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The LSoJ with Ray Stevens

We are  very welcoming and friendly club with a respectful attitude to beginners, new members and experienced athletes alike. The abilities of anyone who trains with us is of utmost consideration to ensure safety in practice and satisfaction in achievement.

Our intention is to provide a high standard of tuition for judo and other related martial arts together with the traditional values of etiquette and philosophy and, to do so in a safe environment where a student can achieve a competent standard at national level of competition or, if they wish, just personal enjoyment for fun, fitness and wellbeing.

Judo itself has always been recognised for its tremendous ability to instil a high level of physical and mental fitness in those who practise it, developing great flexibility, agility and strength, mental resolve with determination and self discipline.

The club officials strive to make the atmosphere as welcoming as possible for all beginners and especially children, with qualified instructors involved with every session and step by step instruction given in all aspects. Therefore the club environment is open and friendly where self development and safety come first.

The club instructors include national and internationally experienced black belts, medallists and champions in many levels and categories. Together with studies and experiences of boxing, karate, unarmed combat, kendo, a qualified weight training instructor, a community sports leader with the Central Council for Physical Recreation; this represents a comprehensive and formidable font of knowledge and ability. Courses and seminars through the governing bodies, the Luton Sports Council and Sports Coach UK enhance our instructors’ knowledge and abilities.

Grading are held throughout the year at club, area and national level, and together with a licence is a nationally recognised award. Competitions at area and national level gives those who whish to the chance to compete and test themselves in a formal contest situation.

The club also has a structured system of self defence which uses many of the techniques familiar with other martial arts and, which in turn, supports and enhances the judo aspect of the training programme.

Linking these together with the throwing and grappling techniques of traditional and contest judo ensures a high standard of ability in all those who train and practice regularly at the club.

All our instructors have qualified through national courses, hold first aid certification and are CRB cleared.