Free introduction to judo for young and old

BATTLEHILL Judo Club are offering free introductory courses to children and adults thanks to funding help from Sported.

The funding was arranged via Sported – a charity set up by Sir Keith Mills, international president and chief executive of the successful London 2012 Olympic bid – to create a voice for the sport for development sector across the UK and deliver a powerful legacy at the grass roots of community sport.

The club is looking for students to take part in the free introductory judo course to be held at Churchill Community College on a Wednesday evening over a six week period.

Students will be provided with all equipment necessary, and should contact head coach Malcolm Young 4th Dan to register for the course. Email or telephone 07803 745184.

Judo is one of the world’s most widely participated Olympic and Paralympic sports and the course is set to provide a fun-fuelled, exciting experience while you receive expert tuition.

A club spokesman said: “No prior experience of judo or any sport is required; you can bring a family member, a friend or make new ones along the way as you practice the sport over the six-week course and acquire all the skills to complete your first grading at its conclusion – your first step on the ladder towards the coveted black belt.”