How old do you have to be to do judo?

Judo training can start at any age.  BJA members range from 5 to 85.

The BJA Dan Grade Register has on record a man who started judo aged 54 and in 8 years achieved his 1st Dan black belt.

Juniors are not allowed to compete until they reach 8 years of age on the advice of the BJA medical commission.

A special non-competitive scheme, the Kano Club – is in place for 5 – 7 year olds.

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Northern Ireland Judo Federation have welcomed nearly 150 women and girls to free judo taster...
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