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Welcome To Devizes Judo Club

Welcome to the online home of Devizes Judo Club. Feel Free to browse the site and contact us with any questions you might have. Please check out our News and Events Page to find out what is happening at the Club.

There are links to training materials and useful sites on the Useful pages page.

Club History

Devizes Budo Club started back in 1957 in a back garden in Victoria Road, Devizes practising on old mattresses with the two first members learning from a book loaned from the library.

The first inside venue was The Devizes Community Centre later in 1957 and a room in the Crown Inn from 1959 to 1964.

1964 saw the transportation of an old Army Nissan hut to land at Dunkirk Hill Devizes, a site the Club occupied until 2017.

The early years of the Club featured Judo, Aikido, Karate and Kendo and was highlighted by the visits of Japanese masters including Abe and Otani and the early members achieving their Dan Grades.

The Club was rebuilt by club member Will Wrobel in 1976 after the original Club was lost in a fire.  This Club was further extended in 1996 by Bill Davies.

Robert Hayter started the Club’s first junior competition squad in 1970 and by 1976 the Club boasted its first National Champion, Andrew Giddings. The Club in 2018 has trained 17 members to become national Champions, has three European Championships medallists, Robert Wixon, Julian Davies and Tom Reed, 4 World Championships competitors, Julian Davies, Tom Reed, Jemima Duxberry and Razz Hopkins (Veteran) and 1 Olympian, Julian Davies.

The Club continues to do what it does best and welcome individuals into the club environment and give them the opportunity to reach their full potential by top quality coaching.

The Club moved to its current location at Rowdeford School in 2017 with classes continuing in Aikido and Judo welcoming members from all over Wiltshire.

Prices and Term & Conditions 

Price List

Terms & Conditions 

Membership Fees£50

First months Mat Fees.

British Judo association licence.

Judo Gi.

Mat fees – Per Month£15Training 1 session per week.
Mat fees – Per Month£20Training 2 sessions per week.
Mat fees – Per Month£25Training 3 sessions per week.

Anyone wishing to Join Devizes Judo Club must complete the Membership form during the first month of training.

  • All members MUST pay their monthly Mat Fees – This is due at the beginning of each month for every month you are a member.
  • All members most hold a current and valid BJA Licence to train.

For your convenience you can pay Mat Fees via Standing Order or Direct Debit.

Please email info@devizesjudoclub.co.uk for more details.

Under the useful pages tab you can find out more information or renew your licence via the British Judo Association website link.

Training times, Ability’s and Instructors 

Monday6.30 – 7.45pmJudo 5 – 8 yrs

Jerard McKay 1st Dan

Richard Hopkins 6th Dan

Monday8.00 -9.30pmAikido Seniors

John Jacques 2nd Dan

Richard Hughes 2nd Dan

Thursday6.30 -8.30pmJudo Squad & Seniors

Jason Parsons 3rd Dan

Mark Burbidge 2nd Dan

Friday6.30 -8.30pmJudo Mixed Ability

Jason Parsons 3rd Dan

Mark Burbidge 2nd Dan