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Welcome to Falcon Judo Club, Hatfield. At our dedicated facility we provide judo classes for both children and adults of all ages.

How to join


If you or your child would like to join us on the mat at Falcon Judo Club Hatfield then you need simply turn up and introduce yourself at the relevant class. Information on the judo classes we run can be accessed by clicking on them on CLASSES.

How much does it cost?


First session for begginers is always FREE and we can lend you a jacket. After that our mat fees will apply, and you may like to consider becoming a full member of our club. If you decide to stick with judo then you will also need to buy a BJC License so that you are insured when you train, as well as a judo-gi (a judo suit). Judo-gis can be purchased through the club (though this is not a requirement!), prices depend on size but generally range from £20 to £30.

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club history 


But With The Expansion Of The Club To Woolmer Green And Heath Mount, It Was In Need Of Uniformity. So All The Satellite Clubs And The Main Club Came Under One Banner.  


From 2011-12, The Club Ran Competitions That Were Very Well Attended.


The Clubs Aim:


“To Preserve And Promote The Martial Art Of Judo, By Teaching Judo To The Highest Quality Standard Possible, Through Hard Work And Continuous Practice To Develop Excellent Judo Players In A Fun & Friendly Atmosphere”


The Clubs Motto:


Fortitudo Est Voluntatis


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Jim McDonald Centre,Hatfield 


Primary - mat 1

10.15 am - 11.15 am

​​seniors and advanced juniors- mat 2

10.15 - 12.00

 Jim McDonald Centre

High View
Hatfield; Herts
AL10 8HR

tel 07527283340







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Week 9 

Week 10 

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Week 14 

Week 15 

Week 16 

Week 17 

End of the term

(termly or half-termly; contact Michal for more information)


1 student -

£60 (£4 PP)

2  members of family- £105 (£3.50 pp)

3 members of family- £135 per term (£3 pp)




1 student      - £5


First session is Free for begginers

If you are from another club, remember to bring your valid licence.


Spring term

Week 1    

Week 2   

Week 3  

Week 4  

Week 5  

Half term

Week 6  

Week 7  

Week 8  

Week 9  

Week 10  

Week 11   

Week 12  

Week 13   

Week 14   

Week 15    

End of the term

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Coach Assistant

Occupation: student
Favourite food: 
Favourite music: 
Favourite film:
Other interests: ICT



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Head coach

Occupation: teacher
Favourite food: chocolate
Favourite music: clasical music
Favourite film: 
Other interests: football

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Junior Coach 

Jim McDonald Centre
High View
Jim McDonald Court
AL10 8HR







Junior Coach 

Jim McDonald Centre
High View
Jim McDonald Court
AL10 8HR






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Calendar of Events



10th February 2018

Falcon Judo Club Invitation only Competition


BJC Open Nationals

Kettering Arena Sports, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB



Bucks & Herts Combined Area Grading -

St Albans Judo Club


National Cromer Whitsun Course 

Cromer, Norfolk

27th May - 1st June

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we follow the BJC syllabus


Morote Seoi Nage - two handed shoulder throw

Morote Seoi Otoshi - two handed shoulder drop

Ko Uchi Gari - minor inner reap

Tsuri Komi Goshi - lifting pulling hip throw

Tai Otoshi - body drop

O Uchi Gari - major inner reap

De Ashi Barai - advancing foot sweep

Sasae Tsuri Komi Ashi - propping drawing ankle throw

Ko Soto Gari - minor outer reap

Harai Goshi - sweeping hip throw

Hane Goshi - spring hip throw

Ippon Seoi Nage - one handed shoulder throw

O Soto Gari - major outer reap

Hiza Guruma - knee wheel

Uchi Mata- inner thigh throw

Hon Kesa Gatame - scarf hold

 Kuzure Kesa Gatame - broken scarf hold

 Yoko Shiho Gatame - side four quarters hold

Kuzure Kami Shiho Gatame - broken upper four quarters hold

Kami Shiho Gatame - upper four quarters hold

Mune Gatame - chest hold

Kuzure Yoko Shiho Gatame -broken side four quarters hold

Kata Gatame - shoulder hold

Tate Shiho Gatame - lateral four quarters hold

students stop on the command 'Matte'.

● Students bow on entering and leaving the dojo, as they get on and off the mat, to instructors and partners and the Kamiza.

● Breakfalls are performed for safety.

● Students submit by tapping with the hand on our partner's body if possible, by tapping with the foot or by saying Maitta and this is done when an action performed by our partner begins to cause pain (with a demonstration).

● If a student has a medical problem they inform the instructor prior to getting on the mat.

● Students behave sensibly in the dojo.

● Students hands and feet are not allowed on their partner's face.

● A teacher is addressed as Sensei and with respect.

● Students jewellery is removed for safety to oneself and one's partner.

● Matte Wait or stop.

● Ritsu Rei Standing bow.

● Sensei Teacher.

● Tori The thrower or performer of technique.

● Za Rei Kneeling bow.

● Hajime Begin.

● Judo The Gentle or Supple Way.

● Uke Person thrown or who has a technique performed on them.

● Dojo A place to practise Judo.  

● Osaekomi Hold down secured and being timed.

● Judogi Suit for practising Judo.

● Toketa Hold down broken or unsecured and timing stopped.

● Zori are left neatly side by side at the edge of the mat.

● Hands and feet are kept clean and nails short for hygiene and safety.

● Having asked permission to leave the mat students bow inwards to the mat and then step into their zori.

● Students should sit crossed legged or kneel on the mat.

● Judo suits are kept clean for hygiene and so that the judoka have pride in their appearance.

 ● The belt is tied with a reef knot (WITH A DEMONSTRATION).

● BJC (our organisation) stands for British Judo Council.

● The BJC has a President (naming the current president).

● When a high grade enters the dojo the class will normally stop and students will turn and bow together to the high grade.

● The only joint allowed to be locked is the elbow.

● If an injury occurs we should inform the instructor immediately.

● Judo and its philosophy was developed from Jujitsu by Jigoro Kano.

● Ippon A score or win by 10 points.

● Waza-ari A score of 7 points.

● Yuko A score of 5 points.

● Tatami The mat we practice on.

● Zori Slippers.

● Sore-made That is all - the end of a session or contest.

● Sono-mama Freeze - keep perfectly still.

● Yoshi Continue after sono-mama (freeze) has been used.

● We should treat other judoka with courtesy and respect.

● The BJC was founded by Kenshiro Abbe.

● For safety Judo should be practised in a registered BJC Club with a qualified BJC Instructor.

 ● On a contest mat the red area is to indicate the competitors are becoming close to the edge of the mat and the safety area is to protect them should they fall outside the mat. International rules now specify one colour for the whole contest area and another for the safety area.

● Kamiza is the honoured place within a Dojo usually opposite the main entrance and may contain a picture of the Founder etc.

● Kyu Shin Do was the philosophy of Kenshiro Abbe and is the way that his judo was handed on to us.


● Randori Free practice.

 ● Uchi-komi Turning in and out practice.

● Obi Belt.

● Maitta I submit as an alterative to tapping.

● Kuzushi The first part of balance breaking.

● Tsukuri “To create" hence in Judo to float opponent's balance.

● Kake Complete the technique.

● Shizentai Body position/posture – relaxed standing position.

● Jigotai Defensive standing position.

● Tai Sabaki Body movement - to turn in or avoid an attack.

● Kamiza Place of honour.

● Kata Form. 

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How did you find us?  

Jim McDonald Centre

High View
Hatfield; Herts
AL10 8HR

tel 07527283340



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10th Jubilee Falcon Judo Club

Harrier, at 4 pm


91 Bishops Rise, Hatfield AL10 9BZ





club news

Falcon Judo Club, Hatfield is offering a free two month judo course for beginners:  girls (12+) and women (no age limit).

Book your place now (25 available places) by ringing head coach, Michal Keller on 07527283340 or email: falconjudo@yahoo.com. More information on www.falconjudoclub.co.uk.

Kit provided (for the first 20 participants a brand new judo-gi -  although a fully refundable deposit will be taken); just wear a t-shirt and joggers. After the course all the players can keep the judo uniform without any additional charges and the deposit will be fully returned.


This course encourages fitness, flexibility and basic judo techniques. You are going to learn how to do breakfalls (ushiro/ yoko/ zempo kaiten ukemi) and demonstrate following judo techniques: osoto otoshi, morote seoi otoshi, ouchi gari, ko uchi gari, o goshi. At the end of the course we aim to deliver two self-defence sessions. All of this is provided in a safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere.


Venue: Jim McDonald Centre, Hatfield.

Course dates: Saturday 4th November, Saturday 11th Saturday, Saturday 18th November, Saturday 2nd December, Saturday 9th December (self-defence), Saturday 16th December (self-defence).


Our local councilors will participate in the opening/closing ceremony. 

Our 1st session

4th November 2017

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free Judo and Self-Defence lesson

for girls (12+) and Women


Venue :Jim McDonald Centre, Hatfield

When: November and December. saturdays from 10.30 AM

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Last session and players showing fantastic judo skills

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Judo Camp- February 2018

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Falcon judo club is offering in March 3 free judo sessions for children 15 and under. 

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April 2017

Judo4Parents May 2017



7th June



Your child (or children) is doing Judo. You might have questions about what Judo is, what your child is doing and why.

Come and join us on the mat on the 17th June 2017. This session will help you, help your child to excel in Judo.

You will learn what to expect (and not to expect) from a Judo club and instructor.

You will learn how to take a break fall without any pain and how to execute a throw; we will have a lot of games.

Doing Judo with your child can be a great way to spend time together.

The session is free for parents and any newcomer.

If a parent/newcomer will decide to carry on learning judo, the club will offer another two free sessions.


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BJC Herts 

May 2017

Alex Falcon judo Club

BJC National 

April 2017

BJC National 

November 2016

Robert Falcon Judo club Hatfield
Kieren Falcon Judo Club Hatfield


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November 2017

Alex - silver

Damian - Bronze

Kieren- Bronze

Robert- Bronze

Alex - BJC Closed National Champion 

Sophia- silver

Damian - bronze

Robert- bronze

Peter- Bronze

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Peter nationals Falcon Judo club
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Peter - bronze

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club documents

1. Codes of Conduct


2. Child Protection


3. Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy


4. Club Constitution

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Codes of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All parents & guardians must:

Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them

Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials

Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results

Never force your child to take part in Judo

Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all

Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes

Publicly accept officials’ judgements

Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their Judo

Use correct and proper language at all times

Code of Conduct for Club Officials  & Volunteers
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All volunteers must:

Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance

Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect

Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part

Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)

Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance

Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club

Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover

Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward

Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances

Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results

Code of Conduct for Coaches
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All coaches must:

Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance

Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect

Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part

Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)

Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance

Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club

Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover

Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward

Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances

Never consume alcohol prior to coaching

Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results

All coaches should also be familiar with the BJC Codes of Conduct and Ethics for Coaches

Falcon Judo Club Rules

Members of the club agree that they will:

​Allow their personal data, held by the club in accordance with the Data Protection Act. ​

To pay membership subscription fees to the club Treasurer by the date they are due. Where subscription fees are not paid within a month of the due date, the player’s membership will lapse.

Abide by the decisions of the Committee and announcements made at the AGM.

Seek to uphold the spirit of Judo and where able will advance the aims of the club.

Provide an emergency contact and medical information, which they will update it if at any time this information changes.

Consider the health and safety of others at all times, reporting any risks, concerns or issues to the coaching staff or club officers at the earliest opportunity.

Respect opponents

Encourage club members to value their performances and not just results

Members must ensure that their Club & BJC memberships are valid, in-date and renewed annually

Be aware of The Club’s current fire safety, evacuation, emergency and Health & Safety procedures and have access to emergency contact details at all training sessions.



Members of the club agree that they will:

​Be clean and have trim fingernails and toenails

Bow upon entering and leaving both the dojo and the mat.

Respect other players and officials of the club.

Abide by the rules of the club, listen to and follow the instruction from coaches, and be ready to learn.

Arrive on time for training.

Dress appropriately (the traditional Judogi is preferred at all times whilst training), with all jewellery removed.

Female members should wear a plain white T-shirt under their Judogi top.

All long hair must be tied back

Wear appropriate footwear to and from the mat

Ask the coach leading the training session before leaving the mat during training sessions.

Pay training fees promptly.

Obtain permission from the session coach before leaving the dojo for any reason - including a visit to the toilets.

Not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs whilst in the dojo

Tournament entry fees must be paid prior to the club sending off the entry form .

New Starters

The first lesson is free.

After the introductory period, New Starters must become Club Members.

After 4 trial lessons New Starters are required to join the British Judo Council; BJC membership provides individual’s insurance.

Safety on the Mat

Never wear shoes on the mat

Come to the training session washed with a clean Gi

Watch your space on the mat and if thrown get up quickly to avoid someone falling on you

When seated, kneel or sit cross legged. Do not lean on the wall – you may not be able to get out of the way quickly enough

Safety off the Mat

Wear shoes at all times when off the mat

Always ask permission to leave the mat

After using the toilet, wash your hands


Do not come to play Judo if you are not fit enough to train

If you come to a training session with an injury, inform the coach at the start of the session

Do the exercises as shown; do what you can and do it well but not to the point of straining

If you are hurt, inform the Coach immediately

Keep your medical form up to date

Have a current BJC license – it is your insurance


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child protection

Falcon Judo Club Hatfield follows BJC policies.

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The Club shall be called FALCON JUDO CLUB, hereafter to be referred to as "the Club" and shall be affiliated to the British Judo Council, which is an affiliate of the British Judo Association.





2.1  To offer coaching and competitive opportunities in Judo.

2.2 To promote the club within the local community and Judo.

2.3 To manage all of club locations.

2.4 To ensure a duty of care to all members of the club.

2.5 To provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.

2.6 The club is not for profit institution.




3.1       Membership of the Club shall be open to any person completing a membership application form and paying the relevant subscription/joining fee as determined by the Annual General Meeting of the Club Members.


3.2       There shall be 3 of classes of membership available. These are:


3.2.1    Senior Membership;


3.2.2    Junior Membership (Under 16 years of age);


3.2.3    Associate Membership





4.1       The officers of the club will be:

Chair. and Head Coach
Vice Chair and assistant Treasurer
Technical officer
Events Secretary
Club Secretary
Welfare Officer 
Minute Secretary
Volunteer Coordinator
Plus up to 2 other committee members





5.1       All Officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Club, from, and by, the Members of the Club.


5.2       All Officers are elected for a period of one year, but may be re-elected to the same office or another office the following year.





6.1       The affairs of the Club shall be controlled by a General Committee comprising of the Senior Officers of the Club and 2 other Members elected from, and by, the Full Members of the Club. The General Committee shall meet at agreed intervals and not less than four times per year.


6.2       The duties of the General Committee shall be:


6.2.1    To control the affairs of the Club on behalf of the Members


6.2.2    To keep accurate accounts of the finances of the Club through the Treasurer. These should be available for reasonable inspection by Members and should be audited before every Annual General Meeting. The Club shall maintain a bank current account and the following Officers shall be authorised to sign Club cheques: one from the Chairperson and the second one from the Treasurer, Vice Chair or Club Secretary.


6.2.3    To co-opt additional members of the Committee as the Committee feels this is necessary. Co-opted members shall not be entitled to a vote on the Committee.


6.2.4    To make decisions on the basis of a simple majority vote. In the case of equal votes, the Chairperson shall be entitled to an additional casting vote.




7.1       The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held not later than the end of March each year. 10 working days written notice shall be given to Members of the Annual General Meeting by sending an email, social medias and posting the notice on the Club notice board. Members must advise the Secretary in writing of any business to be moved at the Annual General Meeting at least 14 days before a meeting. The Secretary shall circulate or give notice of the agenda for the meeting to Members not less than 7 days before the meeting.


7.2       The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be to:


7.2.1    Confirm the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting and any General Meetings held since the last Annual General Meeting.


7.2.2    Receive the audited accounts for the year from the Treasurer.


7.2.3    Receive the annual report of the Committee from the Secretary.


7.2.4    Elect an auditor.


7.2.5    Elect the Officers of the Club (i.e. Chairperson; Secretary; Treasurer and the other General Committee Members).


7.2.6    Review Club subscription rates and agree them for the forthcoming year.


7.2.7    Transact such other business received in writing by the Secretary from Members 14 days prior to the meeting and included on the agenda.


NOTE: The agenda could provide for "Any Other Business", but Members should be encouraged to refer other items to the General Committee and give the required notice for important Annual General Meeting business.


7.3       Special General Meetings may be convened by the General Committee or on receipt by the Secretary of a request in writing from not less that 4 Full Members of the Club. At least 21 days notice of the meeting shall be given.


7.4       Nomination of candidates for election of Officers shall be made in writing to the Secretary at least 14 days in advance of the Annual General Meeting date. Nominations can only be made by Full Members and must be seconded by another Full Member.


7.5       At all General Meetings, the chair will be taken by the Chairperson or, in their absence, by a deputy appointed by the Club or by Full Members attending the meeting.


7.6       Decisions made at a General Meeting shall be by a simple majority of votes from those Full Members attending the meeting. In the event of equal votes, the Chairperson shall be entitled to an additional casting vote.


7.7       A quorum for a General Meeting shall be 6 Full Members and 4 Officers of the Club including from the Chairperson; Secretary and Treasurer.


7.8       Each Full Member of the Club shall be entitled to one vote at General Meetings.




8.1       Any proposed alterations to the Club Constitution may only be considered at an Annual or Special General Meeting, convened with the required written notice of the proposal. Any alteration or amendment must be proposed by a Full Member of the Club and seconded by another Full Member. Such alterations shall be passed if supported by not less than two-thirds of those Full Members present at the meeting, assuming that a quorum has been achieved.


9 Finance


9.1 The Club‟s financial year shall end on 31st December.


9.2 All surplus income or profits shall be re-invested in the club. No surpluses or assets will be distributed to members or third parties.


9.3 The Club shall operate on an amateur basis in accordance with legislation and government guidelines for Community Amateur Sports Clubs.




10.1     If at any General Meeting of the Club, a resolution be passed calling for the dissolution of the Club, the Secretary shall immediately convene a Special General Meeting of the Club to be held not less than one month thereafter to discuss and vote on the resolution.


10.2     If at that Special General Meeting, the resolution is carried by at least two-thirds of the Full Members present at the meeting, the General Committee shall thereupon, or at such date as shall have been specified in the resolution, proceed to realise the assets of the Club and discharge all debts and liabilities of the Club.


10.3     After discharging all debts and liabilities of the Club, the remaining assets shall not be paid or distributed amongst the Full Members of the Club, but shall be given or transferred to some other voluntary organisation having objects similar to those of the Club.


November 2016


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