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Welcome to the Sobell Judo Club, the home of


Judo is a structured system of education for all ages. It empowers individuals and aims to bring positive change to the community.
The Sobell Judo Club has a unique way of teaching that will guide you to develop an deeper understanding of what judo has to offer.

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The Sobell Judo Club

40 years since its founding, the Sobell Judo CLub, in Islington, North London, continues to be one the best judo clubs for teaching and the practice of traditional Kodokan judo in the UK.

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Judo For All

The Sobell Judo Club, welcomes members and non-embers alike and practices Judo For All. Traditional judo, is non-elitist and set firmly against all forms of discrimination, including race, gender, origin, age and ability.

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Beginner's Induction Courses

The club holds regular beginner's induction courses for each of three age groups. Primary, junior and adult beginners' induction courses run for two consecutive weeks and are held once a month.

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Top instructors

Our team of fully qualified judo instructors, is led by Sampson Sampson - 8th dan, one of the highest ranking judo masters in the UK and recognised as one the best techncial experts in judo with 40 years of experince in teaching and practice of traditional judo.

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Online Teaching

Driven by JFAUK's central campaign "Strive for judo excellence!", Sobell Judo Club provides access to extensive teaching and reference materials including books, CD/DVDs and online teaching videos for all judoka.

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Teaching videoa online

Sampson's Judo

JFAUK is proud to present a new and exciting teaching channel "Sampson's Judo", hosted on Youtube. This is a personal initiative of Hanshi Sampson and his teaching team that adds an extra layer of exposure to his judo through tutorials and video clips. Please make sure you subscribe to the channel to get updates - New content is added regularly!

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    Our purpose built dojo is one of the few permenant dojos in the country.
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    We are proud to be members of JFAUK, the National Governing Body of Traditional Kodokan Judo in the UK.
  • Judo For All >

    We teach and practice Judo For All and accept students and judoka from all backgrounds, gender and ability irrespective of their current affiliations to any judo body in the
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