Judo in a Full time Dojo
We want the best for our members, which is why we provide them with first class coaches, a variety of learning methods and the best training equipment to use during classes including safety mats, Judo dummies and cardio equipment. We also make available world class instructors on a regular basis for them to train with and learn from in our professionally equipped facilities.
You will be able to take full advantage of our purpose fitted dedicated Judo dojo or training centre with its own café and waiting area where you can watch the classes taking place. Our training area is fitted with specialist Tatami Judo / Martial Arts floor mats covering an area 9m wide x 18m long. This allows our members to train much more safely on a clean cushioned floor that is designed specifically for the purpose it is being used for, rather than having to hope for the best when using village halls and the like which are hired out to many different users.
Judo is practiced in bare feet so having a clean and safe floor is essential for safe practice. We can guarantee ours always will be, something which is not so easy when using non-specialist facilities. Having our own dedicated premises allows us to offer you more classes and guarantees that we can operate to the highest levels of health and safety. Our Basingstoke Judo club provides an indoor waiting area and in the warmer months there is also the option to sit and relax outside on the lawn and watch the class through the full length windows.
Our café serves hot and cold drinks and snacks, many parents take advantage of these facilities by staying to watch their children enjoying their training, whilst they relax, they can read a magazine or have a coffee and cake. Unlike many clubs, we encourage parents to stay and watch what their children are doing in class and the fun that they are having. We’ve found that the kids in our Karate, Kung Fu and Judo classes also enjoy having their parents take an active interest in their sport (and even from time to time, joining in with them.) All members training with us benefit from the use of a range of outstanding equipment to enhance their training and to help them to develop both their core martial arts skills and also complimentary skills to improve their general health and fitness.
Our equipment includes
- 10 freestanding bags
- 4 grappling dummies
- Lots of pads
- Push / Kick shields
- Mitts, paddles and blockers
- A speedball
- Multi skills fitness equipment to help with speed , agility and quickness
- 2 x Safety Mat
The children really enjoy using their own age specific equipment including hedgehog stones, flat rung ladders, run mats, obstacle course sets, balance beams, balance boards, fit balls and lots more to develop their skills. Having our own dedicated Judo club in Basingstoke means that we are not limited in class to using equipment that is easily transportable between venues. With the range of equipment that we are able to utilise our members can enjoy a wide range of activities and a range of equipment whilst training, all intended to enhance their skills, whilst having fun, even for the adults. The equipment that we utilise is suitable for practicing Karate, Taekwondo, Kickboxing, Judo or Kung Fu, it has proven a significant investment to get our Basingstoke Centre up and running, but one that all of our members enjoy and gain from. If you are interested in learning a Martial Art, you won’t find a better place in Basingstoke to learn. Our centre is 1 mile south of Basingstoke Town Centre and is easy to get to, there is also plenty of well lit and free secure parking on site. Click here to find out how to reach our centre. All of our classes are held at our professionally equipped Martial Arts centre, the address is Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy. The Annex @ ITT Industries, Jays Close, Basingstoke, RG22 4BA MAP