A Quick Guide to Judo
This is a guide to competitive Judo.
Use it to explain to new students and parents about how Judo matches are won and lost.
Judo is an excellent combat art and sport but not only that. This history helps beginners understand how we got to where we are today. An Olympic martial art and authentic communities.
Basics delivered in the least intimidating way
When you start, you know nothing. This is about how to dress, bow, move and is a gentle introduction to breakfalls.
Kodomo no Kata is literally, "the way of teaching kids."
They start at 7 and advance in skills to number 1.
Adult Beginners and Senior starters
Judo translates as the gentle way but might be better called, the most effective use of your own power. Ju no Kata teaches how to stand, move your feet and the importance of balance. There are no breakfalls, making it ideal for teaching senior starters.
Keep searching the internet for games. Games should be used as a "well done" at the end of the class and not become the sole focus of the students.
Kosei Inoue's Coaching Webinars
Starting with the absolute basics and working through to intermediate skills. This series will suit coaches with an intensely practical bent.
Kodomo no Kata series
Literally, "the way of teaching kids". This series of videos progresses children from absolute novice skills to basic throwing combinations and groundwork skills.
Katame no Kata - Groundwork
There is only one simple fall in this Kata which teaches the fundamentals of attack and defense when fighting on the ground. Learn the basics of Judo quickly and effectively while working on breakfalls in the rest of the class. Katame no Kata is ideal for adult beginners.