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giving children confidence

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What we do

At Destination Judo we like teaching children. We believe we’re good at it.

We offer classes across Central Scotland for children between the ages of 5 and 16 years old. Whether they’re doing it for fun, competing at national level, or somewhere in between, Destination Judo caters for all.


We know that being good at sport is not the same as being a good teacher, one who’s able to communicate skills, enthusiasm and passion to children.

Moral Code

Judo teaches you respect, and gives you self-confidence and fun.  It teaches and instills in its students: Courtesy, Courage, Honesty, Honour, Modesty, Respect, Self Control and Friendship.


Most obviously Judo provides children with structured physical exercise and the opportunity to learn a new sporting skill.  The core strength that comes through Judo training improves balance and stability.


Judo has complex movement patterns that develop control, strength and grace.  These core skills are applicable and critical for all sports.  


Judo is a highly inclusive sport.  It caters for all shapes, sizes and abilities.  Girls, Boys, able-bodied or managing a disability Judo is a sport you can do and be good at doing it.

The individual

Judo is a sport designed to encourage, recognise and reward progress in a consistent and supportive way.  It is uniquely tailored to bring out the very best in each and every judo athlete.

What to expect

The first session will always be free to give your child a taste of what is involved and to make sure they enjoy it. Parents are invited to stay and watch the trial sessions. Please let us know of any concerns you may have. We have supported thousands of children into our Judo family over the years and feel confident we can support yours.

Children should wear jogging bottoms/track-suit bottoms (no zips please) and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. Judo is done in bare feet and your child will be given the use of a judo jacket for the initial session.

What we expect from you

As a responsibly managed sport it is mandatory that you sign up for membership at our governing body Judo Scotland.  This should be done before your first arranged class with us.  Judo Scotland are currently offering 4 months free membership to new applicants.  This ensures your child is properly registered as a judoka with our club, allows them access to competitions and a nationally recognised grading scheme and more importantly ensures that they are covered by insurance – which is a prerequisite to getting on the mat.

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