Classes




Class Schedule

Class Schedule
Day Kids Adults
Monday 6:30-7:30pm 7:30-9:00pm
Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm 7:30-9:00pm
Saturday 10:00-11:00am 11:00am-12:15pm


Adult Classes

A typical class begins with warm up exercises to guard against injury. First time students are separated from the group and taught safety and foundational skills. Basic and advanced skills are then taught and drilled for both grappling and throwing. The second half of class is comprised of free fighting on the mat, then standing. These randori help students integrate and refine their skills. There is a strong focus on the two key principles of Judo: maximum efficiency with minimum effort and mutual welfare and benefit. Each student seeks to perfect their skills at the same time they work to protect and benefit their opponent. The result is a physically and mentally challenging exercise performed in a supportive and fun environment.

Judo Kids

Great judo starts young. Teaching kids has always been a core part of the Sportjudo curriculum. Ages range from five years old to early teens. We maintain a safe, disciplined environment, but also make sure that our young students have fun. Our goals and priorities are:

  • Maintain a safe training environment
  • Teach proper Judo technique
  • Instill a love for the sport of Judo
  • Build self confidence
  • Develop strong, agile bodies
  • Teach discipline and self-endeavor
  • Have fun the Judo way

As with the adult classes, our kids practice basic techniques, using drills that develop muscle memory. The teacher will demonstrate a throw or pin. The kids pair up to practice the technique. The partner cooperates, allowing each student to perfect the technique against a non-resisting partner. This builds the muscle memory. At the end of class, the kids have the opportunity to engage in live competition, known as randori. In randori, the students practice those techniques against each other while resisting the partner’s techniques 100%. This combination of drilling and randori is the core of Sportjudo’s curriculum. In the JudoKids class, the balance between drills and live judo grappling is geared towards the growing attention spans and still-developing bodies of our young students.The kids class is very active and everyone gets a good work out. Older youths who are engaged in middle school sports will find the work out challenging. Students are tested regularly and receive belt promotions. The criteria for promotion are:

  • Ability to execute a select number of basic throws
  • Ability to execute a select number of basic Judo pins
  • Knowledge of the vocabulary, rules, and techniques of Judo
  • Regular attendance in class
  • Participation in competitions

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