I have been involved in judo for over 30 years both a a competitor and as an instructor. I have trained with the British Army and the Metropolitan Police. I began Shiro No Judo Kent back in 2011 after retiring from the Police Service. We are part of the British Judo Association and the club has competed in competitions including the Commonwealth Games(Bronze medal) and The Kent International(Gold Medal) as well as many other local and county competitions.
Our team consists of volunteers who give up their free time to help with everything from on the mat training to behind the scenes admin. We have one level 3 U.K.C.C. three Level 2 and two level one judo coaches and a club committee who are all D.B.S enhanced checked , safeguarding and First Aid trained.
Our vision is to bring back grass roots judo to the community to all ages and abilities and to get children and adults into a sport that can benefit you both physically and Mentally especially since the Covid-19 epidemic. We have trained with people who suffer from Autism and A.D.H.D as well as sight and hearing impaired. Should we be successful in obtaining a grant the money would be used to buy equipment that would help all who train in our club. The funding would also be useful in helping to offset the cost of hall hiring.