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Captain: Oliver Platt-



Twitter: @durhamunijudo

About: The Olympic sport of judo is a fast paced and dynamic form of physical recreation and self defence. Many of the techniques used in Judo originated from Ju Jitsu, the idea being that Judo (the gentle way) would be a safer and less hazardous form of Ju Jitsu. Originally taught with kicks and punches, Judo evolved into the wrestling like sport that it is today when it became an Olympic sport in the 1960's.

Durham University Judo Club (DUJC) is a thriving club open to students of the University as well as members of the public, age 16+. Come along to our regular sessions where complete novice and experienced players alike can improve their judo, strength and fitness, thanks to our effective, qualified coaches all within a friendly atmosphere. In addition we organise several fitness sessions open to guests who simply wish to improve their fitness and endurance, perfect for getting that famous judo six-pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, come and join in on a session or just watch us sweat; otherwise you can always find the squad in the Vernon Arms Bar after our sessions. The club is one of the largest and most successful minority sports clubs in the University and also fields a highly successful team at the BUCS Championships each year. The club also competes at other local and national events.

The Club is structured so that both beginners and advanced Judoka (Practitioners of Judo) can train together without disrupting the harmony of the Club. DUJC operates an intensive beginners program each year under the expert tuition of the Clubs head coach and can cater for both those people who wish to compete and those who wish to study Judo as a self defence discipline.