We focus on training our judoka to be agile and use their mobility to change the body's position efficiently. This helps their balance, speed, strength and coordination.
Cluarankwai are famous for our approach to coaching the proper technique of each throw. Our judokas train hard on their technical ability and try to master each individual throw.
Respect is a huge part of a judoka's training, you must learn to respect the sport as a whole including your opponent and their ability, the referees and their decisions.
Being able to use your strength and power whilst maintaining control is important, but we also train our judoka to use their opponents own strength against them.
Cluarankwai Judo Club (Kilmarnock) is one of the oldest clubs in Scotland having formed in 1949. We are not-for-profit organisation, any funding we get goes back into improving the club for members.
We have the highest number of qualified BJA Senior Club Coaches in Scotland at UKCC Level 1 and 2. Our classes run 3 nights a week for both adults and children, and we currently have over one hundred active Junior & Senior members.
The club has had many special guests & visitors over the years who come from all over the world. This has included World Champions, Olympic Medalists, and some of the best coaches that the world has to offer.
The Club moved to a new Dojo facility in 2007 which was re-opened by Kisaburo Watanabe 8th Dan.
The Club has the largest purpose built Dojo in Scotland and some of the best facilities in the UK. The dojo is used for national and local events throughout the year and its facilities are used by other sports for training and seminars.
There is a double mat area with seating, two large changing areas for women and men, and a gymnasium for cardio and strength training.
We welcome everyone to visit and train at our club, one of the best and safest Judo training facilities in the world.
Although we are primarily a judo club, our facilities allow us to provide the ideal training conditions for other sports.
We currently have several other martial arts including Aikido, Jiu Jitsu, and Self Defence lessons.
We have also had Alexander Retuinskih, the judo/SAMBO instructor take classes on his Russian Martial Art R.O.S.S with people from the ScotROSS group attending.
We also have Gymnastic & Yoga classes run by an independent club who make great use of the mats, sprung floor and padded walls.