Judologo

About

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 30 years under Sensei Gary Donoughue (7th Dan). In that time we have taught over 3,000 students.

Philosophy

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.

Affiliation

In 2005 the club had the honour 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.


classes

Classes

Junior Classes (Age 4-15)
Friday 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Cost £5/session

Adult Classes (Age 16+)
Friday 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost £6/session

After School Junior Classes (Age 4-15)
Wednesday 4.30pm – 5.30pm
@The Martial Arts Hut, Moortown, Leeds


fees

Fees

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 (£5 Juniors / £6 Seniors). Yearly membership costs £20 and this will cover all your insurance.


location

Location

The Parochial Hall,
5 Fitzroy Drive,
Leeds,
LS8 4AB


contact

Contact

Email: sensei@yorkshirejudo.com
Tel: 0113 216 4256

Meet the Sensei


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Gary Donoughue

Chief Sensei - 7th Dan Black Belt

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Eric Grundy

4th Dan Black Belt

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Martin Folan

3rd Dan Black Belt

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Liz Donoughue

4th Dan Black Belt



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Jamie Donoughue

3rd Dan Black Belt

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Laura Donoughue

2nd Dan Black Belt

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Alan Haywood

3rd Dan Black Belt

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Darren Taylor

3rd Dan Black Belt



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Irwin Eaton

2nd Dan Black Belt