History of Club

The History Of The School

I founded the club in 1999. The first lesson started with twenty children.   I now teach on average 100 students, with a modest 3 different lessons with a range of age and experience.

The club has produced five national medallists since being founded, the latest being Shelly Ludford, who has made club history by being the youngest national medallist in the club at twelve years old and also being the first gold national medallist.  This is a great achievement for Shelly and still competing around the world to this day.

Over the years the club has been very successful as a competing team, winning the Basingstoke League for three years, then went on to win the Hampshire league representing Basingstoke in the Hampshire finals.

The club has won the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Games three years in a row, and also won the inter club championships held Camberley Judo Club, beating my old club Camberley Judo club.  This event was won three years in a row.

Amongst its achievements the club has produced ten black belts with five players achieving their belts in a line up.