An Introduction to Judo Etiquette

Judo is, as the European Judo Union put it, “More than Sport”. Judo is a mental and physical education where the larger goal is to improve society by improving individuals within that society. And important aspect in achieving this key aim of Judo is the ettiquette and culture of Judo. In this post I want […]

Every Judo journey starts with a first step.

On December 18, 19 & 20th this year (2009), the Hampshire Judo Academy, will with the support of the Hampshire Judo Association be holding a development camp for young Judo athletes from Hampshire. The preparation for the camp is starting in earnest now we have official support from teh association and I, along with the […]

Is my child a talented Judo player and if so what should I do?

“Is my child good?” is a common question posed to Judo coaches, and one that is often awkward to answer. The answer normally is “yes and no“, all children have talents and things they are especially good at; sometimes that area is the sport of Judo. Sometimes, it is not so much the sport aspect […]

British Judo Association (BJA) 7th Mon to 8th 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. Under the official requirements are […]

Tieing your childs Judo belt.

It is a quetsion we get all the time in Judo, how to tie the belt. There are two common methods, one that Kid’s can usually get straight away and another way that holds the belt more securely that Mums and Dads can do. If you can learn to this it’ll help you club coach […]

Training Session for Teenagers, June 21, 2009

One of my colleagues from the University of Bath is hosting what will I expect to be an awesome training event, which may be ideal for your child and for your child depending on their stage in Judo (and assuming you are in Cambridge in the UK on June 21st, 2009). To save energy I […]

Judo, Dieting, Weight loss, Weight management and Children in Judo.

In this post I’d like to talk about weight management, weight loss, the methods used to do this and how this relates to your child’s involvement in Judo. This post extends on the prior post I wrote on JudoCoach.com on the same topic, but rather than a coaching perspective I want to discuss it from […]

Is my child ready for their next belt?

“Is my child ready for their next belt” is a question all Judo coaches hear all the time. It is also a great question to be asking the coach at your child’s Judo club. Why? Because if you ask then the coach can give you an indication of where they think your child’s progression is. […]

Make Judo part of your Vacation.

Regular visitors to this site will have noticed that I have been quiet for a few weeks, this is in part because I recently attended the University of Bath BSc course on Judo coaching where I am completing my EJU level 5 coaching certification. I also took a week off and went away with my […]

British Judo Association (BJA) 6TH MON — 7TH MON Grading requirements for belt.

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 […]