Gooch judo Kwai is a voluntary run martial arts club formed in January 2000. Father & daughters duo Tina Parker(former Great Britain competitor) & Len Gooch both run the club.
They started off hiring community centres but due to the growing interest needed to find somewhere bigger to rent. After many years they found an industrial unit which they managed to raise the funds to refurbish it & make it into fully matted training facility. They now run various activities at the club including fitness, multi sports & kickboxing. Gymnastics will be starting in the near future.
Again due to the growing interest in their facility they are expanding again to double the size of the premises. This is why they are trying to raise funds. Money raised will be used to refurbish the extension with, new flooring, mats, wall padding, new roofing inside, painting & decorating, extending central heating & lighting & to help with running costs.
We aim to provide a facility which is provided for all ages, genders, & abilities at minimum cost. All staff are voluntary & we are a non profit making organisation. Every penny is reinvested back into the club.