Registering our Basingstoke Judo club with the British Judo Association, our National Governing Body, meaning many benefits to our club. A professionally equipped full time dojo is a great facility for our Children’s Judo class to be in. Importantly, with mats permanently laid and a range of training equipment to use to help develop strength and flexibility. Consequently our permanently matted dojo (training hall) makes training easier and safer when practising Judo.
In a Judo class for kids the techniques necessary to practising effective Judo do not rely on strength or size. above all, performing against larger and stronger opponents is possible in Judo due to its nature. Therefore, this makes this Judo a great learn for children and smaller adults either as a sport or for self defence. Moreover, pairing with someone of an appropriate size helps you to learn and test your skills in our Children’s Judo class,.
We are the only Judo club in Basingstoke to hold Sport England’s prestigious Clubmark quality Kitemark accreditation. Clubmark thoroughly vets the policies and procedures in a club along with the actual coaches to ascertain the qualitative nature of the club to provide a consistantly high quality learning environment for it’s members.
Founding Judo in 1882 in Japan, Jigaro Kano way translates as the “Gentle Way.” Ju = Gentle or soft and Do = Way of Path. Following this, Judo became an Olympic sport and includes techniques to lift and throw your opponent onto their back. Once on the ground there are techniques to allow you to pin your opponent to the ground. For instance, techniques allow you to control them and apply different hold-downs until submission. Judo translates from Japanese as the Gentle Way. A guiding principles of Judo is not relying on force, rather to use an opponent’s strength against them.
Moves taught in a Children’s Judo Class
Judo includes a variety of
- hold downs.
- joint-locks and.
However, the primary focus for the Judo=ka (practitioner of Judo) is on throwing (nage-waza), and groundwork (ne-waza) techniques.
Dividing throws in two groups of techniques, standing techniques (tachi-waza) and sacrifice techniques (sutemi-waza). Standing techniques are further divided into hand techniques (te-waza) and hip techniques (koshi-waza) plus foot and leg techniques (ashi-waza). Sacrifice techniques are divided into those in which the thrower falls directly backwards (ma-sutemi-waza), and those in which he falls onto his side (yoko-sutemi-waza).
The ground fighting techniques (ne-waza) are divided into attacks against the joints or joint locks (kansetsu-waza) and strangleholds or chokeholds (shime-waza) plus holding or pinning techniques (osaekomi-waza). Therefore teaching all of these techniques to Juniors is not practical for safety reasons. Practicing with a partner is part of Judo and is known as Randori and players judo technique on one another.
Our fully qualified Judo coaches who are based in Basingstoke will help you to develop high quality Judo skills in our professional centre.
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