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Children's Judo Classes - What You Need to Know

The Olympic Sport of Judo is much more than just a way to keep children fit and healthy – though it’s brilliant for that too! It teaches children discipline and respect for others all whilst improving self-confidence and physical fitness. More than any of that, it’s fun! Thousands of children across Britain take part in Judo, both in schools and clubs.

Judoka provides 5 week taster courses in Judo for years 1-6.  We provide all equipment and kits, your child just needs to bring their usual PE kit. These classes can take place at various points throughout the day – before school, during school hours, during lunch or after school.

All Judoka coaches have an up to date DBS, are qualified through the national governing body, safeguarding, first aid trained and are fully insured.

Once children have completed their course, they’ll receive a certificate. These are issued to motivate them to strive towards respect, discipline, effort and ongoing achievement.

If your child is struggling with behavioural, confidence or weight issues, Judo could be the perfect solution for them. At a European Judo Union coaching seminar last year, we identified that Judo increased school attendance, social skills, personal hygiene and discipline in students while decreasing violence, poor attitudes, bullying, bad language and disruptive behaviours.

Judo is a way to facilitate a healthier approach to life and health for children. Our coaches are passionate about what they do and are familiar with the social and behavioural issues children can face. If you want to know more, get in touch with us with any questions or concerns you may have, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Why Judo?

    Judo is great for self-defence and to build your child’s self-confidence. Judo is a none striking martial art so it is more about the discipline and control. Judo is perfect for exercise and it is suitable for boys and girls.

  • What does my child need to wear first lesson?

    The first lesson it is best to wear loose fitting clothes such as a PE kit or t-shirt and jogging bottoms.

  • My child has a disability, can they practice Judo?

    In the vast majority of cases absolutely! We aim to give ALL children the opportunity to take part and learn. Our coaches can adopt different coaching approaches to aid your child. You can of course get in touch with us if you have questions or concerns.

  • Can my child grade and get a new belt?

    We offer gradings after a minimum of six weeks. To do so your child must be a member of the British Judo Association.
    You can learn more here: https://www.britishjudo.org.uk

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