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Winchester Judo and Martial Arts Club

We are a friendly club that offers practice in a number of Japanese martial arts in a dedicated full time dojo. The club has a long tradition of producing very capable students of both Judo and Aikido. In recent years we have also established another class offering instruction in the Katori Shinto Ryu school of classical swordsmanship.

We are lucky enough to have one of the few permanent dojos with dedicated facilities. Brand new mats provide a safe, clean environment to train in. The area is large enough to enable a normal sized class to practice with enough room to enable safe throws to be performed. A permanent area of mats ensures that there is a safe area to train in, without having to put mats down before each session. The 2nd part of the dojo consists of seats that enable the class to be comfortably observed without disruption. This is very useful for parents who might wish to watch their child training or potential beginners to view a typical class.

Seniors Training

Aikido Training Seniors

Thursday 8.15pm to 10.00pm
Sunday 5.30pm to 6.30pm
(Senior Grades)

Judo Training Seniors

Tuesday 8.00 PM to 10.00 PM for all grades (beginners please contact us before turning up to arrange sessions)
Friday PM for senior beginners/low grades (please check our facebook page for dates/times)

Katori Shinto Ryu Training

Wednesday 7.30pm to 9.00pm for all 9:00pm to 10:00pm advanced class

Sunday By Prior Arrangement

Juniors Training (Under 16)

Aikido Training Juniors

Thursday 7.00pm to 8.15pm
All grades (term time only)

Judo Training Juniors

Monday 6.30 PM - 7.30 PM Beginners & U12
Monday 7.30 PM – 8.30 PM Advanced Class (12yrs +)

Our Expert Instructors

Winchester Judo & Martial Arts Club Lido Sports Centre Hyde Church Lane Winchester Hampshire SO23 7DZ
3rd Dan Aikido

Paul Munns

4th Dan Aikido

Francis Burgess

1st Dan Aikido

Ian Newbury

3rd Dan Aikido

Claire Gould

1st Dan Judo

John Rogers

1st Dan Judo

Dan Merritt

2nd Dan Judo Coach

Alan Chivers

1st Dan Katori

Mark Allen

3rd Dan, Senior & Junior Judo Coach

Glen Judd

3rd Dan Aikido, 2nd Dan Katori Shinto Ryu

Jason Salter

1st Dan Aikido

Ewan Craig

1st Dan Aikido

Paul Du Plessis-Smith

Child Protection

Our child protection and welfare officer is Vicky Gilbertson, also an Aikido student.

The Winchester Judo and Martial Arts Club adheres to the British Aikido Association Adult and Child protection policies (see attached). The first point of contact for any issues regarding these policies is the club welfare officer Vicky Gilbertson. Vicky can be contacted via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07834 630615

We have also achieved 'Safguarding in Martial Arts' status.