University of Bristol Judo Club

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We Are UBJC. 

UBJC is the University of Bristol's club for all Judoka. Whether a seasoned player or a novice to the sport, all are welcome to come and take part, compete, and develop yourself physically and mentally as a Judo player.

UBJC competes in Judo tournaments and friendlies throughout the year, including BUCS, the Warwick Invitational, USIST, and more, so there will be ample opportunity for both new and experienced Judoka to develop their competition skills and meet other Judo players from across the UK and Europe. 

UBJC continues to be one of Bristol's most exciting and rapidly developing sports teams, with notable achievements of 2015-16 including two new 1st Dan black belts, a 13-9 win against Bath in a friendly competition, a coveted visit by British Judo legend, 9th Dan Judoka, and UBJC Captain 1957-58 Tony Sweeney, and armfuls of medals from nearly every competition we have entered. UBJC was nominated for Most Improved Club by the SU at the Sports Awards, while UBJC Assistant Coach Will McPartland was also nominated for Coach of the Year. 

Judo is a martial art and combat sport involving grappling, throwing and submission techniques. A Judoka will learn to fight at a grappling range, developing avenues to end physical conflict without delivering striking blows. Developed by Professor Kanō Jigorō in the early 20th century, Judo (柔道), meaning "gentle way", has since developed into a major recreational and competitive sport. At UBJC, you will train under some of the best coaches in the Southwest area and alongside the friendliest sport society that Bristol has to offer.  

Our Training Times:

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm

Friday: 4pm-6pm

Saturday: 6pm-8pm

Sunday: TBC


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Terms and Conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions


Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.


Service Standards


All Club or Society members can expect to receive:


  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.


Code of Conduct


When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.


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Refund Policy


Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email:


Data sharing (Sports Club members only)


Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.


As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 


Data sharing (Societies members only)


If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:

AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.


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If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email:

These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.