THERE are no holds barred at the new Redditch Judo Kwai club which has just opened its doors.
A twin of the Bromsgrove club, it offers classes in the defensive martial art for everyone from complete beginners to improvers and from children to adults.
“It’s a fun way to keep you fit and its family orientated,” said coach Claire Dowler.
“Judo means ‘the gentle way’ but it’s not a softer sport, it’s all about looking after yourself and protecting yourself. So for instance if someone comes up to you at a cashpoint and demands your money you’d be able to deal with it.”
She added that the ‘Judo Code’ can also be a life changer.
“You are taught respect through Judo and to help others – it makes you a better person,” said Claire.
The club is run by Claire and fellow coach Oliver Scarrett and classes are held on Fridays at Cookhill Village Hall – beginners from 5.30pm and senior classes from 6.30pm. For more information call Claire on 07943 970801.