WYJC Dojo, Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, UK.   Established in 1973.   Copyright © 2018 WYJC all rights reserved. e&oe

Welcome to WYJC web site 2018

This web page was last updated on 6th December 2018  


Yōkoso, Konnichiwa & Arigatō = Welcome, Hello & Thank You

for taking the time to visit our web site


Yet again; Congratulations to Greg on taking part in the BJA Midland Area Commemorative Open Judo Competition event held on Sunday 25th November 2018 at the University of Wolverhampton (Walsall Campus). 


Greg entered the Senior Mens Event and won Bronze Medal.  Once more, Greg demonstrated his ability and determination to fight & win, against older, Senior Kyu Grades.


Well Done Greg.  Our Head Coach, Debbie who was his 'Mat-Side Coach (& Dee) cheered & encouraged Greg on during his contests.  Photo provided by Debbie.

Greg's Mom said how proud she was of her No1 Son (Greg is standing on the No.3 Podium, next to the No.1 position Gold Medal Winner).












Congratulations Greg on winning Silver Medal at the Senior Mens Rod Lane Kyu Grade Open Championship held on Saturday 10th November 2018.


"I am so impressed with Greg, I saw each of his contests and in my opinion Greg WON ALL of his contests.  In his last fight (against the eventual Gold medal Winner) Greg threw his opponent several times - that should have ended the contest with a winning Ippon score (several times - not just once), however, that was not to be according to the Referee on the day.  Well Done Greg."

Keith Jones 5th Dan, Senior Coach.


WYJC Practice DATES:

We are open on the following dates (on Tuesdays & Thursdays) :

December 6th, 11th, 13th & 18th (only 4 sessions left in December before Christmas Hols).

(the 18th December 2018 is our last practice session for 2018 and this session is traditionally a Fun-Night with Judo Games).

We re-start back after the Christmas Holidays on Tuesday 8th January 2019.


Please Note: Tuesday & Thursday Training / Session Times:

ALL Junior Judo (Childrens) Classes start at 6:30pm until 7:30pm. (both on Tuesdays & Thursdays).

ALL Senior Judo (Adults) Classes start at 7:30pm until 8:30pm. (both on Tuesdays & Thursdays).

TUESDAYS: The First Judo Session on Tuesday evenings (starting at 6:30pm until 7:30pm) is for Children Beginners & Improvers.  This Class is aimed at children aged from 5 years to 13 years of age and is designed for the benefit of Newcomers & Beginners to Judo as an ideal introduction to Judo.  But also ideal for Children working on the first six Grades in the Judo  Syllabus, who wish to 'Improve' their skills-base & judo knowledge.  The cost is Ł5 per child per session each week.

TUESDAYS: The Second Judo Session on Tuesday evenings (starting at 7:30pm until 8:30pm), follows-on from the Junior session and is aimed at Seniors / Adults and the more Advanced Junior Grades (14 years to 16 years of age) to help them with the Transition from Junior Judo to Senior Judo level & practice.   This also includes a light training session for any Seniors (over 16 years of age) who are willing to help these older Juniors to integrate and acclimatize their practice to a more serious level 'Senior Mat'.


THURSDAYS: The First Judo Session on Thursday evenings (starting at 6:30pm until 7:30pm) is for Juniors / Children Only  This Session is for ALL Junior Grades 'Open' to All Children aged 8 years to 15 years of age (including beginners who have completed at least Ten Weeks of our Tuesday Beginners Classes.

THURSDAYS: The Second Judo Session on Thursday evenings (starting at 7:30pm until 8:30pm) is for ALL Seniors / Adults, and Advanced Junior Grades (14 years to 16 years of age) working towards higher grades.


Club Session / Mat Fees are  Ł5 per session:

There is an 'Optional' Annual Club Membership, which offers reduced training session / mat fees (ask Coach about Club Membership).

We are a not-for-profit Club & ALL club takings goes back into the Club to pay for Rent, Overheads & Equipment (our Coaches are unpaid Volunteers).


Please Note:

If you are visiting Wolverhampton Youth Judo Centre for the first time (or if you haven't been for quite some time) may we suggest that you contact us prior to your visit just to confirm that we are open on the day & time that you wish to attend and also, for us to arrange for one of our Coaching Staff to greet you upon your arrival at our club.   Also; Please Note: All children under 8 years of age, require a Parent or Guardian to remain at the Club with their child (or children) during the judo session.  Telephone: 07765 709 716.



Our Coaching Team

We have an excellent team of friendly, dedicated, highly experienced and qualified Judo Coaches, who have been running this Club for the past Forty-Five Years.  We want to share these 'Years & Years' of judo experience with YOU.  Our aim is to provide You and Your Fellow-Club Members with an enjoyable and safe introduction to the Olympic Sport of Judo and enable you to progress through your journey of judo training, practice and education at 'Your' pace. 


WYJC have adopted the 'Best Practices & Standards' Policies from Sport England, UK Sport, Sports Coach UK, and the NGB for Judo regarding Safety in Sport, Equity In Sport, Child Protection (including Protection of Vulnerable Adults), Sports First Aid and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Policy.


We still teach and practice the skills, techniques and values of traditional Kodokan Judo and 'Our Club Motto' has Always Been "JUDO FOR ALL" and that has been our Motto & Mission Statement since the very beginnings of WYJC.  By joining us, you will belong to a well established and respected Judo Club that was established in 1973, and has been based at Hilton Hall of Lanesfield since 1976.   We Welcome You to come along and join us on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays and start, or continue your judo training at WYJC.


We are affiliated to the National Governing Body for the Sport of Judo; the British Judo Association (BJA).

If you or your child are interested in achieving an Official British Judo Grade (different coloured Belts & Grade Levels) you will need to apply for membership to the British Judo Association (BJA).  However, it is most important that on Your (or Childs) 'Application Form' You include OUR Club Name & Club Number (Our Club name is Wolverhampton Youth Judo Centre & Our BJA Club Number is 4468). 

To apply for individual membership to the British Judo Association (a Judo Licence); please go to their web site at: and go to the 'Main Menu' and click onto 'Individual Membership' and either download a form, complete it and send it off (together with a cheque for membership) directly to the BJA, or apply on-line & pay electronically.  You can also 'Renew' the annual BJA Licence on-line too (but please, please, please remember to include our club name = WYJC & our BJA number = 4468).  If you do not include our Name & BJA No. on Your Application Form (because of GDPR legislation) we will not be able to chase-up grades or any other queries on your behalf.


Please Read the instructions carefully on the BJA Membership Application Form, as there are different membership levels and fees:

i.e. Sho Award (for under eights).  Mon Grades (for over eights) and Kyu Grades (for adults & over sixteen years of age).


WYJC, Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, West Midlands

telephone: 07765 709 716                 email:

 Debbie at the British Judo Centre of Excellence Dojo  'Shaping the Future' National Conference for Coaches 17th & 18th February 2018  Debbie with Hiroshi Katanishi Sensei (February 2018)  Keith & Debbie practing their skills at the British Judo National Conference for Coaches  Debbie with Yusuke Kanamaru San, (Japanese Olympic Judo Team Coach for the 2020 Olympics)

This is an update of on the latest British Judo & European Judo Union National Coaching Course & Conference that Your WYJC Coaches attended recently to ensure that their coaching skills, knowledge and coaching revalidation is kept up-to-date (including all of the new Contest Rules updates), so that we can pass-on this knowledge to our members, and to be able to continue to deliver the very best coaching experience and practice for YOU and for your fellow Club Members.  Click on to the above photos to see more photos and details.





If you are traveling by Car:  Find the A4123 (between Coseley and Wolverhampton).  This is the Main 'A' Road that links Wolverhampton to Birmingham.  Turn into Needwood Drive, which leads to Hilton Road.   You will find Hilton Hall of Lanesfield, WV4 6DR at the 'T-junction' of Hilton Road and Needwood Drive.


If you are traveling by Motorway: our nearest Motorway Junctions are:

(1) Junction 10 of the M6 Motorway.  Take the Black Country Route to Bilston and continue until you reach A4123 main Wolverhampton to Birmingham Road.  Turn Right onto the A4123 heading towards Wolverhampton, and you are approximately half a mile away from us (from the A4123 Tee junction).  Pass Laburnum Road (on Left) then turn first right (past Laburnum Road) into Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road and Hilton Hall Community Centre, Lanesfield, WV4 6DR.


(2) Junction 2 of M5 Motorway.  Take the A4123 towards Wolverhampton (approx 8 miles from Junction 5).  When you reach Laburnum Road turn first right (past Laburnum Road) into Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road and Hilton Hall Community Centre, Lanesfield, WV4 6DR.


To go to Hilton Hall Community Centre web site just click onto the Hilton Road 'Sign' Photo (right)


If you are traveling by Bus: our nearest 'Main Line' Bus service:

runs along the A4123 and is the main Route that links Birmingham to Wolverhampton. There is a Bus Stop just 500 Yards (457.2 Meters) from Hilton Hall, situated on the Birmingham New Road (A4123).  Ask for Laburnum Road, Lanesfield and then go down Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road & Hilton Hall Community Centre. 


And; If you are traveling by Rail:

Wolverhampton Railway Station (is next to the Bus Depot) is just 1.88 miles away (3.02 Kilometers).

Alternative local Railway Station is at Coseley.  Coseley Train Station is only 1.43 miles away (2.30 Kilometers), and from there either take the bus, a taxi, or walk.




Hilton Hall of Lanesfield

ordinance survey grid reference:  SO 926 958

WYJC was awarded the prestigious 'Sport England Club Mark Award' in 2008 and we have ensured that the high quality standards needed to achieve this award have been maintained and developed further through continued personal & professional development of all of our Judo Coaches.  Knight, Kavanagh & Page acting as Auditors for Sport England carried out a 'Club Mark' External Verification on their last visit to WYJC and sent us an excellent review letter (just as in previous years; i.e. this was our forth EV visit since 2008).  You can read their comments by clicking onto the following Link (Click this Link to Read their Letter).  Pictured below: Senior Coach Keith standing next to 'Three Times Olympian' (and who was at that time BJA Chairman) Densign White (centre) presenting the Club Mark Certificate to the WYJC Head Coach Debbie (pictured receiving the Certificate), standing in front of some of our Junior & Senior Club Members.

This is when we received the Sport England Club Mark Achievement Award in September 2008, presented to us by Densign White, Chairman BJA


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WYJC Dojo,  Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield,  Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, UK.  Established in 1973.  Copyright © 2018 WYJC all rights reserved. e&oe