The Mill Judo Club was founded in 1968 by Dave Beven 7th Dan (now retired in) Benfleet, Essex.
It then moved to the Rayleigh Mill (top of the high street in Rayleigh) where John Mayes 4th Dan joined the in 1971 and the club ran at the Rayleigh Mill until 1988, during this time Nathan Searle 2nd Dan joined the club. In 1988 the Rayleigh Mill clubhouse was knocked down to make way for a car park to be built, the club moved to its current location at the Hockley Community Centre.
In 2005 the final member of the Senior Coaching team Paul Gordon 2nd Dan joined. In 2013 the Rayleigh Akitas joined the Hockley Mill Judo Club to become the Rayleigh Mill Judo Club this has increased our numbers, coaching team and committee.