Judo is a sport for everyone, young, old, for both boys and girls. Judo lessons are available for children as young as 3 years old. During judo lessons, the judokas learn not only the techniques but also rolling, falling, defensibility, norms and values, making it an extremely good sport for young children. Everyone occasionally falls or comes into contact with body contact during various other sports. That is why judo is also a good secondary sport.
Thousands of judokas practise the sport of judo enthusiastically in the recreational sphere. In addition, judo is also an Olympic competitive sport.
Who knows our Olympic medallists Anton Geesink, Wim Ruska, Mark Huizinga, Claudia Zwiers, Roy Meyer, Noël van ’t End, Sanne van Dijke and Jenny en Jessica Gal not.
Many judokas are active in competitive sports. They try to throw each other to the mat with a judo torpedo or control their opponent using a ground technique. A judoka uses their opponent's strength to overpower them.
Judo was developed by Jigoro Kano (1860-1938) from the traditional Japanese martial art Jiu-Jitsu.
For the educationalist Kano, Judo was not just a sport. He considered it primarily an educational method.
Through Judo, you learn to deal with aggression in a positive way. Judo is also civilised. Without injuring your opponent, you learn to overpower him or her.
One of the key sayings of Jigoro Kano reads:
Judo is extremely suitable for young children from 4 years old and very good for proper development!
Our group consists of a fun mix with both novice and advanced judokas.
Now also possible to start together with an adult from 3 years old.
Work on social and emotional skills in the classroom. For both elementary and special education.