Judo Australia is excited to announce the launch of our new national entry level program, Judo 4 Kids.
Judo 4 Kids is an eight-lesson introductory program combining fun and physical activity for children along with the learning of fundamental judo techniques, terminology and values; including friendship and respect, that will stay with them throughout their lives.
Judo 4 Kids is a fun and enjoyable way for children to learn Judo and benefit from the various social, physical and mental benefits that this great Olympic sport can provide. Judo has a strong moral culture that can enrich children’s lives from the mat to their everyday life.
Each lesson involves the participants learning various judo terminology in the Japanese language and judo techniques and skills through integrated game play. The program is designed to allow children of all abilities the opportunity to have a successful first experience of Judo in the club or school environment.
This program is a fantastic opportunity to help introduce Judo to Australian schools in a structured way, as well as to continue increasing the number of school aged children participating in Judo clubs nationally.
The program is a key initiative as part of Judo Australia’s strategic goals of continuing to increase Judo participation at all levels nationally and to increase the profile and awareness of Judo in the Australian population.