Why Judo?

Why Choose Judo?

When choosing a new sport there can sometimes feel like too many options. Whether your goal is to increase fitness, improve physical literacy or simply just become more active, then Judo could be the sport for you.

A truly inclusive sport Judo really is a sport for all but there is more to Judo than just an Olympic sport. Based on a ‘Moral Code’ of courtesy, courage, honesty, honour, modesty, self-control, friendship and respect.

Find A club

Great for fun and fitness at any age

Teaches physical literacy and the ability to fall safely

A grading system designed to develop skills for all aspects of life

Make friends for life as part of a welcoming community


JudoScotland values the hard work of our member clubs without whom we wouldn’t be able to develop Judo in Scotland.


We want to make judo accessible to whoever wants to take part, as a JudoScotland member you will have access to a variety of benefits.


Coaches are at the front line of judo and are an integral part of clubs. We provide continuous professional development for coaches already on the pathway.

"If there is effort, there is always accomplishment."

Jigoro Kano