Charlton Judo Club (CJC)

Karate teamThe CJC was founded by John Addison in the 1980s and after his passing and a couple of different owners it found its way back into the hands of his daughter; Lorraine Thundercliffe in 2009, and is run by an all-female team.  These days under Lorraine’s ownership there is a completely different attitude towards training and the club is thriving.

karate team medalsThe CJC is a non-profit making organisation and fees are kept deliberately low so that people within the area can afford for them and their children (often more than 2 in a family) to attend and we run a weekly payoff scheme to make this sport affordable for them. We are an equal opportunities group with several members carrying disabilities, in truth we would like more female members, but those we have, enjoy being part of the team and are a valued asset.

We meet at the New Charlton Community Centre most Friday evenings 7pm to 9.15pm and there are 2 mats for the different age groups. The ethos of the club is friendly and approachable with absolutely no tolerance for bullying of any sort. We like to think of our Club Members as family and have had some members with us the entire time since Lorraine has been running the club so we have watched these people grow and learn over the years. Parents have brought their children saying they want them to learn to mix with others and benefit from the exercise and we’ve been lucky enough to see that achieved.

A yearly Memorial Competition is held in the name of the founder John Addison which is widely attended as his name still demands respect amongst the many different clubs in London and surrounding areas.  The CJC also often attend other competitions, invited by many of the judo clubs also operating within a wide area.

We would welcome more club members, regardless of age, capability or gender. We would also welcome anyone that would like to visit to see how our club operates.

Kim Thundercliffe - Organiser/Treasurer

Charlton Judo Club

For Enquiries Please Call (07932) 767385