Why 360Judo? Because Judo is an all-round physical education and personal development activity.
Judo provides the means for learning self-confidence, concentration and leadership skills as well as physical coordination, strength and flexibility. It teaches that calm thought and patience is the best way to achieve results. As a fitness activity that has evolved from a fighting art, it develops complete body control, fine balance and fast reflexive action. Above all, it develops a sharp reacting mind well coordinated with the same kind of body.
Judo is an excellent systematic activity to increase physical fitness, boosting key leg and arm muscles, improving agility, coordination and flexibility, and developing the body’s cardiovascular system. Judo develops the body in a balanced fashion, unlike various other sports. Pushing and pulling strength is developed in a harmonious way in Judo, leading to a healthy and functional body. Studies show that the main cause of child obesity is the mismatch between caloric intake and caloric expenditure. And an overall lack of physical activity is a major culprit of Type 1 and 2 Diabetes.
Judo remains a highly courteous and respectful activity. Judoka are expected to arrive for training wholeheartedly, as willing players and attend regularly. There is no place in Judo for self-centeredness. The etiquette of bowing demonstrates the courtesy of and respect for Judo, the coach and your fellow players.
When Judo players enter the class they will sit in line in order of achievement. The Judo rank system represents a progression of learning with a syllabus and a corresponding grade indicating an individual’s level of proficiency.
Judo, which is translated as the “gentle way”, teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo. Judo is considered by the police worldwide to be a very effective way of apprehending criminals safely. Some Judo clubs also offer self-defence lessons.
360JUDO. AN ALL ROUND FITNESS AND FUN FOR ALL EXPERIENCE!
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Judo is cross-cultural
Judo is practiced by millions of people throughout the world today. No culture has issues with Judo, and the Judo suit universally accepted. Judo teaches respect for individuals and in turn cross-cultural understanding. People practice Judo to stay in shape, to develop self-confidence, to excel in competition and for many other reasons. But most of all, people do Judo just for the fun of it.
Judo is cross-gender
Judo appeals to both male and female. Training can be undertaken between both male and female but contests will be between players of the same sex. Female participants wear a t-shirt or vest beneath their suit.
Judo is social
Judo is unique in that all age groups, both sexes, and most disabled persons can participate together in learning and practicing it. Judo is an inexpensive, year-round, worldwide activity, that appeals to people from all walks of life. Many people over sixty years of age enjoy it, as well as children from age five.
Judo is sporting
Judo was designed as a way of staying fit both mentally and physically. Contests between players encouraged the learning process and as such it became an Olympic sport in 1964. The International Judo Federation coordinate contests around the globe. The British Judo Association is the governing body for the United Kingdom.
Judo is safe
Judo was designed as a safe contact activity. Training sessions maintain and expect a high standard of discipline both physically and mentally. Kicking, punching and strikes are not allowed. Some bumps and bruises however may be expected. Being able to grab your opponent makes it attractive to younger players and first lessons begin on how to be thrown and fall safely. Players are instructed only to perform Judo during the class itself. The wearing of any hard or metallic objects is forbidden. In contests players are matched with their equals in ability, weight and age.
360Judo in your School.
Personal development programme
A Judo athlete can visit and give presentations or as a mentor to promote a healthy lifestyle and sport as motivation for personal development. He or she can tell their own story and about the benefits of Judo.
Provide a programme of funding to enable financing of safety mats.
Fully resourced clubs
We can supply resources to begin a 360Judo Club at your school or premises to fit your schedule. We can provide safety mats, affordable suits and a qualified coach best suited to your situation.
Provide wider fundraising options for your school.