Judo is a modern Japanese martial art and competitive Olympic sport since 1964. Created in 1882 and placing emphasis on randori (free sparring), the goal of competitive Judo is to throw an opponent, immobilise them with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke, mainly by using their balance and power against them.
This makes Judo an effective self defense method and a fun way to keep (or get) fit, especially at Queen Mary Judo Club. It's accessible to all ages, genders and skill levels.
Come along to our sessions to practice this great art in a friendly and welcoming environment. If you've never practiced a martial art before, this is a great opportunity to try something different. If you're experienced in Judo then this is your chance to reconnect. We have a place for everyone.

Your first session will be FREE – so come along and give it a go!

QM Judo is part of the British Judo Association (BJA), the national governing body of Olympic Judo in Britain.

Training/Taster Session

Day & Time: Sundays 2:30-4:30pm in Qmotion's Mind & Body Studio.

Equipment: Bring a judo gi if you have one, or if not, loose fitting sportswear. If spare gis are available, new participants will be given them.


BUCS competition and any BJA-approved tournaments.

How to get involved

  1. Register your interest with the club - join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members!
  2. Attend a taster session. If you can't, your first session is free!
  3. Purchase membership after your 1st session at QMSU!
  4. Join the BJA for insurance, gradings and competitions:
  • Sign up to the BJA Dojo either online or via the British Judo App on iOS or Android.
  • Once you've signed up, click the three stripes on the top-right corner and choose Membership Payments.
  • Tick your name, and on Membership Type pick SVS New Membership then checkout.

Personal Fitness

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.


Glenn Spiers - Coach

Lina Tourgane - Co-President

George Scriven - Co-President

Victoria Rassmuss - Treasurer

Ruxandra Lascar - Welfare Officer & Social Secretary

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