What we do
The Academy provides opportunities to learn the fascinating and fun Olympic and Paralympic sport of judo by bringing it direct to schools and educational venues. We can provide curriculum based lessons and after-school clubs. Our very experienced, fully qualified and award winning coaches will deliver fun and enjoyable classes for all ages and abilities and will supply all the equipment needed. We also work in partnership with two community based clubs to provide an avenue into community judo for those who may be interested.
We aim to;
introduce judo to many more children and young adults;
provide a smooth pathway to mainstream judo;
provide a safe and secure environment where students learn and have fun together;
increase the participation of girls and women in the sport;
increase participation from hard to reach groups such as those with disabilities;
We are accredited by the national governing body for judo in the UK, the British Judo Association as 'Approved Providers' ensuring high quality coaching and delivery.
For Primary Schools looking to increase participation in sport, our classes are a cost-effective way to engage children in a fun sport by using your PE and sport premium funding. Find out more by following the link.
Who we are
Most classes will be delivered by our two award winning and fully qualified coaches, Eddie Orgee and Caz Rawlings. Both have enhanced DBS checks, have completed the required First Aid and Safeguarding & Protecting Children training and are qualified to UKCC Level 2 in Coaching Judo.
In 2018 Eddie was the Medway 'Sportscoach of the Year' and Caz was the Silver Award winner for Medway 'Sportsperson of the Year'.
Both are still competitively active and current members of the GB Masters Squad. Eddie has competed at World Masters Championship level, taking a 5th place in 2019; he won a Gold at the 2019 Commonwealth Masters Championships and has been the British Masters Champion in his category several times.
Caz was a junior British Champion, a Cadet International GB squad member, has won the prestigeous Venray International Tournament and has been a British Masters Champion in her category. In 2018 she added to previous World and European Bronze medals with Silver medals at both the World Masters Judo Championships and the Commonwealth Masters Judo Championships. Then, in 2019 she repeated her success at the Commonwealth Judo Championships with another Silver medal.
Together they bring a wealth of experience, energy and fun to the sessions.
How will the classes be delivered?
Classes can be delivered as part of a full term or half term program. However, we encourage schools and colleges to sign up for a minimum of one full term (autumn, spring or summer) as this enables the students to gain a better understanding of the sport and work towards completing a possible first grading within the sport's grading syllabus. All equipment, including a specialist judo mat area will be provided.
How much would the classes cost?
The cost depends on the number of children taking part, the length of the class required and whether you are booking more than one class per day, as there may be reduced rates for booking one or more classes on the same day. For a detailed quote just email us with your requirements.
The cost will cover the delivery and laying a specialist judo mat judo area, the class itself with up to two fully qualified coaches and use of our judo jackets and belts.
We are happy to provide taster classes or deliver an introduction to judo as part of an assembly. Taster classes can be delivered in most school halls, gym or sports halls.