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Radcliffe Zen Judo Clubs

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We meet to teach and practice a traditional style of judo and self-defense to adults and children in a safe and enjoyable manner.
Without feeling the need to prove our art in a competitive environment.
Physical Benefits
Improved Reflexes and Co-ordination increases your performance in all physical activities!
Increased Strength and Stamina boost your energy so you feel great all day long!
Increased Flexibility & Weight Control for better overall fitness!
Great Cardiovascular Work Out keeps you in good shape physically!
Mental Benefits
Improved Concentration for better work and study habits!
Stress Reduction & Increased Levels of Relaxation for a longer, healthier life!
The Peace of Mind that come from knowing that you are able to Protect Yourself & Your Family.
Increased Self Confidence & Self Discipline to develop a positive attitude toward life!

Radcliffe Judo Club was started in 1994 at Dayncourt School Radcliffe on Trent Nottingham.
Originally one of four clubs run by Sensei Gordon Lawson & Alan Barker.
We than practiced competition style judo.
In September of 1995 RADCLIFFE ZEN JUDO CLUB run by Sensei Gordon Lawson was formed to follow the teaching and ways of The Zen Judo Family in the ART of JUDO.
Basford Zen Judo Club was formed in 1988
We meet and train on a Wednesday evening at Dayncourt School gym Radcliffe on Trent from 7 - 9pm Basford club night at Nottingham is 7- 9pm Fridays at New Basford community centre,
Insured and Registered Instructors

Shihan Gordon Lawson  
A member of the
National Register of Martial Arts Instructors.
National & International Black Belt Foundation


 Anne Parker 3rd Dan   NRMAI                                 


  Graham Padgett    3rd Dan                                                        






Club Dan Grades


      Michael Dickinson 3rd Dan    
   Glen Widdowson   2nd Dan                             
    Rachel Shaw         2nd Dan
    Craig Lawson       1st Dan                                       
    Mark Shaw             1st Dan                                                 
    David Turner          1st Dan                              
    Keith  Harby           1st Dan                             
    Amanda Lawson    1st Dan                            
      David Robinson     1st Dan      


  Reaching blackbelt is not the finishing point for a martial artist
 Only a beginning at another level of    functioning and learning.