making judo fun
giving children confidence
Why we are different
Marc Preston, who founded Destination Judo was one of Scotland’s most successful male judo players of his generation – a medallist at World Cup and Commonwealth level, and with a long list of judo achievements. He was GB’s Number 1 before moving on to coaching, and finally to establishing his own club, Destination Judo, now one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
We do things slightly differently here. We have taken the foundations and the framework of a great and traditional sport. We recognise that being good at sport is not the same as being a good teacher, and we have gone to great lengths to make sure we embrace modern methods to engage children and to let us communicate our skills, our enthusiasm and passion for this sport to all our members while staying true to all the traditional elements of the Gentle Way (Judo).
Judo is one of the very few martial arts embraced by the Olympics. We at Destination Judo are making sure that as many people as possible reach their full potential in our sport.
We are proud of our success
We celebrate our collective successes and recognise achievements of our staff and our member athletes. Below you can see some statistics around class and location coverage and our Judokas pathway progression.
Recent British National Medals
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Success takes many forms
We have been recognised in many ways for being successful. We have produced athletes who have represented their school, club and country at home and abroad. We have been praised by Active Schools for our success in building up grass roots sport. Our real success stories, however, are the judo players themselves.
The three young Judoka in the picture are still active members of the club after many years.
From Our Members
“If you’re considering starting, or continuing judo, then Destination Judo really is the place to do it. It’s the perfect mix of challenge, discipline, and most importantly fun, and I can honestly say that once you go ‘Destination Judo’, you don’t go anywhere else.”
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