Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Changes to Venue, etc...

We have a new venue: we are now at the Lancing Parish Hall (Council Chamber) on South Street.  For 2014 our prices have increased to £3.00 for under 16 and £4.00 for 16 or over.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Kyushindo Judo

The words ‘JU’ and ‘DO’ in Japanese are translated into English as ‘Gentle Way’. This is the aim of Lancing Kyushindo Judo Club; to train in an effective Martial Art safely and enjoyably. Anyone from 8 to 80 can progress with little risk of injury.

Kyushindo Judo uses "The Art of Unbalancing" to throw an opponent, not brute force and strength. We aim to develop natural circular movements that have the effectiveness to render an opponent unbalanced, thereby using little effort to throw. With this technique it is not only possible to throw an opponent taller and heavier than yourself, it becomes easier with practice.

As well as throws, we teach ground holds. These are a mechanism for "holding down" an opponent, not for breaking their arm or choking them! Once again, the essence of ‘Gentle Way’.

Kyushindo Judo is not a sport! It is taught as a Martial Art, so we do not enter competitions. We do not enter the Olympics (that’s another style!). Instead we learn self-defence and self-confidence while improving our physical fitness.

The aim of Lancing Kyushindo Judo Club is ENJOYMENT.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is training expensive?
No. The cost of a session is £3.00 for under 16s and £4.00 for Adults. This goes towards the hire of the hall and upkeep of mats. An annual membership fee is under review at this time. A grading (see below) will cost £5.00 currently.
What should I wear?
There is no requirement for a student to buy a Judogi (Judo Training Suit). Loose fitting old clothing is necessary to begin with, perhaps a sweatshirt and jogging bottoms. Be warned, they will get pulled around quite a bit. We do ask, however, that students have a Judogi for their first grading. They can be purchased new from local sports shops or second hand from local outlets and the instructor (subject to availability).
How do I progress?
Students begin at white belt (novice). They learn a standard set of techniques to begin with. When the instructor decides the student is ready he or she will be tested. This is a Grading. If the student demonstrates proficiency in the throws learned, they progress to yellow belt. This process continues for all belts up to brown. After this point, instructors from another club attend the black belt and dan gradings.
Can I come and watch?
Yes, anyone is welcome. You never know, you might like it enough to participate.

Where are we?

Training takes place on:

Monday evenings at 6:00 to 7:30 pm at:

Lancing Parish Hall
96 South Street
BN15 8AJ

01903 753355

Who are we?

Your instructors are Karen Morgan (3rd Dan) and Neil Morgan (2nd Dan). We have both been participating in Judo for over 21 years.

You can contact us:

  • By e-mail at
  • By phone at 01903 754901
  • C/o Lancing Youth Club, Penhill Road, Lancing, West Sussex