Health & Safety

To ensure adequate health and safety awareness, training is provided to all members on a regular basis and when a new member joins the club.  The following information is briefed to all club members and parents/guardians when joining.


Safety on the Mat

  • Never wear shoes on the mat.
  • Come to the training session washed with a clean Gi.
  • Watch your space on the mat and if thrown get up quickly to avoid someone falling on you.
  • When seated, kneel or sit cross legged. Do not lean on the wall – you may not be able to get out of the way quickly enough.


Safety off the Mat

  • Wear shoes at all times when off the mat.
  • Always ask permission to leave the mat.
  • After using the toilet, wash your hands.


  • Do not come to play Judo if you are not fit enough to train.
  • If you come to a training session with an injury, inform the coach at the start of the session.
  • Do the exercises as shown; do what you can and do it well but not to the point of straining.
  • If you are hurt, inform the Coach immediately.
  • Keep your medical form up to date.
  • Have a current BJA license – it is your insurance.