WYJC Dojo, Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, UK.   Established in 1973.   Copyright © 2018 WYJC all rights reserved. e&oe

Welcome to WYJC web site 2018

This web page was last updated on 18th August 2018  


Yōkoso, Konnichiwa & Arigatō = Welcome, Hello & Thank You

for taking the time to visit our web site


We are Closed for the whole of August 2018 (No Judo in August)


And we re-open for Judo after the August Closure on Tuesday 4th September 2018.


Our Coaching Team

We have an excellent team of friendly, dedicated, highly experienced and qualified Judo Coaches, who have been running this Club for the past Forty-Five Years.  We want to share these 'Years & Years' of judo experience with YOU.  Our aim is to provide You and Your Fellow-Club Members with an enjoyable and safe introduction to the Olympic Sport of Judo and enable you to progress through your journey of judo training, practice and education at 'Your' pace. 


WYJC have adopted the 'Best Practices & Standards' Policies from Sport England, UK Sport, Sports Coach UK, and the NGB for Judo regarding Safety in Sport, Equity In Sport, Child Protection (including Protection of Vulnerable Adults), Sports First Aid and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Policy.


We still teach and practice the skills, techniques and values of traditional Kodokan Judo and 'Our Club Motto' has Always Been "JUDO FOR ALL" and that has been our Motto & Mission Statement since the very beginnings of WYJC.  By joining us, you will belong to a well established and respected Judo Club that was established in 1973, and has been based at Hilton Hall of Lanesfield since 1976.   We Welcome You to come along and join us on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays and start, or continue your judo training at WYJC.



Club Training & Session Times on Tuesday evenings commencing at 6:30pm till 7:30pm. at Hilton Hall

The First Judo Session on Tuesday evenings is for Children Beginners & Improvers.   This Class is for children aged from 5 years to 13 years of age especially designed for the benefit of Newcomers & Beginners to Judo as an ideal introduction to Judo . . . and, is also ideal for Children at White Belt and Red Belt who wish to 'Improve' their skills & judo knowledge.  The cost is Ł5 per child per session each week.


We also recommend younger Club Members (who are already at Yellow Belt level) who wish to reinforce their present knowledge base (and can work with children of similar age & size).  Please Note:  All children under 8 years of age, require a Parent or Guardian to remain at the Club with their child (or children) during the judo session.

There is a Second Judo Session on Tuesday evenings (following-on after the Beginners) 7:30pm till 8:30pm

This Second Judo Session is aimed at more Advanced Junior Grades (14 years to 16 years of age) to help them with the Transition from Junior Judo to Senior Judo level & practice.   This also includes a light training session for any Seniors (over 16 years of age) who are willing to help these older Juniors to integrate and acclimatize their practice to a more serious level 'Senior Mat'.


Club Training & Session Times on Thursday evenings commencing at 7:30pm till 8:30pm. at Hilton Hall

First Session on Thursdays is for Children Only - For ALL Junior Grades starting at 7:30pm. and is 'Open' to All Children aged 8 years to 15 years of age (& open to those 'over 8's) who have completed one of our 'Ten Week Tuesday Beginners Courses).

And: Thursdays from 8:30pm till 9:30pm for Seniors / Adults:  This Second Judo Session ia aimed specifically for Seniors (Adults - of All Grades).


Club Session Fees are:  Club Members =  Ł3 per session (ask about Club Membership).  Non-Club Members & Adults = Ł5 per session

We are a not-for-profit Club & all club takings goes back into the Club to pay for Rent, Overheads & Equipment (our Coaches are all unpaid Volunteers).


Please Note:

If you are visiting Wolverhampton Youth Judo Centre for the first time (or if you haven't been for quite some time) may we suggest that you contact us prior to your visit just to confirm that we are open on the day & time that you wish to attend and also, for us to arrange for one of our Coaching Staff to greet you upon your arrival at our club.   Also; Please Note: All children under 8 years of age, require a Parent or Guardian to remain at the Club with their child (or children) during the judo session.


British Judo Membership Application Form.

If you or your child are interested in achieving an Official British Judo Grade (different coloured Belts & Levels) you will need to apply for membership to the the National Governing Body for the Sport of Judo in the UK; which is the British Judo Association (BJA).  However, it is most important that on the 'Application Form' You include OUR Club Name & Club Number (Our Club name is Wolverhampton Youth Judo Centre.   Our BJA Club Number is 4468). 

To apply for a British Judo Membership Licence; please go to their web site at: and go to the 'Main Menu' and click onto 'Individual Membership' and either download a form, complete it and send it off (together with a cheque for membership) directly to the BJA, or apply on-line & pay electronically.  You can also 'Renew' the annual BJA Licence on-line too (but please remember to include our club name & BJA number - 4468).


Please Read the instructions carefully on the BJA Membership Application Form, as there are different membership levels and fees:

i.e. Sho Award (for under eights).  Mon Grades (for over eights) and Kyu Grades (for adults & over sixteen years of age).


WYJC, Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield, Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, West Midlands

telephone: 07765 709 716                 email:

 Debbie at the British Judo Centre of Excellence Dojo  'Shaping the Future' National Conference for Coaches 17th & 18th February 2018  Debbie with Hiroshi Katanishi Sensei (February 2018)  Keith & Debbie practing their skills at the British Judo National Conference for Coaches  Debbie with Yusuke Kanamaru San, (Japanese Olympic Judo Team Coach for the 2020 Olympics)

This is an update of on the latest British Judo & European Judo Union National Coaching Course & Conference that Your WYJC Coaches attended recently to ensure that their coaching skills, knowledge and coaching revalidation is kept up-to-date (including all of the new Contest Rules updates), so that we can pass-on this knowledge to our members, and to be able to continue to deliver the very best coaching experience and practice for YOU and for your fellow Club Members.  Click on to the above photos to see more photos and details.





If you are traveling by Car:  Find the A4123 (between Coseley and Wolverhampton).  This is the Main 'A' Road that links Wolverhampton to Birmingham.  Turn into Needwood Drive, which leads to Hilton Road.   You will find Hilton Hall of Lanesfield, WV4 6DR at the 'T-junction' of Hilton Road and Needwood Drive.


If you are traveling by Motorway: our nearest Motorway Junctions are:

(1) Junction 10 of the M6 Motorway.  Take the Black Country Route to Bilston and continue until you reach A4123 main Wolverhampton to Birmingham Road.  Turn Right onto the A4123 heading towards Wolverhampton, and you are approximately half a mile away from us (from the A4123 Tee junction).  Pass Laburnum Road (on Left) then turn first right (past Laburnum Road) into Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road and Hilton Hall Community Centre, Lanesfield, WV4 6DR.


(2) Junction 2 of M5 Motorway.  Take the A4123 towards Wolverhampton (approx 8 miles from Junction 5).  When you reach Laburnum Road turn first right (past Laburnum Road) into Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road and Hilton Hall Community Centre, Lanesfield, WV4 6DR.


To go to Hilton Hall Community Centre web site just click onto the Hilton Road 'Sign' Photo (right)


If you are traveling by Bus: our nearest 'Main Line' Bus service:

runs along the A4123 and is the main Route that links Birmingham to Wolverhampton. There is a Bus Stop just 500 Yards (457.2 Meters) from Hilton Hall, situated on the Birmingham New Road (A4123).  Ask for Laburnum Road, Lanesfield and then go down Needwood Drive, which leads directly to Hilton Road & Hilton Hall Community Centre. 


And; If you are traveling by Rail:

Wolverhampton Railway Station (is next to the Bus Depot) is just 1.88 miles away (3.02 Kilometers).

Alternative local Railway Station is at Coseley.  Coseley Train Station is only 1.43 miles away (2.30 Kilometers), and from there either take the bus, a taxi, or walk.




Hilton Hall of Lanesfield

ordinance survey grid reference:  SO 926 958


WYJC was awarded the prestigious 'Sport England Club Mark Award' in 2008 and we have ensured that the high quality standards needed to achieve this award have been maintained and developed further through continued personal & professional development of all of our Judo Coaches.  Knight, Kavanagh & Page acting as Auditors for Sport England carried out a 'Club Mark' External Verification on their last visit to WYJC and sent us an excellent review letter (just as in previous years; i.e. this was our forth EV visit since 2008).  You can read their comments by clicking onto the following Link (Click this Link to Read their Letter).  Pictured below: Senior Coach Keith standing next to 'Three Times Olympian' (and who was at that time BJA Chairman) Densign White (centre) presenting the Club Mark Certificate to the WYJC Head Coach Debbie (pictured receiving the Certificate), standing in front of some of our Junior & Senior Club Members.

This is when we received the Sport England Club Mark Achievement Award in September 2008, presented to us by Densign White, Chairman BJA


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WYJC Dojo,  Hilton Hall Community Centre, Hilton Road, Lanesfield,  Wolverhampton, WV4 6DR, UK.  Established in 1973.  Copyright © 2018 WYJC all rights reserved. e&oe