Please check out our contact page for maps and session times if you would like to visit us.
Our current mat fees are (payable at the session): £7 for over 18's, £6 for under 18's and students.

The club is currently run by Sensei Derek Piears and his wife Sensei Petra Piears. We are insured by the British Judo Association. For new members wishing to obtain their judo licence from the BJA, our club number is 68.

Our Dojo is situated in the air conditioned Dance Studio of Alton College,Old Odiham Road,Alton GU34 2LX. The College has a free car park, toilets including disabled facilities.

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Coach Profiles
Derek Piears Msc. Bsc(Hons). BA. DipH&SW.
  • BJA 4th Dan
  • Former BJA Southern Area Technical Director
  • BJA Level 3 Coach (Senior Club Coach)
  • Former BJA Hampshire County Coach
  • CRB checked
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Trained
  • LTPD Trained
  • BJA Nage-no-kata (County level)
  • BJA Katame-no-kata (County level)
  • AJC Head Coach (& Lead Coach for our Senior Section)
  • AJC Chair Person
  • AJC Treasurer

Del has been doing judo for nearly 50 years and coaching for almost 40 years.  He is our very own Mr.Myagi but with a penchant for unusual coloured judo gis. 

Petra Piears FICST
  • BJA 4th Dan
  • BJA/UKCC Level 2 Coach
  • World Masters Champion (2007)
  • 3 x Double World Masters Champion (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • European Masters Champion (2007, 2008)
  • British Masters Champion (2007)
  • CRB checked
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Safeguarding & Protecting Children Trained
  • LTPD Trained
  • NSPCC (TTL) & Club Equity Trained
  • AJC Lead Coach for our Junior Section
  • AJC Secretary

Petra is our ‘in-house’ nutter.  Nicknamed Bigbird, she is currently a full-time Swimming Co-ordinator & Swimming Instructor.  She has been doing Judo for more than 20 years and is always on hand to share her knowledge, Petra launched our junior section in April 2011.


Alton Judo Club Currently has the following Volunteers:

Michael Fletcher - Club Welfare Officer - NSPCC (TTL) Trained, Safeguarding & Protecting Children Trained. A point of contact for any one who has concerns about the welfare of any member of Alton Judo Club, or for any member who is concerned about their own welfare at the club. (michael.fletcher91@gmail.com)


Four Degrees of Separation

Dr Jigoro Kano (1860 - 1938)
The founder of Judo
Sensei Hikoichi Aida
Joined kodokan 1911 and was taught by Dr Kano
In 1920 went to the Budokwai
Sensei Masutaro Otani 8th Dan (1896 - 1977)
Otani Taught by Sensei Aida 1921 at the Budokwai
Sensei Derek Piears 3rd Dan (b. 1946)
Taught by Sensei Otani
Us @ Alton Judo Club, Taught by Sensei Piears

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