The Judo club at Northumbria are a friendly and welcoming club. Judo is an Olympic sport and martial art comprising of throws, holds, strangles and arm locks, the aim is to use your opponent’s weight against them meaning that your size doesn’t matter. Judo will also teach you how to fall safety in any physical confrontation. A skill, which can be used across many activities helping you avoid injury. As well as a variety of skills, Judo is a great workout improving other skills including balance, co-ordination and motion. Based out of Lipman Gym on city campus, the club have access to coached sessions throughout the week.

On top of all the fun you will have in the pool, you will enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club making it the perfect opportunity to practice the sport you love while having a great time and making new friends.

Judo memberships available in 2023/24: 

"TRAIN"  Judo Membership - £100  *Memberships will be reduced to £50 for semester 2* (Available from January 2024)

This membership is available for beginner, intermediate and experienced student members who are looking to train regularly to gain fitness and skills, with the opportunity for some self-funded competitions through the year.

Training: Wednesdays 18:30-20:00 & Sundays 14:00-15:30 (Lipman Gym)

The club currently has 10 members, and has space for new members to join by clicking the link below:

Training Dates

Semester 1 w/c: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2 w/c: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3 w/c: 15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Please note some dates within the dates above are unavailable due to exam closures and facility closures.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Sophie Gatenby

Club President: Benjamin Greaves 


The Judo club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Mollie Smith.