FREE FIRST CLASS
Whether you want to try judo, jiu- jitsu or kickboxing , our free class trial is just the thing for you!
We are currently running kids Judo & BJJ classes.
All kids sessions are once again full contact, & held face to face by our instructors in academy.
We must operate at the moment with capped capacity, therefore all classes must be pre-booked in advance. Members can reserve a space in class via the timetable on our website or through your member portal.
Click here to see our current timetable & reserve a space in class.
Ray Stevens is a 7th dan judoka, Olympic Silver Medallist, and a Roger Gracie 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He is the head instructor at Ray Stevens Academy. He is also a senior instructor at the Budokwai, the oldest martial arts club in Europe. He has a special ability to assess the specific individual needs of his pupils within a group class, allowing you to work on exactly what is needed for you to succeed, helping you to improve faster. Ray has a wealth of experience, having competed and trained at the most elite level for nearly 20 years, culminating in him winning a silver medal for Judo in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. What do Brad Pitt, women looking to get fit and aspiring martial artist all have in common? They have all been trained by Ray and will agree that his calm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable approach to training all gave them the results they were looking for
Ed Semple has a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He has worked with many top-class athletes from a variety of different sports for over 25 years. Ed is the lead coach for the Junior Judo program at the Academy. He is also the senior Coach for Epsom Judo Club and St Mary’s University Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Clubs. Ed is a Judo Black Belt and Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is a British Judo Association UKCC Level 3 coach, a Level 2 coach with the Amateur Boxing Association and a BTECH Level 3 Advanced Self Defense instructor. Ed has written 2 books, one on Judo and one on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, both are published by Crowood Press. Ed also sits on the London Area Committee for the British Judo Association.
Tom Buckmaster holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Roger Gracie and is a 1st Dan black belt in Judo. He started both disciplines at the Budokwai, where he still teaches to this day. Thomas teaches adults and childrens classes at the academy and places a large emphasis on fundamentals and efficient application of technique. He believes that Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone and if you give it time and patience, no matter how big or small you are, you can become a much stronger version of yourself. Remember a black belt is just someone who never gave up!