The Yorkshire Judo Association is a family run organisation and one of the largest independent clubs in the UK. We teach Judo and Self Defense to all, with ages ranging from 4 to 80 years old. The club has run for over 25 years under Sensei Gary Donoughue (6th Dan). In that time we have taught over 3,000 students.
Our philosophy is based around enjoyment and safety whilst instilling the original principles of Judo initially taught in Japan. We have a direct lineage to Dr. Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo.
Judo is not about size or strength, it’s about using your opponents energy against them. It is about learning respect and discipline, but most of all it’s about having fun.
In 2005 the club had the honor of being asked to join the ‘Goshin Ryu Association’ for martial arts, one of the biggest international organisations of its kind. Gary was made the ‘Master of Judo’ and now represents the sport across the world.
Junior Classes (Age 4-15)
Friday 7pm – 8pm
Adult Classes (Age 16+)
Friday 8pm – 9pm
Unlike many organisations we do not run our club for profit. We are a community and invest any proceeds back into the organisation.
Students pay on a per class basis (£4 Juniors / £5 Seniors). Yearly membership costs £20 and this will cover all your insurance.
The Parochial Hall,
5 Fitzroy Drive,
Tel: 0113 216 4256