WGC Judo & BJJ Members!

WGC Judo & BJJ was formerly known as Welwyn Garden City Judo which was based in the combat room at gosling sport park. WGC Judo & BJJ is a friendly, community based, non profit making club, established over 40 years ago and is one of the oldest clubs in Hertfordshire.

We teach Judo and BJJ as a sport for all and welcome Judo & BJJ players of all ages and abilities. The Club is registered with the British Judo Association and the British Jiujitsu Association (BJA) Respectively.

The Club's philosophy is to make Judo and BJJ fun and enjoyable for all levels of players. WGC Judo & BJJ, is now based in Hatfield at RoeHill Hall - Hatfield, which is conveniently located only half a mile from Junction 3 of the A1 motorway.


WGC Judo Head Coach

Graeme Welsh - Head Judo Coach - 3rd Dan Black Belt Judo, UKCC Level 2 Coach, 1st Dan BJJ Black Belt.

Graeme has been training at the Welwyn Garden City judo club for 30 years and has been running the senior section the past 20 years. Graeme has won many titles some of which include:

National Youth Champion -18
Welsh Open -18 gold
British Trials - 21-78kgs silver 1987
World Firefighters Games, Australia 1994 - 86kgs gold
World Firefighters Games, Australia 1994 - open gold
World Firefighters Games, Canada 1996 - 86kgs gold
British Masters 2004 - 81kgs gold
World Firefighters Games, 2004 - 81kgs gold
High Wycombe Masters, 2018 - 81kgs gold
British Masters, 2018 - 81kgs Bronze

Graeme has been twice to Japan firstly in 1990 and secondly in 1999 where he trained at the Kanagawa Budokan. Even he does occasionally get thrown. Graeme loves his groundwork and has cross trained using Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Mill Hill Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy), for many years. Graeme was awarded his BJJ black belt by Roger Gracie in 2013.

WGC Judo Assistant Coach

Matt Cox - WGC Judo Assistant Coach - 1st Dan Judo, 2nd Dan Karate-jutsu, BJJ Blue Belt, British Judo Assoc Level 2 Coach, enhanced CRB, First Aid, Fully insured and accredited.

Matt is a highly experienced multiple discipline black belt martial arts instructor and assistant seniors coach at WGC Judo, with over 20 years experience on the mats.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

WGC Judo & BJJ Members!

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art – it is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him or her to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of BJJ is performed on the ground, using the skill of taking an opponent down to the mats and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless or submitted. BJJ has similarities with Judo and other ground based grappling martial arts.

Here are WGC Judo - BJJ, we incorporate BJJ ground work into the two hour Judo session, the ground section of the class is lead by Graeme Welsh. This allows students the ability to cross train in both Marital Arts and provides a varied mix of skills to be learnt both standing and on the ground.

Additional BJJ Classes can be found at: Boxmoor BJJ Hemel Hempstead or at The Resistance BJJ Barnet


WGC Judo & BJJ Timetable

Day Class Time
Tuesday Judo Class Taught By Black Belt Graeme Welsh. 19:30 - 21:00
We welcome visitors - Please bring your current BJA/BJC Judo licence.


Monthly Direct Debit or PAYG!


Name Description Price
Monthly Weekly Judo Class. 4 x Judo Classes Per Month. £30.00
PerClass Visitor pass can be purchase per class. £10.00
Monthly Direct Debit Can Be applied for by clicking here.


Name Description Price
Blue Light
Armed Services
Judo Monthly Pass. £24.00
Monthly Direct Debit Can Be applied for by clicking here.

Location Information

Come and find us!

WGC Judo & BJJ Club
RoeHill Hall
Briars Lane
Hatfield, AL10 8EY