Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy @ Dove-House-GroundworkHampshire British Judo Association aims to be inclusive in the provision of Judo as a Sport for All. There is no reason why everyone can’t safely do Judo and enjoy their practice.

For further information on Special Needs Judo within Hampshire please contact

Hampshire Judo provide regular free of charge Special Needs Judo sessions to both existing members and also prospective members and even kids who just want to come and do something different for an afternoon. These sessions are free of charge and parents/carers are welcome to sit and watch their child having fun, whilst they enjoy a cup of tea from the cafe.

The two lead coaches who run these sessions have many years experience of teaching Special Needs students, both adults and children with many conditions ranging from learning difficulties to Autism to Aspergers and including physical disabilities such as Visually Impaired, Deaf, Amputees or Cerebral Palsy. The role of the coaches in these session is to help all the children to achieve something that they can be proud of and go home feeling good. If these classes, every child wins.

Many of the Judo clubs within Hampshire welcome Special Needs Students and have a thriving membership.

Clubs that we know who welcome Special Needs Students include the following (click on the name to go to the club’s website):-

Alresford Judo Club – Alresford

AWE Judo Club – Tadley

Court Lane Judo Club – Cosham

Crofton Judo Club – Fareham 

Fleming Park Judo Club – Eastleigh

Holbrook Judo Club –  Gosport, Fareham Locks, Sarisbury Green and Warsash

Judo Club Osaka – Aldershot 

Shin Gi Tai Martial Arts Academy – Basingstoke

Summit Judo Club – Basingstoke

The list above is not exhaustive and just because your local club isn’t listed, please don’t be afraid to contact them or us about joining in with their classes.

We support Hampshire Gateway which is the result of a collaboration between Parent Voice, Schoolgate and Hampshire County Council. It has been designed and developed through consultation with Parents to provide a gateway to recreation and leisure for all disabled children and young people who may require additional support to access opportunities within their communities. 


For further information on Special Needs Judo within Hampshire please contact secretary(at)hampshirejudo(dot)