The benefits of judo for children include fitness & flexibility, co-ordination, self-confidence, focus and control. Our children's classes are very active and fun. This is balanced with discipline and respect. We want students to enjoy judo and part of that is learning important life skills such as manners, rules and commitment.
Four Key Elements of a Judo Class
What to Expect from a Judo Class
Students practice barefoot in a cotton judo suit tied with a belt at the waist.
Boys and Girls train together in the same class.
All classes have a minimum of 2 instructors, at least one male & one female.
Classes begin & end with students lining-up to bow and show respect.
The first part of the class focuses on warm-ups, fitness, flexibility and strength exercises.
The middle of the class is for technical tuition and practice.
The last part of the class includes randori or free practice.
Educational opportunities for values are taken during the class as appropriate.
Testing for grading progression is conducted after class.
Judo International is a registered club of Judo Australia and we follow their standardised national grading syllabus.
Students work through a series of ranked grades which are symbolised by coloured belts.
Children can begin grading from 5 years of age with the highest grade of black belt being achievable from age 16.
All grades up to and including brown belt are assessed by club instructors. Dan gradings (black belt ranks) are conducted by a state grading panel.
Participation in judo competition is not compulsory, however it is encouraged as a means of development and education.
There are a number of local competitions held in the Perth area through out the year which provide a low-key introduction for students.
State and National Championships are held annually.
Judo Australia provides pathways for elite level athletes to represent Australia at international competition from cadet level (+15yrs).