The British Judo Association (BJA) is the National Governing Body for judo in the United Kingdom.

Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882.

Judo’s most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke.

Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).

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Contact British Judo Association

Matt Watkiss, Service Manager – East Midlands and Behaviour Change Project Lead, British Judo Association
Tel: 07854 244 345    Email: matt.watkiss@britishjudo.org.uk

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