Since our formation, both junior and senior Judo has continued
to grow both in numbers and achievements. Competition success
has been achieved with both junior and senior members and
the traditional aspect of Judo correctly taught, including
etiquette and Kata.
At Seishin we believe that both traditional and competitive
judo have a place in our dojo and we therefore aim to promote
the principles of Kodokan Judo as set down by Jigaro Kano.
It is our wish that everyone is catered for, whether they
wish to become involved in competition Judo or perhaps its
more traditional aspect and to practice judo for all its other
qualities of discipline, etiquette, fitness and mutual respect.
It is important that coaches/instructors continually update
and improve all their skills in order that they, in turn,
can pass that knowledge onto others so that they to, can benefit.
Our fully qualified and active BJA coaches work as a team
to help, improve and support others in the clubs activities.
All our coaches have competition experience and that is invaluable
when teaching others that aspect of Judo.
Bruce Scrivens, our Chief Instructor, as well as teaching
competitive judo, also teaches kata in the correct Kodokan
style. Judo is for everyone, not just those who can win medals
at competitions. A good instructor and coach is someone who
can get the best from their students at all levels. Practice
sessions are hard work but enjoyable and educational. Bruce,
is well known within Judo and many people have visited Seishin
since its inception to train with existing members and to
enjoy a friendly atmosphere.
Our doors are always open to those wishing to enjoy judo,
whether it is competition they seek or the more traditional
aspect. Seishin is perhaps not the place for those with inflated
egos or indeed those who like to give a false impression of
their abilities to the unknowing novice student.
Child Protection is an important aspect of our club and as
a result our coaches have attended Child Protection Courses
and, along with various assistants, are all CRB checked. Importantly,
we have a fully qualified Child Protection Officer who is
also an instructor in that field.
In addition the club and its instructors are fully insured.
Bruce Scrivens, Renshi