Welcome to Tatsfield Martial Arts

We provide classes in traditional Kodokan Judo and Japanese Ju Jitsu at our dojo based at Tatsfield Scout Hut in Surrey. We welcome all ages and abilities to our classes and cater for complete beginners to competition level players. We also work with local organisations such as schools and Scouting to provide both long and short-term martial arts and self defence courses.

The clubs founder Adam Plinston holds black belts in both Judo and Ju Jitsu. He has been training in martial arts since 1979, gaining his first black-belt in 1993 and has been a qualified coach since 1996. 

Tatsfield Martial Arts is affiliated to the BJA (British Judo Association) and NAKMAS (National Association of Karate & Martial Arts Schools)


What we offer


JUDO (the Gentle Way) has developed into probably the best know & most popular Japanese martial art. An Olympic sport since 1964,   Judo focuses on using an opponents force and aggression against them – incorporating throws, holds, locking and choking techniques.  An exciting and safe combat sport!  


JU-JITSU (the Gentle Art)  is one of the oldest martial arts in existence,  the unarmed combat art of the Samurai warrior.  It is often referred to as the father of Japanese martial arts – incorporating the throws of judo,  the strikes of karate and the locks of aikido.  A traditional martial art and effective self defense system. 

SELF DEFENCE & FITNESS courses tailored to meet individual needs that offer practical advice and simple techniques. No martial arts suits, rules or syllabus to follow, just simple and effective techniques along with martial art based fitness drills.




Thursday Evenings

16:30 - 17:30 - Under 8's Judo

17:45 - 19:00 - Over 8's Judo

19:15 - 20:45 - Adult Ju-Jitsu (15yr+)

Friday Mornings

10:00 - 11:00 - Self Defence & Fitness

Saturday Mornings 

09:00 - 10:00 - Under 8's Judo

10:15 - 11:15 - Over 8's Judo

11:30 - 12:45 - Senior Judo

Throughout the school holidays the club remains opens. In addition to the classes above we often holds Budo courses that gives an introduction to a wide variety of Japanese martial arts in a safe and fun environment.

We also hold lots of fun events and social activies for all members and their families such as Summer BBQ's and Christmas Parties.




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First lesson is always free !

Membership is paid monthly on the 1st of each month by standing order

There will be additional startup costs for a Gi (uniform) and a yearly license (insurance). Gi's are extreamly tough and long lasting, prices vary depending on size and colour.



Adam Plinston - Chief Instructor

  • 5th Dan Judo - British Judo Association (BJA) / NAKMAS
  • 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu - NAKMAS
  • BJA Level 2 Coach
  • NAKMAS Senior Examiner
  • DBS checked - BJA / NAKMAS
  • Qualified First-Aider
  • Surrey County Judo Squad Manager - BJA

Adam Earnshaw

  • 3rd Dan Ju Jitsu - NAKMAS
  • 1st Dan Shotokan Karate - BMAF / NAKMAS

Gareth Merredew

  • 4th Dan Judo - BJC
  • BJC Referee

Andy Mumford

  • 1st Kyu Judo 
  • 6th Kyu Ju Jitsu
  • ​Qualified First-Aider

David Franks

  • 1st Kyu Judo
  • 8th Kyu Ju Jitsu
  • Qualified First-Aider

Regular Guest Instructors:

Nik Daley - Former British Judo champion and BJJ Blue Belt

Patrick Walsh - 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu, 2nd Dan Karate, 2nd Dan Judo

John Edwards - 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu, 1st Dan Judo

Jim Nayyar - 2nd Dan Ju Jitsu






Approach Road, Scout Hall, Tatsfield


+44 7956 956095

Email : tatsfieldmartialarts@gmail.com

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