Archive for the 'Judo' Category

British Judo Association (BJA) 5th Mon to 6th Mon Junior Syllabus requirements and help.

Welcome to another in this series on the BJA (British Judo Association) Mon grade syllabus. This series is designed to help you as a parent ensure that your child feels confident they know all they need to know before attending a grading. This helps ensure they have a positive experience. For more information the official […]

Balance development issues in children doing Judo.

Balance is an essential attribute in the sport of Judo. One of the fundamental principles in Judo is the mainatining of your balance whilst breaking your opponents balance. A child in Judo will develop a good sense of balance and the ability to maintain their balance despite being pushed and pulled by others. It is […]

BJA JUNIOR 4TH -> 5TH MON SYLLABUS

Welcome to fourth in this series on the BJA (British Judo Association) Mon grade syllabus. This series is designed to help you as a parent ensure that your child feels confident they know all they need to know before attending a grading. This helps ensure they have a positive experience. For more information the official […]

Nutrition and Hydration for parents of children in Judo.

Image via Wikipedia Children in Judo participate in a high intensity activity, that causes them to get hot and hungry. In this post we shall look at how the food and drinks you give your child relate to their participation in Judo and also to their health.Lets be clear, a huge majority of children in […]

BJA JUNIOR 3RD -> 4TH MON SYLLABUS

Welcome to third in this series on the BJA (British Judo Association) Mon grade syllabus. This series is designed to help you as a parent ensure that your child feels confident they know all they need to know before attending a grading. This helps ensure they have a positive experience. For more information the official […]

Child Protection for Parents of children in Judo.

Sadly, not all people are good and wholesome, even those involved in martial arts and sport. In this post we shall discuss some issues pertaining to child protection within Judo clubs and how that relates to you as a parent. Within any environment where children are involved there is a risk that someone or something […]

BJA JUNIOR 2ND -> 3RD MON SYLLABUS

Welcome to third in this series on the BJA (British Judo Association) Mon grade syllabus. This series is designed to help you as a parent ensure that your child feels confident they know all they need to know before attending a grading. This helps ensure they have a positive experience. For more information the official […]

Parents role in Long Term Player Development in Judo

As a parent you will watch your child grow up, you better than anyone else are often able to see the different phases in your child’s development. You will know when your child has hit a growth spurt or when puberty has started. You have a perspective that your child’s coaches do not and this […]

How and when to buy your child a Judo suit (Judogi).

The Judo suit is the only equipment a parent needs to buy for a child doing Judo. This simple cotton garment is the equivalent of football boots, shorts and shirt. In this article we will look at when you should buy a Judo suit, what sorts there are and how to buy a Judo suit. […]

Judo Belts and Grades.

In Judo, the attainment level of your child will generally be indicated by the awarding of a Judo Grade and accompanying coloured belt. This can be the cause of some confusion, especially when some systems are different between clubs and associations, not to mention countries and age groups. In this article, we shall look at […]