Basic rules and guidelines
- All candidates who wish to take part in judo will have to take part in the beginner's induction programme which runs for two weeks
- At the end of the judo induction course all practicing students will need to take out a licence to the JFAUK. They will then be registerd as new members and will be coverd for personal insurance cover, of £10 Million. Candidates will not be allowed to participate without a valid membership certificate.
- The Sobell judo club is a registerd member of the JFAUK (Judo for all in UK) and the FMA Federation of Martial in direct membership to FEKO Federation of English Karate International
- All candidates who have been absent from judo for a while will be re-assessed as part of the beginners induction program.
- The Sobell judo club will recognize the rights of all judoka regardless of organization, or grade, in order to study, practice and develop in all aspects of judo.
- A normal mat fee will apply to all practicing judoka with a reduction fee for fully paid up members
- Student members are to be loyal to the club, and supportive to all its functions and events.
- Student must recognize and support all the fundamental principals of judo, and its traditions, and to be without prejudice to other religions
- One must bow before and when leaving the dojo (Judo room).
- One must bow before and after leaving the Tatame (mat).
- One must bow before and after finishing practice with opponent.
- A formal bow takes place with the instructor and all students before and after a session.
- Respecting each other without taking advantage of the weaker students.
- In all matters safety comes first.
- Hygiene is of the most importance. Keep finger and toe nails trimmed short. This is to prevent injury to one self and to your opponent.
- The Sobell Judo Club follows a strict code of conduct with many traditional values and formalities and we treat everyone as equals.