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In 1961 whilst on military service, Richard Dove visited Osaka in Japan and took an interest in judo.

On returning to England, he continued his training and finally in Autumn of 1980, Richard decided to start  his own judo club and Judo Club Osaka was born.  

Since then, the club has gone from strength to strength under the direction of Richard and his sons, Adrian and Simon along with a variety of other coaches. 


The club regularly takes part in competitions all over the UK and in Europe.

As well as competitive players, we also have recreational players who like to take part  to assist with their fitness and we are a fully inclusive club.

Our players start from the age of 5 years up to 50+ years and all enjoy the family feel to the Club.

Judo Club Osaka train at The Maida Gym in Aldershot.


Sensei Richard Dove amongst 3 generations of Judo Club Osaka's players

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