Why are judo clubs so bad with beginners

I agree, my previous Judo school was very welcoming, the instructor was super stoked to have a new student, in fact he might've been a bit over the top. As far as randori, the newer students were always paired with experience practitioners specifically so you don't get hit with earth. Hell, almost all of our rounds were paired by the instructor for various reasons.

For what the OP is saying, I know for a fact BJJ schools out just like what the OP has described. The type of place were new students are totally ignored, plus some get broke off, hurt, etc., by being "thrown to the wolves" without proper training and guidance.

With any school, BJJ, Judo, wrestling, etc., it's going to be hit or miss and none of which should be generalized.

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