This Saturday we will be travelling up to London to visit the historic London Budokwai Judo club. We have been invited to train at this the spiritual home of Judo in the UK. The Budokwai has been central to development not only of British Judo but also of the European Judo Union and International Judo Federation.
We will be travelling up by train. Catching the 12:13 train from Southampton Central to London Victoria. Returning on the 18:32 train. Please be at the station at 12:00 with your ticket so we can all meetup and travel together.
The London Budokwai is at 4 Gilston Road London SW10 9SL
The Budokwai is situated in the heart of Chelsea, just off the Fulham Road. Closest tube stations are either South Kensington or Fulham Broadway, and we are a 10-15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride from there.
Directions from South Kensington Station:
By Walking- Turn left out of the station and walk down Onslow Place till you reach Fulham Road. Turn right onto Fulham Road and carry on walking (aprox 10 minutes) till you walk past Fulham Road Cinema. Gilston Road is the next turning on the right.
We are guests at the club so please make sure your Judogi is clean. Please also make sure that you personally are well presented, short nails, clean hair, etc.
I’m hoping we have a strong turn out and we can one day host the Budokwai at our dojo in Southampton!