Marine Gardens Judo Club is a registered member of the Barbados Judo Association which is affiliated to the National Sport Council, the Barbados Olympic Association, The Caribbean Judo Association, the Pan-American Judo Confederation and the International Judo Federation.
The club was founded in 1984 by the now deceased Ken Freeman (7th Dan).
Following his death in 1994 the mantle of leadership was passed to Ian Weithers 6th Dan - (IOC Certified Coach) who is currently Chief Instructor with responsibility for club development.
The club's programs are administered by an enthusiastic and dedicated management team comprising the Chief Instructor, one Senior Instructor - Keith Weithers 6th Dan (IJF 'A' Referee) , three junior Instructors - Inga Augustus 3nd Dan, Clovis Harewood 2nd Dan, Brian Peter 2nd Dan and Club Administrator - Roseclair Weithers (Madame Sensei).
We offer a healthy blend of traditional judo and modern teaching methodologies to ensure that our students have the best experience
The club follows the principle of Judo's founder Professor Jigoro Kano "Judo for all" and caters to competitors as well as the social judokas through its various programs.
Students may enroll from the tender age of three (3) and persons of all ages after this are welcome to join and participate. We assist in developing judo based skills, training the body and the mind, instilling self-discipline and building sound character while having lots of fun. This is in keeping with the club motto "The Will, The Skill, The Thrill"
Over the years the club has developed a strong club culture which translates into a reliable core membership. It has adequate facilities and amenities, a high standard of safety, rescue access and an adequate off road parking area.
Club training days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Usual training times are as follows
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5.45 pm to 6.15 pm - 3 to 5 year old beginners
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6.15 pm to 7.00 pm - 5 to 11 year old advanced students
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm - over 11 years old students
Saturdays: 10.30 am until noon: All students
We welcome you to MGJC !!!!