

We attended a BJC Competition in Southampton taking 16 children to compete, some in their first competition.

23rd July 2013

A bit of a mad way to unwind after the end of the Summer term, but some older ones kayaked to an Emsworth pub and then back again! The return journey was magical under a full moon, the water warm as a bath, the company convivial - a smashing way to finish the term!

14th April 2013

We went to Solent University, Lance Wickes gave good instruction in an informal but workmanlike atmosphere, thank you Lance!

14th February 2013

We enjoyed a club visit from Havant Judokwai, thanks Steve for coming! Over 40 children and adults took part in a relaxed and fun session.

15th December 2012

Our Annual Christmas Party was fun for all, Happy Christmas!

7th Decemember 2011

NEEEAWWW! Scalextric Party - Vroom!!
20 of us were involved in high-speed drama this evening. Feedback from the children we teach indicated that older ones would like to experience less jelly and ice cream and more age-specific activities for their Christmas party this year. We held it at an indoor scalextric track and fun was had by all!

18th September 2011

We visited London today! Our destination was the famous judo club ‘The Budokwai’. Mr Paul Ajala, ex-British champion, could not have been more welcoming, he took a class which was fun and technically superb - thanks Paul and all of the members of the Budokwai for hosting us today. On the return journey we visited the ‘Horniman Museum’, an enjoyable day out to the smokes!

23rd July 2011

We took part in FitBeat, a fun event on Emsworth Park. With our mats in an arena we were able to host three judo classes that members of the public were welcome to partake in too. It was great to be part of such a healthy day, the ‘It’s a Knockout” competition had me using muscles that I didn’t know I had! Thank you all for your support.

On the same day as FitBeat, but in the evening, we hosted our annual Family Barbecue. Thank you again to all who turned up, the evening light revealed fun on the field for those with energy left after the days activities and a relaxed spot for those that wanted to chill.

28th May 2011

Havant Judo Fun Day
Children from three local clubs, including ours, came together for fun and some competition.

New mats! Today is the first day using our new mats! We combined them with the old ones and some borrowed for this collaborative event. We have made this phase 1, the first part of our mat purchase - which gives us a working mat area.
Phase 2 is to extend, with a future purchase, our mat to a more useful size. Work is going on in the background to try to achieve this.
It was important for us to try to achieve this purchase of several thousand pounds worth of equipment to do so without having to raise our fees. In being able to do so we are indebted to Havant Borough Council, the Hampshire Playing Fields Association and an anonymous donor, thank you all VERY MUCH.

27th January 2011

Thanks to Mike and his players from the Meridian Judo club inviting us to your session. We enjoyed our visit!

25th January 2011

Thanks to Dave and his players from the Gosport Judo club coming to our session. We look forward to our next get-together!

16th December 2010

Our free Christmas Party was enjoyed by about 70 children. Thank you to Crispin for his excellent disco.

31st October 2010

On Saturday 31st October a great time was had, as we met with children from Poole and Ryde, Isle of Wight, for a session to cover throws in the grading syllabus. We followed this effort with a sausage and chips supper!
Thanks are due especially to all the coaches and volunteers that helped with everything. Thank you for the food and biscuits donated too!

Going to a different venue, practicing with other children, of different ages and instructors from other clubs, is taking the children out of their comfort zone.

They responded well with good behaviour and great effort during the day. The challenge being of benefit in so many ways, new friendships were started, the lessons learned were more than the techniques being practiced on the day.....

15 October 2010

Percy Sekine R.I.P.
We would not have a club without the inspiration that Mr Sekine provided. His funeral, held on 3 November 2010 was respectfully and well attended by Judo people from far and wide.
His contribution to British judo is huge, click the photo for re-direction to his obituary in the Daily Telegraph. Please see also our club history pages here.

25th July 2010

Syd Lowry of the Judokan in Poole hosted a get together today. Four clubs, (30 children) together enjoyed judo practice and Syd’s cooking! Thanks to the Judokan in Poole for hosting this friendly event.

16th May 2010

Hampshire Yellow Belt and Under Competition
Eight of our children took part in this competition each boy and girl had two or three contests. They were all a credit to the club.

Christmas Party - December 2009

It really is a winning format - all of the children had great fun! Many thanks to Max who kept everyone Wii fit and Cris who maintained musical merriment!
Merry Christmas one and all!

Club Grading 12 December 2009

Well done to all who attended the grading, you all did very well indeed!

Visit to Chris Bradford ‘Young Samurai’ Presentation
17th November 2009

Some of our boys and girls spent an enthralling morning at Warblington School on Tuesday morning meeting children’s author Chris Bradford.

He showed a samurai sword display and video clips of martial artists in action. His books can be found here:

Thank you to all at Warblington School for hosting us and to Chris for the display and book signing.

Club visit to the Isle of Wight 8th June 2009

Much fun was had visiting Ryde Judo club this evening, a small party of us travelled over on the ‘Fastcat’, Martin and Lee taught a good session, a very friendly club! Thanks to you all, we look forward to more joint ventures.

Yellow Belt and Under competition 17th May 2009

Edmund (Bronze), James, Callum and Euan all did well thanks too to the organisers of the Mountbatten Centre event.
Katie represents Hampshire in the inter-counties! - 10th May 2009
Well done to Katie. Katie managed two wins out of three contests, she is becoming an old-hand at representing her county now!

3rd May 2009

Katie wins GOLD!
As part of Hampshire’s victorious match against Hertfordshire, Katie won her contest within 10 seconds! Well done to her and all of the Hampshire boys, girls and seniors who won their respective team events.

Hampshire Closed Competition - 8th March 2009

We enjoyed success at this county level competition with medals and stories galore!

Meridian Judo visit us at Warblington - February 2009

In a return trip Meridian paid us a visit. Our 7.00pm class was twice the normal size, everyone benefited from the change in format.

Club visit to Meridian Judo on Hayling - January 2009

We took twenty children on a club visit to our friends on Hayling Island, Meridian Judo Club, thank you Mike for having us!

Summer Grading - July 2008

A well attended grading took place on Thursday 10th &17th July with many new belts, our class is now a very colourful place indeed!

Summer Barbecue - July 2008

Our invitation says it all!

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Games - June 2008

The Hampshire Mini Games is a large county event where local authorities enter teams in a variety of sports.
The Games is a fun event aimed at young people who are trying competitive sport for the first time and who are below county standard. We were allocated ten places - all of the children enjoyed the day.

Kangeiko - February 2008

A certificate for the children practicing judo from 7.00am!
Kangeiko is a Japanese idea - that to practise your ‘art’ under arduous conditions, like the heat of the Summer or cold of the Winter is somehow good for you. We practised an Anglicised version: early morning judo followed by bacon rolls and mugs of tea, The children loved it!

Havant Borough Sports Awards - February 2008

The annual Borough Sports Awards were held on 7th February 2008 to celebrate and reward sporting achievements during 2007. Our club was so busy growing that we forgot to nominate any of our members! We were asked to provide a short display for the benefit of delegates and guests.

With the Mayor watching, Mr Pring is flattened by a lovely harai goshi!
The children behaved in an exemplary fashion, worked hard, had fun and showed good character, you may have guessed we were proud of them!

Christmas Party - December 2007

This was a resounding success! Fifty children enjoyed a party with an organised disco and other entertainments laid on by parents. Everyone brought some food, it disappeared as quickly as it was brought in!