Rochdale Judo Club

Our History


The Club was established in 1950 and has blossomed over the intervening years to become one of the North West Area’s premier Judo centres.

The club' has a policy of ever striving to improve the training and facilities it offers its members. This saw a progression of venues in the early years - above a garage, in various church halls, in a room above the old Rochdale Market - but a great landmark was reached when in the summer of 1977 the club opened its own custom built premises - the Trafalgar Street Dojo. Since then, the Club has thrived and has continued to add success to success.

Success has been shown not only in the competitive arena but also in the more recreational Judo experiences offered by the Club. This has meant that even the restructuring of sessions to cope with demand there has been a real need for the Club to grow physically in order to cater for its ever increasing membership. Our successful Lottery funding award helped the Club to do just that: we extended the club to its current large and modern design.

The Club trains players from five years of age upwards. Still training regularly is Club President Maurice Clarke (5th Dan) who at over 82 years of age has no problem holding his own with many of the younger black belt players. Truly a ‘grass-roots’ Club serving members with a wide range of skills from beginners to National and Internationally ranked players, Rochdale Judo Club lives up to its claim of having ‘something for everyone’.

Contact Information

Rochdale Judo Club

Trafalgar Street
OL16 2EB

Tel: 01706 869818

Mobile: 07527 861 928

Meeting times

Monday 7:00–8:30 pm (Adults)

Tuesday 5.30-6.20pm (Nippers) 6:30–7:30 pm (Juniors)

Wednesday 7:00–8.30pm (Randori Adults)

Thursday 7:00–8.30pm (Adults)

Friday 6:30–7:30pm (Juniors)

Saturday Closed


Where we are

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