Please note new contact details:

0191 4525624 or 07725111056

New classes coming soon, to register your interest please email southshieldsjudoclub@hotmail.co.uk or telephone the numbers above. Thank you

Welcome to South Shields Judo Club (SSJC); a new and upcoming Judo Club based at Ocean Road Community Association, South Shields.  SSJC was founded in April 2010. Coaches are: Tom Foster, a 6th Dan Coach with over 50 years experience in the Japanese discipline.  Tom is a former World Master Athlete Champion and holds International honours with the RAF and Combined Services.

Tom is supported by 3rd Dan Coach, Jill West, and her younger sister, 2nd Dan Coach, Beth Foster.  Jill and Beth have many years of experience in the sport of Judo and have managed clubs together in the past. Jill began the sport whilst at school, thinking it would be an easier alternative to cross country – she was in for a shock!  After watching her older sister compete, Beth could not wait to start the sport and, at the tender age of seven, was finally allowed to step onto the Judo mat.

Newly qualified coach Ross Tyler, 1st Kyu, is welcomed to the coaching team. Ross is a qualified Time-Keeper & volunteers at the Judo club on a weekly basis.


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  • 2016 Monday classes start on 18th January.
    5-7yrs 5.45pm to 6.30pm
    8 yrs plus 6.30pm to 7.15pm
    Seniors 7.15pm

    Posted By South Shields Judokwai

  • We hope everyone is enjoying their extended rest from Judo. Classes start on Tuesday 12th January 2016.
    Co-ed Ninjas from 4yrs 4pm - 4.45pm (beginners)
    4.50pm - 5.35pm (intermediates)
    5.45pm to 7pm (advanced)

    Posted By South Shields Judokwai

  • Well done to everyone who competed today at The Parks. You should all be so proud of yourselves 👍🏆

    Posted By South Shields Judokwai

  • Well done to our young judokas who travelled to Bradford today.

    Posted By South Shields Judokwai

  • South Shields Judokwai opens for 2015 tonight.
    New times:
    5.45pm to 6.30pm - Juniors (5-7yrs)
    6.30pm to 7.15pm - Juniors (8 yrs plus)
    7.15pm to 8.30pm - Seniors & Advanced Juniors
    See you all tonight!

    Posted By South Shields Judokwai