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Shiro-No-Zen Judokwai Gravesend

Shiro-no-zen Judokwai was originally founded in 1957 by Sensei Christopher Hopkinson and was called the Whitefield judo club, and was run by Sensei Hopkinson for over 40 years untill his death in 2004.When it became the Shiro-no-zen Judokwai Bury.

So much so that on the 1st of June 2011 a sister club was opened in Gravesend(Shiro-no Zen Judokwai Gravesend). The clubs Chief Instructor is Christopher’s Oldest Son Andrew who has been an Instructor in judo for many years.

On the 30th December 2016 Shiro No zen Judokwai Gravesend became an independent club and was renamed Shiro No Judo Kent. Still working to the teachings of Sensei ChristopherHopkinson.

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Shiro-No-Zen Judokwai Gravesend location Map
Iron House Gym
West Mill
unit F1
Gravesend, DA11 0DL
United Kingdom
Phone: 07812417648

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Shiro-No-Zen Judokwai Gravesend:

  • Judo
  • Independent Martial Arts and Sports Association.

Programs & Class Schedule

Shiro No Judo Kent (formerly Shiro No Zen Judokwai Gravesend)

Opened on the 1st of June 2011 and is run by Sensei Andy Hopkinson, who has been involved in martial arts and self defence for over 30 years.

Training is at Iron House Gym on,Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 7 pm for juniors and 8 pm to 9 pm for seniors. Sundays session from 12 pm to 1 pm Juniors and 1 pm to 2 pm Seniors.
We are open to all ages from 5 years upward .The first lesson is free.

Club members ages range from 5 years to 61 years old. So you're never too old to give it a try .

We also cover self defence lessons to both adults and children.


We run a pay as you go system. Adults members £6.50 . Junior members £5.50 .

1.An annual membership fee of £20 is payable. This covers your judo licence and I individual insurance and club insurance.

2. Junior members are aged 5 up to 16 years.

all enquires contact Andy on 07812417648 or

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