Wednesday sessions!!

Great news everyone!

Due to how busy we have been recently, we are able to offer a fourth training session per week.

Starting this week we will have sessions Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Tuesday 8pm will remain our main throwing session and hardest workout.

Wednesday 8pm will be a uchi komi (drills) session with a good stretching/mobility component.

Thursday 8pm is our groundwork session and a good workout.

Sunday 3pm is our technique and Kata session. And is a chilled out relaxing session to work on skills and explore formal demonstration aspects of Judo.

We hope the fourth session per week will help balance numbers across our busy sessions as well as allowing more training for all that want it.

Welcome new students

September welcomes the new university year and new students looking for our club.

As part of the Southampton Solent University we incorporate the TeamSolent Judo within our regular Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday sessions.

After the quiet period over summer, the dojo has been busy recently and we look forward to seeing new faces over the coming weeks.

We return to our regular schedule:

  • Tuesday 8pm. Mainly throws, mainly randori, mainly a tough work out.
  • Thursday 8pm. Groundwork mainly, not as hard work as Tuesday; but you will leave sweaty for sure.
  • Sunday 3pm. Chilled Sunday session. Technique work. Relaxed, light workout. Bring a friend, a younger sibling, do something with your Sunday afternoon.

See you soon!

Summer schedule.

With the student break and competition schedule (coach Lance Wicks will be away at events in Belarus, Hungary and elsewhere), we will be closed some dates in July and August.

No Judo these dates:

  • 20 July
  • 23 July
  • 25 July
  • 27 July
  • 30 July
  • 6 August
  • 8 August
  • 10 August
  • 13 August
  • 24 August
  • 27 August
  • 29 August
  • 31 August
  • 3 September

The club will be open on all Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays as per usual except on these dates.

Please check the website for any changes.



Meet 2016 Olympian Szandra Szogedi, May 7th 2017, 3pm. Southampton.

It is a real pleasure to able to invite all local Judoka to visit our club on May 7th to meet and train together with Rio2016 Olympic Judo athlete Szandra Szogedi.

Please show your interest via our Facebook event:

Our invitation extends to all ages, grades, etc. We only ask that if you are coming with kids you come in pairs as we are a mainly adults club so may not have a partner for your child if they come alone.

Mat fee is £3, paid at reception of St Mary’s Leisure Centre, Southampton. Session will run from 3pm to 5pm.





Results: 2017 Southampton City March Groundwork Competition

A big thank you and congratulations to everyone who attended todays competition, it was terrific to have so many people come and have a good time together!

A huge thank you to Peter Boniface for stepping in as referee! Thanks also to our patron who donated  the two hundred pounds of prizes for the competitors!


The results of the competition are here:

Winners (£20 Wagamama voucher):

  • Women: Solveig
  • Men Lightweights: Michael
  • Men -90: Pajtim
  • Men -100: Edward

The competitors also voted for the following awards (£20 Wagamama voucher):

  • Hold down of the day: Vera
  • Armlock of the day: Michael
  • Strangle of the day: Solveig
  • Escape of the day: Callum and Victor (tied)
  • Player of the day: Pajtim

Once again thanks for everyone for attending and making the day a success! Congratulations to the winners, we hope you share your Wagamama vouchers with your Judo friends!

March Competition!

We are really pleased to announce that we are hosting a competition on March 18th (11am – 2pm).

We are just finalising the details, but you can express interest and follow developments over at

It is probably going to be a groundwork only competition and is aimed at adult novices, who want a friendly local event to participate in.

You can enter simply by entering your name, grade and weight direct into the spreadshhet:

Please not that this form is public, once you have filled that in, you can pay on the day or pay via paypal below. ** Note: unless you have paid in advance we can’t guarantee a spot on the day.

Enter via paypal:


Please help spread the word about the event and if you are interested in helping run it, sponsor it, or volunteer at it please let us know.

BUCS preparations, week 7 2017

This week (starting February 13th) marks the final preparations for the British Universities Championships (BUCS), and our week looks like this:

  • Monday: Randori at Ringwood Judo Club (leaving St Marys 7:30pm)
  • Tuesday: Randori at St Marys (8pm)
  • Wednesday: Rest
  • Thursday: Shiai Simulation at St Marys (scoreboards etc)
  • Friday: Travel and weigh in
  • Saturday: Compete
  • Sunday: Rest.

This week we will work hard on Monday and Tuesday, then dial it back for the rest of the week so that those competing in Sheffield do not risk injury and feel fresh on Saturday.