The Metro Judo Club was founded in 1977 as part of the Queens Silver Jubilee.
The remit of the our club is to at low cost bring the Olympic sport of judo to the young people of Maidstone and surrounding areas.
METRO was recently awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Volunteer Service
Now Metro Judo Club has opened a satellite club in Maidstone
Judo is a fun and safe sport suitable for people of all ages. Once you start learning judo, you find that, as your fitness levels and co-ordination improve, your confidence increases, and you become more disciplined and organised.
A management committee oversees the club, and it is run by a team of volunteer coaches, welfare officer, young volunteers and youth workers.
All coaches and welfare officers have:
Up to-date, British Judo Association Licence and Coaching awards
Up to-date, British Judo Association, Welfare Officer training
Up to-date, Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS)
Up to-date, Safe Guarding Certificate
Up to-date First Aid Certificate
All Coaching Awards and Certificates, are renewed every 3 years
From Metro Judo Club to the 2012 London Olympics
A seven-time World Cup medalist for GB Judo, Gemma shot to national stardom at the London 2012 Olympics by winning Silver in the 78kg category. Footage of Gemma looking upwards and mouthing “I love you Mum” following her medal-clinching semi-final win became one of the most iconic moments of the London 2012 Games.
A member of the Borough’s Metro Judo Club since the age of six, Gemma has represented Great Britain at Judo.