Benefits of Judo.
Seeing their child excited about learning is something all parents strive to achieve. Judo is mentally and physically stimulating in a productive learning environment. By learning to synchronise their mind with their body, children become very aware of themselves and others.
When participating in a Judo class, a student needs to remain focused so as not to injure themselves or their classmates. Whilst appearing to be just a bunch of students wrestling and play fighting, Judo actually teaches about balance, force production and bio-mechanics without them even realising.
Though we hate to think of children being in a violent setting, there is a chance they may possibly be put in such a situation. Judo does not teach weapons fighting or even striking (punches and kicks) however they learn to grapple and control an opponent to defend long enough for a chance to run away unscathed.
Judo competitions are quite different from other ‘fights’. The process involves bowing to your opponent and the referee; these are acknowledgements of your opponent’s willingness to engage you in a bout and the referee’s position in control of the fight. The compulsory bowing and handshake upon completion of the fight means sportsmanship is paramount.
A typical judo class will often be comprised of a warm-